Category Archives: Car Buying Tips

Interference Engines – Complete List

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Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at 12:47 pm   The following list will provide you the information on whether your car engine is an interference engine or a non-interference engine. An interference engine is one that has insufficient clearance between the valves and pistons if the cam stops turning due to a broken timing belt. The result is usually ...

Prius v Wagon Review

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Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 12:54 pm   Beauty Isn’t Everything Function over Fashion, that is the saying. Aside from fine art, Italian cars and certain runway models, no matter how beautiful something is, if it’s not functional, it’s not worth a damn. The Prius v Station Wagon however, is one of the best examples of cutting ...

Best Family Car

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Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 1:29 pm   2001-2007 Toyota Highlander – Used Car Review The first generation Toyota Highlander (or Kluger as it is known in Australia) was introduced to the world in 2001. The word ‘Klug’ has its’ roots in German, meaning “clever”. Why they name a Japanese car a German name that is sold ...

Leasing vs Buying

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Monday, March 3rd, 2014 at 5:17 pm   I often get the question “leasing vs buying” when a client is ready to buy a new car. The reasons given for leasing has more to do with the fact that leasing seems easier and has the added benefit of not having to deal with repair cost. Let’s face it; ...

Car Recycling – Crunching and Grinding

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Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 at 8:24 am   Astounding as it may seem, your car is made from about 35,000 pieces. But only 65% is steel (the rest is made from other metals, glass, rubber and upholstery). When your car finally finds its way to the graveyard hall of fame you will find that they will ...

Why You Should Love Your Car

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 at 1:45 pm   Most people claim they want to have a good reliable car  to drive in existential bliss, to enjoy the commute without having to worry about the check engine light suddenly illuminating or having any problems arise that distract us from our daily driving expedition. We want that our ...

Leasing Vs. Buying…What is the Best Choice?

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Leasing vs. Buying a Car in Los Angeles: What is the Best Choice? It's a common dilemma with automotive consumers: leasing vs. buying a car. Is it better to lease a new automobile or finance a car with payments? Conventional wisdom says buying a car makes more sense, but in the past few years leasing a ...

Should I Buy a New or Used Car

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Thursday, December 12th, 2013 at 1:29 pm   When choosing between a new or used car it pays to consider everything that is involved. The most cited reason for buying new is that there is very little risk. True, the new car will have a full factory warranty that you will have for a number of ...

Best Time to Buy a Car

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 at 1:19 pm   I can sum it up in 3 words; supply and demand.The best time to buy a car is when there are plenty of cars and no buyers, such as the weekday, before holidays and during inclement weather. The worst time to buy would be when there are a ...

7 Tips for Winterizing Your Car

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Saturday, November 9th, 2013 at 1:34 pm   Winterizing your car before the cold weather sets in should be a priority right now. Your car will be pushed to the limit with cold temperatures, snow, ice, road salt and freezing rain. It pays to prepare your car so you are not left out in the cold. 1/ Radiator Coolant ...