Showing articles & questions for topic
Economy

Related articles

How to Get the Best Fuel Economy in Hot Weather
Let’s face it: fuel prices continually bob up and down, but gas is never cheap. There are many factors that can affect how much fuel your vehicle uses, which directly affects your pocketbook. With the advent of warmer...
5 Essential Things to Know About Fuel Economy
Fuel economy, which is how far a particular car will go on a gallon of fuel when driving in the city or on the highway, is almost always an important consideration when purchasing...

Related questions

Question
Is a Vehicle With a Bad Exhaust System Dangerous?
In most states in the USA, if you have an exhaust leak, you will fail that state’s annual safety inspection. The vehicle will then be rejected for safety due to exhaust gases such as NOx, carbon monoxide, and many other...
Question
Economy Mode light won't turn off on 1997 Mercedes-Benz S420
Thanks for writing in about your 1997 Mercedes-Benz S420. This is a warning from the system telling you that there is a problem that must be serviced. You should have the light looked at by a professional so they can...
Question
I'm gonna buy a second hand 2012 sonic lt.
YourMechanic estimates the annual repair and maintenance cost for the Sonic model as in the range of $70 to $710, with an average value of $133. Cost vary, of course, based on vehicle usage and location. Of note, if you...
Question
Should I get rid of my car?
Transmissions are often repairable in the field, on or off the car. The cost of the repair will depend on exactly what has gone wrong with the transmission and so the best thing to do is get the issue properly...
Question
Fix, trade, sell, or sell for parts?
Lisa: The sales tax alone on a brand new $25,000 car is about $2,000. Obviously, a repair bill of $2,700 (or less, if possible) looks attractive in a comparison like that. If you buy a "used" car from a dealer,...
Question
Why such a difference in labor prices? Like $230-$1300 what dictates the price ranges
Hi...if you are referring to the "range" of labor cost specified for a specific repair of a vehicle component or system, the principal variable is the number of hours required to repair or replace the component. The reason that a...
Question
What does wholesale reserve mean?
If you are referring to a new car transaction, "wholesale reserve" is a category of "dealer holdback". Dealer holdback is simply any economic value or component of "profit" that a dealer receives in a car transaction but which is paid...
Question
Car has front differential leakage,front cover reseal leakage,rack and pinion leakage and oil cooler leaking is fixing worth it
To estimate a variety of leaks please request a leak inspection/diagnostic. Most of the cost involved is likely to be labor, though, and consequently a mobile service such as YourMechanic will be ideal for you as none of the costly...
Question
I love my Audi but I don't trust the dealers service department.
From a technical and engineering perspective, not to mention the economics of vehicle production, there is no such thing as an exclusively "foreign" car anymore. Modern vehicle technology, parts production, vehicle assembly, and all of the engineering and design services...
Question
Is it mechanically safe to coast in neutral?
Technically, least cost operation is attained if engine idling (at stops) does not exceed 60 seconds and, indeed, some studies put the threshold as low as 10 seconds. Certainly 60 seconds is a conservative estimate. This is why "start-stop" features...
Question
When should I sell my car
If you perform your own repairs, or can obtain repairs at a "reasonable" cost, the answer is never if your objective is to minimize your total cost of transportation services. The economically useful life of a motor vehicle only ends...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question