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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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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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Have You Ever Wondered What Happened to Your Old Car?

Sometimes a car is just a car.

Other times it’s a piece of your story – your history – and it’s hard to let it go.

Maybe you took it on a road trip to Connecticut while you were in college.

Perhaps you drove it away from your wedding reception, adorned with tin-cans and window paint or it carried your babies home from the hospital.

Whatever the case may be, you’ve probably wondered at…
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5 Maintenance Tips to Get Your Vehicle Ready for Spring

Winter weather can do a number on your vehicle! The snow, ice, and salt create potholes in the roads, which then wreak havoc on your car. Not to mention the film of grime that is left behind by the melting snow, dulling your paint job.

Once the snow’s gone, you can get busy erasing the damage that was done.

What are the best ways to get your vehicle ready for spring?

Here are five…
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Get Your Car in Tip-Top Shape for Spring

When winter finally breathes its snowy last, your vehicle will surely need a little extra attention. The weather of winter can prohibit giving your car the same care that you’re able to give it in the warmer months.

Once spring has sprung, it’s time to get your vehicle ready for warmer days. Here’s how:

  • Take care of the interior. Slushy feet make a mess in your vehicle, but cleaning your car out…
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Spring is in the Air! Time to Shop for a New Car!

The freshness of spring makes most people feel happy, vibrant, and ready for newness. What better way to experience that than with a new vehicle, right?

Spring is the perfect time to buy. Dealerships have new models and makes available for the picking. You shouldn’t have any trouble finding what you’re looking for.

It’s best to be prepared before you begin the fun part! Here are some things you should think about…
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Tire Safety 101

Are you willing to spend one penny to ensure your tires are safe?

That’s all it takes to “test” their wear, and see if the tires are losing tread or the tread is wearing out.

Using a penny to test the tread is a low-cost, effective way for car owners like you to gauge their safety.

Check tire safety
The tread
Here’s how to conduct the test:
  • Place a penny into one of…
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How to Choose a Cool Car if You're a Parent

Back in the day, you could choose a sporty car without a second thought. But the minute you become a parent, the dreaded minivan doesn’t look so bad, does it?

That’s because your priorities change when you become a mom or dad, and you’re willing to put your children’s safety ahead of looking “cool.”

Many of today’s vehicles have the features you need to ensure safety, as well as comfort…
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All About ABS Brakes


Anti-lock brakes (ABS) are all the rage these days -- and for good reason. This nifty safety feature will ensure you can control your vehicle in hazardous conditions by preventing the vehicle’s wheels from locking when you need to brake heavily.

Here’s everything you need to know about ABS brakes.

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How to Save on Car Insurance

The sticker price and any additional add-on features you purchase for your car are not the only expenses related to owning the vehicle. You should also consider the insurance payment you’ll owe on the car before you buy.

Insurance is a necessary evil. You must purchase it, but it also protects you from huge repair bills if you get into an accident.

Here our are best tips for saving on car insurance:
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