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Most people assume that when you are buying a new car, it is merely as simple as driving to the local dealership in your free time. This statement could not be further from the truth if you are searching for the best possible deal. Research has shown that there are times to purchase a new vehicle that yield the least hassle and best deals. Days of the Week While the weekend may be the most convenient time for you to browse and purchase, it is also the most crowded time. Beat the crowds and gain a salesperson’s full attention by…

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As Labor Day quickly approaches, friends and family are looking forward to a long weekend with a road trip on the horizon. You might focus on the destination or fun stops along the way, but safety needs to be your main concern. Follow these safety tips during your Labor Day road trip so you’ll be prepared for any situation and be able to enjoy your vacation worry-free. Practice Tire Changes You may know the basics of changing a car tire, but when is the last time you actually completed this task? Before your road trip, take some time to practice…

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We are getting close to the end of summer. This can only mean one thing; Back to School season is officially here! When we think of back to school preparation, the first thing that comes to mind is shopping for school supplies. However, it entails much more than that. One often overlooked aspect of back to school preparation is getting the car ready to kick off the school year. Here are some tips for getting your car in order before the new school year arrives. 1. Check your fluid levels A properly maintained car is safer and more dependable. One…

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Buying a car is one of the most expensive purchases people make. Purchasing a new car has its perks including a manufacturer’s warrantee and the confidence of knowing that the car has not been in an accident or need any major repairs. However, you pay handsomely for that security. On average, a new car will lose 11% of its value the second you drive it off the lot and will lose 25% of its value after the first year. There is no doubt that you can save a significant amount of money by buying a used car, but there are…

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According to research by accredited companies, approximately 2,333 teens between the ages of 16 and 19 were killed in 2015 due to a deadly motor vehicle accident. These heart-wrenching statistics should urge parents to make sure that their teenager knows the best driving techniques before obtaining his/her license. Keep these Important Tips in Mind Knowing the appropriate skills to operate a car takes time and practice. Here are some basic rules to consider before embarking on this journey with your teenager: •Set measurable and realistic goals: Instead of long driving sessions that last thirty or more minutes, consider limiting the…

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The summer sun can be harsh, and most people know to protect their skin from it. There are steps that you can take to protect your car from the sun, as well. Of course, cars get hot sitting in the summer sun, but it’s surprising just how hot they can get. Car interiors can get to 140° F very quickly on a summer day, and dashboards can get over 180° F. Leaving windows cracked open doesn’t help much, because that doesn’t provide much ventilation. Auto exteriors can get remarkably hot, even reflective chrome trim. When you add in the damage…

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When you are ready to sell or trade in your car, your main goal is to get the most you can for it. There are four areas you need to consider: how it looks inside and outside, how it works, and its service history. At this point there’s nothing much you can do about the service history that you haven’t already done. Hopefully you’ve been conscientious about having it serviced regularly, and keeping your receipts. If not, don’t worry. Just dig out what you have, and make a vow to be more careful with your new one. Showing prospective buyers…

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Vehicles used to be so simple. They were rather straightforward and did not have few amenities. Those days have come to a close, though. Now, vehicles come standard with so many options that once cost additional money. These now standard options need to be considered for the sake of understanding what benefit they add to a car. Built-in Wi-Fi Going mobile is the only option for some people and families, and sometimes the data provided by a cell phone carrier is simply not enough. Several car manufacturers including Buick, GMC, and Chevrolet built 45LTE hotspots into their vehicles. Drivers and…

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Who doesn’t love a good road trip? You’ve got your playlists organized, your snacks stashed and your bags packed….you are ready to hit the road! But wait….not so fast. What about your ride? Is your vehicle really ready to tackle a lengthy on-road adventure? In other words, if you take off without tending to some preventative auto maintenance first, you are at risk of making a very different set of memories than the ones you were hoping to make. In this article, learn the steps to take to make sure your vehicle is as ready for your big road trip…

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Potholes seem to plague streets while delivering a heavy toll on your car. With a simple bump, your vehicle can be exposed to suspension and steering damage that be expensive to fix. In this article, we will go over the different types of extensive damage potholes causes and what to do if you notice any suspecting damage. What Type of Damage Can Potholes Cause? While driving, it’s important for drivers to make sure they slow down while approaching potholes rather than braking sharply on top of them. This way, you can protect the durability of your brakes and tires while…

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