"Badge engineering" is the sale of one manufacturer's vehicle under another manufacturer's brand. Manufacturers often do this to fill a small niche that is too expensive to develop their own vehicle for. GM took this a step further, deciding to compete with with import brands made entirely of badge-engineered vehicles. ...
April 5, 2010Anthony Luna
As a vehicle manufacturer, it is well known that Saab makes some of the most well built cars in the world. One of the only issues with Saab vehicles is that after a certain amount of times, things tend to reach the need for repairs, which can actually turn ...
March 31, 2010Anthony Luna
The word "subaru" in Japanese means "unite", which is a name that proves very apt. There is indeed a united group of Subaru drivers out there, who love their cars like members of the family. Word of mouth powers a lot of Subaru sales. Some folks will only buy Subaru, ...
March 30, 2010Anthony Luna
The discontinuation of the Pontiac brand has presented owners and mechanics with some unique challenges. The brand was eliminated because of redundancy; Pontiac sales were always healthy with respect to other GM brands. Nevertheless, they are gone for good. The effect on the parts market is complex. The majority of the ...
March 29, 2010Anthony Luna
Introduced in 1986, the Samurai has become a classic 4x4, offering a rugged drivetrain in an extremely lightweight vehicle. Of course, no off-roader can leave their vehicle stock for long, and thanks to the Suzuki's time on the market enthusiasts have figured out ways to use stock parts from other ...
March 24, 2010Anthony Luna
The 2010 Mazda Tribute comes standard with specific driver-friendly equipment. Therefore, purchasing additional Mazda auto parts is more for cosmetic than for necessary purposes. Some of the standard safety equipment includes passenger and side airbags, a tire pressure monitoring system, traction control, and brake assist, among others. A folding ...
March 22, 2010Anthony Luna
Considering the current economic crisis in the United States and abroad, consumers are looking harder and trying desperately to find ways to save money and spend less of their hard earned dollars. For this and many other reasons, buying used or recycled Hyundai auto parts makes perfect logical and ...
March 17, 2010Anthony Luna
When it comes to car repairs, you know the cost can be rather frightening, especially if you need major repairs. But did you know that your insurance company may request the use of non-OEM parts to repair you vehicle? OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer; these Oldsmobile Auto Parts ...
March 16, 2010Anthony Luna
Volvo has sold cars in North America for a long time. They were never considered stylish, but referred to as "sensible." And, in spite of a conservative appearance, were stereotypically considered to be the favorite of liberals. The fact is that Volvos, until the late eighties, were much closer to ...
March 15, 2010Anthony Luna
There are a lot of VWs on the streets of America. VW has sold cars in North America since the fifties, and continues to be a strong presence in the market. There have been some changes, though, and there are a few considerations to make when shopping for parts. VW in ...
March 11, 2010Anthony Luna