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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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A New Car in January: Here’s Why It’s Not as Crazy as You Think




If you’ve spent a lot of money on the holidays, you may think buying a new car in January is plain silly.

But, if you’re able to get a new set of wheels, January is a great time for deals.

Here’s why you shouldn’t toss the idea of buying now.

Goals to meet
You may need to watch your dollars after a holiday spending spree, but the dealerships still have to…
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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.

Safety
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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Car Care: What You Need to Know About Protecting Your Vehicle’s interior




Have you ever thought about how much time you spend in your vehicle?

If you added it up, you may be surprised!

You probably do a whole lot of “living” right in your car.

It doesn’t take long for your spotlessly clean vehicle to accumulate some smudges, scrapes, and a fair amount of crumbs.

Here’s what you can do to protect your car’s interior.

Have a place for trash
Hamburger wrappers and…
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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!

GasBuddy
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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Newly Married? Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Car Insurance



Getting hitched comes with a lot of changes.

Financially, you have to figure out if you’re going to combine your bank accounts and who will be in charge of paying the bills.

With all the larger decisions, you may not have considered if and how getting married can affect your car insurance.

Did you know that in the eyes of insurance companies, people who are married are considered lower risk than those who are…
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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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