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Where to buy car parts? It depends…

September 6, 2018 David Zatz 0

Where should you buy car parts? It depends on what you need them for, generally speaking, and how much time you have before you need them. Regardless, it’s good to find the part number — preferably from the old part. Most of them have a number stamped or inked on. The […]

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Ford latest for diesel-cheat suit

January 10, 2018 David Zatz 1

Ford is the latest Bosch customer to be named in a lawsuit for falsifying diesel emissions tests. The class action suit, aimed at Ford, Robert Bosch GMBH (the German headquarters), and Robert Bosch LLC (the American subsidiary), was filed yesterday in the Federal court for the Eastern District of Michigan by […]

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The universal “hidden warranties”

December 25, 2017 David Zatz 2

Every car sold in the United States comes with a warranty you may not be aware of, which covers a variety of components for up to ten years or 100,000 miles. This is a set of “emissions warranties,” designed to ensure that cars do not over-pollute. This mandated warranty was […]

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Avoiding dealer scams and unnecessary maintenance

July 8, 2006 David Zatz 1

Updated September 2018. Dealers have many ways of making money, and selling cars is just one of them. Today, with manufacturers making warranty work a “loss leader” and Internet sales squeezing price premiums, ripping off existing customers probably seems more attractive to even well-intentioned dealerships. Let’s start with the humble […]