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Time for a New Set of Wheels? 3 Tips for Saving Money

Buying a car is a major expense.

It’s probably one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make.

There are ways to purchase a vehicle without breaking the bank, however.

Here’s how.

1. Do your research
There are many websites and even apps that keep data about cars sold in your area and the prices they were sold for.

Don’t be afraid to negotiate in order to get the best deal.

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10 Questions You Need to Ask Before Buying a New Vehicle

Buying a car is a big deal.

You need to ask the right questions, but what if you don’t even know what you don’t know?

The last thing you want to do is spend a lot of money and then find out that you missed something important.

Here are some important questions to ask your salesperson when you’re car shopping and why they matter.

1. What is the actual cost of the…
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Auto Trends for You to Watch for in 2018

Are you a “car” guy or gal?

Car enthusiasts and potential buyers both wait with bated breath to find out what the new year will bring for automobiles.

2018 doesn’t disappoint.

Let’s take a look at what you can expect to see in the areas of safety and technology in the latest models.

A 2017 poll conducted by AutoTrader showed that 70 percent of car buyers would choose a car that’s…
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Winter Tire Safety: Will a Patch Work?

Discovering you have a flat tire stinks.

When it’s in the cold of winter, it really stinks!

You (or your mechanic) will be able to tell when your tires are sufficiently worn to the point that they need to be replaced.

Often, a nail or other sharp object will puncture a tire, causing a slow leak and catching you off-guard.

The big question is if a patch will work or if you need to…
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The Car Apps You Need to Make Life Smoother

“There’s an app for that!”

You’ve probably heard that phrase a time or two, right?

When it comes to car apps, it’s a true statement.

Take a look at these apps that can really help your life (and your car!) run more smoothly!

This app lets you know where the closest gas stations are and which ones have the lowest price per gallon.

Taking a trip? GasBuddy allows you to find…
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Know the Difference Between Comprehensive and Collision Insurance -- and Save!

In combination, these two types of automobile insurance provide protection if your vehicle gets damaged.

The differences are in the types of damage that they cover.

Let’s take a closer look at each of them.

Collision Insurance
Collision insurance is for the repair or replacement of your damaged vehicle as a result of an accident.

It’s different from liability insurance, which covers damage to another person’s vehicle.

Here are some specific examples…
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2018 Subaru Outback: Proudly Made in the USA

You probably know that Subaru is a Japanese car manufacturer.

But did you know that almost all Subaru models are also manufactured in the good old U.S. of A.?

The Impreza, Impreza WRX, Legacy, Outback, Forester, and Tribeca are all made right here.

It’s good for you, the consumer, because being made in America saves in shipping costs and the supply is plentiful, meaning you get the best deal!

Let’s take a…
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Which Midsize Sedan is Right for You? The Subaru Legacy or the Ford Fusion?

Deciding on a new vehicle can be difficult.

There are a lot of factors to think about and choosing between two or more cars that all seem great can be confusing.

It can help to narrow it down to two options and do a comparison.

You’re in luck because we’ve done some of the work for you!

Let’s see how the Subaru Legacy and the Ford Fusion, two popular midsize sedans on…
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Subaru Forester vs. Ford Escape: Which Compact SUV Has the Right Stuff?

Deciding on a new vehicle to purchase can be difficult. There are a lot of factors to consider and you have more choices than ever before.

If a compact SUV is what you’re looking for, comparing your options can give you a little clarity.

The Subaru Forester and the Ford Escape are two of the most popular small SUVs on the market today.

Let’s take a look at how they stack up next…
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