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    Red Flags to Watch for in Older Vehicles

    Wouldn’t it be great if you could get 200,000 miles or more out of your vehicle? Believe it or not, reaching those numbers is attainable. The older your car gets, it's imperative that you pay attention to specific red flags. It’s inevitable that some components will begin to wear out. The good news is if you know what to watch out for you can avoid unexpected and usually expensive [...]

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    10 Most Popular Car Care Myths

    While car care tasks are just part of life for any car owner, performing unnecessary maintenance or repairs can be costly. In some cases, it could actually do more harm than good.  On the other hand, needed regular maintenance can prevent major car problems. So, what’s necessary and what isn’t? Here’s a quick look at the top 10 car care myths to help you know the [...]

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    The 10 Most Common Car Noises and What They Mean

    So, your car is making a funny sound. Not the kind of funny anyone enjoys, but the kind that sends your mind racing. What IS that noise? Is it coming from the engine? Does it signify a real problem? Am I going to be stranded on the side of the road? And, most importantly, how much is it going to cost to make it go away? All important questions, for sure.  Identifying the noise is the [...]

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    The 7 Most Helpful Car Maintenance Steps For Winter

    As winter sets in, it’s time to prepare your vehicle for safe travel in hazardous weather. Whether you rely on your vehicle for your daily drive to work or you’re counting on it for a long road trip, there are several things you can do to help prevent accidents and improve your vehicle’s safety and reliability on the road. Here’s our handy checklist of things you should do to get [...]

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    The Cheapest and Most Expensive Cars to Maintain

    In general, the most expensive cars to buy are also the most expensive ones to maintain. If the vehicle you’re looking at is marketed as luxury, you can usually bet it’s going to cost you a pretty penny anytime something needs to be fixed. If you’re in the market for a new car, be sure to factor average annual maintenance costs into your decision-making process. Here’s a look at the [...]

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    What to Do If Your Brakes Go Out While Driving

    Like most drivers, you’ve thought about the terrifying possibility of driving down the interstate and suddenly not being able to stop your car. And, like most drivers, you’ve put it out of your mind, hoping it never happens to you. But did you know there are precautions you can take help prevent failing brakes? And did you also know there are maneuvers you can learn to safely stop a car[...]

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    Driving on Empty: How Far Can You Go on an Empty Tank?

    You’re driving along, when suddenly you hear that familiar ding. You need gas. But how soon do you need to fuel up? How many miles do you have left? Is there really any harm in driving until your tank is nearly empty? How Far Can You Drive Your Vehicle on Empty? Experts recommend keeping your gas above a quarter of a tank, but most of us ignore that from time to time. Some even regularly [...]

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