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How To Get Used Car Value
How To Get Used Car Value

Buying someone else’s lemon is an old school expression when it comes to describing the purchase of a used car. Today, that’s where to find real value when buying a vehicle. Here are some ways to insure that the value is real. Identify Your Purchase: Take some time to figure out what kind of...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»

2005 Buick LeSabre 4-door Sedan Custom Front Exterior View
Dealer Showrooms Are Being Reborn

If you were looking for a place to locate a business, plenty of parking and high visibility on a well travelled road would probably be on your priority list. You might even need as much as 30 acres. The possibility of filling your wish list may seem dim until you mine the depths of the former homes...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»

2010 Chevrolet Malibu
Curbstoning - Protect Yourself From Scammers

We’ve all seen the cars on the side of the road--especially in high traffic areas--with “for sale” signs taped to the windows, or a price and phone number scrawled in white paint on the windshield. It’s called “curbstoning.” It’s private sellers trying to generate interest in their...Read More»

Pirelli P-Zero Super Trofeo tire
Uniroyal's Latest E-Book Is A Keeper

Uniroyal Tire’s latest E-Book actually has to do with tires. There are ten available on topics as diverse as financial security and health and beauty tips. The most recent, Mommy’s Guide to Cars and Tires, is worth the free download and read. The publication is part of Uniroyal’s More Mileage...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze preview
Research Your Car Purchase: Capital One’s Tips For First-Time Car Buyers

The Seventh Annual Rules of the Road Survey from Capital One Auto Finance has just been released. It states 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 a less than a stellar job on other costs associated...Read More»

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 than a stellar job on other costs associated with owning a car. The Seventh Annual Rules of the Road Survey from Capital One...Read More»

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 $15 million to the parents of two sisters who perished in a wreck with a truck after crossing into oncoming traffic. The case...Read More»

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 world dominated by the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Ford Taurus. The debut of the Altima in 1993 was seen by many at...Read More»

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 busting car expense from hell are examples. My own experience, which I often recall when travelers seem entirely too upset over...Read More»

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 America, and quite paradoxically as it's designing its best cars ever. How can I say this knowing VW is on a path to replace...Read More»

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. However, you can help make your teen’s transition to driving smooth and safe by learning more about teen drivers and getting...Read More»

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 you with the idea that this car is something special, despite being a sub-compact. And first and foremost, it was the slickness...Read More»

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 jeopardize your child’s college fund to replace the transmission in that 2007 Ford Explorer that you’re driving. That’s...Read More»

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 first thing you should do is go to the sidewall of your tires and write down the size. The number is going to say something...Read More»

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 percent, you have to assume that there is a problem and get it checked out. For a tire required to have 35 psi that’s a...Read More»

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