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3 Tips to Take the Stress Out of Buying a Car

Buying a new vehicle is one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make.

If it’s been awhile since you’ve bought a new car or you’re a total newbie, there’s important info you need to avoid making a costly mistake.

Here’s how to do your homework before you buy.

1. Figure out how much you can afford.

You don’t buy caviar when there’s only room in your budget…
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Be a Better Driver by Following a Few Simple Tips

Self-driving cars aren’t quite ready for you to go out and buy just yet.

While you wait for the day to come when your car drives you around, here are some ways to keep yourself safe on the road when you’re the one behind the wheel.

Get off the phone

Your cell phone should be out-of-sight, out-of-mind when you’re driving.

Using your GPS is one thing but texting or scrolling through Facebook…
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Here’s What You Need to Know to Get Your Car Ready for Winter

October is Car Care Month!

Car Care Month is the perfect time to start taking steps to prepare your vehicle for the cold winter months that are on the way.

The cold weather brings specific hazards that you’ll need to watch out for and the best way to do so is to make sure your car’s ready!

Here’s what you should be thinking about during this Car Care Month.

Wiper blades
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Who Else Wants to Save Money on Gas This Winter?

Snow, slush, and the cold temperatures can have a massive effect on your fuel economy.

According to, your gas mileage is about 12% lower when the temperature is around 20 degrees than when it’s around 80 degrees.

If you drive a hybrid, you’ll take an even bigger hit in the winter, reduced by about one-third.

So, what can you do when Old Man Winter invades?

Try these tips.

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Car Care Tips: Put the Spotlight on Your Headlights

Fall’s here and one of the things that means is fewer hours of daylight.

Less daylight means your headlights are getting more of a workout than they do during the spring and summer months.

They may not seem like that big of a deal, but your car’s lights are one of the most important safety features on your vehicle.

Just think about it – if you can’t see or be seen, your chances…
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Car Care: Are You Doing More Harm Than Good?

You want your car to have a long life.

The way you take care of it plays a huge role in how long your vehicle will continue to provide you with reliable transportation.

You may be slowly killing your car without even realizing it.

Be sure to avoid these five mistakes.

1. Not heeding the check engine light.
When there’s a picture of your engine glowing red on your dashboard, there’s a pretty…
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Here’s How to Donate Your Used Car to Charity

Donating your used car is a selfless and generous choice.

It’s a fantastic way to give back or pay it forward – whichever way you want to look at it.

If this is something you’re interested in but don’t know how it works or what your first step should be, you’ve come to the right place.

Here’s what you need to know!

1.Choose a charity
Let’s face it – there…
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The 3 Most Popular Driving Myths and What You Should Do Instead

Have you followed any of these words of so-called driving “wisdom?”

If so – you’re not alone!

Most people have believed them without question for years.

The truth is that the alternatives to these erroneous rules are much safer.

Here are some of the myths you’ve probably heard and what you should be doing instead.

Myth #1- Car lengths
You were probably taught the ideal distance between you and the car in front of…
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Leasing Terms You Need to Be Familiar With

When you begin to look into the process of leasing, you’ll probably hear some unfamiliar terms.

Learning some of the leasing lingo can take a little of the confusion out of the process.

Give yourself a leg-up by getting acquainted with some of these words associated with leasing.

That’s you! The person who’s leasing the vehicle.

The party who is leasing the vehicle to you. Even though you may be…
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Here’s What You Should Do if You’re Ever in a Car Accident

No one wants to be involved in an accident.

But even the most careful of drivers may find themselves the victim of someone else’s carelessness.

It’s a scary situation and knowing what to do in the moment is important.

Here are the steps you should take if you’re in a collision.

First things, first
This is what you should do immediately after the accident occurs:

  • If it’s safe to do so…
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