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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.

What is a Powertrain Warranty?

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What is a Powertrain Warranty?
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All new cars come with warranties, but unfortunately they don’t cover absolutely everything that can go wrong with your car. One of the longest lasting warranties available is the powertrain warranty, but what exactly does it cover? Continue Reading...

Driving Test Tips: What You Should and Should Not Do

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Driving Test Tips: What You Should and Should Not Do
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You’ve worked your way through driver’s training, studied the rules of the road and even know how to use a roundabout. You’re well on your way to getting a license, but you’re not there just yet. To avoid failing your big exam here are a few common reasons people don’t pass a driving test and… Continue Reading...

Costco Sold Nearly 400,000 Cars Last Year

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Costco Sold Nearly 400,000 Cars Last Year
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When it’s time to purchase a new ride what’s the first place that comes to mind? For most people it’s probably a dealership. But did you know it’s possible to buy a car or truck at Costco? In fact the membership warehouse sold nearly 400,000 vehicles last year. Continue Reading...

Are Naturally Aspirated Engines Going Away?

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Are Naturally Aspirated Engines Going Away?
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In the race to improve efficiency and cut emissions, more and more automakers are turning to forced induction as a way of increasing fuel economy without sacrificing drivability. Continue Reading...

Are Cars Made In Mexico Reliable?

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Are Cars Made In Mexico Reliable?
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If you’re concerned about the reliability and quality of your next car, you’re likely analyzing a number of different factors, including where the car was produced. With a large number of cars being made in Mexico, should you expect less than stellar reliability or quality from these vehicles? Continue Reading...

Do I Really Need Premium Gas?

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Do I Really Need Premium Gas?
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Cost is often the first thing that comes to mind when motorists think of gasoline. Many will drive halfway across town to save a couple cents per gallon. Additionally, purchasing regular-grade fuel to save money can be an exercise in false economy, especially if your vehicle is designed for premium gas. Continue Reading...

Why is My Gas Mileage so Bad?

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Why is My Gas Mileage so Bad?
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Is your vehicle not living up to the promises made on its window sticker? Do your real-world miles per gallon look like the prices on a fast-food value menu? If fuel economy is falling short here are some possible culprits and a few solutions to maximize your MPG. Continue Reading...

Luxury Cars That Don’t Need Premium Gas

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Luxury Cars That Don’t Need Premium Gas
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Luxury is the antithesis of austerity. If you want the finest, fastest or most feature laden you’re going to have to fork over cash and usually lots of it. Continue Reading...

Why Won’t My Car Start?

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Why Won’t My Car Start?
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  Without a doubt, every owner dreads the moment when their car won’t start. What should you do? Who should you call? Can you fix it yourself? Here’s a list with ten common reasons why cars don’t start up and what you can do about it. Continue Reading...

10 Car Noises to be Concerned About

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10 Car Noises to be Concerned About
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With a twist of the key or poke of its start button your vehicle’s engine should fire up with the urgency of a physician responding to a code blue. Continue Reading...

What Kind of Tires Should I Buy?

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What Kind of Tires Should I Buy?
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Are your tires worn out after seeing several thousand miles of asphalt? It’s time to get a new set, but now you might be asking yourself “what kind of tires should I buy?” Continue Reading...

Should I Use Fuel Injector Cleaner?

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Should I Use Fuel Injector Cleaner?
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You’re walking down the aisle of your local auto-parts store and you happen to notice the shelf full of fuel-system cleaners. They might be nestled between oil additives and those bottles of goo designed to quiet noisy engines. The packaging looks nice and the price is usually right, but is this stuff a necessary maintenance… Continue Reading...

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...
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