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Soaring Cost Of Parts Means Your Car Is More Likely To Be Totaled In An Accident


By Jim Gorzelany Senior Contributor

Not only are new vehicles becoming more expensive than ever - when last we looked, the average transaction price was in excess of $36,000 - the cost of parts and repairs following an accident is becoming so prohibitive that what might look repairable to the layperson might be considered a total loss to an insurance adjuster. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for motor vehicle repairs ...

Cost of parts

Key Trends Pushing Up Auto Repair Costs


Modern technology has made today's automobiles the most feature-packed vehicles ever to take to the roads. Technology is a double-edged sword, however. While it has helped to create these modern miracles of engineering and made their modern conveniences possible, it has also driven up the costs of general maintenance and repairs ...

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Pros and Cons of Buying an Extended Warranty for a Car

J.D. Power

By Jeff Youngs

According to the results of the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study SM , a better warranty is not one of the most important factors considered by consumers when choosing a new vehicle. The same study, however, consistently finds that consumers say reliability and durability are the most important factors in their choice of vehicle ...

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New Vehicle Safety Tech is Driving Up Repair Costs


By Anisa Jibrell, Automotive News

New study from AAA finds that equipment like cameras and radar sensors are very costly to replace after an accident ...