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DIY Car Maintenance Every Adult Should Know

DIY Car Maintenance Every Adult Driver Should Learn

Are you an adult? Do you own a car? If you don’t know how to perform these very basic maintenance checks, it’s time to up your game.

These Redneck Car Repairs Are So Ridiculous, They’re Actually Impressive

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Nobody likes paying for car repairs, but you won’t believe the redneck car repairs people think of to avoid a trip to the mechanic. Yeah…that looks safe.

7 Tips To Help You Get The Best Deal On A New Car

7 Ways To Get The Best Deal On A New Car

Online tools make it easier than every to get the best deal on a new car. Here are 7 rules to buying a car that will help you get your ride at a fair price.

Are Certified Pre-Owned Cars Worth The Premium Price?

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Auto manufacturers offer certified pre-owned programs to alleviate car buyers’ concerns about buying a lemon. But how much more should you be willing to pay for a certified pre-owned car?

Why You Should (Almost) Never Lease A Car

Car leases are tempting: You get brand new wheels for a low monthly payment. Financially, however, it's a terrible idea.

A car lease gives you a brand-new car for a low monthly payment; what’s not to like? Everything. Here are the many reasons why you should never lease a car.

Auto Financing For Smart People: Tips For Saving On Your Car Loan

How to finance a car the smart way; auto financing tips.

Learn how to finance a car the smart way. Save money on auto financing by knowing your credit score and leveraging competing loan offers at the dealership. Put money down, keep the term as short as you can afford, and — of course — don’t buy more car than you can afford.

Will Your Car Insurance Come Through After An Accident? Lessons Learned From A Total Loss

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Last fall, an errant driver broadsided my Ford Escape, trapping me inside until firefighters cut the car apart with the jaws of life. This is what I learned about the hassles and — even though I had car insurance — the significant costs of being in an accident.

For The Best Price On A New Car, TrueCar.com Levels The Field Between Buyer And Dealer

TrueCar provides and easier car buying experience.

TrueCar provides car buyers with pricing data so you don’t have to negotiate blindly. My recent experience using TrueCar to buy a new Ford Fiesta ST.

How Much Should You Spend on a Car in Your 20s?

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How much car can you afford? Find out how much you should spend on a car in your twenties and why — unless cars are your absolute passion — it’s probably way less than you think.

Why ‘Reliable’ Cars Aren’t Safe from the Mechanic’s Bill: The Most Common Repairs on Popular Sedans

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Even if you own a trusty, boring sedan, you still need to set aside money for auto maintenance. Learn the most common repairs on reliable cars like the Toyota Corolla, Honda Accord and Ford Focus.