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Hatchbacks vs Sedans

When shopping around for a new or used car, many people first think about whether they should purchase a hatchback or sedan. Most manufacturers make both hatchback and sedan models of their vehicles, so the choice is in the hands of the consumer. But what’s the best option from those two? The answer is dependant on your personal preferences and needs when it comes to driving, however there are some pros and cons to both hatchbacks and sedans. This article will look at the advantages of hatchbacks and sedans, hopefully making the decision process a little easier for you.

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Does Your Auction Car Need New Tyres?

Having to purchase new tires can be an expensive experience, especially if it needs to be done soon after the purchase of your new auction car. But, you might be able to avoid any surprises if you take a look at the tires before buying the car. If it looks like your auction car will need new tires, you can at least find out upfront before purchasing the car how much you’ll need to buy them, and you can take this into account when bidding.

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How to Find a Mechanic for Your Auction Car

Whether you’ve had a bad experience in the car with buying a used car or a car from an auction, or whether you just want to avoid bad experiences altogether, having a mechanic to help you look over a car before purchasing it is one of the best ways to ensure you’re getting the best value for your money. However, where do you start when looking for a mechanic and how do you know they are going to actually help you? Start your search for a mechanic using these simple steps:

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How to Check for Radiator Leaks in Your Car

Your radiator is an important piece of your car which enables the engine to stay cool. Leaks can occur from time to time due to damaged tubes or other issues with the radiator, so keeping an eye on the state of your radiator is important to hopefully stop a potential breakdown.

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How to Successfully Buy a Used Car at Auction

Buying a used car at auction can be a great idea to save some money, but you also don’t want to buy a car that’s going to breakdown and cost you more money in the long run. There are some great used cars on the market, but here are some things you should consider before attending an auction to make sure you’re buying the right car for you.

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Buying a Car at Auction? Listen to the Engine Before Bidding

When buying a car at auction, it’s paramount that you undertake the necessary inspections. While a test drive is not usually possible when buying under this arrangement, inspecting the car while stationary is allowed, and during inspection hours the vehicle can usually be started up. This is an opportune time to listen for obscure or strange noises that may be coming from an engine, as it can indicate whether there is something seriously wrong with a vehicle.

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Minivan vs SUV – Which is Best?

In the past, the minivan was the vehicle of choice for families all over the world. With space and practicality, there was simply no other vehicle better suited to the needs of the modern family, especially those with young children. However, in recent years the SUV (sport utility vehicle) has emerged as one of the fastest growing segments, with manufacturers releasing countless models to meet market demand. There is no doubt that the SUV has become the vehicle of choice for many motorists.

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How to Win at a Car Auction

Auctions can be great places to buy quality cars. There are plenty of good deals to be had, but it’s important that you have a plan and, more importantly, that you stick to that plan. While auctions are a popular method for selling (and hence buying) cars, there are still a number of things that you should consider and follow when purchasing at an auction.

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How Should You Check a VIN before You Buy a Car at an Auction?

Auctions are a good way of buying a used car for less. Depending on the auction, you can save as much as 50% to even 90% of its book value price. Moreover, if the vehicle is in great condition, then its resale value is very high. However, even if you’ve obtained the car from a government auction, where most vehicles are in great condition, it is still your responsibility to ensure that it has a clean title and there are no other attached problems to possible purchase. For that, you need to check its VIN.

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2015 Car Buying Trends – Used Cars Gain as New Cars Slide

The year ahead is going to be a good one for the car industry, with plenty of growth and technology enabling more Americans to be better informed and find the perfect car for them. But auctions will be the most exciting part of the industry in the New Year, as more consumers look for cars that are both unique and collectible.

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