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Roadside Assistance: Needed Coverage Or Wasted Money?
Roadside Assistance: Needed Coverage Or Wasted Money?

Everyone likes the security of a roadside assistance program. Someone is there to help you regardless of the time of day or the weather conditions. It’s great to have someone to call when you are dressed to go out and the car won’t start or you come out to find a flat tire in the driveway. But...Read More»

2010 Chrysler 300C SRT8
60-Day Regret-Free Purchase Program From Chrysler

In an almost unheard-of move, Chrysler is offering a “60-Day Regret-Free Purchase” program that allows new car buyers to return their car within 60 days if they aren’t happy with it. Plus, the company will make the first two months’ payments for the buyer, up to $500 per month, for a...Read More»

SpeedFactory All-Aluminum 440 Hemi Challenger
Green Cars And Male Enhancement: Mine Is Smaller

Most men like to say “Mine’s bigger” or “Mine’s more powerful” or “Mine has more than yours, so I am better than you.” I am sure you can think of dozens of other macho kind of things that I can’t say anymore because I am a minivan-driving suburbanite who has a hairline that’s...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 5.7L V8 6-Spd AT Grade (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
2010 Truck Comparison: Toyota Tundra Versus Chevrolet Silverado

These two pickup trucks each have different relevant features. It's a matter of preference which one you choose, however there may be some advantages that will sway your decisions in one direction or another. To do a comparison on the 2010 Toyota Tundra with the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado we need to...Read More»

Gran Turismo 5 at the Nurburgring
How To Sell Cars: Put Them In A Video Game

OK, let’s get one thing clear: I suck so bad at video games that I gave up on them at the tender age of 12 when my cousin whipped my derriere at Intellivision Battleship because he discovered that the little  cruiser could outrun and kill everything, and I kept getting my battleship sunk every...Read More»

2001 GMC Yukon Denali
Car Repair Complaints About Time, Price, And Quality

After watching online news for subjects of note concerning auto repair, I have found out two things conclusively--there’s a lot of fires in auto repair shops and there are lot of dissatisfied car repair customers. There are numerous suggestions about how to reduce garage fires, chief among them...Read More»

2010 BMW 3-Series 2-door Coupe 328i RWD Wheel Cap
Potholes: Those Ever Present Bumps In The Road

Pothole repair has become the victim of a perfect storm. The convergence of dwindling budgets, a lot of rain and a heat wave has only one person smiling and he’s knee deep in bent rims and broken axles. Voters in San Mateo County California decide in November on whether to increase vehicle...Read More»

2010 Ford Transit Connect
Get To Work With The 2010 Ford Transit Connect XLT

One of Europe’s most popular commercial vehicles arrived in the United States late last year. While considered a fairly large van overseas, the 2010 Ford Transit Connect XLT is most certainly a little thing compared to some of the large commercial vehicles used for deliveries locally. The...Read More»

2010 Dodge Nitro 4WD 4-door SXT *Ltd Avail* Gear Shift
Two Insurance Companies Apply For PAYD In California

The Automobile Club of Southern California has applied to offer Pay As You Drive (PAYD) insurance in the state. Approval of its application would enable the company to participate in what the state’s insurance commissioner, Steve Poizner, calls a “cutting edge” program. If the pending...Read More»

2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS
Top 10 Tips for New Car Buyers: Competition Is Key

Car buying has changed significantly over the past 10 years. In today’s market, consumers have multiple options for everything they buy. As a result, it no longer makes sense to walk into a single dealership and haggle with just one salesman. According to FindtheBestCarPrice.com, in order to get...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
Gloomy Outlook In U.S. Auto Sales

First look at June 2010 auto sales in the U.S. indicates improvement, with hope for an ailing economy. However, a closer inspection of sales figures reveals a gloomy outlook for car sales in particular, and the economy as a whole. Auto sales in June grew 14 percent over June 2009.However, what...Read More»

2009 Audi A4 4-door Sedan Auto 2.0T quattro Prem Angular Front Exterior View
Why Do Car Leasing Deals Differ So Much?

If you’re knowledgeable about car leasing, or what they tend to call here in the UK contract hire, then you’ll have noticed a plethora of online brokers offering all sorts of deals. If you have searched online (and 85 percent of people do before they acquire a car) then you’ll have received...Read More»

2009 Honda S2000 2-door Convertible CR w/Air Conditioning Air Vents
How To Sell A Car… Air Conditioner

As I left for my ignominious life-shortening job today, I noticed one thing: Today was hot. Stinking hot. Stinking humid hot. The kind of hot that makes you wish a meteor would hit the earth, preferably on a country that sponsors terrorism, and would move our planet away from the sun by about a...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Touareg
Pay As You Drive (PAYD) Insurance Cuts Premium Costs

If you have a car that is driven less than 15,000 miles, you might want to consider converting to Pay As You Drive insurance, also known as PAYD. This type of auto insurance also puts you in better control of the premiums you pay. PAYD is not available in every state, but knowing about the theory...Read More»

2010 BMW M5
Top 5 Car Chases = Top 5 Car Ads

OK, before we start, there will be no O.J. Simpson references or jokes, no white Broncos, and no speeding down a highway with some jerk in his Ferrari to prove how rich and/or blasted he is on the devil's dandruff. This piece is about car chases in movies and how they are nothing but pure car ads...Read More»

2010 Suzuki SX4 Sportback
Go Zooming With The 2010 Suzuki SX4 Sportback

When the Suzuki SX4 appeared on the marketplace a couple of years ago, I was smitten. Here was a petite hatch with all-wheel drive that behaved like it was bigger and more expensive than it was. I drove one (with manual transmission and no cruise control) from the Los Angeles area to Las Vegas...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Customer Loyalty: Hyundai Takes The Cake

Customer Loyalty--You hear the term used and abused worse than a British politician abuses public trust with your tax dollars. It's all about sticking with what you like and more importantly, what you trust. Loyal customers are the holy grail for every auto manufacturer because there is nothing...Read More»

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan, Detroit Auto Show
New Or Used: What's The Better Deal?

That new car smell is strangely alluring, but do you really need to buy something right off the showroom floor? Well, millions of North Americans do just that each year, but even more of us seem to prefer the used car fragrance of carpet shampoo and deodorizers. The question is, who’s the smarter...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Malibu
Curbstoning - How To Protect Yourself From Scammers

Curbstoning is becoming popular in this economic downturn as private sellers attempt to unload cars for cash. We’ve all seen the cars on the side of the road--usually in high traffic areas--with “for sale” signs taped to the windows or white paint scrawled on the windshield.   However...Read More»

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