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According to BLS data, the average American family spends more money on transportation costs than they do on food – in no small part due to maintenance and repair costs to keep vehicles on the road. helps you cut transportation costs with tips and tricks on how to handle auto repair costs without breaking the bank.

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This guy needs a car insurance claim.

Your Auto Insurance Premiums Are Going Up

March 21, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Depending on where you live, your costs could be up by more than 60 percent.

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Car Buying? These Brands Last

January 31, 2017 | Joe Pye

Japanese models top the list of least frequent repairs.

This guy needs a car insurance claim.

Auto Crashes are Up, So Insurance Is Going Up

January 30, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Auto claim frequency and severity are up over the last two years, making insurance companies consider raising the costs of policies and premiums.

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Cheap Car Care That Pays Off Big Down the Road

January 3, 2017 | Money Talks News

With a little TLC, today’s vehicles can easily last for 200,000 miles.

Cars with Top Safety Features Don’t Get Better Auto Insurance Rates

November 3, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Traffic fatalities are going down, thanks to smarter cars. But auto insurance rates aren’t going down with them.

Men and women avoid auto repair shops

Ask The Expert: How Do I Dump A Cheap Jeep?

September 9, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know how to force the dealership to finally fix his broken-down ride.

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There’s An 84 Percent Chance Your Car Is About To Break Down

April 9, 2015 | Jess Miller

But if you make these 5 car repairs yourself, you can prevent that from happening.

Men and women avoid auto repair shops

Men and women avoid auto repair shops

October 1, 2014 | Jess Miller

Thanks to the Internet, more people now report being able to fix their own cars — saving them time and money.

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How to sell your junk car online — for serious cash

August 21, 2014 | Angela Colley

In the time it takes to read this, you could find a buyer for your crappy car.

How to save when buying a used car

Used car prices start dropping — save now!

August 7, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

Used car prices won’t reach pre-recession levels until 2019, but that doesn’t mean you can’t save now.

Chicken consumption is up, and so are men's life insurance prices

This week’s Debt Report: men, women, tech

July 25, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

Maybe they should call it Wi-Fly. And maybe everything should be priced like chicken, too.

8 ways women can make sure they don’t get ripped off at auto repair shops

June 25, 2014 | Raychel Lean

Why has sexism seemingly perished from everywhere but garages? Here’s what the experts say.

Want to keep your car longer? Heed this advice.

How to keep your vehicle running for years — even if you’re an auto idiot

May 20, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

Here’s a quick and handy guide to cheap and easy maintenance anyone can handle.

Save money on gas by driving smarter.

5 stupidly simple ways to save money on gas

May 7, 2014 | Lulu Ramadan

There are many terrible tips on how to save money on gas out there. pulls the few simple ones that actually work.

Hands-free texting is a bad idea.

Infographic of the week: Hands off!

May 2, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

Hands-free texting isn’t safe, and no, you really can’t multitask.

Fix-a-Flat should be part of your emergency car kit.

How to build an emergency car kit on a budget

April 4, 2014 | Brian Bienkowski

Are you prepared for a flat tire or other mechanical issues? If not use these tips to build an emergency car kit for your vehicle.

This guy needs a car insurance claim.

How to keep your car insurance affordable AFTER an accident

April 2, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

Car insurance claims may fix your car, but wreck your finances. On average, a single collision or injury claim can raise rates more than 40 percent. Here’s what to do about it.

Why you should learn about your car

March 31, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

The more you understand about what happens under the hood, the more you can save.