used car value

After the Accident, Part 1: Photographic Evidence

May 22, 2013

So you’re driving to work in morning rush-hour traffic, you take a quick slurp of coffee without taking your eyes of the road, and bam! You’ve just been rear-ended by another commuter. Now throw those hazards on and give your boss a call – you’re going to be late today. This is part 1 in […]






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Kicking Tires: What Can It Tell You?

March 29, 2013

Much like when apartment or house hunting, purchasing a used car requires some homework. Nobody wants to take a salesman’s word at face value which is understandable. One thing that has always confounded me, though, (and I am guilty of this) is the usual practice of kicking the tires.






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Maintain Used Car Value with Regular Oil Changes

March 28, 2013

The recommended time between changing a car’s oil and filter is usually around the 3,000 mile mark. Oil accumulates soot and dirt particulates produced by combustion. As the oil ages and becomes more viscous, heat from the engine reduces the oil’s ability to move these particulates to the filter – resulting in the necessity of […]






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Automotive Spring Cleaning

March 27, 2013

It may not seem like it, but spring has officially sprung. Winter ice is (attempting to) melt away and will soon reveal bright green grass, budding flowers, and potholes. Potholes aside, spring is a great season for a well-deserved road trip. Before you hit the pavement, though, it’s a good idea to get a little […]






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Getting Your Car Road-Trip Ready for Spring

March 25, 2013

As the ice of winter melts away and the roads become much more inviting, you’re inevitably going to be hitting the pavement for a much needed road trip. Before you do, however, it would be good practice to make sure your automobile is up to such endeavors.






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Salt on the Roads: Good for Driving, Bad for your Car

March 22, 2013

Salt on the roads is a godsend when dangerous winter driving conditions crop up. The specially formulated salt cuts right through the accumulating ice and snow to make winter driving a much safer endeavor. That’s all well and good for us humans, but what kind of effects does road salt have on our cars?






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Clark Gable’s Benz Didn’t Make it Off the Auction Block?

February 12, 2013

Any well-maintained classic car can hold a great deal of value at an auto auction. As we’ve seen time and time again, if that same car was previously owned by a famous person, it can generate substantially more cash and fly off the auction block. That wasn’t exactly the case last month at a Barrett-Jackson […]






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Iconic Cars from Your Favorite Films, Part 3

February 12, 2013

There are many iconic cars from movies that would make any film enthusiast burst with excitement to own. Imagine waking up every morning, walking into your garage, and having a piece of cinematic history resting there snugly. This is the final chapter of our 3-part series discussing some of your favorite cars from film that […]






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Sandy Ravaged Cars Up for Auction

January 17, 2013

When Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the east coast a few months back, shockwaves were felt all over the country. Billions of dollars in property damage, loss of homes, a nearly decimated coast, and most tragically, ruined or lost lives. 






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Where Should I Park My Car for Winter?

January 2, 2013

A hotly contested issue between car owners is where to park your prized ride during winter. The cold months of the year can be damaging to new and used cars alike. If you’re wondering where to park your car during winter, here are some things to consider.






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