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Dec 10, 2015, 08:00 ET

El Nino Driver Checklist: Get Ready for a Wet and Wild Winter

 El Niño is here. It is big and getting bigger; weather forecasters are largely unanimous in their estimation that the infamous...

Sep 15, 2015, 08:00 ET
AutoMD Survey shows high mileage vehicles still dominate: 64% report 100K  miles on their vehicle, 30% report 150K

36% More Consumers Driving Vehicles With Over 100K Miles Than 5 Years Ago / Cost-Savings Big Factor*

 More and more consumers are driving vehicles with high miles on the odometer today than during the last five years, according to's...

Jul 22, 2015, 08:00 ET

It's Time to Get the Lead Out of Wheel Weights, and Transition to a Total Non-Lead Alternative joins the Automotive Maintenance & Repair Association, and its Motorist Assurance Program (AMRA/MAP), in supporting initiatives...

Jun 24, 2015, 08:00 ET

Seatbelts: Buckle Up the Most Effective Safety Device Inside your Car

 Last month marked 'National Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization' and, even though seatbelt use has been on the rise, concerns remain about lack...

Apr 29, 2015, 08:00 ET

Top Ten Tips to Keep Eyes on the Road - and Away from Technology Distractions

This month is National Distracted Driving Awareness month and, with more than 80% of people owning a smartphone1, the issue of in-car distraction...

Oct 21, 2014, 08:00 ET

Ten Really Expensive Auto Service and Repair Mistakes to Avoid, circa 2014

 Reflecting the reality of the cars on today's roads, has updated its list of Ten Really Expensive Auto Service and Repair Mistakes...

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

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 Annual Mileage Report.  (PRNewsFoto/

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

Lengthy vehicle ownership is the new normal, even as the economy improves, according to'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 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/

Do It Yourself (DIY) Auto Repair Driven by Recession, Becomes a Habit in the Recovery, according to'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 survey reported that auto repair quotes were more affordable at an independent repair shop compared to a dealership.  (PRNewsFoto/

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* 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, 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 Survey: 93% say vehicle life should be 8 years (or until it dies).  (PRNewsFoto/

The Three Year Vehicle Purchase Cycle is Dead and Not Coming Back, Even if Economy Does, according to 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) (, 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)

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

Social Media and Mobile Help Car Owners Save Time and Money at

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