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Thinking of Buying a Hybrid?

Thinking of Buying a Hybrid?
In recent years, Hybrid vehicles have become a more popular choice of car buyers who can afford them. Hybrid vehicles, just like “regular” cars, come in all sizes and shapes however the majority are either compact or mid-sized sedans. In terms of price, hybrids can cost up to 20% more than gas powered vehicles, electric and partially electric models have also become more common and are even more expensive. If you wish to purchase a Hybrid, expect to spend no less than $20,000 and at least $100,000 for a more expensive luxury model. Hybrid cars are better for the environment, their higher price tags however are offset somewhat by state and federal tax credits in certain cases and areas and lower running costs. Continue Reading »

How to Sell Your Car

How to Sell Your Car
In our last article, we reviewed an essential checklist of steps to prepare a car for private sale. But as we alluded to at the time, for many individuals, the hardest part of selling a car is, well… the selling part.

You see, having the car in top-notch condition is just the first phase; lining up potential buyers and converting the sale is the second. As we promised in the last article, we’re confident that if you’ve followed our preparation steps carefully, the car is going to do the hard work, but it’s still a good idea to do some homework with regards to sales techniques, too. Continue Reading »

How to Clear Foggy Headlights

How to Clear Foggy Headlights
Fogged up headlights are not only unattractive, but also potentially dangerous as restricted amounts of light are adverse in illuminating the road ahead. If your headlights are foggy, you may want to pick up a headlight restoration kit which is certain to improve visibility significantly. De-fogging your headlights only takes half an hour to an hour and the only tools you will need are electrician’s tape, a latex glove, a sponge, some old newspapers, water and a buffing wheel, although the buffing wheel is optional. Continue Reading »

How to Pass a Smog Check

How to Pass a Smog Check
Before you take your vehicle into a smog check, it goes without saying that your car should be in good working condition in order for it to have a decent chance of passing. If a car’s systems are all operating properly, it is more than likely that it will pass the check. However if you are uncertain as whether or not your car is in good enough condition, there a few steps you can take that are likely to help eliminate the need for expensive repairs and the likelihood that the odds of passing will be in your favor. Continue Reading »

How to Buff and Wax Your Car

How to Buff and Wax Your Car
Whether you have a vintage hot rod or an average, older run of the mill vehicle, waxing your car is something you should know how to do properly. Waxing your car helps to make your vehicle look better while also protecting the paint job’s lifespan. Knowing how to wax and buff the right way can help to save a significant amount of money in the long run. Continue Reading »

How to Change your Air Filter and Oil

How to Change your Air Filter and Oil
When it comes to the basic car care and maintenance, most people take their cars to the local Jiffy Lube and have to spend time waiting as well as money on services that do not require the help of car care professionals. Rather, if you are like most people, you should make a smart investment at your local auto parts store and change your own oil. Changing your own oil is not only cheaper, but also a good skill to acquire and habit to get into as doing so will help in keeping your car in the best shape possible, particularly when you decide or need to sell your vehicle. Cars have changed over the years, but not quite as much as you may think. If anything, changing your oil and air filter has become easier as technology has evolved. Performing car care and maintenance on your own may not be the same as it used to be however learning how to on newer cars has not changed. Continue Reading »

Preparing Your Car for Private Sale

Preparing Your Car for Private Sale
As convenient as car dealerships are, there’s one very good reason why people chose to sell their car privately: finance. While dealerships might promise attractive-sounding trade-ins on new vehicles, they won’t ever offer the full value of an equivalent private sale, and that’s because they’ve got pay their staff to sell your vehicle to someone else later down the track. For that reason, they’re going to have to undercut you to tack on profit margin. Continue Reading »

Gas Saving Tips

Gas Saving Tips
Gas costs continue to rise, whether the gas costs at your local stations have continued to rise or you simply have been lazy or unknowing of how to keep your gas and travel budget as low as possible, you could be saving money that you should have never should have spent. Below are some helpful gas money saving tips sure to help during your commute as well as on longer road trips and when on everyday errands. Continue Reading »

How to Protect Your Car's Interior

How to Protect Your Car's Interior
If you have any experience buying, selling and trading cars then you know how much of an impact maintaining the interior of your car has on the car’s resale value. The second a car leaves the dealership, the value starts to plummet. Car experts recommend regularly cleaning the car’s exterior year round and maintaining the car’s engine parts, but you also should be mindful of the condition of the interior just as well. Below are some useful hints that will help you to protect and maintain your car’s interior so that it will retain its value and stay in good condition. Continue Reading »

Tips for First-time Buyers

Tips for First-time Buyers
The first time you purchase a car is a process ripe with uncertainty regardless of personal circumstances. Whether you have recently graduated, just landed your very first real job or just never have purchased and owned a vehicle of your own, the process must be done well so that your purchase will be worth it in the long run. Listed below are some steps to take and useful tips for the first time car buyer. Continue Reading »