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Car Loan Payment Calculator



The best way to determine what you next car loan will cost you is to go online and find a useful car loan payment calculator. This tool works if you are looking to buy a new or used car or if you are trying to refinance a car you already have. The tool is quite simple but can help you …

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Car Maintenance Basics & the Apps That Could Save Your Life



More than 25,000 people died in car accidents in 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports. Everybody knows performing basic car maintenance tasks is a vital part of staying safe on the road—we don’t need another statistic to prove it, we just need to do it. Below is a list of important car maintenance tasks and a couple apps …

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Eight Great Deals on Hybrid, Electric, and Plug-In Vehicles



April is Earth Month, the time of year when people around the world show their support of environmental issues. Looking to go green with your next new-car purchase? Fortunately, there are plenty of eco-friendly options for new car shoppers who want to save money at the pump, cut tailpipe emissions, or reduce their dependency on petroleum. So, in this edition …

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Best Deals to Close out March On a New Vehicle



St. Patrick’s Day might be behind us, but that doesn’t’ mean you can’t still get lucky with a great deal on a new car in March. Auto manufacturers have finalized their incentives for March, giving the analysts info on 10 great deals available to new car buyers for the remaining weeks of the month. The deals here could help you …

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How to Keep Your Vehicle Clean



It’s amazing how fast your vehicle can get dirty. But returning your pride and joy to showroom condition is easy—all it takes is some cleaning products, a nice day, and a little elbow grease. And when you consider the cost of having it professionally detailed, cleaning your own vehicle can save you money, too. CAR CARE PRODUCTS Locate or buy …

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How Military Veterans Can Avoid Auto Sale Scams



Service to one’s country represents the highest honor that can be achieved. The Veteran’s Association reports that there are nearly twenty-two million former members of the military spread across the country. As honored as veterans are in this country, these twenty-two million veterans may be at risk for scams if they decide to purchase a new or used car. What are …

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March 2014 Incentives Roundup: Your Guide to New Car Cash and Financing Offers



If you’re shopping for a new car in the month of March, you know there’s more than luck involved with finding the very best deal.  To help you save some green, we’ve gathered up all the information we can find on finance and cash-back incentives currently being offered from each manufacturer during the month of March. Keeping track of the …

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8 Great Deals for Cars with Hands-Free Systems



It’s always good to avoid the dangers of distracted driving. If you’re shopping for a new car with a convenient hands-free connectivity system, the following cars can help you drive safer by keeping your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. Regardless of whether your new car shopping preferences have you shopping for a luxurious sedan (like …

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Great New Car Deals for Valentine’s Day



Valentine’s Day is one of the major spending holidays in the U.S. for consumers, and one of the major events on the annual retail shopping calendar. It’s the thought that counts, right? Well that’s not what retailers are hoping for on Valentine’s Day, when total spending for the occasion is expected to reach $17.3 billion, with the average person expected …

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Why Your Next Car Should Be Electric



With a new year comes a list full of new resolutions – and perhaps one resolution at the top of your list is buying a new vehicle. But you don’t have to buy just any old gasoline-powered vehicle. Electric vehicles are gaining popularity among commuters in search of a more practical, economical and eco-friendly way of getting around. Besides, if …

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