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SUVs vs Crossovers

SUVs vs Crossovers
A decade ago SUV’s were one of the largest vehicle types on the market whose production continued to grow at a rapid pace, since then, Crossovers have also become as popular and sought after as the SUV once was. Both remain popular and are seen on roads everywhere, but how are they different? While a Crossover may seem to be almost the same as an SUV, there are major differences between the two vehicle types despite some cross pollination of the names by some automakers attempting to draw and attract interested buyers of larger sized vehicles. Continue Reading »

How to Clean Your Engine

How to Clean Your Engine
You may be like most people and almost always keep both the interior and exterior of your car sparkling clean and never forget to get an oil change when it is time to, but did you know that cleaning your car’s engine is just as important? The engine and engine compartment need to be cleaned in order for the car to run as best it can. Below are steps to take in cleaning your car’s engine compartment and motor. Continue Reading »

Wising Up To Internet Crime

Wising Up To Internet Crime
The used car market has always been a thriving trade. Where there’s money to be made or a bargain to be sniffed out; punters have been wheeling and dealing automobiles since the earliest days of the industry. But the internet seen the practice totally explode, with popular online auction sites offering inexpensive advertisements that reach huge volumes of potential buyers. The game has changed, allowing any John Doe to buy, sell, or even run an online business through the power of online connectivity. Continue Reading »

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 »