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Family Car Guide Tips For Long Winter Road Trips With The Kids
Family Car Guide Tips For Long Winter Road Trips With The Kids

Whether your proposed winter road trip is to visit relatives or go on a weekend getaway, if you’re bringing your children along, it’s better to be prepared than trying to deal on the fly with tantrums, spills, arguments, boredom and bellyaching. Here are some FamilyCarGuide tips on...Read More»

Car thief
Holidays Are Big For Car Thieves: Watch Out This Season

With Christmas right around the corner, and New Year’s Eve and Day quickly following, it’s a good time to be extra vigilant about car thieves on the prowl. Data from the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) for vehicle theft in 2010 shows the following 11 holidays provided thieves...Read More»

Gas pump
Avoid Identity Rip-Off At The Pump

You can’t be too careful these days, it seems. While identify theft is commonly considered to be the realm of thieves obtaining sensitive information by hacking computers or sifting through personal trash, the fact is that you can have your identity, and your finances, hijacked by crooks at...Read More»

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Robocalls: New Threat To OnStar? What To Do If You Get One

There we were, driving along in our 2012 Chevrolet Sonic test car, when it spoke to us. "You have an incoming call," it said. Which was startling, since our prehistoric, coal-powered mobile phone is incapable of pairing with anything beyond a headset. Ah, yes, right, it's the built-in OnStar...Read More»

The open road
Family Car Advice: Keeping A Hot Car Cool

With much of the country baking in a strong summer heat wave, a road trip in the family car may not seem all that appealing. You can keep your cool when driving this summer, however, by following these tips: Start early in the day. It may mean getting up earlier and getting on the road before...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA5 4-door Wagon Auto Sport Side Exterior View
Comprehensive Auto Insurance Coverage: Learn What’s Covered

“Car insurance” is a term that encompasses a variety of coverage options. When you buy car insurance, you have your choice of options. Some of these options include liability coverage, towing and labor, collision and comprehensive coverage. Comprehensive helps pay for damage to your...Read More»

2012 Jaguar XF
Protect Your Vehicle With Collision Insurance Coverage

If your vehicle is damaged in an accident, you’ll want to handle repairs and be back on the road as quickly as possible. However, car accident repairs are expensive, and may not be in your immediate budget. You can minimize your out-of-pocket expenses by purchasing collision insurance...Read More»

2010 Nissan Altima 4-door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid Angular Front Exterior View
Choosing an Affordable Plan To Pay for Car Insurance Coverage

Car insurance coverage is commonly sold in six-month policy periods although you can sometimes find three-month and 12-month plans. Typically, your insurer will offer you the option to pay the entire insurance premium up front or monthly for the duration of the coverage. Which option should you...Read More»

2011 Buick Enclave
Choose the Right Car Insurance Deductible for Your Budget

Choosing the right auto insurance means having the right amount of coverage while comfortably affording your car insurance expenses. The costs related to auto insurance are twofold: car insurance premium payments your deductible (the amount you pay before your coverage kicks in after an accident)...Read More»

2011 Ford Fusion 4-door Sedan SE FWD Angular Front Exterior View
Cheap Car Insurance: The Pros & Cons of Cutting Coverage

Owning a car is a big expense, so you may be looking for ways to save a little cash. You may consider trimming your car insurance to the minimum required by state law. Is this a smart move? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of saving money on auto insurance. Getting immediate cost...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA5 4-door Wagon Auto Sport Front Exterior View
5 Easy Ways To Have Affordable Car Insurance

Getting affordable car insurance can be easier than most people think. By taking the time to compare quotes and ask about car insurance discounts, you can potentially save yourself hundreds of dollars. You can get low car insurance premiums by following these tips: Raise your deductibles. A...Read More»

2010 Cadillac Escalade AWD 4-door Base Open Doors
Enhance Your Car Insurance Coverage With Additional Coverage Options

You already protect yourself, your vehicle and passengers with your state’s required car insurance coverage. However, what if you’re stranded, need a rental car or require other services not offered by your minimum insurance policy? The following are just some of the additional car...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 300
Protect Yourself With a Liability Insurance Policy

While you're shopping for a car insurance policy, you may want to consider adding liability coverage at the same time. Here's why: How does a liability insurance policy protect you? In short, it saves you money. If you are at-fault for an auto accident and cause bodily or property damage to another...Read More»

2011 Infiniti EX
Mind the Gap: Is Gap Car Insurance Necessary for You?

Buying a new car can be an exciting process. But before you start enjoying it, be sure you’re not already upside-down on your car loan, which could put you at risk financially if your vehicle is ever totaled or stolen. Are you already upside-down on your car loan? There are a variety of...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid
Auto Insurance Laws: How Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage Is Designed To Protect

While you may be a responsible driver and carry the insurance coverage required by your state’s auto insurance laws, other drivers may not. According to a recent study by the Insurance Research Council, as many as one in six drivers are currently driving uninsured in the U.S - a number...Read More»

gauge cluster - 2012 Mazda5
Why Does My New Car Have No Temp Gauge?

While cars are coming with increasingly complex instrument panels, you might notice one feature is missing from your new vehicle: the coolant temperature gauge. Over the past several years, we've noticed the trend across a wide range of vehicles. Such is the case, too, with the latest versions of...Read More»

2011 Mazda3
What To Bring When You Buy A Car

One of the benefits of buying a car, truck, or SUV from major car dealer is you can walk into their showroom in the morning and drive away in your new car a few hours later. Yet, when I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer, I saw how many unprepared customers forgot to bring the paperwork or...Read More»

2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS
How To Check An Auto Repair Labor Rate

Whether you fix your own car or use your local repair shop, there is a resource that is as close as your home computer. You just need a library card. The vast majority of community libraries subscribe to the EBSCOhost database, which provides the Auto Repair Reference Center. With a library...Read More»

2010 mazda3 hatchback 001
How To Spot A Bad Car Repair Shop

There's a term used in real estate marketing, curb appeal, that could also apply to your mechanic's place of business. Curb appeal refers to the impact that a property has when the prospective buyers and their real estate agent roll up to the address in the agent’s Mercedes C-Class sedan...Read More»

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