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

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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 no. The motors of cars built in the seventies and early eighties (or before!) were much less efficient than cars today, and many of them really did need to have their oil changed...

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What to Do If Your Car Catches Fire

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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 with the smoldering or melting of wires and other car material.  Of course, if you do see flames coming from your car, it’s a pretty good indication that you have a car fire on...

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The Top Ten Ways to Save Money on Gas & Car Repairs

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The Top Ten Ways to Save Money on Gas & Car Repairs

Over two hundred years ago Benjamin Franklin stated: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” There probably weren’t a whole lot of cars back then, but if ol’ Franklin were alive today, he probably would have added “rising gas prices” and “car repairs” to his litany of despair. So in these difficult times, how do you save cash and keep your car from turning into a mobile money pit? For those of us who give that little extra squeeze to top off our gas at the pump, here are the top ten ways to...

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