A Twin Cities college student says a recent oil change cost him his car. The engine on Joe Mikula’s Toyota Camry quit a few weeks after he paid for a quick oil change, but what another mechanic found now has Mikula fighting with a well-known chain to fix his car.
Here are some helpful tips to keep costs down while enjoying a safe and enjoyable trip over the Labor Day weekend.
On Monday, AAA and mechanics across the Twin Cities were flooded with calls from people whose car batteries had died. So, that had Jeff from Minneapolis and Kristen from Cottage Grove wondering: How often should we start our cars when it’s this cold? Paul Hagen, owner of Hagen’s Auto Body, says cars are made very differently from twenty years ago, making them more likely to start in the cold.
A woman faces third-degree DWI charges after police say she drove drunk to try and get her oil changed.
On Monday, John Hines – in for Michele Tafoya – spoke with Phil Reed of Edmunds.com about when it’s best to change your oil. Is the “3000 mile” standard outdated? John found out…