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Jun 10, 2014, 08:00 ET
Women DISLIKE Going to Auto Repair Centers More Than the Dentist - AutoMD.com Study (PRNewsFoto/AutoMD.com)

New Study: Women Would Rather Go to the Dentist than the Auto Repair/Service Center; Only 16% of Consumers Have Positive View of Repair Experience

 Most consumers (83%) continue to 'feel' overcharged in the auto repair process and rank the experience of going to the repair shop/dealership...

Mar 20, 2014, 08:00 ET
10 Year Vehicle Lifespan is the 'New Normal', according to AutoMD.com Annual Mileage Report.  (PRNewsFoto/AutoMD.com)

10+ Year Vehicle Lifespan is the 'New Normal', according to AutoMD.com Annual Mileage Report

Lengthy vehicle ownership is the new normal, even as the economy improves, according to AutoMD.com's 2014 Vehicle Mileage Survey*, with nearly 80%...

Feb 10, 2014, 08:00 ET

Top Ten Auto Repair Jobs In 2013: Brake Pad Replacement Number One

AutoMD.com today released its list of the Top Ten Auto Repair Jobs for 2013. Standard wear and tear jobs dominated, with Brake Pad replacement...

Nov 20, 2013, 08:00 ET

Nearly 40 Million People Will Hit the Road Over Thanksgiving - Car Maintenance and Safety Should Be a Key Consideration

Because approximately 90% of people traveling over the Thanksgiving weekend are likely to be driving, the maintenance and safety of cars on the...

Oct 16, 2013, 08:00 ET

October is "Battery Safety Month" - AutoMD Releases Battery Safety Guide

According to Prevent Blindness America, each year there are roughly 6,000 eye injuries caused from auto batteries.  Timed with October's...

Apr 30, 2013, 08:00 ET
Auto Repair Do-It-Yourselfers Keep On DIYing -- Even With Improved Finances.  (PRNewsFoto/AutoMD.com)

Do It Yourself (DIY) Auto Repair Driven by Recession, Becomes a Habit in the Recovery, according to AutoMD.com's "2013 DIY Report"

 An easing economic outlook has had little impact on the amount of auto repairs DIYers undertake, according to the "2013 DIY Report" from...

Jan 23, 2013, 08:00 ET
Eighty-seven percent of respondents to an AutoMD.com survey reported that auto repair quotes were more affordable at an independent repair shop compared to a dealership.  (PRNewsFoto/AutoMD.com)

Consumers Trust Independent Shops Over Dealerships for Car Repairs: Pricing is Key Issue, According to New Survey

 A recent online survey on auto repair conducted by AutoMD.com* showed that while consumers are generally satisfied with their dealership...

Dec 14, 2012, 08:00 ET

Doing More of Your Own Auto Repairs Lately? Five Must-have Tools for Your Garage

With the Holidays just around the corner, AutoMD.com today released its list of the Top Five Must-have Tools for Your Do It Yourself (DIY) Garage....

Nov 05, 2012, 08:00 ET

Auto Car Care Tips to Keep Teens Driving Safe and Sound

 On the heels of October's National Car Care Month and before the holiday/winter driving season, now is a great time for parents to focus their...

Jul 23, 2012, 08:00 ET
AutoMD.com Survey: 93% say vehicle life should be 8 years (or until it dies).  (PRNewsFoto/AutoMD.com)

The Three Year Vehicle Purchase Cycle is Dead and Not Coming Back, Even if Economy Does, according to AutoMD.com Survey

 Reports of the death of the two to three year vehicle purchasing cycle have not been exaggerated according to a new survey of nearly 4,000...

Jun 05, 2012, 08:00 ET

Ten Really Expensive Auto Repair Mistakes to Avoid

About 60% of car owners who normally take their vehicle to the repair shop report spending between $500 and $2,000+ a year on auto repair and...

May 23, 2012, 08:00 ET

AutoMD Named Finalist in 2012 American Business Awards(SM)

AutoMD.com (www.automd.com), the most comprehensive and unbiased free online auto repair resource, today announced that its popular AutoMD Mobile...

May 17, 2012, 08:00 ET

Teen Driver Safety: Top Five Things to Remember if Your Vehicle Breaks Down

 May is National Youth Traffic Safety Month, and with an average of 45 youths lost every summer weekend in motor vehicle crashes(1) AutoMD.com...

Mar 21, 2012, 08:00 ET
DIYers go social/mobile at AutoMD.com Auto Answers.  (PRNewsFoto/AutoMD.com)

Social Media and Mobile Help Car Owners Save Time and Money at AutoMD.com

The growing population of DIYers seeking answers to their auto repair problems is increasingly turning to social media: AutoMD.com today reported...

Mar 07, 2012, 08:00 ET

AutoMD.com Offers Top Ten Towing Tips

 Over 15,000 people have been killed in crashes involving passenger vehicles towing trailers since 1975(1) with more than 65,000 crashes...

Feb 01, 2012, 08:00 ET
Compared to a year ago, are you more likely to do a more difficult repair on your vehicle rather than take it to a shop?  (PRNewsFoto/AutoMD.com)

Economy/Aging Vehicles Continue to Drive More DIY Auto Repairs, According to AutoMD.com's "2012 DIY Report"

The tough economy, which has led to an aging vehicle population, continues to spur more car owners to do more of their own auto repairs,...

Dec 01, 2011, 08:00 ET

Winterizing Your Ride...Again: A Ten Point Check List for the Over 100,000-Mile Vehicle

    As the winter driving season kicks into gear, more high mileage vehicles are hitting the road than ever before.  A...

Nov 17, 2011, 08:00 ET

Top Five Holiday Gifts to Keep Older Vehicles on the Road Longer and Looking Good!

With the Holidays just around the corner, AutoMD.com today released its list of the Top Five Holiday Gifts for the growing population of car owners...

Nov 10, 2011, 08:00 ET

AutoMD.com Offers Common Sense Advice for Diagnosing Car Problems

The car repair experts at AutoMD.com today revealed common 'sense' advice – ways to use the natural senses such as hear, feel, see, and smell...

Oct 25, 2011, 08:00 ET

Minneapolis Car Owners Experiencing 57% Average Variance on Auto Repairs for Same Service - Just Under National Average

A new, national report by AutoMD.com reveals that Minneapolis car owners are potentially overpaying by 57% on average on car repair. Based on...