Archive for the ‘Auto’ Category

Car Maintenance You Don’t Need

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Even the smartest people sometimes feel foolish when speaking with car mechanics. We often say yes to maintenance services because we figure that the auto mechanic knows what is best for our cars. However, car owners sometimes overspend ­because less-than-honest auto repair shops talk them into services that their cars don’t really need. They also may not understand that today’s vehicles have different needs than those of decades past.

Among the most common money-wasting mistakes car owners make… Continue reading

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More on – How to Make Your Car Last 300,000 Miles

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It used to be that drivers were lucky to get 100,000 miles out of their vehicles. But  now it’s not uncommon for cars to last 200,000… 250,000…or even 300,000 miles. That means car owners can wait much longer before they have to pony up for new autos. Reasons…

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The Right Way to Pump Your Gas…

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And 6 Other Tips to Save Money and Protect Your Car

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When to Say “No” to Your Mechanic

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Even the smartest people sometimes feel foolish when speaking with car mechanics. We often say yes to maintenance services because we figure that the auto mechanic knows what is best for our cars. However, car owners sometimes overspend ­because less-than-honest auto repair shops talk them into services that their cars don’t really need. They also may not understand that today’s vehicles have different needs than those of decades past.

Among the most common money-wasting mistakes car owners make… Continue reading

Where is There an Honest Auto Mechanic?

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How to Find an Honest Auto Mechanic

An auto mechanic tells you that the clunking sound you hear means that your car needs thousands of dollars’ worth of repairs. But how can you tell whether the mechanic has diagnosed the problem correctly? And how do you know whether he/she would charge a fair price?

 “Auto mechanic” is among the least-trusted professions in the US, according to a 2010 survey by sales and management training company Sandler Training. Many mechanics are honest and skilled, while others have earned that mistrust — and it isn’t always easy to tell the good from the bad.

Here are ways to improve your odds of selecting a competent, honest mechanic or auto-repair shop, even if you know next to nothing about cars… Continue reading

How to Save Money at the Gas Pump

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How to Save Hundreds of Dollars at the Pump

Little tricks that can save you big bucks when you fill up your vehicle at the gas pump…

Make Your Car Last 300,000 Miles

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 5 Simple Ways to Make Your Car Last 300,000 Miles

When you drive your car regularly, some wear and tear is to be expected. But you can take important steps to reduce excessive wear — and in the process, save money on car maintenance and ensure that your car runs for as long as possible.
Bonus: The resale value of a well-maintained car always is greater than that of an identical car that did not receive proper care. Continue reading