Consumer Tips Archives

I can sum it up in 3 words; supply and demand. The best time to buy a car is when there are plenty of cars and no buyers, such as the weekday, before holidays and during inclement weather. The worst time to buy would be when there are a lot of buyers but no supply,…

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Winterizing your car before the cold weather sets in should be a priority right now. Your car will be pushed to the limit with cold temperatures, snow, ice, road salt and freezing rain. It pays to prepare your car so you are not left out in the cold.   1/ Radiator Coolant Flush Coolant in your radiator…

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Let’s say you sell your car and you were unaware that you, the seller, are required by law to smog your car within the last 90 days prior to selling it. And now let’s say that you sold your car unwittingly to a buyer who does not know the California smog laws either, that is…

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A used car purchase under ten thousand dollars can be tricky. Below you will find the best cars for under 10000. These cars are my best picks that consistently score high in quality, customer satisfaction and have above average reliability as used cars. I classify this article into 3 different types of cars: Economy, Mid-Size and…

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The phone questions to ask when buying a used car are important for a number of reasons. They will help you determine if the seller is a legitimate owner or a broker. You do not want to be buying from anyone who is pretending to be the owner. Therefore the questions that you ask will…

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Greg Macke is a professional car buyer and consumer advocate. He has worked closely in the industry to improve the buyers experience. His internet tutorials offer help to the car buying public. Visit him at www.yourcarangel.com First Ever Car Radio In 1930, the Galvin Corporation introduced one of the first commercial car radios, the Motorola…

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The word Hypermiling was added to the Oxford Dictionary in 2008, they named it “word of the year” . Hypermiling is a term coined by Wayne Gerdes to describe the activity of driving that nets the most miles per gallon. If you are the type of driver that would like to exceed your cars EPA…

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There is just no doubt about it. When you buy a car from a dealer you are entering into the arena where the car dealer is a gladiator and you are pretty much what he is slaying. This is his domain and he is slicing up deals on a regular basis. You are just there…

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Why You Should Sell Your Mercedes and Buy a Hyundai

Recently I had a client ask me to convince him that buying a certain replacement car would be the smartest choice for him. You see he has a world class “S Class” Mercedes Benz in his garage. He is a tad frightened by the prospect of keeping his beautiful piece of German engineering in running…

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When it comes to people you can trust, car dealers are right up there with politicians. How that ever came to be I cannot say. Car dealers are notorious for being aggressive, ruthless and untrustworthy and they usually wear way too much cologne. It is an unfortunate reputation and of course there are some genuine…

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