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Differences Between Fuel Types
   Published July 29, 2021
Choosing the fuel type of your new car was traditionally an easy decision, but changes to regulations, advancements in design, and the growing availability of hybrid and electric vehicles have made the process more complicated. In this article, we’ll go through the most prominent power sources, and help you decide which is the best for  Read More
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3 online tools that decrease your car buying anxiety
   Published June 21, 2021
Purchasing a car can be a very stressful process. Aside from real estate, it’s one of the most financially important decisions. You’ll learn the most about the car’s state by inspecting it in person, but there’s still a lot you can do from the comfort of your home.

We’re here to showcase three tools that will make the process significantly easier and safer, so continue reading this article to learn how to most out of your  Read More
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How to Finance a Car with Less-than-Perfect Credit
   Published May 24, 2021
Financing a vehicle with less than perfect credit is possible. Your financing terms will be higher than people who have prime or super prime credit scores (see chart below) and you may have to do a little more work to find the best vehicle for your budget, but you will find something that works.

We have outlined a few tips to help you get  Read More
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Electric Vehicles vs Hybrid Vehicles
   Published April 30, 2021
Electric vehicles have been in the spotlight of the automotive industry for several years. The advancements in technology transformed them from small and attractive cars into luxurious models with record-breaking acceleration and improved range.

Many associate hybrid technologies as a thing from the past, but in reality, hybrids are rapidly taking over the market. The reduction in carbon emissions has decreased the costs of registration. Having fossil fuel as a primary power source means  Read More
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Top 5 Exterior Items to Look at When Buying a Used Car
   Published March 29, 2021
Buying a used car can be challenging given the components that wear out and break down over time. However, some of the most important factors can be spotted without even lifting the hood or entering the car. In this article, we look at the top 5 exterior items to focus on when buying a used car, and how serious each of these issues can be.

Body Panels
Corrosion and rust are by far the most important issues to be aware of when inspecting a used car. They don’t always affect the structural  Read More
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How do I choose a good used car?
   Published February 26, 2021
Compared to buying a new car, finding a good used car poses some challenges. Because brand new cars quickly depreciate in value, it’s actually a good practice to drive used cars and replace them regularly. We’re going to explain some of the most important aspects to consider when buying a used car to ensure that you get the most out of the purchase.

Budget & Market Value
Whether you have a set budget or a particular model in mind, you’ll need to do extensive research of the market to get an  Read More
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Do you need a car loan to buy a car?
   Published February 1, 2021
Buying a new car is a major investment and every dollar makes a difference. The most important question is whether you should get a loan, or buy the car outright. Let’s take a look at how these methods compare and which one would be a better option for you.

Cash Purchase
The most straightforward way of buying a car is paying with cash. If you’re capable of saving the amount in a short period of time, then it can be worth it to hold off on getting a loan, and you might even get a better  Read More
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How to Manage Your Road Rage
   Published July 11, 2019

Every day, millions of people get behind the wheel of a car. Every one of these people is fallible and can make mistakes that put others in danger or risk accident. We can get emotional in such situations, and some may feel the need to educate the offender by perhaps lifting a middle finger and launching into a tirade of shouted epithets laced with salty invective.

They just experienced road rage. And they are not alone. Over 50% of all drivers who are the recipients of aggressive  Read More
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Michigan Laws and Basic Road Rules Refresher
   Published June 14, 2019
In Michigan in 2018, 312,798 traffic crashes were reported. 974 people lost their lives, according to government data.

Knowing the rules of the road will help to ensure that the statistics for this year do not include you, your family, or anyone you know.

No matter how old you are, you can never know too much of the knowledge that keeps you, your passengers, and pedestrians safe and alive when you drive in Michigan. Let’s go over some of the basic road rules that you must know to be a  Read More
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The Perfect (and Affordable) Summer Road Trip for A Weekend in Michigan
   Published May 29, 2019
As a car owner, you know that one of the most enjoyable things to do is take your vehicle on an adventure. The problem is that we so rarely have time to set aside for an extended road trip. Luckily, there are so many great places to visit in Michigan that you don’t have to travel too far to get somewhere fun. So if you are looking to hit the open road this summer, but don’t have a specific destination in mind: read on.

