Tips For Selling A Car

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If you choose to sell your current vehicle on your own, you will likely get a higher price than if you decided to trade it in. You can always expect to get more than the wholesale price, and unless the vehicle is in big demand, buyers should expect to pay less than the retail price. But selling your car yourself takes a lot more work than just driving to a dealership for a trade-in. You’ll have to go through the hassle of advertising, taking phone calls, and showing the car. Set a Competitive Price By checking the car model pages at, you can get a good idea of what the retail and asking prices are for your vehicle. Take it a … Continued

Maximizing Your Car’s Appearance

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Making your vehicle look as good as possible can pay dividends by improving its value and sales appeal. Depending on the vehicle’s condition, you can do a lot or all of the work yourself. Or you can take it to a professional detailer, where prices can start around $100 but can be higher depending on the region, type of vehicle, and amount of work to be done. You can sometimes find discount coupons for these services online. As with other do-it-yourself projects, the more elbow grease you invest, the less you’ll need to pay someone else to do it. Here are some tips on how to make your car have the most curb appeal. (Most of the specialty products mentioned can be … Continued

Tips for Buying a High Mileage Car |

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CARS.COM — Buying a high-mileage used car presents a number of unknowns: Has it been in an accident? How was it used for the last 100,000 miles? Was maintenance performed? Is it a good deal? These questions are best answered by finding the right car as well as the right seller, and has resources to help you do that. Below, you’ll find advice to prepare you for shopping for a high-mileage used car and a handy list of factors to consider. Related: More Used-Car Advice How to Inspect a Used Car Used cars are more popular than ever, and they’re also as durable and maintenance-free as ever thanks to engineering strides. There’s a ton of value in the used-car market, but there’s still much to … Continued

Used or New Vehicle Purchase Ideas | Consumer Reports

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Used vehicles are often the best values you’ll find in the automotive market. This is especially true for models just two or three years old. Not only is the price lower than a comparable new car’s, but continuing ownership expenses such as collision insurance and taxes are lower, and a two- or three-year-old used vehicle has already taken its biggest depreciation hit. In addition, buying used is a way to get a nicer car than you’d be able to afford new. Whether you are looking for a certified pre-owned or a private sale, or are buying from a dealer or neighbor, Consumer Reports can help lead you through the used car buying experience. This guide provides the essential information you … Continued

How Important Is Mileage?

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Used Car Mileage Mileage is an important factor when buying a used car, but it is easy to overlook. You can get swept away in best mpg cars, or other measures of efficiency. Low or high mileage affects the value of the car at purchase and sale, as well as likely cost of maintenance and servicing. The average annual mileage is 12,000, so if a car has mileage somewhat less than 60,000 after five years it would be considered low. If it’s much more, it would be classed as high. Car valuation websites do not always provide mileage adjusted prices as part of their free service. Read more about car valuation websites, and how to use them here. How it’s worked out Mileage is considered high or low relative to … Continued

When To Replace Shock Absorbers and Struts

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Shock absorbers and struts are parts of the vehicle suspension that absorb shocks from the bumps and potholes and keep your vehicle riding smooth and stable. What is the difference between a shock absorber and a strut? A strut is the shock absorber built into one unit with the coil spring (in the photo). Any car has four struts/shock absorbers; one at each wheel. Most cars and SUVs have struts in the front suspension and shock absorbers or struts in the back. Replacement Strategy Struts and shock absorbers are maintenance-free units. Does this mean that they never have to be replaced? A strut or a shock absorber doesn’t need to be replaced unless there is a problem with it or … Continued

Don’t Kill Your Car!

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Owning a car can be a dream or a nightmare depending on how well you take care of your vehicle, says the non-profit Car Care Council. The following are six things that many motorists do that can harm their car and their wallet.  Read More.