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When it comes to finding cars with the best insurance rates, fuel efficiency, or even whether hybrid or diesel is best for you, you’ll be able to find that information right here at the Tips and Advice page. We also aim to explain the latest car-tech and trends, so that you can be well informed for your next car purchase.

Top 10 Cheapest Vehicles to Insure

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Top 10 Cheapest Vehicles to Insure
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Car insurance is a necessary evil, an extra expense you really can’t drive without. Coverage is important both to protect yourself and others when the unexpected inevitably happens. Continue Reading...

What is Diesel Exhaust Fluid?

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What is Diesel Exhaust Fluid?
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Diesel engines are something of a mystery to many drivers, especially in North America where gasoline is the king of motoring fuels. Of course compression-ignition has a host of benefits compared to spark plug-equipped powerplants, not the least of which is dramatically better efficiency. Continue Reading...

10 Things Your Insurance Company Knows About You

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10 Things Your Insurance Company Knows About You
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Your insurance company can’t verify the annual mileage you drive, your marital status or who in your household drives your car, so why do they ask those questions when it comes to getting an insurance provider? Continue Reading...

What Really Goes On at Dealerships Part II

What Really Goes On at Dealerships Part II
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Whether they deserve it or not, dealerships often have less-than-favorable reputations. Continue Reading...

Must-Have Car Features for Expectant Parents

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Must-Have Car Features for Expectant Parents
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There may be no greater joy in life than knowing a newborn is on the way. Continue Reading...

Is Carbon Buildup a Problem With Direct-Injection Engines?

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Is Carbon Buildup a Problem With Direct-Injection Engines?
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Direct injection offers numerous benefits over port fuel delivery but could it be a bigger headache than it’s worth? Continue Reading...

Are Turbocharged Engines Reliable?

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Are Turbocharged Engines Reliable?
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  Turbochargers are becoming more and more popular. Automakers are constantly looking for ways to improve their fuel-economy figures without sacrificing performance and these little exhaust-driven blowers can really help out. Continue Reading...

Are Japanese Cars Really Reliable?

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Are Japanese Cars Really Reliable?
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Japanese automakers including Toyota, Lexus, Honda and Acura are often seen as makers of long-lasting, reliable cars. But do all cars from Japanese automakers feature extraordinary reliability? Continue Reading...

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...

Are Hybrids Reliable?

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Are Hybrids Reliable?
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With essentially two powertrains under the hood and a number of additional electric components, gas-electric hybrids are without a doubt complex vehicles. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re prone to breaking down. Continue Reading...

American Auto Loans hit Record Levels

American Auto Loans hit Record Levels
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No, you’re not imagining things. Both new- and used-vehicle prices are on the rise and American motorists are paying more than ever to purchase cars and trucks. 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...

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...

What to do After a Crash

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What to do After a Crash
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Like an addendum to Murphy’s Law, the unforeseen tends to happen when you least expect it; misfortune is like a lot like a combination ninja/cat burglar/stealth bomber. Glance away for a split second and BAM, something bad happens. Continue Reading...

What is Nappa Leather?

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What is Nappa Leather?
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From boots to bags and wallets to watch bands, leather is a premium material. In many ways it’s synonymous with luxury. Could you imagine if Prada knitted purses out of yarn or if Rolls-Royce covered its seats with burlap? These ultra-premium products owe much of their appeal to the humble cow. Continue Reading...

Can I Insure a Modified Vehicle?

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Can I Insure a Modified Vehicle?
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Insurance is something everyone needs but no one wants to pay for. Shelling out a big chunk of change every month for an essentially invisible service seems like a gross financial burden until you actually need it. Continue Reading...

Why do Car Seats Expire?

Why do Car Seats Expire?
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This may come as a shock to some drivers, though hopefully NOT ones with kids. Believe it or not children’s car seats actually have expiration dates, though not because they’re made of dairy products or tuna salad. Continue Reading...
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