One great road to travel through in Michigan is M21. Also known as The  Read More
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My Nontraditional Approach to Buying a New Used Car: An Editorial
   Published May 9, 2019
In my most recent quest to buy a new car, I was counseled and advised by many on how best to navigate the process. The notion of, “getting a good deal,” and “not paying too much,” monopolized the conversation and price seemed to be the overall focal point. Some encouraged me to pay the most attention to mileage and car history — touting off information about Carfax and credit scores — and others directed me towards maintenance costs and specs. Of course, all of this information was helpful and  Read More
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How to Stock Your Car for Spring
   Published March 20, 2019
Spring is just around the corner and it’s that time of year when the deep cleaning commences, especially when it comes to your car. There is no better feeling than driving in the warm spring weather after cleaning out your vehicle. But before you head out for a windows-down adventure, consider some necessities you won’t want to find yourself without on the road.

Picnic Supplies and Spare ClothesIf are planning any long drives or road trips this Spring, you will want to be prepared should  Read More
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How to Manage Pothole Season
   Published March 13, 2019
Every driver’s worst nightmares are those tire-blowing potholes that just don’t seem to ever get fixed, but have you ever wondered why spring is considered pothole season?

When Is Pothole Season? During the end of winter and the beginning of spring, the “freeze and thaw” cycle begins. Temperatures warm up enough during the day to melt snow and ice to form puddles. Then, with the temperature often dropping below freezing at night, it causes the water that seeped into the cracks to freeze.  Read More
Your Auto Insurance Options: Explained
   Published February 18, 2019
Shopping for car insurance can be a daunting task. How do you know what type of insurance you need? What is required by your state? What is required by your lender? Are there ways to save money and still have the right amount of coverage? Listed below are the five types of car insurance coverages available. We have also provided a few scenarios that describe situations in which you might benefit from having additional, non-required coverage added to your policy. Depending on your vehicle and  Read More
Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving
   Published February 18, 2019
Anyone who has driven a vehicle on the public roadways knows that there a number of ways a driver may become distracted. Texting and driving, talking on your cell phone, applying make-up, eating, and other people in the car are all examples of how one could easily have their attention diverted. If the temptation to take your eyes off the road feels all too familiar, here are 8 ways you can help yourself avoid distractions.

Remember: You’re Going Faster than You Think
You may be surprised to  Read More
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Understanding The Difference Between Summer and Winter Gasoline
   Published February 12, 2019
You may not even realize that Federal regulations require producers of gasoline to provide different formulations of it at different times of the year, but that is exactly the case. The ultimate goal of this is to improve the drivability of vehicles as well as to protect the environment.

The difference between summer and winter blend gasoline involves the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) of the fuel. (Don’t be scared off! The concept of this very technical, “sciency” term is actually quite simple  Read More
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What Happens if You Can’t Avoid a Deer Collision
   Published January 21, 2019
It should come as no surprise that the Michigan deer population is sizable. In fact, there are close to two million deer wandering the forests of this state and each year, nearly 50,000 reported vehicle-deer crashes are reported. About 80 percent of these crashes occur on two-lane roads between dusk and dawn.

While there are precautions to take to avoid a deer-strike collision, we have also outlined the proper protocol to follow should you end up in the less fortunate  Read More
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Three Winter Driving Myths Debunked
   Published January 2, 2019
As winter approaches, it is a good idea to get your car ready for snow, freezing rain and cold conditions. As you prepare for the reason, it is important to consider some commonly held myths about winter driving — most of which are benign, but some others are outright dangerous. Let’s consider (and debunk) the following three winter driving myths.

All Wheel Drive Vehicles are Invincible in the SnowThis is a common myth, but one we think needs serious debunking. Many drivers who have  Read More
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Thanksgiving Road Trip Tips
   Published November 21, 2018
Planning to hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday to visit with family and friends? You won’t be alone. The AAA forecasts over 40 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. And given that gasoline prices are at their lowest levels since April, down 32 cents in Michigan, it’s likely that there could be a record number of drivers on the road this year. Before you embark, please consider the following tips to help ensure a safe,  Read More
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How Do You Determine the Value of my Trade-In?
   Published October 30, 2018
In moving out of a used car in anticipation of purchasing a newer model, most people basically have three options: they can give it away (child, friend or charity), they can try to sell it themselves, or they can trade it into the dealership.

We'll concentrate on the second two choices as the first option isn't within the scope of this article.

When selling to a private party, it's an exchange that's part emotional and part economics. The buyer may like you and be willing to meet your price because you seem trustworthy, for example.  Read More