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8 Tips for Getting More Life Out of your Car

Buying a car is a long-term investment, and the last thing you want to do is inadvertently lower the lifespan of your purchase by failing to give it the care and attention that it deserves. Basic car maintenance can save you a sizable amount of cash in the long-term, both in avoiding unwanted bills at the mechanics and in extending the mileage you can get out of it.

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Vehicles with Stop-Start Systems Are Now Being Sold at Car Auctions

How much do you pay for gas? It varies among states. Currently, the national average is $2.26, which is higher than what it was a year ago at $2.005. Premium gasoline costs around $2.75 while diesel is about $2.45. While the numbers appear low, it won’t be once you keep in mind how much fuel you need to run your vehicle. It’s not impossible for someone to spend hundreds of dollars a month for gasoline only.

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Are you Ready to Buy your First Car?

Like your first date or first day of school, buying your first car is a milestone that can be both daunting and exhilarating. Nothing quite beats the freedom of your own vehicle to get you where you want to go, but with a car comes financial responsibilities that can quickly turn into burdens if you’re not prepared. With that in mind, here’s some tips and information to help you decide if you’re truly ready to buy your first car.

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5 Things You Should Budget for When Buying a Car at Auction

Buying a car is a big investment, however the purchase price for the vehicle doesn’t represent the entire cost. In order to start driving, you’re going to need to budget some additional money to pay for upkeep, insurance and a few other things that might arise.

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4 Incredible Vehicles that have been Sold at Auction

At any auction house, you’re bound to see a few strange and fantastic cars come through. From cheap luxury car models sold at auction, wacky custom models and hand-tooled projects to famous cars straight off the movie set, you never know what you’ll find at an auction.

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5 Winter Car Maintenance Hacks You’ll be Thankful for These Holidays

As those chilly winter months hit, you’ll need to start taking steps to ensure your automobile’s safety. During winter, it’s no longer a question of having enough gas in the tank and the keys in the ignition; you’ll have to deal with frost, and the wear and tear it can put upon an engine in both the short term (i.e: starting it up) and the long term. During the winter cars take longer to start up, wear out more quickly, and have a much bigger chance of failing when you really need them, but following a few tips and tricks can make a big difference. Let’s go over a couple that’ll extend the life of your vehicle and ultimately save you a lot of money in repairs and maintenance costs.

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How Does MPG (Miles Per Gallon) Affect Car Prices At Auction?

Even if you are buying a car at an auction, it is still essential that you base your choice in certain criteria. After all, you are spending money. One of these is miles per gallon (MPG). Miles per gallon is exactly what it is—how much miles you travel per gallon. For example, if the vehicle as 30 mpg, it means it reaches 30 miles before one gallon of the gasoline is used up. Since 2010, vehicles now bear an mpg label from the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), the numbers of which stand for three things: city mpg, highway mpg, and combined mpg. These numbers can be found usually in a window sticker. If you are not sure where it is, ask the seller or the auctioneer.

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How to Increase the Resale Value of Your Car

A car is a major purchase, so it’s worth putting extra effort into maintaining your car’s value from the very first day of ownership. While cars start depreciating in value from day one, there are definitely things car owners can do to maximise returns when the time comes to sell their vehicle. These tips for maintaining and raising the value of your car will allow you to obtain the best possible price for your vehicle whether you’re planning to sell now or a few years in the future.

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A Guide to Finding The Best Car Loan Rates

For most people, purchasing a car will be one of the largest purchases they’ll ever make. There’s not really much that stacks up to the sheer monetary value of a car in most people’s houses, with the exception of the house itself.

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GSA Auctions Can Produce Cheap Car Deals for Buyers

How do you acquire a second-hand car? Most probably you go to your nearest or trusted car dealer, ask for recommendations from friends and family, or check out the listings in Craigslist or eBay. Do you know that you can actually get a great vehicle for an incredibly cheap price at an auction? In fact, to be more specific, you can join a General Services Administration (GSA) auction. What Is GSA? GSA is an independent agency of the federal government, which simply means that it forms part of your very own government. It performs a variety of functions, but they are related to procurement and management of a wide variety of assets. While that may sound easy to you, it really isn’t. To give you an idea on how important the agency is, know that it has a budget of more than $26 billion each year and is composed of over 10,000 employees!

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