All About Your Timing Belt!

All About Your Timing Belt!

It’s all about timing! When people tell horror stories about costly car repair jobs, more times than not, it involves a timing belt. Why is that? It is likely due to the significance your timing belt plays in running your entire engine. If it breaks, it takes down a whole slew of other parts with it leaving you with a nasty bill. What is a timing belt? The timing belt is just that: a big…

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How to find a good mechanic.

How to find a good mechanic.

Finding the needle in the haystack. Looking for a mechanic to take care of your daily driver, or even just a project, can be quite a daunting task. Where do you even start?  While there is no clear cut path or exact answers, there are some things you can be on the lookout for. Is the mechanic open and honest? Any good and honest mechanic will be willing to break down everything that needs to…

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Should you Fix Up or Break Up with your vehicle?

Should you Fix Up or Break Up with your vehicle?

It’s not you, it’s me.  It can be quite surprising how attached we get to our vehicles. But if you stop for a moment and look back, we tend to go through a lot with them. I never considered myself attached to my Chevy Malibu, but when it got totaled, and it was time to say goodbye, you better believe there were some unexpected tears. When there are memories involved, it can make it hard…

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3 Ways to Keep Your Vehicle Healthy

3 Ways to Keep Your Vehicle Healthy

“The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.” –  Charles R. Swindoll Taking your car in for routine maintenance is often a ”small” detail that gets overlooked. Why is this? For some, taking your car in is the equivalent to a dentist appointment or filing your taxes; a necessary but tedious (and potentially more expensive than planned) part of life. For others, it just may not seem all that pressing. That…

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Top 10 Cars to make it past 200,000 miles

Top 10 Cars to make it past 200,000 miles

Searching for the most dependable vehicles. As you find yourself on the hunt for a new car, you may be wondering how long you should expect a new car to last. A recent study was done by USA Today that revealed the top ten cars with a chance to make it past 200,000 miles. To put these upcoming percentages into perspective, it’s worth noting that the average car only has a 1.2% chance to even…

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The History of the Ford Thunderbird

The History of the Ford Thunderbird

A new kind of luxury vehicle. The first Ford Thunderbird rolled off the production line in 1954. This sporty two-seat convertible was destined to become a favorite among Ford fans and car enthusiast alike. But despite its sporty appearance and powerful engine it was not marketed as a sports car. The Ford Thunderbird was the first in a new class of vehicle, which we’ve come to know as personal luxury cars. In the year 1958 the…

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Tips for Getting a Good Car Loan

Tips for Getting a Good Car Loan

Don’t dwell only on the monthly payment. Most people applying for a car loan jump right to the monthly payment. Although the monthly payment is important, it isn’t the most important number on your car loan. Make sure to pay attention to the total cost of the vehicle. Breakdown the monthly payment to see how much you will be paying in interest and other fees. Make note of how many years or how many payments…

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Car Negotiating Secrets for the Savvy Shopper

Car Negotiating Secrets for the Savvy Shopper

Know Your Numbers. Always do a little research before you head out shopping. If you plan to trade in your current vehicle, make sure to get a few car value estimates. Know how much your trade in is worth and decide how much you are willing to accept. If you know what kind of vehicle you are looking for, take a few minutes to check out its current market value. Pay close attention to the…

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Getting the most of our your trade in.

Getting the most of our your trade in.

Edmunds estimates that 40% of all car shoppers in 2018 will have trade ins. If you are planning to trade in your vehicle, you may be wondering how to get the most money for your trade in. Here are a few tips to get you started. Get more than one offer. A quick way to get several car value estimates is to apply online. There are tons of websites that provide fast and free car…

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The #1 Car Buying Mistake

The #1 Car Buying Mistake

There are many mistakes to avoid when purchasing a new car. One of the more common and perhaps the biggest mistake we see people make is listening to the advice of an unqualified person. “The number one mistake car buyers make is, they go, ‘My friend said it’s really good.’ You know, this is the only country in the world where people do that,” – Jay Leno  We live in a society where friends, co-workers,…

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