Do You Have to Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

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Do You Have to Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?
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To quickly answer the inquiry posed in this article’s title, NO! Modern vehicles do not need to have their crankcase lubricant exchanged every 3,000 miles. However, there are caveats and you need to be aware of them. We’ll explore these in greater detail after the jump so go ahead and click the link. We’ll wait… Continue Reading...

Tips From a Salesman on How to Buy a Car

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Tips From a Salesman on How to Buy a Car
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Buying or leasing a new vehicle can be terribly stressful. This is understandable because cars and trucks are often the most expensive things people purchase after their homes. Continue Reading...

How to Drive Through a Roundabout

How to Drive Through a Roundabout
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Roundabout, traffic circle, rotary, gyratory, whatever you call these curving intersections they can be quite confusing to drivers that have never experienced one before. With yield signs, bike lanes and pedestrian crossings there’s a lot going on in a small area and plenty of opportunity to screw things up. But here are a few helpful… Continue Reading...

Should I Buy Tires Made in China?

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Should I Buy Tires Made in China?
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Good press for Chinese manufacturing is hard to come by these days. American consumers have faced numerous issues with products imported from the country. Lead-laced toys, melamine-tainted toothpaste and pet-food recalls are a few incidents that come to mind. But what about tires? Should you trust your life to bargain rubber? Continue Reading...

Chrysler 300 vs. Chevrolet SS vs. Cadillac CTS

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Chrysler 300 vs. Chevrolet SS vs. Cadillac CTS
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The large, rear-wheel-drive sedan is a uniquely American phenomenon. Like bison, they used to roam free across the continent in an enormous herd that couldn’t be numbered, not even with an industrial-size abacus. But just like their furry, hoofed counterparts these cars have all but disappeared, victims of that relentless and unstoppable force called progress. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Most Ridiculously Priced Car Options

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Top 10 Most Ridiculously Priced Car Options
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So, you’re in the market for a new car. Your ‘88 Toyota Tercel has served you faithfully for the past decade and a half since you purchased it following your second divorce. But now it’s high time for something with a few features, not to mention a body structure that’s doesn’t consist entirely of ferrous… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius v vs. Ford C-Max Hybrid vs. Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

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Toyota Prius v vs. Ford C-Max Hybrid vs. Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
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Whether they come in the form of a subcompact hatchback or a full-sized pickup, hybrids are some of the most technically advanced vehicles on the road today. Blending the best of internal combustion and electric propulsion these cars and trucks can save drivers major dollars at the filling station thanks to their Star Wars-grade technology… Continue Reading...

Miata Madness: Nissan 370Z vs. Ford Mustang vs. Subaru BRZ

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Miata Madness: Nissan 370Z vs. Ford Mustang vs. Subaru BRZ
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Unlike past installments of Ask AutoGuide we’re taking a moment to help one of our own this week. Don’t like it? Well then, how about you send us some car-buying questions then? How’s that sound? In any event road-test editor Mike Schlee could use a new ride. He’s the proud owner of a first-generation Mazda… Continue Reading...

Infiniti QX50 vs. BMW X1 vs. Volvo XC60

Infiniti QX50 vs. BMW X1 vs. Volvo XC60
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We hope you brought an appetite because luxury utility vehicles are on the menu this week, and the portion sizes are hard to believe. Hungry for more? Hit the jump and dig in. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 33 – Dodge Durango vs. Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Ford Flex

Ask AutoGuide No. 33 – Dodge Durango vs. Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Ford Flex
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Whether you want a big one a small one a squat one or a tall one, automakers can provide just about any kind of crossover vehicle you desire. These days there’s really something for every person, purse and purpose. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 32 – Chevrolet Corvette Stingray vs. Jaguar F-Type Coupe vs. Porsche Cayman S

Ask AutoGuide No. 32 – Chevrolet Corvette Stingray vs. Jaguar F-Type Coupe vs. Porsche Cayman S
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Winter’s frosty chill may have a death-grip on much of the Northern hemisphere but frigid temperatures and interminably gray skies aren’t going to prevent us from thinking on the bright side. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 31 – Mazda 3 vs. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen vs. Subaru Impreza

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Ask AutoGuide No. 31 – Mazda 3 vs. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen vs. Subaru Impreza
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It’s a new week and that means it’s time for another installment of Ask AutoGuide. As the Motor-Vehicle Problem Solvers we never stop working for you, our loyal audience… as long as we’re punched in and Samantha down in HR has approved the overtime. In any event, small cars are becoming the automotive industry’s next… Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 30 – 2014 Acura MDX vs. 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2014 Ford Explorer

