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How to Choose the Car That’s Right for You and Your Budget

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It’s time for a new car, or new to you at least. Where do you begin? There are a multitude of makes and models to choose from. Deciding how and where to buy your next car can feel overwhelming. Your choices seem endless—everywhere from Craigslist, your neighbor, or a dealership. Determining how much you should… Read more »

Should I Repair or Replace My Car?

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Your 9-year-old car is suspiciously clicking. It’s the CV axle…and joint. Your trusted mechanic promises it’s regular wear-and-tear and you needn’t be concerned about the $675 to get your wheels back on the road. Then, two weeks later it’s $400 for the brakes. Kent-the-Super-Mechanic points out this is just more wear-and-tear. Man, all this wear… Read more »

Smart Steps for Buying a New Car

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So you’re thinking about buying a new car. For most of us, our car is the second most expensive purchase we make, after our house. It is not a purchase to be made impulsively, with inadequate thought, research, and planning. However, understanding the steps of the car-buying process, is not always self-evident for most people…. Read more »

How to Decide if It’s Time to Buy a New Car

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Tips for When to Wait and When to Start Shopping Almost always, the cheapest car to own is the one that’s already sitting in your driveway. Late model cars are built better and are more reliable than ever. They can easily run for 200,000 miles with few mechanical issues. Chances are, you should keep your… Read more »

Extended Warranties: Do you really need one on your new car?

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You’re in the process of buying a new car (or new to you, at least) and before you know it, you’re in the office of a sales manager talking about all the “extra” stuff you can add on to your bill, including the option for an extended warranty. It all sounds good to you—being able… Read more »