Driving Less? Younger Americans Sure Are…

As recently reported by The Washington Post, younger Americans are shunning the driving habits of the previous generation and opting for more cost-conscious means of transportation.  While we can speculate on what is causing this shift, the information provided by the article listed below sheds some light on some dynamics that are creating the need…

PARTS Act is Well Underway

As automotive manufacturers continue to lose their grip on patents associated with the production of auto parts, it would seem that another movement in Congress could land a decisive blow in favor of aftermarket parts companies.  H.R. 1663, otherwise known as the Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade, and Sales Act of 2013 (PARTS), was brought before…

Right to Repair – Is Maine Next?

Maine is the next state that will hear the “Right to Repair” arguments, as consumers push to gain more control over the amount they pay to repair their vehicles.  As consumer rights have become a hot-button issue in a variety of industries, it comes as no surprise that the legislation recently seen in Massachusetts is…

DIY Auto Maintenance: Fluid Edition

  Routine automobile maintenance is something that can get confusing for those that don’t regularly spend time under the hood.  While it’s become incredibly easy, and admittedly, cost-efficient, to take your car or truck into a local garage for a “15 minute oil change”, understanding how to properly check or top-off the crucial fluids in…