Car Buying Myths, Debunked

The car buying market has always been shrouded with something of a cloak of secrecy. Whether it’s the car manufacturers and their bending of the truth – we’re talking about you and your emissions, VW – or the tall tales of the used car salesman, the whole industry is full of rumor and supposition. And because of this, a lot of myths come up on a regular basis – in car blogs, forecourts, and even on auto TV shows.

With this in mind, we thought we would take a look at some of the most common myths about buying a car that could be costing you money. Let’s debunk some of the major culprits – and see if you can use some of this relevant info for your next car purchase.

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Custom Whip: The New Cool

Image credit Albert Nunez

Over the last twenty years ‘pimping’ your ride has become increasingly popular.  Whether it is slipping on a set of magnesium rims or going insane with body work, the new cool isn’t all about having that brand spanking mustang anymore, it’s about owning a car as unique as you.

The United States have such a major variety of customised cars, from real old timer classics to new models given some homemade tweaks. 

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Things to Consider When Taking Your Car for an Adventure

When it comes to travelling, there’s no simpler method of getting around than to simply take your car. It can go on roads, it can go off roads, it can go on a ferry, and it can go into the back of a truck. No matter where you decide to go, chances are you can probably take your car there—even if it’s a different country! But going on an adventure with your vehicle can invite some unwanted attention and problems, so here are some general pieces of advice for you to get started.

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Honesty Is The Best Policy: Selling Your Car To A Trader

If you are buying a new car, you will use lots of tips to help you discover the history of the vehicle.  If you are selling a car the same goes for any buyers coming to take a look.  If you are selling to a trader, well they will identify a story about your car from a few tell tale signs that you didn’t even know existed!

As a dealer you will be looking far beyond the obvious mechanics of the car.  You want to gauge some clues on how the previous owner has treated their vehicle.  This will tell a trader a lot more than you imagine.  If he spots uneven lines or a flat spot in the paint, this is a warning that the vehicle has been involved in an incident big enough to involve replacement parts. 

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Finance Your Next Car Purchase Sensibly by Taking Each of These Steps

Finding ways to pay for your next car purchase can seem like a bit of a struggle sometimes. There are plenty of options out there; you just need to approach the task in a sensible kind of way. If you don’t, you could end up putting yourself under severe financial strain, which wouldn’t be a good thing at all. Here are the most important steps to take when financing the purchase of a new car.

Decide on a Limit That You Want to Spend

The first thing you need to do is decide how much money you want to spend on your next car. It’s important to set this limit in stone near the start of the process. Otherwise, you might be tempted to spend more than you can really afford to...

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You Cant Get Away With It: 5 Car Repairs That You Should Stop Ignoring

Crack in your windows? Your engine beeping and giving off warnings? Tires feel a little flat? Whatever it is, you should stop ignoring those essential repairs and get your car down to a mechanic or garage as soon as possible. The longer you leave these repairs, the more trouble you’ll be in when it comes to renewing your insurance or if you’re stopped by the police. To help you stay out of trouble, here are five auto repairs that you should never ignore.

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Bad Tips About Car Maintenance You Shouldn’t Listen To

You want to be a more responsible car owner, so you’re going to be looking for information on how to make sure you’re taking appropriate care of your vehicle. However, the problem with information is that it is just about everywhere on the internet. Plenty of that information is not going to be very good information, too. Here are a few tips you might have seen that, on second thought, you probably shouldn’t follow.

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Sparks Will Fly! Looking At Common Car Electrical Faults

There are, as we all know, so many infuriating problems you can get with your car, that the electrics is surely the last straw when it comes to pushing your sanity with your little baby over the edge. There are things you can do, instead of pulling your hair out, to give your car a little help with the electrics. Luckily, issues with the electrics are quite common, and having a bit of background knowledge, knowing when to tackle the problem yourself, and knowing when to leave it to a professional, will give you a kickstart.

The battery is the common source behind any car’s electrical faults. The standard life expectancy of a car battery is between three and seven years. You should make sure that the battery is replaced after four years to make sure it is running at its most efficient...

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Preparing for Disaster and Making Sure You Know Which Road to Take When It Strikes

It’s no secret: disasters happen. As much as we, as humans, like to pretend that they don’t and that they aren’t potentially around the corner: they are, and they are at all times! And vehicles are more susceptible than most of the other things we hold dear to our hearts to disaster, whether they be ‘natural’ or forced upon them by crime. There are however always ways in which to deal with disasters, and a lot of the time there are ways to take precautions in the present to make sure both you and your vehicle’s futures are safeguarded.

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Car Loans: The Secret To Affordable Car Ownership?

Cars are a wonderful invention that we’d struggle to live without. There are so many amazing things about cars that make them such a cool and exciting vehicle. It’s no wonder that so many people around the world are huge petrol heads and love everything to do with cars. The only downside to cars is that they can be fairly expensive. Buying a car can set you back a fair bit of cash, let alone buying two or three.

For years, there’s always been one huge question in the auto industry; what’s the secret to affordable car ownership? How can people buy cars without worrying too much about their personal finances? This is something so many car enthusiasts have been trying to figure out for years...

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