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Buying Your First Car? Here’s What You Need to Keep in Mind

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For many, nothing beats owning your first car. In fact, it's one of those milestones you’ll remember for years to come – hopefully for all the right reasons.

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A Guide to Teaching your Teen to Drive

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Driving a motor vehicle is like any acquired skill. It improves with time and lots of hands-on experience, which means when we first begin driving, we are most at risk of having an accident. And the statistics support this, showing that one in five 16 year old male drivers and one in ten females will be involved in a motor vehicle accident of some kind in their first year of driving.

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting Started in Car Auctions

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Why buy at auction? Government auctions vs public auctions What to do before an auto auction? Tips for buying at auction

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Practical Tips For Preparing to Buy a Car at Auction

Because you can’t road test before you buy, purchasing a car at auction is not without its risks. But as this guide shows, if you do your homework beforehand, there is no reason why you can’t drive away in a reliable, well-maintained vehicle for a fraction of the price you would normally pay from a dealer.

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A Guide to Choosing the Right Motor Oil for your Car

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With so many types of motor oil on the market, choosing the right one for your vehicle is really a process of elimination. It involves:

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How Should Buyers Arrange Auto Insurance For Cars Purchased At Auction?

One of the most common misconceptions buyers of auction cars have is that their financial responsibility ends once they have paid for the vehicle. That only happens if: They have paid the car in cash. They do not have to spend for hauling or transporting the vehicle. They have no plans of driving it.

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Pros and Cons of Buying a Car at Auction

Buying at auction has become an increasingly popular way to get a great deal on a used car. Thousands of auctions containing seized, surplus, foreclosed, repossessed and fleet vehicles are held every week across the US, and savings of up to 90% on book value are not uncommon if you know what you’re doing and where to look.

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How to Determine the Value of a Used Car

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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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