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Just put regular, it is cheaper right?

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For many consumers, the price of gas is a real concern. That leads some to opt to put regular fuel in their vehicle that requires premium grade gas. For some models and engines, it’s not that big of a deal. For others however, putting the wrong type of gas can significantly harm both performance and fuel economy. “It can also lead to your engine wearing down sooner, and engine knocking as well while you are ...

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What determines the cost of your auto insurance?

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Although we may not like it, we are obligated to have auto insurance on our vehicle. There aren’t really any reasons that we wouldn’t want to have it however given that accidents, well, they do happen. On the other hand, insurance premiums can be quite high and certainly add to the overall cost of owning a car. For those on a budget, it’s not always easy. That said, if you know the factors that will ...

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Little steps to improving overall vehicle safety

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As a safety-conscious driver, you have taken all the necessary steps to ensuring that your vehicle is safe. That means that your tires are in good condition, your car’s mechanical component are spotless, and you adopt safe driving techniques and habits. That said, there may be a few things you haven’t thought about. These are little things that, when combined, make you and your vehicle’s occupants that much safer. Remove flying objects “People tend to ...

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Tire pressure: an element that should not be overlooked

Your tires are the only point of contact between your car and the road. It therefore goes without saying that it is very important that your tires be in good condition. Your tires are extremely important in determining how your vehicle handles, its fuel economy, and its overall comfort. Once you have chosen tires that are properly adapted to the intended use of your vehicle, and you have made sure that they are not too ...

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Pay cash or finance at 0%?

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There are several offers available to new vehicle buyers, especially in the summer and fall. Among these offers, we find that 0% financing and rebates when you pay cash are quite frequent. Sometimes this kind of promotion can be applied to the same model, and the consumer is left with a difficult choice. Whether you have money in your account or not, you can enjoy a discount when paying cash if you borrow from a ...

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How to make sure your vehicle survives the summer heat

With the arrival of summer come quite naturally hotter temperatures that will only have a negative effect on your vehicle. Even if one is inclined to believe that it is mostly winter that is hard on your vehicle, the reality is quite the opposite. Indeed, both the intense heat and the extreme cold can negatively affect your vehicle. “Often we forget that hot weather forces our vehicle to work as hard as cold weather. In ...

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Great tips to save fuel

With the price of gas that has finally started to drop, many consumers are finding that it is a lot less expensive every week to fill up. That being said, the price is still high and gas remains an important cost associated with your vehicle. That’s why it’s never a bad idea to go over a few basic suggestions to help minimize your fuel consumption. The tips in this list can have a significant impact ...

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Leasing or financing your next vehicle?

When it comes to purchasing a new vehicle, many consumers are faced with the difficult decision of financing or leasing. It is not an easy decision to make, and it involves a lot of factors. Ultimately, the decision will come down to your individual needs and lifestyle, and it is important to be informed and plan ahead on how we plan to use our vehicle in the next three or four years. “It’s a mistake ...

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