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Should You Buy a Used Rental Car?

For rental cars, it turns out, there’s an afterlife. Each year, rental agencies sell portions of their fleet to consumers and dealerships, so it’s possible that if you’re in the market for a used car, you’ve considered buying a former rental. Last year, Hertz sold 27,000 retired rental cars and plans to increase its sales this year by 65 percent, reports Automotive News. Many rental companies have car sales divisions including Enterprise, Budget Rent A ... continue reading»

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Spring Cleaning for Your Car

Honda Odyssey Spring Car Care The dawning of spring can inspire us to refresh and renew many aspects of our lives. Our homes and wardrobes often get a spring-inspired overhaul, but our cars can also benefit from revitalization as the seasons change. Whether you live in an area that had a mild winter or you experienced harsh weather and snow, here are some steps you can take this spring to keep your car in tip-top shape. Wash your car. If you live in an area ... continue reading»

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My Car was Recalled -- Now What Do I Do?

traffic Vehicle recalls are at their highest in almost a decade, with nearly 22 million vehicles flagged for safety issues last year alone, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. GM’s massive recall and Toyota’s recent recall investigation settlement are raising a lot of questions about how and when automakers should inform consumers about safety issues. While these investigations are important, you may have more pressing questions on your mind, like what to you do if your car ... continue reading»

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Flat February Car Sales Could Mean Good Deals for Shoppers Who Act Fast

The artic chill that some automakers felt in their January sales continued into February for some brands, but that could be good news for car shoppers.  February auto sales were better overall than sales in January, but flat compared to February 2013. According to The Wall Street Journal, new car sales were down 5.3 percent, but SUV and crossover sales were up 9.1 percent compared to February 2013. General Motors reports that its sales were down 1 percent ... continue reading»

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7 Steps to Shopping at an Auto Show

It’s auto show season, and while that means breathless updates on new concepts and model debuts on enthusiast blogs and social media, the average car shopper probably isn’t paying much attention. It can seem like car shows are more for gearheads than everyday car shoppers, so it’s easy to bypass the auto show in your community. However, for people in the market for a new car, auto shows offer a great opportunity to explore, compare and shop ... continue reading»

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