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How to Keep your Car Cool in Summer Heat

broken down car We’re about halfway through summer, and many areas of the country are experiencing oppressive heat and humidity, with temperatures in the upper 90s and heat indexes of more than 100 degrees. Getting into a vehicle that’s been sitting in the sun can feel like stepping into a sauna, especially if your seats, shifter and steering wheel are painfully hot to the touch. Just as you need to stay cool in extreme heat, so does your car. These simple ... continue reading»

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General Motors Entices Car Shoppers with Free Maintenance Program

GM free maintenance program General Motors announced a free maintenance program for certain 2014 Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles. Free routine maintenance will be covered for up to two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Car shoppers who lease or buy a 2014 vehicle will be eligible for free oil and filter changes, tire rotation and a 27-point vehicle inspection at any Chevy, Buick or GMC dealership. General Motors explains, “Some alternative-fuel vehicles do not include oil changes, and some performance vehicles ... continue reading»

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How to Make Your Car Last 200,000 Miles -- and Beyond

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Many car owners like to keep their vehicle until the wheels fall off, while others will hold onto their car until it needs costly repairs. Whether you want to run your vehicle into the ground, or just keep it out of the repair shop, experts agree that basic maintenance can help you stretch your car to 200,000 miles and beyond. Check out How to Make Your Car Last 200,000 Miles – and Beyond. continue reading»

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