Automotive Repair

The auto repair shop isn’t just a place you should take your car when it isn’t running smoothly. Having regularly scheduled maintenance can keep your car in better condition, and doing so should maximize its used car value – it makes sense that a well maintained vehicle should be worth more than a poorly maintained vehicle, right? Keeping track of the regularly scheduled auto service can also positively influence your used car value. Consider logging all of the work you ever have done to offer to prospective buyers in the future. Likewise, when buying a car, you should research the car service and repair history to understand how the present owner maintained their investment. Read these blog posts to learn how car repairs can influence used car values.

Winter Driving Tips

November 25, 2013

As the weather becomes frigid and more severe, motorists all over the country will soon enter one of the most trying driving times of the year. If you want to avoid sending yourself to the hospital and your car to the junk yard, make sure that you and your vehicle are fully prepared for the […]






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Auto Parts to Replace before Winter’s Arrival

November 22, 2013

Winter weather can take a massive toll on your car. Several automobile parts end up taking quite a beating when frigid winds, snowfall, and ice accumulation become daily occurrences. Today we’ll discuss important car maintenance steps and parts to replace before winter hits.






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DIY Repairs: Change Your Car’s Battery

November 20, 2013

With winter well on its way, the editors at Used Car Values want to make sure that you have the ability to keep your car running like a pro. Changing a car’s battery is a good introductory project, and knowing this valuable skill will come in handy throughout your driving life. So get your tools […]






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How to Change Your Car’s Brake Pads

November 19, 2013

If you’re anything like me, the prospect of saving money with DIY projects is an enticing idea. Performing your own car repairs doesn’t just keep your bank account from hemorrhaging cash; you may even learn a valuable lesson in self-reliance. So hit up the local salvage yard, grab your supplies, and head back to the […]






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Is Your Car Winter-Ready?

November 18, 2013

Fall is about to make its final curtain call, which can only mean that winter will soon rear its ugly head. If you want to avoid headaches and expensive auto repairs this holiday season, now is the time to start prepping your car for the arrival of frigid air and icy driving conditions. Today the […]






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Save Time and Money at the Salvage Yard

September 30, 2013

Your car falling into disrepair can be a major hassle. Not only will you have to pay for repairs, you’ll also have to pay for the parts. If you already have the technical know-how to repair your own car, however, you can save a lot of time and money by hitting up your local salvage […]






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Used Auto Parts vs. New Auto Parts, Part 2

September 24, 2013

Is your car in need of replacement parts? It can sometimes be overwhelming to determine whether to replace defunct pieces with new or used auto parts. This is part 2 in a series about navigating the wilderness of car-part buying. Today’s focus: when buying used auto parts is your best option.






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Is Diesel Better Than Gasoline?

September 19, 2013

When it’s time to say goodbye to your old vehicle and move on to a new model, there are several questions to ask yourself. From superficial questions concerning the color and upholstery options, up to more economical queries about the type of engine you should buy, the list can be overwhelming. Today at UCV, though, […]






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Take Care of Your Tires Before Winter Hits

September 17, 2013

The health of your car’s tires should be of utmost importance all year round. As the seasons change to fall and winter, however, well-maintained tires are an incredibly important aspect of proper car maintenance. Today, we’ll discuss what you can do to ensure each tire on your car is ready for the upcoming winter driving […]






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How Does a Car Radiator Work?

August 29, 2013

The radiator in your car serves an absolutely vital function. A car radiator keeps the engine cool and performing at its best. Without proper maintenance, a radiator can stop serving this important role, and that could mean serious car trouble for you in the future.






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