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7 Tips for Planning the Great American Road Trip

April 14, 2016 By Kevin Woo for YourMechanic The great American road trip has been glamorized on film and in music for decades. Each year tens of millions of Americans hit the roads headed to parts of the country that they previously haven’t experienced. If you’re in New England you might take a trip to …

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How to Get Your Car Ready for Lease Inspection

May 26, 2016 By Kevin Woo for YourMechanic In 2015, more than 16.5 million new vehicles were sold, the highest since 2006. However, according to Edmunds and Kelley Blue Book, 25 percent of all new cars weren’t actually “sold,” instead they were leased. Leases generally run for three to four years. At the end of …

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Car Hacks That Will Change Your Life

By Kevin Woo for YourMechanic If you’re one of those people who finds ingenious solutions to everyday problems, you’re probably the envy of all your friends. “Why didn’t I think of that?” is a phrase you hear a lot. If you can come up with fixes for cars using everyday products, consider yourself a car …

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What Does it Mean for a Car to be Reliable?

By Kevin Woo for YourMechanic We live in really stressful times. Domestically, there is uncertainty about our political future, and overseas can be a dangerous place to travel. In times like these, it’s natural for people to gravitate toward things that are reliable and familiar. People take comfort when they’re surrounded by things that they …

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Why You Should Always Check For Recalls on Your Car

June 22, 1016 By Kevin Woo for YourMechanic Actor Anton Yelchin was killed early in the morning on June 19, 2016 at his Studio City, California home. He was 27. Yelchin, who starred in movies such as Star Trek, was killed when his Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled backwards and pinned him against a brick mailbox …

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The Safest Cars for Teen Drivers

April 15, 2016 By Kevin Woo for YourMechanic For a parent, there is nothing more terrifying than handing over a set of car keys to your son or daughter for the first time. When they hit the road, you’ll have no control of their safety. Everything will be up to them. As your young adult …

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How to Keep Your Convertible’s Soft Top Looking Great

March 10, 2016 By Kevin Woo for YourMechanic As you take a look outside your living room window you notice something odd – the crocuses are beginning to bloom. Ah, that means spring is around the corner, and spring means road trips. This year, in addition to the usual around-the-house spring cleaning duties, you decide …