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Things You Auto Know When Buying From a Car Dealership

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When it comes to purchasing a vehicle, you have several different options to choose from. First, you can buy a used vehicle. This tends to be the option favoured by new drivers who aren’t as confident in their skills on the road and don’t want to risk damaging a vehicle that is worth a little more. The second option is to buy a new vehicle. This is what we will focus on for now! Whether you’re a new driver with a little more confidence or an experienced driver who’s looking to upgrade, buying new could be the perfect option for you. The best place to start is to go to a car dealership. Here are a few things that you should do before you get to the dealership to ensure that you get exactly what you want and for the best price and terms!

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Bad Luck Breakdown: Who to Call

Breaking down on the side of the road is never an ideal situation. You don’t want to suddenly roll to a stop or have to pull over because you see smoke or hear a weird noise. Unfortunately, sometimes you can’t do anything to prevent it. You can, however, be prepared for it, so that it doesn’t send you into too much of a panic. As well as knowing the things to do to get your car out of their ASAP and to stay safe while you’re waiting, it’s useful to think about who to get in touch with both immediately after your car has broken down and later when you’re no longer on the road.

Breakdown Services

The first number you’re likely to call is one for roadside assistance services. If you’re a member of an auto club or have breakdown coverage, someone will come out and collect you and your car...

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Tips For Those Who Are Terrible At Parking… But Will Never Admit It

Driving is about freedom. It’s about taking yourself and your family out on the open road and living your life to the fullest. That’s not just a stretch of tarmac in front of you, it’s opportunity, it’s your passport to adventure and excitement. Think back to just about any car ad you’ve ever seen. They all feature pristine, gleaming vehicles tearing down the open road, taking gargantuan hills and valleys and glaciers in their stride. You know what car ads never, ever, ever show?

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The Greatest Hazards on the Road

Many of us have fears of flying but are happy to get into a car whenever we need to. Statistically, you’re much, much more likely to be in a car accident than you are to ever be involved in an incident on a plane. Our roads are dangerous places to be, but we need to use them to get around. Being aware of the major hazards and doing what you can to stay safe is the best you can do.

Drunk Drivers

Drivers under the influence of alcohol or other drugs are a major cause of road accidents, and the problem is worse in some places than in others. Being drunk or under the influence of other drugs impairs your judgement, slows your reaction times, and more. Not only should you take responsibility for yourself, but you should discourage friends and family from drink driving too.

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Clutch Onto Your Pennies? Buying A Used Car

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It seems like a lot of common sense. Buying a second-hand car, or used car, will save you a lot more money. But, of course, we all have concerns with buying a used car, namely the fact is that if we bought something that is an absolute banger, or, to use the proper parlance, a lemon, then we’ve got a problem on our hands. So what are the advantages and disadvantages of buying a used car?

The Pros

Because you lose money on a new car as soon as you get into it and drive off, the biggest depreciation value of that car is between the first two to three years. As a result, you are letting somebody else depreciate the value of the car by buying used.

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Preventative Maintenance For Every Car Owner

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We all want to help our cars last longer in the long run. After all, they are a huge investment and the running costs soon add up. Finding out that your car is damaged beyond repair can be very disheartening and will cause a lot of stress on your bank balance.

It doesn’t have to be like that, though. There are plenty of ways you can lengthen the lifespan of your vehicle, and one of the best ways is to carry out regular maintenance checks. Sure, you could take your car to your nearest mechanic to get it checked out, but that will end up very costly. Here are some preventative maintenance checks that every car owner should know.

Check Fluids

There are a few different fluids that play an important part in how your car works. These include the antifreeze, coolant, and fluid in ...

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RIP Your Car: What To Do After A Crash

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Have you ever thought about what you would do after being in a car crash? For many people they don’t have to wonder as they have already lived through it. But for a lot of drivers, particularly new ones, crashing their car is a horror story they don’t ever want to happen. Because even if you’re a good driver, not everyone else is, and you being involved in crash can simply be that you were in the wrong place at the wrong time. So, assuming that you are well enough to leave your car and move around, what would you next steps be post-crash scenario?  There are many people who can go their whole lives without an accident, but with over 18 million registered vehicles, with at least 16 million of them on the road, the likelihood of it happening to you is quite high.

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3 Reasons To Buy American Cars

For a country that prides itself on being self-sufficient, there’s no doubt that American drivers’ reluctance to drive a domestically-produced car is curious. Statistics have indicated that as few as a third of the vehicles on the nation’s roads are made in the USA.

The statistics are all the more confusing when you remember that large swathes of modern America were built on the back of its motor industry. Criticisms of American cars range from concerns about environmental impact and reliability, but in truth, the same problem impacts almost every car-producing country in the world. There’s no outstanding reason not to buy American cars, and there are plenty of reasons why you should

#1 – The import tax

It’s worth remembering that there are varying definitions of “domestic”, ...

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Could The Online World Open Up Your Car Buying Opportunities?

You don’t need us to tell you that the internet has changed the way we live. We all know, and most of us are sick of hearing about it. Things have changed, and that’s good. But, we should move with the times. Instead of sitting back and marvelling about what the internet can offer, it’s time we put it to good use.

In truth, the majority of us only use a fraction of the world web’s capabilities. For example, few of us have thought about what the internet can do when we’re in the market for a new vehicle.

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Safety First: How To Avoid Becoming A Statistic

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As much as you might like to think that you’re a safe driver, that’s not always the case. Because even if you are a really conscious and considerate driver, you still have the other road users to think about. And they’re not always going to play ball. And that can often be the scariest part of all. Road traffic accidents are on the up. Again! And if you’re not careful, you may find yourself becoming part of the statistics. It’s safe to say that you, nor anyone else that you know, will ever want to become a statistic. So this means that you’re going to want to work really hard to avoid it.

The worst part of all is that it’s not just accidents that you have to look out for. Because breakdowns and general car issues can cause a lot of chaos on the road true...

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