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Why choose manual transmission over automatic?
Car maintenance checklist for spring and summer
Driving tips to keep your pet safe in the car
Driving tips for safety at night
What you need to know about clean diesel before you go green
What to consider before adding auto tint to car windows
Car maintenance tips to help avoid the risk of a breakdown
Need an oil change? Don't get ripped off at your next visit
Do you need a car accident attorney to protect your best interest?
Will you risk higher insurance rates after filing a claim?
How to sell your car for the most money possible
Mobile mechanic: Cost versus convenience
Should you trade in your car? Go with your gut!
Damaged rims? When to repair and when to replace
What is the best time to buy a car?
After the crash: Get an accident report
How to safely jump start your car
How to wow potential car buyers
Don't steam up about an overheating car
Five common motorcycle repair costs
Can color coded car shopping help you find a safe car?
Need new spark plugs? Here's what to expect.
Is it time to replace your timing belt?
Do you need to replace an oxygen sensor?
Buying your teen's first car and avoiding the lemons
Fatal flaws: five dangerous car problems you should repair immediately
Tire shop lingo: What you need to know when you're buying tires
Brake shop lingo: Demystifying the terms you'll hear about your car's brakes
Dealer, chain, or independent service shop: A decision guide
The car check: Things to look over every week, month, and year
Rims and tires: Maintenance tips for car owners
4 Tips for safely towing your trailer, boat or camper
OnStar and other safety features for your car
Choosing the right driving school for your teen
Car safety for kids and pets on your summer road trip
Car safety tips for solo road trips
Car maintenance and your new college student
Is car rental your road trip solution?
Trip Planner: How to load your car for road trips this summer
Staying cool behind the wheel: Road rage relief tips
Window tinting in Atlanta: Dos and don'ts
Making sense of collision repair costs
New car reviews: car/truck recalls for 2013
Wheel alignment: Keeping your vehicle in the middle of the road
Prepping for the college road trip: Tips for staying safe on spring break
Do you have a good SEER rating?
How to save a few dollars on gas
How to extend the life of electric cars!
6 Car emergency essentials: Do you have what you need?
What's up with your catalytic converter?

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The used car: More beneficial than you might think
Teen road safety: Apps that prevent texting while driving
Stop the car now: Emergency preparedness for serious car trouble
5 Easy tips to you save money on gas
Car warranty: What you need to know
Comparing the most fuel efficient cars
Car safety: Transmission problems and how to spot them
Fuel consumption: Feeding your car for maximum performance
A used car checklist can help you avoid purchasing a lemon
Car for sale: 5 ways to catch the eye of potential buyers
Power steering: How to flush the system yourself and when to take it to a pro
4 Essential steps to buying a motorcycle
How to fix a flat tire faster than HERO can reach you
Windshield replacement: How much will that rogue rock cost you?
Driver training: Important tips for teaching your teenager safe driving skills
Emissions testing 101: The basics all Atlanta drivers need to know
How to avoid car theft
Regular car maintenance: The key to extending the life of your car
Car seats: Common safety mistakes to avoid
Common auto paint problems that can cause serious damage
Car dent repair: Don't let the rust stick, get that dent fixed quick!
Car maintenance: What your vehicle's warning lights are telling you
Driving a stick shift is within your reach!
Are those used tires safe?
4 DIY auto repair safety tips for the at-home gearhead
10 car detailing tips and tricks for a professional look
Auto repair: The dealership vs. an independent auto repair shop
Determining car value: what's your vehicle worth?
Tips on maintaining anti-lock brakes
Car buying vs. leasing: how to make the right decision
Car upholstery options: the pros and cons
Car maintenance: The essential guide to putting your car in long-term storage
Tire pressure tips for Atlanta drivers: Don't let a flat ruin your plans!
Car battery cautions: Don't ignore the warning signs!
Car troubleshooting tips to diagnose strange sounds and smoke
Steps to take after a car accident
4 tips for finding the best car insurance company
3 car shopping strategies that will save you money
Rodent control: Don't let mice destroy your car
Auto glass repair 101: What to do with a cracked windshield
Car maintenance tips for an Atlanta winter tune-up
Replacing wiper blades before springtime storms
When to replace car tires for safety and performance
What car maintenance tasks should I perform regularly?
How do I prepare my car for the winter temperatures?
How to talk to a car salesman
When it comes to your car, a little love may work both ways
Renting a moving truck