Whether you live in the state of Washington or California, it’s very probable that your livelihood and daily activities depend on a reliable mode of transportation. Thousands upon thousands of U.S. citizens look forward to buying a new or used vehicle for this very reason. For a vast majority, it... Read More
For the most part, buying a car from out of state is much like the process of buying a new car or buying a used car in California, but with one big exception—the California vehicle emissions standards (the smog laws). California has tougher emissions standards than other states. Here’s what the... Read More
Chrysler recently announced the recall of approximately 242,780 Dodge Ram trucks for a problem with the tie rod assembly. The following vehicles are included in the recall:
Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab 4x4 vehicles from model year 2008
Dodge Ram 2500/3500 4x4 vehicles from model years 2003 through 2011... Read More
California is now one of 31 states to offer the public online access to used car history reports after consumers rallied for DMV report procedures to be more consumer-friendly. In fact, according to a national report from the LA Times website, California residents desiring to purchase a used... Read More
A recent Fox Business article reported that over 2.5 million motor vehicles are totaled each year, with about 1.5 million of those vehicles repaired and put back on the road. It is estimated that vehicles that have a salvage-title are worth about 50 percent of its Kelly Blue Book value.... Read More
In a previous post, we discussed California’s Vehicle License Fee (VLF) increase that was initiated in May of this year. Although it is understandable why vehicle owners would object to an increase in fees, as a part of the state’s budget plan to combat a $42 billion shortfall, there isn’t really... Read More
The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that an auto repair shop located in Battle Creek, Michigan, is currently under investigation by city, state, and federal investigators for potentially committing car repair fraud.
Boxes of paper records as well as business computers were seized after a search... Read More
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Forest River Recreational Vehicles have recalled 9,526 vehicles from the model year 2013 - 2014 due to a design defect in the power awning motor assembly that can cause the motor assembly screws to shear. The shearing of the screws may... Read More
Ducati North America has announced a recall of 964 Diavel motorcycles from model year 2011 due to an equipment problem. The bikes were manufactured between September of 2010 and May of 2011.
The problem exists with the brass inserts that are installed in the chain guard. The inserts may become... Read More
A Los Angeles Times article reports that many car owners receiving California lemon law settlement checks from Chrysler are getting an unpleasant surprise when they cash them at the bank. Due to bankruptcy proceedings and other financial complications, many of these checks are bouncing.
In recent... Read More
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