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What is GAP Insurance

So, you just purchased a new to your vehicle and you leave the lot.  You enjoy this vehicle for three years.  You find yourself turning down the street someone did not see a stop sign.  Unfortunately, your vehicle is completely totaled.   Will your insurance bail you out from your purchase?  The sad answer to this question is typically they assist partially, not completely.  This leaves you to pay off the remaining of the vehicle loan monthly on a vehicle you no longer have in possession.    Read more


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Getting the Most out of Your Trade-in

You are tired of your old car and want to purchase a new one.  That is common after the third or fourth year of vehicle ownership.  The problem is, there is often still a balance due on your current vehicle and need to make sure that you are either even or positive with the trade-in value.  So how do you ensure that you get the most out of your vehicle at the dealership?  Several methods are available that can help you with this process.

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Manual Vs Automatic Vehicles

There has been a lot of debate between the automatic and the manual transmission camps on which one is better. Some people stipulate that this is a personal preference of the driver. Sure, some things could lead one to like more than the other for personal preferences. Manual drivers state that they have the feeling of more control of the vehicle. Those who drive automatics state that it is much easier in drive in stop and go traffic. What can really determine the true best of transmission is proven facts. Read more


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Manufacturer Versus Third Party Parts, Is It Worth It?

In either situation where you are trying to do an automobile repair yourself or at a garage you are faced with one simple question.   Do I use manufacturer made parts of those from a third party?  To me, the answer is truly quite simple.  Nothing beats a manufacturer part when trying to repair your vehicle.  Let me show you why saving a few extra dollars up front may not be worth the headaches in the long run.  Read more


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Proper Automobile Maintaince To Make Your Car Last A Long Time

With a vehicle being such a costly investment, it is important that it is properly maintained so that you can operate the vehicle for hundreds of thousands of miles to come.  It also helps to have a mechanic that specialists in your type of vehicle so that they are alert to the patterns of issues with your type of vehicle.   Scheduling can’t be easier as most dealerships have online scheduling such as Neuwirth Motors. Also, they will know how to better maintain your vehicle per the original engineers thought of mind.  Read more


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Synthetic Oil Vs Standard Oil

It is a common phrase to hear automobile mechanics and others in the industry talk about the benefits of Synthetic oils compared to traditional oils.  While they always say synthetics are typically better, what causing them to be better than standard motor oil.  Read more


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How to Properly Break In A New Car

So you just purchased your brand new car and are madly in love with it.  What is the best way to make sure that your vehicle will last for years to come?  Properly breaking in a vehicle is as much as a key component in longevity of your vehicle as proper maintenance.  Depending upon the type of engine you have, gasoline or diesel may vary the numbers but the principle is very similar. Read more


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Maintaining Your Jeep After Beach Driving

Driving your Jeep on the beach can be a fun experience, but it is important to make sure that you follow a few precautions to make sure that your vehicle maintains great condition of years to come.  Some of the best advice comes from common sense that sometimes becomes overlooked.  When driving on the beach, try to keep your windows rolled up to prevent sand from being kicked into your vehicle and all over the interior of your vehicle.  Another way to prevent this is to only open one side of the vehicle at a time.  This will prevent a wind tunnel from forming encouraging sand particles from being blasted into your vehicle. Read more


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The Dos And Don’ts Of Buying Your First Car

 

Buying your very first car is an exciting prospect! You will finally have the independence to go wherever you want whenever you want to! However, there is a lot to think about when you are deciding which car to go for. But it’s not all about considering which car is best for you. There are so many factors that will go into your decision as well. To ensure you buy the best car for you, here are the dos and don’ts of buying your first one. Read more


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How is a Certified Preowned Vehicle Beneficial?

Certified preowned vehicles are not just some gimmick that dealerships have made up over the years.  Many of the things that a certified preowned vehicle is what you are looking for and occurs with one owner vehicles.  Typically, one owner means that there is less problems with the vehicle.  Since the only owner purchased the vehicle brand new, it is more likely that they ensured that the vehicle was properly maintained to ensure their investment is protected.  This is just one example of what dealerships look for their Certified preowned vehicles. Read more


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