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How to Conduct a Pre-Purchase Inspection on a Used Car
It can be hard to know if buying a used car is a good deal. Inspect the body, tires, engine, and suspension to check if a used car is in good shape.
How to Diagnose Problems With Your Suspension System
Many car owners become aware that it is time to investigate their vehicle's suspension components when their car starts to behave abnormally. This can include such times...
How to Repair Tail Lights
When most people experience problems with their car’s tail lights, usually replacing the bulb with a new one corrects the problem. However, sometimes it’s more than a light...
What Does an Engine Inspection Entail?
An engine inspection is the first step in diagnosing engine problems. A pre-purchase engine inspection helps you know if a used car is a good deal.
How Cars Get Safety Tested (How IIHS Safety Works)
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) provides car safety ratings on front crash, side crash, head restraints, and roof strength.
How to Make Sure Your Car is Ready to Drive
Whether you are taking a short trip to the next town over, or heading out on long summer road trip, inspecting your car before you head down the...
How to Get Your Car Ready for Lease Inspection
In 2015, more than 16.5 million new vehicles were sold, the highest since 2006. However, according to Edmunds and Kelley Blue Book, 25 percent of all new cars weren’t...

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All vehicles have a life time to them. For the vehicle itself, the vehicle is reliable and gets good gas mileage. The maintenance needs to be up on the vehicle for the life of the vehicle to have a good...
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Hi there. I recommend performing a pre-purchase inspection and a 75 point safety inspection on the vehicle prior to buying the vehicle. Anyone can say that their car is in good shape, but there could be maintenance that needs to...
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Josh I am buying a used cayenne Porsche 2014 with24,000MilesWhat will my main ten ever costs be
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I want to drive from alaska through canada to kansas, but I'm worried about my trucks reliability
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Looking to buy what should I check
You want to confirm that the vehicle has never been in a collision (Carfax might be helpful) and that the vehicle does not have any outstanding recall-related repairs. Apart from that, inasmuch as used car repair, maintenance, and restoration costs...
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Is buying this car for $6200 a good buy?
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My 1987 jaguar VandenPlas has been idle or sitting for the last 4 or 5 months. The breaks were working then, but not now.
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How do I get the monitors on my car ready for SMOG test?
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One of my running lights is out can I still pass Texas state inspection?
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Plan on buying a 2007 impala SS with 124,000 miles on it. Would that be a good purchase?
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