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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.

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...

Why are Diesels More Efficient Than Gasoline Engines?

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Why are Diesels More Efficient Than Gasoline Engines?
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Diesel. To many American drivers the “D” word is something of a mystery. It’s associated with construction equipment, tractor trailers and hillbillies “rollin’ coal” in their modified pickups, spewing more black smoke than a burning pile of used tires. 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...

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 You Lease a New Car or Buy a Used One?

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Should You Lease a New Car or Buy a Used One?
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There are two affordable options to get into a car without settling for an econo-box. The first is lease a new car and the second is to buy a used one, but which path is the better choice? Continue Reading...

What NOT to do When Being Pulled Over

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What NOT to do When Being Pulled Over
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The other day we shared some insights that could help you when pulled over by the police. Now it’s time to cover a few of the things you absolutely should not do during a traffic stop. Hopefully you take notes; this could save you a lot of trouble during your next brush with the law. Continue Reading...

Can You Use Winter Tires All Year?

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Can You Use Winter Tires All Year?
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You might want to drive all year long on winter tires to save money, time or both, but that you shouldn’t do it. Continue Reading...
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