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Ode to the Three-Car Year

Karin Schott | Posted 07.31.2016 | Divorce
Karin Schott

There are times in life when the universe is writing a technical manual for you and the meter and rhyme of the poetry seems to elude you. Maybe an epi...

This Kickass Mechanic Is Smashing Stereotypes Surrounding Women And Cars

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.23.2015 | Good News

Donning red stilettos, one mechanic is working to change the way women are treated by the car industry. Patrice Banks, of Philadelphia, is an auto ...

How Does a Vehicle Get a Recall?

Sam Dillinger | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Sam Dillinger

Not every person or process is perfect, mistakes are bound to be made. A vehicle recall is the attempt on the part of a car manufacturer to right the mistake and keep you driving safely for years to come.

The 2,000 Pound Computer You're Driving

Sam Dillinger | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Sam Dillinger

The advancements in on board technology have truly been amazing, and continue to get better, seemingly every year. There's a catch though: the cost of having luxury isn't cheap. You say you didn't buy the luxury model? Actually, you did.

Avoiding Auto Repair Scams

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 11.02.2014 | Money
Gini Graham Scott

Many people like me know little or nothing about their cars and don't understand what is being done to them, so they can easily be persuaded to get repairs they don't need or be subjected to other scams.

Extended Warranties: Needed or Not?

Sam Dillinger | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Sam Dillinger

Everyone that's bought a car in the last 30 years or so has been pitched an extended warranty. When the car is brand new, the thinking is usually that you've got plenty of time to make that decision later.

Know How to Recognize an Accurate Auto Repair Estimate

Sam Dillinger | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Sam Dillinger

Shop around. Take your vehicle to a few different repair shops (three is a good number), and get an estimate from all of them. If they all say the same thing and the prices are within the same range, you can feel confident

How Miracles Work

Gerit Quealy | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Gerit Quealy

I couldn't tell if it was the rain or the tears. That's not true, it was clearly the rain -- because the windshield wipers weren't working! Again. Tea...

Man's Second Best Friend

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 11.05.2013 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

I don't meant to bring anyone down, but I have one of those lousy decisions to make. She's been with me for almost 14 years. She has been such a loyal girl, so full of pep in her day, so pretty.

It's Not Life's Little Setbacks That Matter Most, It's How We React To Them

Gregg McBride | Posted 09.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Have you ever had a challenging life situation rear its ugly head in the midst of an otherwise good day or week? If so, did you give into the grief and the agony and jump on board the pity train? Or did you shake it off and move forward with a positive spirit?

How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Broke But Now Unbroken

Michele Weldon | Posted 11.06.2011 | Women
Michele Weldon

This was the Summer of the Broken and now Labor Day marks its official end. If the universe was sending me a message -- and I believe she was -- it is that I cannot forever ignore the sagging, splintered pieces of my life's machinery.

Lynne Peeples

The Dirt On Shop Towels: Are Industrial Workers At Risk?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.10.2011 | Green

Once a week, a batch of freshly laundered red towels, sealed in plastic, arrives at the Atlas Garage on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, while 100 or...

Crash Course

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

If my wife and I wanted to have an impact on the people around us, we would teach a crash course in driver's education.

You and Your Car: You Better Love the One You're With.

Trevor Traina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trevor Traina

The reality has set in that whatever is in your garage now will likely be there next year too.