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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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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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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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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Choosing the right 1st car for your teenager.

Choosing the right 1st car for your teenager.

Safety Safety is always the first thing on any parents mind.  Airbags, car size, weight , and power locks are the classic things to look for. Other than those though are more modern features such as rear view cameras, back up sensors, parking assistance, and even automatic lane change. There are many aspects of safety to consider. You should focus on the most important and necessary features, and then compare them to the price range you…

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5 Essential Car Buying Tips

5 Essential Car Buying Tips

1) Read Reviews. Be sure to check out some online reviews before going to any dealership. Who you buy from is just as important as what you buy. Reviews can be found in number of places. Google, Facebook, Yelp, and other websites can provide you with plenty of honest reviews. If you don’t manage to research a dealer prior to showing up, you can always pull up some reviews on your phone. 2) Have a mechanic check the vehicle you…

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