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How to Determine the Value of a Used Car

Gov Auctions - How to Determine the Value of a Used Car

The first step in understanding the value of a used car is to realise that it actually has several different values, depending on where you are in the buying cycle. These include its book value, its wholesale or trade-in value, and its retail value.

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The Best Summer Road Trip Routes

When Summer comes around, it’s time to unwind the windows, throw on the best cruising music you can find, and roadtrip under rejuvenating light of the midyear sun. And if you can’t find any sun, just keep the road-trip going until you do.

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15 Items you Should Carry in your Car for a Roadside Emergency

No matter how well we drive or how often we service our cars, sooner or later most of us will experience a breakdown by the side of the road. If it’s a busy road in the middle of summer, this may only be a minor inconvenience, but if it’s an isolated back road in the dead of winter, it could be a whole different ball game.

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8 Must See Motor Events Around the World

Whether you enjoy marvelling at classic designs, soaking in the atmosphere of traditional European Grands Prixs, or relishing the rumble and action of professional drag racing, there’s nothing quite like heading to a motoring event with other like-minded car enthusiasts. And it’s not just about the on-track action.

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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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