Category Archives: Car Buying Tips

What is GAP Insurance

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What is GAP Insurance, and is it Necessary? For most drivers a regular insurance policy is enough to cover the car in an accident. However, if you owe more than the car is worth you might consider Gap insurance, or what is more commonly called “GAP Protection”. GAP is protection against negative equity on your car, especially ...

Honda Timing Belt and Timing Chain List

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Here is the complete Honda Timing Belt and Timing Chain List. Some Honda engines are timing belt and others are chain. You need to know which one you have. A belt will need to be changed at regular intervals (usually at 90-120k miles) whereas a chain is generally good for the life of the engine and ...

What is a Salvaged Car and Should you Buy One?

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Sunday, March 29th, 2015 at 9:12 am   Generally people want a safe and reliable car. A salvaged car falls short on both accounts. But what is a salvaged car and should you buy one? Cars are built to rigid specifications for safety reasons. There is a built-in integrity that is engineered so that the car can ...

Did the Prius Start a Revolution?

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Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 5:52 pm   Cars that start revolutions are rare in the automotive industry, and often controversial. That is until the fad becomes so popular that it becomes an industry standard. The unusual Volkswagen Beetle achieved worldwide cult status as an inexpensive and reliable car but had to fight off the naysayers. ...

Is the Prius a Good Used Car?

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Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 5:52 pm   Cars that start revolutions are rare in the automotive industry, and often controversial. That is until the fad becomes so popular that it becomes an industry standard. The unusual Volkswagen Beetle achieved worldwide cult status as an inexpensive and reliable car but had to fight off the naysayers. ...

Should You Buy a New or Used Car? Which is Better?

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Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 4:58 pm   In the car buying world it seems a lot can go wrong, and it does. That is unless you take certain steps that, if followed, will result in a great experience. Most people begin the process of buying a car with a sense of fear if not outright ...

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The Myth of High Octane Fuel

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Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at 1:02 pm   At most gas stations you have a choice between three grades of gas: high, medium and low octane, commonly referred to as Premium, Plus and Regular. Most people assume that high octane is the best fuel, but unless you have a high performance engine you are completely wasting ...

Why You Should Buy a Car Before You Declare Bankruptcy

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Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 10:12 am   Bankruptcy is a very hard decision to make. What leads up to it is one of the most difficult phases people will go through in their lifetime. It is a desperate grasp at the last straw that is available to them. The last thing you would think about ...

Is Kelly Blue Book Accurate?

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 at 9:46 pm   Is Kelly Blue Book Accurate?Dealers use Kelly Blue Book to establish the value of a trade-in and private sellers use it as a guide in selling their personal cars. It is by far the most popular and, dare I say, “trusted” guide. But is KBB  accurate? In other ...