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What You Need To Know Before Buying a Used Car

There are many advantages to buying a used car rather than a new car. Today's automobiles last a long time and can go hundreds of thousands of miles if they are properly maintained. Automobiles typically depreciate the fastest during the first two years, so if you purchase a 2 or 3 year old vehicle, the original owner paid a large portion of the depreciation. Of course, even older vehicles can be a good choice if you know what to look for. So, with that, let's take a look at how you can find a safe and reliable vehicle…

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The Modern Process of Car Buying - This is not the 70s or 80s anymore!

The internet killed the car business. Then, it built it right back up. We live in a world of retail transparency, shopping from the couch, and uber-competitiveness. Shoppers have the ability to get great deals every time they shop for a car and that has translated into a major shift in the way they're sold.

That's not to say that there are no dealers or salespeople out there who still try to mislead people into paying too much or buying the wrong car, but the paradigm that gave the car business a bad name in the 70s and…

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Get Your Vehicle Ready For Winter!

Where did the summer go? Didn't it just get here? What the..? When the temperature starts to drop it's a harsh reminder that months of cold, sloppy, icy winter driving are on the way, and it's time to get your car ready.

Clean your vehicle inside and out

Both the interior and exterior of your car are vulnerable to snow, ice and road salt, so use the nice autumn days to do a complete detailing of your car.

-Thoroughly wash and wax your vehicle to protect your paint from the elements.
-Be sure to do the wash…

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Good, Real-world Trade-In Advice!

Ever wonder why you can get your trade-in appraised at five different dealer, and get five different offers? It''ll drive you crazy!


Here's some basic real-world trade-in advise from me, a local Thumb Area guy that's been in the auto business for 24+ years. Some of it might sound harsh, but it's straight to the point. Please be open-minded and take this information into consideration. It can only help the next time you're looking to trade in your car.


First and foremost... NEVER, EVER base your final buying decision on the trade-in offer only! Always…

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A Well-Traveled Chrysler Town and Country!

Submitted by Mike M. on behalf of his well-traveled parents, this week's edition of Real People, Real Stories highlights the versatility, reliability and dependability of the Chrysler Town & Country.

I wanted to share the story of my parents' 2004 Chrysler Town & Country. They use it as the primary vehicle for their business—a professional, personalized specialty clothing service. Mom and Dad travel all over the country, from Portland, Maine, to Key West, Florida, to…

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Mustang Sally

As a 2 year old girl, I loved cars.  Most especially, I loved the Mustang and everything Ford.  Growing up, I worshiped everything Ford and from a young age, tried to contact headquarters.  I still hold a dream of some day working in Marketing for the Ford family.  

In the meantime, I held a red Mustang convertible as a dream car in my mind.  Growing up with just my mom without any support from my dad, I grew up early and knew I was going to work hard, especially when buying my first car – which I knew would not be…

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2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat




Dodge is giving its Challenger owners full on bragging rights at the drag strip and racing to the front line of the horsepower wars with its new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.
 
The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the fastest muscle car ever with a National Hot Rod Association-certified ¼-mile elapsed time of 11.2 seconds at 125 miles per hour (mph) with stock Pirelli P275/40ZR20 P Zero tires. With drag radials, the run dropped to just 10.8 seconds at 126 mph!
 
“It wasn’t long ago that a 10-second car, was a full-on race car. The…
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Ford creates Mulally engineering scholarship

Ford Motor Co. has created a $1 million scholarship program for engineering students in honor of former CEO Alan Mulally, who retired June 30.

The Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship program will hand out 10 onetime $10,000 scholarships annually to sophomore or junior engineering students at universities around the world, the company said today.

The program will kick off in spring 2015 and run for 10 years. Half the money will come from Ford Motor Co. and the other half from the Ford Fund, the company’s philanthropic arm.

Mulally, an engineer by training who joined Ford as…

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10 Summer Car Maintenance Tips

Summertime is travel time! Even with gasoline prices still at record high levels, Americans can't resist the lure of warm temps and the open road. According to AAA, over 31 million Americans planned to travel by car over Memorial Day weekend 2014.


Before hitting the road this summer, you can take some simple precautions to keep your family safe and save money at the pump. Extreme heat and long drives can be hard on…

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