Bidding on a Used Car

May 29

Bidding on a Used Car

Deciding to buy a used car can be a stressful process, and when it comes to haggling over a price, it pays (literally) to know exactly what you want, what you’re willing to pay, and what you’re getting. So suppose you’re on a bit of a retro kick and see a snazzy silver 2001 Volkswagen Beetle parked on the side of the road with a $6,000 “For Sale” sign. ...

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Is it Really Necessary to Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

May 21

Is it Really Necessary to Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

If you’re like ninety-percent of us with cars, getting an oil change is the last thing on your mind.  So when you look up one day and see that pesky little sticker in the corner of your window that says you are 1,000 miles over, you might panic. But is that old adage that “you need to change your car’s oil every 3,000 miles” really correct? Well, yes and...

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Stupid Car Games for Adults

May 14

Stupid Car Games for Adults

Let me start by saying that I hate car games.  They’re terrible, stupid, and you should never play them. Admittedly, I’m a bit biased from the unfortunate convergence of nearsightedness and slow reaction time in my youth which rendered me more or less the equivalent of one of those inflatable clown punching bags that can’t stay down during any game of...

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Rising Gas Prices Lead to Cheap Gas Promotions

May 10

Rising Gas Prices Lead to Cheap Gas Promotions

The price at the pump continues to rise, leaving many of us wondering if there is any end in sight. Going on a road trip was once a cheaper alternative for a vacation, but with the current price of gas, many people are turning to local “stay-cations.” So just how high can gas prices go?  The Hartford Courant reports that John Hofmeister, founder of Citizens for...

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What to Do If Your Car Catches Fire

May 07

What to Do If Your Car Catches Fire

Car fires aren’t a common occurrence, but when they do happen it’s important to know what to do and to react quickly. Suppose you are driving along in your car and you smell smoke.  Unless there is a fire in the area, it’s important to consider that the smell might be coming from your car.  Car fires are often much less dramatic than in the movies and start...

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