Buying Cars At Auto Auctions

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If you need to save money on a used vehicle, buying a car at an auto auction is one option. Such auctions are held across the country and usually include dozens to hundreds of used vehicles. Here’s how to navigate the auctioning process and avoid getting stuck with a jalopy. … Read more

7 Steps to Acquiring a Used Car

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Used car prices are up tremendously as demand outstrips supply. The days of purchasing a low-cost used car are over, hence consumers need to shop wisely when acquiring a used car. As expensive as used car prices are these days, they are still far less expensive than buying new ones. … 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

Where is my VIN Number Located?

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Making sense of your vehicle’s VIN. All cars have a vehicle identification number, a 17-character alphanumeric identification unique to that vehicle. Commonly known as a VIN number, your vehicle’s ID is assigned when it is manufactured. And just as your Social Security Number (SSN) is unique to you, a VIN … Read more

How to Avoid an Unsafe Rental Car

Millions upon millions of cars are recalled every month, a staggering number that should give consumers reason for concern. What some may not realize is that recalls are not always handled in a timely fashion, especially with rental cars. Unfixed Recalled Cars and Car Rentals Although rental car companies may … Read more

Killed by Takata; Denied Access by the NHTSA

Two-thirds of the airbag recalls involve Honda vehicles. The news this week turned especially gruesome as the New York Times shared the account of a dying Florida woman lying in a hospital bed who appeared to have stab wounds in her neck. On further investigation, it was revealed that an … Read more

Where Can I Find My Car Paint Code?

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Fix that scratch yourself with the right paint code. For the umpteenth time you’ve taken your car to the store and like several times before it has acquired a new ding or a scratch. This time some paint was removed, exposing your finish to the elements and making your car … Read more