Don’t Be Like Them: The Worst Car Owners You’ll Ever Find

Our CarCure service gives consumers the confidence they need to know that they’re capable of keeping their cars in top shape by using our massive set of data to find them the right repair, with the right automotive technician, at the right price for the job. As sure that CarCure empowers users to build smart … continued

Declare Independence From Car Worries: Your 4th of July Road Trip Checklist

“From sea to shining sea.” Miami to Seattle. San Diego to Bangor. Washington, D.C. to San Francisco…and anywhere in between. With more than 47,000 miles of highway spanning the United States in every conceivable direction, the possibilities for holiday travel throughout the country are endless, and the Fourth of July weekend is, inevitably, one of … continued

Getting Older

What Do Longer Ownerships of New Cars Mean For Your Shop? Some of us enjoy keeping up with the times and current fashions, without getting overly attached to what’s currently in style. Out with the old, in with the new. Others among us stick with whatever’s available and practical, until it eventually needs to be … continued

Repair Horror Stories

As car owners think about the process of getting their vehicles fixed, the time commitment, the logistics and the cash, these are all stressful and annoying thoughts for consumers to have on their mind as they figure out how to navigate the essential, yet complicated chore of car repair and maintenance. Consumers who turn to … continued

Interpreting DTC Codes

We previously detailed the basic backstory behind what a OBD-II diagnostics system is and how it works, but how does that system talk to repair technicians? The OBD-II standard displays its findings in what are known as DTC’s: Diagnostic Trouble Codes, also known as “fault codes.” These codes are separated into four general categories: “B,” … continued

OBD-II History

When drivers think of their cars, their minds will generally take them to a place where they think of mechanical actions. One might envision a whole complicated structure of pistons and cylinders, belts and chains, gears and wheels, batteries and fuel. But do people take for granted the automotive computer systems that help keep everything … continued

Preventative Maintenance: The Beginning of the Driver-Shop Relationship

“I probably have a few thousand more miles to go before my next maintenance visit,” is something that plenty of drivers tell themselves every few thousand miles they drive. Without rifling through the glovebox for a receipt, many drivers might not be able to say the last time they brought their cars in for more … continued

Connected Cars

Consumers everywhere have grown more functionally connected to their basic goods and appliances than ever before. This has fundamentally altered the relationship with products we use every day. Long-distance communication is no longer comprised of human-to-human messages and transactions; kitchen/ laundry appliances and other useful consumer technologies can now provide operational feedback to the end … continued

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