The “Right to Repair” and What’s Being Done To Protect It

When shopping for a new car, drivers tend to view a sophisticated suite of telematic systems and capabilities to serve as a valuable asset in maintaining the vehicle’s health and integrity in the long run. Knowing that their cars are collecting and transmitting operational data that can point to potential malfunctions and hazards can contribute … continued

Times Seem Okay For Repair Shops…But For How Long?

Halfway through the year 2020, in more ways than any of us would like to count, the answer to the question “How are you?” has hardly ever been more complicated. Things seem…oddly okay at the moment, don’t they? Perhaps after a few months of seemingly endless calamity, we’ve gone a little numb to the sadness … continued

Domestic Cars Aren’t Getting Any Younger

We’ve previously talked about recent research from Lang Marketing that illustrates how drivers all across the United States have been keeping their vehicles for significantly longer periods than they did a decade ago. Likely, this is due in large part to longer financing periods being more prevalent now than they were in 2010. We also … continued

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

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