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How to Get the Most Money for Your Trade In

How to Get the Most Money for Your Trade In
So you have had enough of your latest car. For whatever reason you want to buy a new car but your old one is still worth something but you are afraid that the dealer won’t offer a fair amount for your trade in. Set your worries aside, there are some things you can do to change that. Below are some simple and easy steps you can take to increase the value of your trade in. Continue Reading »

How to Notarize a Car Title

How to Notarize a Car Title
Whenever you buy or sell a vehicle, it may be necessary to make sure that the buyer or seller’s signature is authenticated. State by state, the specific requirements vary and are often greatly different, so you may need to do a little research prior. Continue Reading »

How To Decide What Sort Of Vehicle Is Right For You

How To Decide What Sort Of Vehicle Is Right For You
Choosing a car used to be a pretty straight forward process in days gone by. Cars were either big or small, two doors or four, and with either plenty of grunt or not very much at all. But those were simpler times, and today, the industry has virtually has a car for every possible combination of lifestyle, practicality, budget, and preference on form factor. And they’re marketed to appeal to our needs in very specific ways, too; from large to small families, those that prioritize luxury or are budget conscious, buyers that are looking for form or function. Continue Reading »

How to Avoid Buying "a Lemon"

How to Avoid Buying
Car buying can be and is often quite scary. Purchasing a vehicle is a major decision that involves lots of money and nobody wants to buy a lemon. More and more people these days are preferential to buying used rather than new while at the same time concerned about having to deal with inherited problems of the former owner. New cars can even be problematic after buying, however you can find a good car if you have spent a little time researching possible options. 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 »

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 »