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Study: Nearly 20% Of U.S. Cars Are Under Recall
Study: Nearly 20% Of U.S. Cars Are Under Recall

We've seen an especially high number of auto recalls over the past couple of years. In 2014 alone, 64 million vehicles in the U.S. were recalled -- a new record. Thanks to the ongoing Takata airbag fiasco and Volkswagen's Dieselgate crisis, dealer service centers will likely be busy for months, if...Read More»

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Carfax Sued For $50 Million By 120+ U.S. Dealers

Carfax's catchy ads have encouraged millions of Americans to say "Show me the Carfax!" when purchasing used cars. That's great for Carfax's bottom line, but not so much for the dealers who have to provide those brand-name reports -- to the tune of $16.95 a pop, or a monthly subscription of up to...Read More»

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Are You Ignoring Auto Safety Recalls?

Whether you own a new or used car, crossover, SUV, minivan or pickup truck, if you haven’t taken your vehicle in to comply with an auto safety recall, you’re putting yourself, your passengers and people in other vehicles at potential risk. Safety recalls may be conducted voluntarily by...Read More»

Used car salesman
Buyer's Alert: Was Your Used Car Recalled & Never Fixed?

Buying a used car can be a very smart move. In fact, financial advisors like Suze Orman claim it's one of the best things you can do with your money. But compared to buying new, purchasing a used car carries added risks. Case in point: Carfax found that over 2.7 million of the used cars advertised...Read More»

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Odometer Fraud Is Still Rampant: Look Out For These Signs

Newer vehicles are a lot more secure. But that's not true in all ways; used-car shoppers still need to watch out for some of the same old sleazy strategies: namely, odometer tampering. Earlier this month, federal agents brought charges against four who were involved in an organized crime...Read More»

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Your Local DMV: License To Drive, Or License To Ill?

For most of us, the lines, the crowds, and the oppressive waits in a visit to the local DMV office are aspects of being a driver we grudgingly accept. Once every year or two (or several years, if we're lucky or deal only with dealerships), we head there to renew our license, take a test, or fill...Read More»

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Experian One-Ups Carfax With Free Vehicle Checks On eBay

Buying or selling a vehicle on eBay Motors? You no longer need to worry about paying separately for an outside vehicle history check. It's now automatic and free, covering all vehicles for sale on the site, for model years back through 1981, thanks to a new exclusive agreement between the...Read More»

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