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Car Dealer Tricks: Won’t Return Keys Or Registration - Part III

Car Dealer Tricks: Won’t Return Keys Or Registration - Part III

“Old school” car dealers tend to use tired and worn out tricks to get their customers to pay more than they should or want to. One of their favorite tricks is to keep a customer’s keys and registration after they evaluate the trade to force them to continue negotiations. A Rude... read more

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2010 Dodge Caliber 4-door HB Mainstreet Instrument Cluster

Right To Repair: The Massachusetts Version

AllCarAdvice covered the federal Right to Repair act back in May and at the time it looked like the federal law called the Motor Vehicles Owners Right to Repair Act was on... read more July 21, 2010 by  0

Pirelli P-Zero Super Trofeo tire

Fix-A-Flat: The Debate Over Its Use

The stories about fix-a-flat have been raised to the level of urban legend. There are many reasons for this and chief among them are that auto service facilities have an ax... read more July 20, 2010 by  2

2006 Honda Civic Sedan

Car Dealer Tricks: The Independent Trade Value (Summary)

Car dealers have a bad reputation for good reason. After working as Internet Manager for a major car dealer, I liken the business to a shark tank where only the strongest... read more July 20, 2010 by  8

Semi trailer

Truck Tire Change Made To Look Easy

If you have seen truck tire carcasses on the highway, you have probably wondered how that truck could continue on without the missing piece. Most likely it didn’t. What the... read more July 18, 2010 by  1

2005 Dodge Neon 4-door Sedan SRT4 Side Exterior View

Mortgages Aren't The Only Loans That Can Be Refinanced

If your car loan is a few years old, chances are your monthly payments are higher than they need to be. Why is that? Because interest rates are at their lowest in more than... read more July 16, 2010 by  0

1997 Ford Aerostar Wagon XLT

Car Buying Scams: Grand Theft Auto

Stealing cars in a video game can be fun and exciting. Unfortunately, stealing cars in real life is devastating to the victim and robs all of us of our sense of security and... read more July 15, 2010 by  0

2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX

Should I Buy A Car From A Dead Brand?

Their names are the road kill of the recession--HUMMER, Pontiac, Saturn, Mercury and Oldsmobile. Does their purchase represent opportunity or pitfall? After all, they have... read more July 15, 2010 by  6

2010 Acura TL SH-AWD

Blind Spot Avoidance Systems: Take Your Pick

“Out, damned spot! Out I say!” What lady MacBeth couldn’t do, the automotive technology community may accomplish if their efforts to eliminate the ever dangerous blind... read more July 14, 2010 by  0

Driven: 2010 BMW 750Li

More Summer Savings For New Car Buyers With BMW And MINI

A sagging national economy and slumping new car sales have lured two more auto manufacturers into the summer frenzy aimed at kick starting a depressed market through the use... read more July 14, 2010 by  0

2010 Ford Escape

Save Big With Summer New Car Incentive Programs - While You Can

Now is a great time to buy a new car.After disappointing sales in June, car makers are lining up with huge incentive programs to lure buyers back into dealerships. The two... read more July 14, 2010 by  0

2010 Nissan Maxima

Nissan Offers Big Incentives - July 2010

The auto industry was hit hard in June when month-to-month sales took a big hit. Many car makers recorded a drop of between 10 and 15 percent in new car sales between May and... read more July 13, 2010 by  0

2011 Nissan Leaf prototype

What's Slicker, The Nissan Leaf iAd Or The Nissan Leaf?

Change is in the air. Less is more. Up is down. It's true, I read it somewhere on the Internet. Americans are actually buying smaller cars. Car makers are making engines... read more July 12, 2010 by  0

2010 Toyota Corolla

July 2010 Incentives From Toyota

Many car makers cut back on incentives in June 2010, and lower sales were one of the consequences. General Motors sales in June dropped 13 percent from May. Even... read more July 12, 2010 by  0

2009 Mazda RX-8

Mazda Comes Out With Strong, New Certified Pre-owned (CPO) Program

As an ex-Internet Manager for a major dealer who sold tons of used cars over the years, I make no secret that I’m a big fan of manufacturer certified pre-owned (CPO)... read more July 12, 2010 by  0

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... read more July 12, 2010 by  0


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