Car maintenance is back

kdk_0263AutoZone’s net income is up 8.6%, pleasantly surprising investors. It’s no surprise that people are trying to make their cars last longer in favor of buying new cars. But it turns out that last year, even the stingiest among us were postponing major repairs because gas prices were so high. Now that the prices of gas is coming back down, shade-tree mechanics now have a little extra cash to fix their clunkers.

Via the WSJ

In its annual April auto issue, Consumer Reports estimates the expenses of owning a car over its first five years:

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