A quick and easy automotive checkup can help prepare a vehicle for the stress of high temperatures and increase its reliability on long road trips.
* Tires -- To help prevent dangerous and inconvenient tire failure, examine tires for uneven or excessive tread wear. Make sure all tires, including the spare, are inflated properly.
Continue reading » Comments (58) 05.04.2007. 06:24These are the cars that use the least amount of gas (highest mileage per gallon). Figures show MPG City and Highway.
Most Fuel Efficient Overall
Honda Insight - 60 66
Most Efficient Minicompact Cars
MINI Cooper Manual(5) - 28 36
MINI Cooper Automatic(variable) - 26 34
Continue reading » Comments (10) 05.04.2007. 06:22
Always shop around for the lowest car insurance rates
This is quite self explanatory and many people do it.
Do get a copy of your driving record
Have a copy of your drivers license record before shopping for insurance. Many of us have errors in our driving report that drive up our auto insurance rates. In the newspaper, a clerk of the court admitted they had a 20% error rate, and said it was normal. Just like your credit history determines your car loan approval, your driving record determines how expensive your auto insurance will be.
Continue reading » Comments (3) 05.04.2007. 06:20
Deciding on the best car for teenage drivers depends on who is doing the deciding — the teen or their parents. Teenagers and their parents tend to have different objectives and priorities when it comes to cars, although it's often not difficult for the two parties to come to a mutually agreeable decision, especially when each party is willing to compromise a little. In this article, we'll try to look at the subject from both points of view.
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Having a bad credit report and low FICO score often creates problems when buying or leasing a car. However, banks and finance companies have eased off a bit from a few years ago and are much more willing to do business with customers with poor credit histories. Car manufacturers and dealers have become so competitive that they are willing to take some extra risks to get business that they might have turned down in the past. Futhermore, credit repair has become somewhat easier than in the past.
Continue reading » Comments (8) 26.03.2007. 12:59
Used Cars. A simple term that has a less than positive meaning for most car buyers. Conventional wisdom says that buying a used car is buying someone else’s problems. However, as new car quality has gone up, the risk of buying a late model used car has gone down. In fact, the automotive industry doesn’t even call them used cars anymore. The term to look for now is Certified Pre-Owned, or CPO.
“There is a growing market in this country for used vehicles that have been put through a Certified Pre-Owned program. CPO vehicles give the consumer a chance to buy the latest models, often only two or three years old, at a big savings over a new car. So, when you buy one, you’re really doing yourself a favor,” says John Davis, host of MotorWeek, the longest running weekly automotive show on television.
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The leading cause of death during winter storms is transportation accidents. Preparing your vehicle for the winter season and knowing how to react if stranded or lost on the road are the keys to safe winter driving.
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This list of the most stolen cars in 2002 was compiled by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), which is a not-for-profit organization financed by auto insurers. They monitor every report of a stolen car.
Continue reading » Comments (42) 26.03.2007. 06:51
18 Tips for Saving Money on Gasoline
Gas prices are on the rise. Here are some tips to help you conserve gas and save money as we approach summer gas prices.
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