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What Is A Car Insurance Claims Adjuster?

What Is A Car Insurance Claims Adjuster?

If you never file a loss on your car insurance, you’ll never deal with a car insurance claims adjuster. Even for those who do, the exposure and interaction can be brief and--let’s be honest--not always positive. You pay their salaries, so it’s only fair you have an idea of who...

November 22, 2013 by 
 
Power Tour Breakdown

What Should You Do If Your Car Overheats?

Even under normal operating conditions, there’s plenty of heat in your car’s powertrain. Occasionally, temperatures get too great and your car overheats. When it... read more November 18, 2013 by 


 
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class stalls in Maryland flash flood

What Should I Do When My Car Stalls?

It’s sudden, and it’s unpleasant. Your engine isn’t supposed to randomly quit, it’s supposed to run on your terms. So when it doesn’t, what... read more November 18, 2013 by 


 
Checking tire pressure - AAA

How To Check Tire Pressure

Since tires are the only connection between your vehicle and the road, ensuring that tires are well-maintained and at optimal pressure is critically important for safety... read more November 17, 2013 by 


 
Smog in New York City

Smog Check: Where To Get Them (And Get Them Cheap)

Depending on where you register your vehicle, you may be required to have a smog and vehicle emissions test performed annually, biennially, or not at all. In some states... read more November 17, 2013 by 


 
Smog check

What Happens During A Smog Check?

During a smog check, a licensed technician will attach measuring equipment to your vehicle. The smog check test consists of Emissions Inspection, Visual Inspection and... read more November 17, 2013 by 


 
Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Best Rental Car Deals: How To Shop (And When)

Whether it’s a weekend trip out of town, a family road-trip vacation, trying out a different vehicle prior to making a new purchase or securing transportation during a... read more November 16, 2013 by 


 
Jabra TOUR Bluetooth In-Car Speakerphone

Bluetooth For Your Car: 3 Great Options

So you have a car that either didn't come with a Bluetooth hands-free phone setup, or maybe it was built before Bluetooth was even around? Don't worry--it's easy and... read more November 15, 2013 by 


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

How To Prevent Your Car From Backfiring

For driving enthusiasts, backfiring is cool. We hear the pops and see the flames spit from race car exhausts, and we love the aggressive sound when our own cars do it. But... read more November 15, 2013 by 


 
Robert Himler's Underground Racing Gallardo shoots flames

Why Do Cars Backfire?

Backfiring basically happens when your car’s internal combustion engine has a moment of external combustion, or at least one happening elsewhere than the combustion... read more November 15, 2013 by 


 
2007 Barrett-Jackson auctioneer

Buying A Used Car: Police Auctions

Police auctions—or government auctions—are hidden-away, seasonal or annual events in some places; and in other bigger cities they’re ongoing markets, with... read more November 15, 2013 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf plugged into an EVgo quick-charging station, Texas

How Do Electric Cars Work?

It may be hard to believe, but a battery-powered electric car worked pretty similarly to the way any other electric device works--just with a much, much bigger battery... read more November 15, 2013 by 


 
Money and car keys

3 Creative Car Leasing Options

Auto leasing is a business. Simply put, you’re paying for the privilege of driving a vehicle during a certain portion of its service life (usually when it’s new... read more November 15, 2013 by 


 
Auto loan

How To Use A Car Loan Calculator

So you want to buy a car and need to figure out how you’re going to be able to manage the monthly payments. Instead of heading to the car dealer and wishing for the... read more November 14, 2013 by 


 
Breakdown

Why Do Cars Stall?

Hopefully this doesn’t happen to you often, because when cars stall, the inconvenience can become a big deal in a hurry. The infamous and often overeager Check Engine... read more November 14, 2013 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Electric Car Maintenance: 5 Tips

Here's the amazing thing about electric cars: They really don't need much maintenance at all. In fact, electric-car owners tend to say that "all you ever need to replace is... read more November 14, 2013 by 


 
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