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

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 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

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