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Curbstoning - How To Protect Yourself From Scammers

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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2010 Hyundai Accent 4-door Sedan Auto GLS Angular Front Exterior View

Research Your Car Purchase: A New Capital One Survey

A new Capital One survey reveals that first-time car buyers do a pretty good job of researching the make, model, and price of the car they want to get. However, they do less... read more June 29, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic 4-door Wagon Angular Front Exterior View

Recalls Should Be Resolved Promptly

The importance of the timely resolution of recall issues was clearly pointed out in a recent court settlement involving Enterprise Rent-A-Car. A jury in California awarded... read more June 27, 2010 by 


 
1997 Nissan Altima

Lost Love: A Car Remembered, A Car Replaced

I often lament that I was forced to sell our 1997 Nissan Altima. The popular five-seat, mid-sized car made the mark for Nissan by proving that Nissan could be relevant in a... read more June 27, 2010 by 


 
1997 Ford Club Wagon XL

Car Repair Horror Stories

_ Everyone has had one - a car repair horror story. The failed fuel pump that causes you to be late to the family reunion and the minor repair that turns into a budget... read more June 27, 2010 by 


 
2011 Volkswagen Jetta

2011 VW Jetta: No Mo' Mojo?

VW, the brand and manufacturer that brought us the Beetle, the Golf, not to mention innovative and creative ads for decades, seems to be losing its mojo, at least in North... read more June 27, 2010 by 


 
2010 Dodge Charger

Tips On Keeping Young Drivers Safe And Saving On Teen Car Insurance

When teenagers start driving, parents start to worry a little more than usual, and rightfully so; teen drivers have an increased risk of being involved in an accident... read more June 25, 2010 by 


 
2011 Ford Fiesta

2011 Ford Fiesta: Marketing Mundo

I recently blogged about a great, very slick, very well choreographed Ford Fiesta ad that put a huge smile on my face. It was an ad meant to impress the world, and leave... read more June 24, 2010 by 


 
2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

How Extended Warranties Work

Extended warranties are the automotive version of the hedge bet. You pay money up front so that if you experience some car failure down the road you won’t have to... read more June 23, 2010 by 


 
Continental ContiSportContact 5P tires

Car Advice: Shopping For Tires

When you go to the movies you wouldn’t think of going up to the cashier without knowing the title of the show you wanted to see. The same thing goes for buying tires. The... read more June 22, 2010 by 


 
Pirelli P-Zero Super Trofeo tire

Tire Rules That Can Keep You Out Of Trouble

Let’s set some rules about tires that may keep you out of trouble and help you recognize when a tire needs attention. If a tire deviates from its recommended pressure by 25... read more June 21, 2010 by 


 
2010 Hyundai Tucson

Cabin Air Filter: A Good DIY Project

There’s an easy and clean auto part replacement that can produce cleaner cabin air in your vehicle. Your car’s cabin air filter recommended change interval is anywhere... read more June 20, 2010 by 


 
Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion (MkVI)

Top Five Volkswagen Music Ads

As I got off the train to go to work this morning, in my clouded head that so desperately needed strong, black coffee to make the synapses fire, and kick other bodily... read more June 15, 2010 by 


 
2010 Honda Civic Hybrid

Is Cheap Car Insurance Worth It In The End?

In some cases, cheap car insurance (i.e. bare minimum coverage) may be enough to cover damages to your car if you own an early model vehicle, worth a few thousand dollars... read more June 15, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Nissan Altima

How To Find Car Insurance Discounts

Car insurance companies want your business. In addition to doing whatever they can to beat the competition, such as offering lower rates, most car insurance companies offer... read more June 15, 2010 by 


 
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis 4-door Sedan LS Premium Grille

License Renewal Regs For Older Drivers

It’s been a year since a fatal crash in the Boston suburb of Stoughton spurred a renewed effort to pass legislation to require testing for older drivers. The four year old... read more June 15, 2010 by 


 
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