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Are You Devaluing Your Car?

Our colleagues at U.S. News Money have looked into ways new car owners ruin the value of their cars. Chances are that if you own a car, at some point, you’re going to have to sell it. Simple things like keeping it clean, keeping service records and driving sensibly can have an enormous impact on your car’s resale value, which means more money in your pocket. Read the full article to learn how to keep your car ... continue reading»

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After Hurricane Sandy, Water-Damaged Cars Flood Used Car Dealerships

flooded car It's been less than a year since Hurricane Sandy, but many of the cars damaged in that storm, as well as other storm-damaged cars, have made their way back to the U.S. used car market, according to CarFax. They estimate that more than 212,000 flood-damaged cars are on the road in the U.S. today, and many of them are from the 250,000 cars damaged in Hurricane Sandy. CarFax says that, historically, half of the cars ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Hurricane Sandy, CarFax, Flood Damage

Summer Heat Brings Risk to Kids in Cars

It's a nightmare scenario for any parent: a child gets left in a car on a hot day. By the time someone notices, the temperature in the car has climbed and the child dies from heat stroke. According to Jan Null, a Certified Consulting Meteorologist at San Francisco State University, so far in 2013, 23 children in the U.S. have died of heat stroke as a result of being left in cars. The vast majority of cases tend ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Safety, Kids, heat stroke

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»

Tags: Tips and Advice, car maintenance, summer car care

Best Fourth of July Car Deals 2013

The 2013 Honda CR-V Looking for the best Fourth of July car deals for 2014?  You can check them out on our Best 2014 Fourth of July Car Deals page.  The best deals from 2013 are below.  Holidays can be a great time to shop for a new car and this Independence Day is no exception. Though new car sales have been strong and car companies have been offering fewer incentives overall, some major brands are rolling out special Fourth of July deals.  Honda ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, car deals

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