If you're driving an older vehicle, repairing the vehicle when it has broken down may not be worth it at times – especially since the cost of the parts required may exceed the value of the vehicle. Transmissions are particularly expensive, with remanufactured transmissions costing anywhere from $2,500 to $3,000. You could save a substantial amount of money if you were to purchase the transmission from a salvage yard; however, most salvage yards do not run diagnostic checks on the parts that they have dismantled, so there's no guarantee that the transmission will work or run smoothly.
Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation out there about automobiles and auto repair. A lot of this information is based on older model cars, which had much different needs than the more advanced vehicles we drive today. If you are unaware of these myths, you may spend more maintaining or repairing your car than you need to. Here are a few car repair myths that can end up costing you money and the truth surrounding these myths.
When you're in the market for a new used car, you look forward to choosing a make and model that you like and driving away from the lot in a car that's an improvement over the one you currently have. What you probably don't look forward to is the part in-between choosing the car and driving away in it – the negotiating. In fact, in one survey, 62% of respondents ranked negotiating as the worst part of buying a car.
Traveling on the road for weeks at a time can often limit a trucker's options for recreational activities. If you're spending a lot of time on a semi truck, then you may love playing video games during rest stops or overnight stays. When shopping for a semi truck with a sleeper cab, there are five key features to look for that cater to video game enthusiasts. These features offer the comfort and tools to enjoy a variety of console games.