Signs Your Car is Beyond Saving

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It is not unusual for us to become attached to our vehicles, especially given the amount of time we spend with them. That emotional connection, however, can come at a great cost to you. Especially, as it ages and repair costs surge. There is a time when a vehicle is … Read more

Car Removal 101: 6 Ways To Get Rid Of Your Old Car

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Car removal is necessary because old cars could clutter your garage or yard. Generally, it takes up the spaces you may use for other purposes. It also contains lead hazardous materials, such as lead-acid batteries and lubricating oils, that pose health risks. In addition, old vehicles may have damaged parts … Read more

Tire Ratings and Why They’re so Odd

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Tire ratings are downright weird and you may not have known that. Notably, tires are rated for maximum speed with those ratings listed in the form of a variety of letters and numbers on a tire’s sidewall. This “nomenclature” outlines nearly everything about them. Including tire size, construction, and the … Read more

8 Ways to Reduce Gas Consumption and Save Money

Reducing gas consumption during a shortage. The hacking of the Colonial Pipeline caused a major breakdown in gasoline delivery that has affected drivers mostly in the southeast. Approximately one-third of Americans found that moving about their routine business is anything but that. Hopefully, gas supplies will soon return to normal, … Read more

The Value of Your Vehicle, Post Accident

If you get into an accident, including one that is of no fault to your own, your vehicle’s value will always decrease. Indeed, when independent companies such as Carfax learn about your crash, your vehicle’s worth (market value) will take a hit. Market value is determined by several post-collision factors. … Read more

Is It Possible to Beat a Speeding Ticket?

Don’t throw down the towel when you get a speeding ticket. Welcome to the world of speeding tickets! You might have thought you were immune to them, but suddenly a “blue light special” in your rearview mirror shockingly demonstrated otherwise. Tens of thousands of speeding tickets are issued every day … Read more

Car Protection Without a Garage

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Protecting your vehicle from the elements is just one reason why a car cover is a sensible investment. For most people, their vehicle is one of their biggest investments. For renters, it could be your biggest. That’s why protecting your vehicle is so important if you don’t have a garage … Read more

6 Functions of the GMC Sierra MultiPro Tailgate

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A 6-trick MultiPro tailgate that might be the tool you always wanted. You may have seen the commercial or perhaps you noticed the additional cut-out line in certain GMC Sierra models to know that there is something different going on. That difference-maker is GMC’s MultiPro tailgate, an optional upgrade on … Read more

The Best Ways to Care for Your Tires

Tires are the only thing that separates your car from the road. Thousands of pounds of automobile are riding on rubber, therefore doesn’t it make sense to keep your tires in great shape? The following are key ways to care for your tires. 1. Check the air pressure. Tires hold … Read more

6 Year-End Car Buying Tips

The best opportunities to purchase a new vehicle is during a manufacturer’s transition times, including model changeover, the end of a generational build, and as the calendar moves from December to January. The following six tips can save you money, enabling you to drive off in a new ride with … Read more

How to Make a Trade In for a New Lease

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Think “trade in” and your mind probably equates that action with purchasing a new car. Although the majority of trade-ins are for a purchase — new or used — you can also trade in your vehicle toward a new car lease. Just as a trade in can function as a … Read more

Lemon Law Guidance for New Vehicle Owners

When you purchase a new car, you expect it to operate as planned. However, some models are prone to problems and may require multiple visits to the repair shop. A minor problem here and there is understandable, but the situation persists or worsens, then you may own a lemon car. … Read more

4 Common Car Recall Misconceptions

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Tens of millions of cars are recalled each year, representing problems that may occur after a car has been sold. Many car recalls are the result of faulty airbags produced by airbag supplier Takata and are found in vehicles produced by more than a dozen manufacturers.[1] Unfortunately, there are common … Read more

Fuel Types and Your Car

Have you been to a service station lately? Unless you are part of the small cohort of electric vehicle devotees, then you are making regular visits to the fuel pump and shelling out a lot of cash in the process. While visiting the pump, you will find several grades of … Read more

Tire Sidewall Code Deciphering 101

Have you read your tire lately? Perhaps a more accurate question to ask would be this one: do you know how to decipher the codes located on the sidewall of your vehicle’s tires? For many people, that question is answered in the negative. Tire codes may be a mystery, serving … Read more

Is My Car E85 Capable?

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Ethanol-blended fuel is generally sold as E85, consisting of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent straight gasoline. This particular fuel is usually derived from corn or some other grain, or by means of using other renewable or recyclable materials. E85 is relatively clean burning, provides more power to your car, … Read more

Used Car Shopping Caution: Odometer Fraud

Odometer fraud can cost you dearly. Consumers looking to buy a used car understand the importance of checking it thoroughly, including the finish for rust and the key components such as the engine and transmission for damage. Brakes, lights, seats, air conditioning, steering and electronics should also be inspected, but … Read more

8 Steps to Buying a Used Car

How to drive a deal on your next used car. Buying a used car has its advantages as the steepest depreciation costs for new cars come during the first few years of ownership. Used cars come priced to reflect steep depreciation, are generally cheaper to insure then new cars, and … Read more

How to Lease a Demo Car

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Savvy car shoppers know that if you want to save big bucks on a newer car, then buying a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle is a wise strategy. Certainly, the first year of car ownership brings with it the most significant drop in depreciation. Suddenly, that new car bought for $33,000 … Read more

The Average Cost of Hail Damage Repair

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Hail Damage and Your Car: What is the Cost? A line of dark, foreboding clouds begins to appear on the horizon, signaling trouble ahead. You turn on your weather alert and your suspicions have been confirmed: strong winds are forecast with the possibility of isolated tornadoes. Moreover, damaging hail may … Read more

Handsome 4×4 Trio From Toyota Racing Development

New models put the extreme in off-roading. Sport truck and SUV enthusiasts appreciate that Toyota Racing Development (TRD) has been providing design and engineering muscle to various Toyota products for the past 35 years. TRD delivers a viable alternative to what the domestics offer by routinely putting forth a collection … Read more

5 Smart Car Buying Tips for Consumers

Car buying tips for today’s consumers. If you are in the market for a new car, there are several things for you to keep in mind as you begin to shop for one. Comparison shopping is, of course, essential — you want to ensure that the vehicle you buy is … Read more

About Car Insurance Classifications

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Besides home insurance, car insurance is another expense that most consumers face each year. But unlike home insurance which is based largely on your personal address, auto insurance is determined by a number of factors, including what classifications are applied to you. Thus, your insurance costs may be based mostly … Read more

Car Leasing: How to Make it Happen

You have your eyes set on a race red Ford Focus Titanium sedan, a model loaded with such goodies as MyFordTouch, a Sony audio package, dual zone climate control and heated front leather seats. Buying this car is one option, but so is car leasing. You decide on the latter … Read more