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Eco-friendly driving tips for Earth Day
    Whether it be recycling, conservation, or limiting air pollution, Earth Day, April 22, celebrates our planet and reminds us to treat it with care. Although this celebration only comes once a year, we can contribute to the betterment of our climate in our everyday lives. Emissions created by the burning of gasoline in your car contribute to the global climate issues we are experiencing today. In order to contribute to the Earth Day cause, here are some tips on how to “drive green,” followed by some options for choosing an eco-friendly car.   Vehicle maintenance Routine vehicle maintenance… Read More

Toyota Sequoia SUV
    If you’re looking for a reliable vehicle for the long haul, a big, sturdy SUV is hard to beat. Full-sized utilities account for half of the 14 longest-lasting cars – those most likely to pass 200,000 miles – according to auto research site Analysis of 13.8 million car sales in 2018 revealed the Toyota Sequoia to be the longest-lasting vehicle of all, joined by six others in its class from Chevrolet, GMC, Ford and Lincoln. With the midsize Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Toyota 4Runner also on the list, the long-running credentials of SUVs appear even stronger. But… Read More

Man removing car air filter from engine
  Even if maintaining your vehicle extends only to guiding it through the car wash once in a while, you don’t have to be too adventurous to tackle a few things under the hood. One of those things is cleaning the car air filter. The humble air filter is an important part of your vehicle that stops dirt, debris and other contaminants from getting into the engine and causing it harm. When the filter gets clogged, the engine has to work harder and becomes less efficient, which can lead to loss of power and acceleration, poorer gas mileage and overall… Read More

Car shoppers and cars at auto show
    Millions of people flock to auto shows each year and, while it’s entertaining to picture yourself in the latest supercar, many visitors are picking up invaluable knowledge for their next car purchase. But what exactly makes these events so useful, and how should you approach things when you’re there? Here’s what you need to know.   Why auto shows are good for car shoppers Car shows are like automotive shopping malls which can encompass huge numbers of vehicles under one roof, making it ideal for comparison shopping. They are no-pressure environments – no cars can actually be sold… Read More

5 ways to spring clean your car.
    Drive into spring with a sleek, shiny vehicle for the sunny days ahead The beginning of a new season is always exciting as people anticipate the change in weather, daily routine and new social activities that often lie ahead. At this time of year, it also prompts us to dust away the cobwebs with some spring-cleaning. Although we may dread the annual cleaning procedure, it feels so good to start fresh and clutter-free for the spring season. As we clean out our offices, homes, and cars, I have some tips on the top five ways to spring-clean your… Read More

Nissan Murano
The happy meeting place of quality and value is slightly different for each new-car shopper, but there are 14 vehicles with a particularly good chance of getting you there. That’s according to U.S. News and World Report which has awarded the cars, SUVs and one minivan that encompass best value in their classes. These are the models that strike the balance between performance, features and high quality with budget-friendly prices most successfully. Quality was measured by the company’s data-driven best-car rankings while value was assessed by combining new-car transaction prices with the running costs of ownership. Take a look through… Read More

Honda Accord sedan
We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to high-quality cars these days, and the 2019-model year is no exception. However, experts at automotive research site Edmunds believe they have picked out the choicest of the them all. From over 300 vehicles tested on road and track, here are the seven winners of their inaugural Editors’ Choice Awards.   Sedan – 2019 Honda Accord Among sedans, the Accord is deemed a cut above. On the inside you’ll enjoy a refined interior, plenty of technology and generous amounts of space. While SUVs are now more popular, cars actually offer a better driving… Read More

New or used? These cars will help you decide
If you’re on the fence about buying a brand-new or preowned vehicle, consider comparing a new model to its lightly used equivalent to help you make a choice. Auto research site has compiled the top 10 cars to buy in each case, which identify the largest potential savings on used cars and vehicles where it could be worth paying just a little extra to be the first owner. Based on seven million recent car sales, the findings show that the average one-year-old car costs 23 percent less than when sold new, but these savings stretch up to nearly 40… Read More

Woman sitting in new car
  If you’re buying a car this month then Presidents Day could be the time to do it. A range of deals including cash back and lower prices make a buyer’s dollars go further, and set them up nicely for the year ahead in their vehicle of choice. Deals are available on both new and used cars and, besides holiday weekend sales events, there are added reasons why you may be able to walk away with a sizeable saving. Auto dealerships could be more prone to sweeten deals if recent snow and cold weather have kept customers at home, while… Read More

Man repairing car
  Cars with rebuilt titles can be worth thousands of dollars less than those with clean titles, and offer buyers attractive potential savings. But on the down side, there are also risks to taking this option, mainly involving safety. A vehicle typically ends up with a rebuilt title following a significant accident or flood that meant it was deemed a total loss by the insurance company, after which it was sold for repair or parts with a salvage title, rebuilt, and given its new certificate. Buying up these cars for repair and resale is common, but that’s not necessarily reassuring.… Read More