Ask AutoGuide No. 30 – 2014 Acura MDX vs. 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2014 Ford Explorer
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Two’s company but three’s a crowd. More may be merrier in certain situations but undoubtedly not in every circumstance. Sure, having more flavors of ice cream to choose from or more paid vacation time is like hitting the jackpot at your local Native American tribal casino. Bingo was indeed his name-o. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 29 – Infiniti QX80 vs. Mercedes-Benz GL350 vs. Lexus LX 570

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Ask AutoGuide No. 29 – Infiniti QX80 vs. Mercedes-Benz GL350 vs. Lexus LX 570
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It’s Christmas time and depending on where you live, snow could be falling and carolers calling. However, depending on your outlook, frozen precipitation is either a beautiful natural phenomenon or a dreadful sign of frigid weather; holiday singers can be a festive reminder of bygone times or guilty of trespassing. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 28 – Chevy Impala vs. Honda Accord vs. Volkswagen Passat vs. Toyota Avalon

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Ask AutoGuide No. 28 – Chevy Impala vs. Honda Accord vs. Volkswagen Passat vs. Toyota Avalon
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What do Abraham Lincoln, Shaquille O’Neal and Chewbacca have in common? Truth be told, not a whole lot. Honest Abe got capped, Shaq can’t shoot free throws and Chewie is hairier than a herd of yaks… or the filter in a Econo Lodge hot tub. This trio’s differences abound, but one thing they all share… Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 26 – Acura ILX vs. Audi S4 vs. Cadillac CTS-V

Ask AutoGuide No. 26 – Acura ILX vs. Audi S4 vs. Cadillac CTS-V
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a lighthearted fairytale highlighting the adventures of a cute little girl and a trio of cuddly bears… or is it? A closer examination of this innocent-sounding narrative reveals that it’s actually a gloomy tale that glorifies breaking and entering, trespassing, vandalism and theft. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 17 – Nissan Pathfinder vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer

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Ask AutoGuide No. 17 – Nissan Pathfinder vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer
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God blessed Texas with His own hand Brought down angles from the Promised Land Gave ‘em a place where they could dance If you want to see heaven, brother, here’s your chance… Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 15 – Nissan Pathfinder vs. Ford Flex vs. Mercedes E350 Wagon

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Ask AutoGuide No. 15 – Nissan Pathfinder vs. Ford Flex vs. Mercedes E350 Wagon
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Like Mariah Carey’s ancestry, modern crossover vehicles have unusual roots. The award-winning American singer’s family tree is more varied than the flora of a rainforest understory. Her unique blend of nationalities includes African, Venezuelan and Irish. That’s more ingredients than Belorussian variety sausage. Who’s hungry for some lean, finely textured opossum? Continue Reading...

Tech Support: How Lexus is Helping Customers Understand Advanced Features

Tech Support: How Lexus is Helping Customers Understand Advanced Features
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We live in a digital world. For many new-car shoppers megabytes and gigahertz are just as important as horsepower and fuel economy. To members of the younger demographic chips are made of silicon, not potatoes, and ram has nothing to do with trucks. But what about the rest of us? To help customers understand the… Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 10 – Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla vs. Subaru Impreza

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Ask AutoGuide No. 10 – Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla vs. Subaru Impreza
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The week is drawing to a close and while that can mean several things, most importantly (of course), it’s time for another installment of Ask AutoGuide, the information superhighway’s most exciting semi-regular feature. Beating the competition to market with mildly informative and generally accurate content is the name of the game. Our skilled geniuses are… Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 6 – The Crossover Conundrum

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Ask AutoGuide No. 6 – The Crossover Conundrum
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Once upon a time the automotive market was radically different. Just a few decades ago things were much simpler for consumers than they are today. Unless they’re shopping for a new Tesla, buyers face a borderline-absurd number of choices when they walk into a typical dealer showroom. This is why we’re here. Ask AutoGuide’s expertly… Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide – What Kind of Oil Should I Use?

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Ask AutoGuide – What Kind of Oil Should I Use?
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Every week Ask AutoGuide provides iron-clad vehicle-shopping advice to distressed, confused or otherwise bewildered consumers. Whether they’re in the market for a family-friendly crossover or something that’s good in winter weather, the Oracles of all things automotive have been there to lend some helping hands. But this week they’re taking a slightly different approach. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 3 – Dad’s Dilemma

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Ask AutoGuide No. 3 – Dad’s Dilemma
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Like veteran 911 operators AutoGuide’s expertly trained staff is here to help at anytime, day or night… as long as they can respond via e-mail and at their convenience. Ask AutoGuide is our newest weekly feature and it’s off like a prom dress. Continue Reading...
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