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How to Transfer a Car Title in All States
Transferring a car title is necessary when a car is changing owners. Find out how to do so according to your state.
What type of vehicle is right for you?
Sedans, coupes, convertibles, minivans, crossovers, hatchbacks, station wagons, SUVs, and pickups. Let us help you decide which to choose.
Helpful Tips When Buying Your Next Used Car
Checking the service history, getting a vehicle history report, and a pre-purchase inspection are all helpful tips to get the best deal possible.
Should I Buy a Honda Accord or a Toyota Camry?
The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry have been the best-selling cars for 20 years due to their quality and reliability. Find out which is best for you.
Top 10 Used Cars to Avoid
Used car reviews can highlight poor performance, bad design, and low quality. The Suzuki XL-7 is the number one used car to avoid.
What Does Car Value Mean?
Knowing whether or not you’re getting a good car for your money is difficult because “good” is open to interpretation. You and a friend can have the...
Helpful Tips to Get the Most Money When Selling Your Car
Washing, waxing and detailing the car; taking great photos, and researching price are great ways to get the most money when selling your car.
How to Buy a Classic Pontiac
Whether you want to buy a classic Pontiac for yourself or as a gift, here are some tips on buying one for a great value.
What it Really Costs to Maintain a Standard Car vs Luxury Car
Luxury cars are more expensive than a standard car off the lot, and maintenance costs more. An Acura TL costs $100 more per year than a Honda Accord.
How to Buy a Car After Bankruptcy
Though bankruptcy can greatly impact your life financially, there are still ways to buy a car by managing your payments and having a good cosigner.
How to Buy a Car Without a Title
Car titles can be misplaced, damaged, or stolen. You should acquire a replacement title, complete a bill of sale, or obtain a Surety Title Bond.
How to Buy a Lexus
When buying a Lexus, consider your budget and which model you want. You should also run a vehicle history report and take a test drive before buying.
The Most and Least Expensive Cars to Own
Car value depends on purchase price, maintenance costs, and selling price. The Toyota Yaris, a discontinued model, costed $8000 less than in 2012.
An Auto Auctioneer’s Guide to the 10 Worst Cars Today
Car auctioneers often use the Long-Term Quality Index to calculate reliability. The Dodge Journey is evaluated as being the least reliable car.
How Much Does Size Matter in a Car Crash?
Car accidents can be less severe in a larger, heavier vehicle that's well designed but safety mainly relies on responsible, attentive driving.
The Top 10 Most Problematic Cars
All cars have issues, from grinding brakes and leaking gaskets. The Ford Explorer's faulty transmission ranks it as the most problematic.
The Car Buying Habits of Gen Z Drivers
Car ownership is important for Generation Z drivers and they value safety and practicality as well as technology and freedom.
Top 10 Features Women Want in a Car
Car features that matter to women include safety, convenience, and practicality. Air bags, collision sensors, and good visibility are essential.
How Does a Diesel Engine Work?
Diesel engines are growing in popularity as an option for cars. With diesel service, you will drive more efficiently and quietly.
Which Cars Last the Longest?
The best cars are ones that last the longest without needing much maintenance. The Honda Civic has low repair bills and can rack over 200,000 miles.

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volkswagon is buying back my diesel and am thinking of buying an audi A 3 but nervous about cost to own. why is the oil change so
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Would it give me trouble in the future?
Hello. If the car is missing the timing chain, then it will not run. I would steer far far away from buying a vehicle that needs this kind of repair. YourMechanic is capable of replacing your timing chain. However, what...
The car was rebuilt after a front end collision and looks new Ford Fusion se 2015 it looks new they listing it for 9000 is it fair
You should be cautious of purchasing a vehicle with a rebuilt title or has been in a major accident. The vehicle typically never gets back to 100% of what it was before the accident and the value for you will...
What is a fair value
Hello. A salvaged title generally deducts 20-40% of the Kelly BlueBook value. I would look at to determine the fair market value of your vehicle, and then deduct 20-40% dependent on how well it was repaired. Be sure to...
Finding a (at least decent) sporty convertible for $2-5k
Maintenance costs could vary greatly between each make and model. Make sure to also include extra costs when purchasing a sport convertible. Maintenance repairs on convertible tops tend to be expensive so that is something that you'll also need to...
The exhaust has a leak. Could that be expensive to fix?
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Jumped timing
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I want to buy this car, but there is terrible smell from cigarettes. How can I get rid of totally and is it possible at all?
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I recommend you check out our article here on how to get rid of a smell in your car. Cigarette smell can be difficult to remove from certain materials: cloths, carpets, and even the...
I can hear the fan of the car turning on often, could that indicate serious engine problems?
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What do you think about the reliability of this the 2013 Audi Q5?
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Does my water pump need to be replaced?
Hi there, thanks for writing in. There are 3 really good ways to check if your water pump needs to be replaced. First, visually inspect around the water pump looking for any signs of a leak. Water pump leaks,...
2004 Mazda 6s (V6-3.0L Automatic) VS. 2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS
From your tax dollars, and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the 2004 Mazda 6 has 0 Recalls and 0 Technical Service Bulletins - which all manufacturers are required to report for serious problems. The 2004 Hyundai Elantra has 5...
the car is loud when I test drived it. When I accelerate it almost choked but overall runs fine, may just be muffler?
Hello. It could be possible that the symptoms the vehicle is showing are due to an exhaust leak. An exhaust leak will usually cause increased exhaust noise, and if large enough or if the engine load is heavy enough, can...
Choosing a new car... Lexus GX 460 or Mercedes GL (gas or diesel)
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Looking to buy 07 Audi S8 what should I look for besides the obvious?
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Question about a potential buy (2003 Hyundai Tiburon)
Just by looking at the photos, I notice the mileage is very low for the vehicles age. They say the door handle that is broke in picture is replaced. The clutch has been replaced. The seats look rough in the...
Is this car worth buying?
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Need a reliable, affordable, used car
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Is a 2010 750i a reliable vehicle? There is so much stuff on the internet. I can't get a straight answer.
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Check Engine light on. Would the computer give all error codes in one shot? How do we know the engine's condition?
Hi there. From the description you have provided, I'm am inclined to agree with your assessment of a used engine being installed in your vehicle. An inspection of the engine, by a qualified technician could determine whether the engine is...

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