What Does a VIN Do?

What Does a VIN Do?
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Cars and trucks manufactured today receive a vehicle identification number (VIN). These complex alpha-numeric identifiers may seem completely random but in fact they contain a treasure trove of information. Continue Reading...

Can I Repair a Popped Tire?

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Can I Repair a Popped Tire?
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Few drivers appreciate the importance of tires until they’re stranded on the side of the road with a flat. The truth is every mile we drive depends on these rubber donuts. In spite of their importance tires are surprisingly vulnerable; even a tiny puncture can keep you from going anywhere. Continue Reading...

Should I Buy a Car with Cash?

Should I Buy a Car with Cash?
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The car-buying process is a frustrating chore; it’s stressful, takes hours of precious time and once you finally seal the deal you’re never certain if you got screwed like a box of Phillips-head fasteners. But before you sign your life away, is it better to finance a vehicular purchase or pay cash? Not surprisingly the… Continue Reading...

How to Get Your Car Ready for Summer

How to Get Your Car Ready for Summer
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After one of the harshest winters in memory, America’s northern extremities are finally starting to thaw out. Along with chirping birds and sunshine, spring has brought warmer temperatures. But just because nice weather has arrived doesn’t mean you should ignore vehicle maintenance. Continue Reading...

Do You Need to Get Your Tires Balanced?

Do You Need to Get Your Tires Balanced?
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If your steering wheel shakes or your car feels a bit bouncy while driving down the road, your vehicle may have tires that are out of balance. Continue Reading...

How to Avoid Purchasing a Flood-Damaged Vehicle

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How to Avoid Purchasing a Flood-Damaged Vehicle
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Buying a used vehicle is always risky. Even if it’s certified, inspected and under warranty there’s no telling how the previous owner (or owners) treated it. In addition to lackadaisical maintenance water damage is a major issue to be concerned with as well. Continue Reading...

Do You Need an International Driver’s Permit?

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Do You Need an International Driver’s Permit?
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The need for an international driver’s permit made headlines recently when 18 automotive journalists and six $100,000 Mercedes E63 AMGs were detained by Spanish officials for failing to have the required documents. Continue Reading...

What to do if You Are Involved in an Accident

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What to do if You Are Involved in an Accident
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Your car is at a standstill, your heart is racing, if you’ve just been in an accident, chances are you’re a little shook up. Take a deep breath. There are a few things to go over when you get into an accident, especially if another driver is involved. Continue Reading...

EPA vs CAFE: The Two Sides of Fuel Economy Numbers

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EPA vs CAFE: The Two Sides of Fuel Economy Numbers
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  Fuel economy numbers are more important now than ever before, as gas prices continue to rise in North America. Recently Dodge came under criticism for announcing its upcoming Dart compact will get 40 mpg combined. An impressively high number, even a class-leading car like the Hyundai Elantra, which gets 40 mpg highway, only achieves… Continue Reading...

How to Buy a Used Car

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How to Buy a Used Car
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Taking your time and researching can reap big rewards when it comes to purchasing pre-owned vehicles. To some, the very notion of purchasing a used car can send them running for the hills, but as with anything else, provided you do your homework, the vehicle you choose can save you thousands of dollars over that… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Cheapest Vehicles to Insure for Teens

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Top 10 Cheapest Vehicles to Insure for Teens
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Insurance isn’t kind to teenage drivers. Rates are usually double the price of experienced drivers. Luckily CarInsure.com has provided a list of the top 10 best vehicles to insure for teenagers.  The rates are calculated based on a Washington family: a married couple driving a 2011 Honda Accord and a 2009 Chevrolet Traverse, with a clean… Continue Reading...