Car care resolutions to ring in the new year

Your car deserves a life! Make a New Year’s resolution to take even better care of your car in 2016. Now is the time to start a checklist of car care maintenance must-dos. Start your list by reading what our clients thought were the best tips of 2015! Here are the top five articles of 2015! Don’t […]

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10 car-related gift ideas to drive your holiday shopping

Forget the bling, bling this holiday season and opt for some vroom! vroom! We practically live in our cars, and what better way to say “Happy Holidays” than a gift that makes anyone’s daily commute or holiday travels more pleasant, practical or fun. 10 gift ideas to give or put on your wish list this […]

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Auto Repair Advice You Can Count On

A home maintenance DIY-er painting his family room might head to the hardware store to buy paint, brushes and drop cloths. But is that all he needs to do the job right? Hardware retailers wouldn’t be doing their jobs if they didn’t guide customers through the purchasing process to ensure they head home with everything […]

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Automotive innovations promise safety and convenience

Baby-boomer mythology had a generation believing we’d already be at least 10 years into commuting to work in personal rocket packs, jettisoning from home to office to shopping center to wherever. So much for yesterday’s predictions. But excitement exists today on the automotive horizon for some great gadgets that are just around the corner or […]

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Phone estimates: the hidden costs

Remember the old Phone First ad campaign? Its spirited little jingle implored people not to waste time and gas visiting stores that were closed or out of a certain item, but to get on the horn instead. That logic works OK for checking on inventory or asking about operating hours, but not so great for […]

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Consumers prefer independent auto shops to their new car dealers

Consumers prefer independent auto repair shops like Auto Lab over new car dealers, according to an annual survey from Consumer Reports. In the annual survey, conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, independent auto shops outscored dealership service departments for overall satisfaction, price, quality, courteousness of the staff, and work being completed when promised. […]

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