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Jun 21

Best Used Cars for Grads

With graduation season behind us, many young adults are in the market for a “new” used car to get them back and forth from their recently acquired first jobs or for that vital job interview question regarding reliable transportation.  To help narrow the used car field down, AutoTrader.com compiled a list of the top five …

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Jun 19

Tips on Finding a Great Mechanic

In the summer, many of us take frequent, long road trips to visit family and friends. When packing for these trips, it is easy to forget to check up on one essential item: your car. A quick trip to a good mechanic will save break downs and car troubles when traveling this summer. Here are …

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Jun 06

Driving Tips Courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service

With the unofficial start of summer behind us and many people preparing to hit the roads, the U.S. Postal Service’s ‘Million Milers’ were asked to provide some tips for safe driving.  Who better to learn about safe driving tactics than from the thousands of postal employees who have driven over a million accident-free miles. Since …

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May 30

Is Your Car Ready for Summer?

Hot summer weather can put a lot of extra stress on a vehicle’s mechanical systems and components.  Taking the time and effort to prepare your car, truck or SUV now will help save you from unexpected and costly repairs later.  Below are several helpful tips to make sure you and your vehicle are ready for …

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May 25

Is it Time to Call a Professional?

Knowing when to contact a professional is the best medicine for a broken vehicle.  While many simple car repair and maintenance items can be completed at home with the right tools and instructions, there are several more complicated fixes that are best left to trained technicians.  Below are the top ten repairs, chosen by the …

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May 22

Most Underappreciated Cars & Trucks

Cars.com recently compiled a list of the Top 10 Underappreciated Cars and Trucks, or those vehicles they feel should be more popular based on their significance and quality.  While their choices are not necessarily poor sellers, they have not reached their full potential based on Cars.com’s assessment, and therefore may provide those in the market …

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May 08

Tips for Better Driving

Every time you put pull out of the driveway, you put yourself at risk by entering roadways congested with distracted, texting and drunk drivers. To help make sure you are as safe as possible, here are 10 useful, and entertaining, tips for becoming a better driver, suggested by Jalopnik.com readers.             10. Test your cars …

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Apr 27

TrueCar.com Study Shows Gender Car Buying Behavior

According to TrueCar.com’s annual demographic car-buying behavior study, women prefer import brands and smaller vehicles while men prefer flashy or brawny vehicles.  Examining gender differences, TrueCar’s study looked at over eight million auto purchases last year.  “Female car buyers really gravitated toward smaller, more fuel-efficient cars,” said Kristen Andersson, Senior Analyst at TrueCar.com. “It was …

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Apr 17

Best Used Cars for Teen Drivers

Purchasing a car for a teen driver can be a scary, and expensive, undertaking.  To help families find the safest and most affordable options, CarInsurance.com has put together a list of the least expensive 2008 and 2009 model year used cars to insure based on the following criteria: estimated to sell for less than $15,000 …

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Apr 13

KBB’s List of 10 Best Used Cars Under $8,000

In the market for an affordable used car but not sure which one to choose?  Look no further than Kelley Blue Book’s top 10 Best used Cars Under $8,000.  Compiled from a list of 2002 or newer used cars with a KBB Retail Value of less than $8,000, the top 10 were handpicked based on …

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