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California Mandates Red Warning Stickers For Salvage Cars
California Mandates Red Warning Stickers For Salvage Cars

Hard on the heels of our warning about scams involving flood-damaged vehicles, well, flooding the market, lawmakers in California have mandated that, come next July, all salvage title vehicles sold by dealers in the state will have to carry red warning stickers. Red is the color of caution...Read More»

Flooded car in parking lot. Photo via Flickr user waitscm/CC2.0
California Mandates Red Stickers Of Shame For Salvage Cars

The Red Badge of Courage it isn’t, but a new California law aims to out any salvage skeletons in cars’ closets. On Monday, Governor Jerry Brown signed off on the requirement, which among other provisions, directs all Golden State car dealers to add red warning stickers to vehicles with...Read More»

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Latest Threat to Carbuyer Safety: The Evil of 'Curbstoning'

Have you heard of "curbstoning"? We hadn't, and we like to think we're up on new automotive trends. But if the National Automobile Dealers Association has its way, you will. Curbstoning, you see, is a dangerous threat to used-car buyers, who put themselves and their families in dire peril by buying...Read More»

TCC Tip: Buyer Beware, Your Bluetooth May Not Pair

This week, as we've sifted through's email for your questions, we've found an interesting one concerning Bluetooth connectivity. We're big users of the hands-free frequency, though we do advocate that you make all calls from a parked car, not a moving one. We're also...Read More»

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