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The 5 Safest Used Cars You Can Buy For Under $20,000
The Subaru Legacy, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Chevy Volt, and the Volvo XC60 are five of the overall safest used cars you can buy for under $20,000.
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.
How to Advertise Your Used Car
It’s exciting to buy a new car, but when you have a vehicle that you need to get rid of before you can complete your purchase, it...
Should You Buy a Car With a Lien On It?
Buying a new car is a losing proposition. “But wait,” you say. “Look at all the bells and whistles this car has. It’s worth every dollar.” According to Edmunds, after the...
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.
How to Choose a Jeep Grand Wagoneer
Due to a recent surge in popularity, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer is making a comeback. Since the vehicle was manufactured only throughout the sixties, seventies, eighties,...
How to Find Out if a Car Has a Lien on It
Buying a used car can be a tricky proposition. It requires a diligent search, test drives, and plenty of legwork to find the right car. One step that should never...
How to Know How Much to Ask for Your Used Car
If you have a car that you no longer want, there are a few ways to get rid of it. You can donate it or gift it to someone, sell...
How to Advertise Your Used Car With a Window Display
To have more success when trying to sell your vehicle it is necessary to advertise it even when you are on the go. In addition to cleaning your vehicle...
How to Know What to Look for in a Car Ad
When you are in the market for a used car, you’ll need to sort through advertisements and sales flyers in order to choose the right car for you. Car...
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.
The Top 10 Used Cars That Get the Fewest Traffic Tickets
Some used cars are more prone to getting traffic tickets than others. Range Rovers and BMW 320is have been recorded to get the least tickets.
How to Know If a Used Car Is a Good Deal
When you need to buy a used car, it can be quite difficult to sift through the thousands of used cars for sale...
How to Search Your Car for Contraband
Out of all the nightmare scenarios that people play through their minds during their commutes, getting into legal trouble for unknown contraband found in your car is...
How to Locate Cars for Sale by Private Sellers
When shopping for a used car, dealership may not always be an option. Maybe your credit is not good enough, or you cannot afford to pay...
How to Check the Quality of a Used Car
If you’re looking to purchase a car, buying a used vehicle is a great way to save money. Used cars are usually cheaper than new ones and you may...
How to Create a Bill of Sale for Selling Your Car
A bill of sale is especially important when selling high-value items like used cars. You will need a computer, printer, photo ID, and a notary public.
What are The Best Used Cars to Buy?
When it's time for Americans to buy their next vehicle, the overwhelming consensus is to go used. At the end of 2015, used car sales figures more than doubled...
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.

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Would it give me trouble in the future?
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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...
The exhaust has a leak. Could that be expensive to fix?
As you know, parts and labor can vary in price tremendously depending on the shop, the skills of the mechanic and many other factors. I would suggest having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to perform a pre-purchase...
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?
Hi, thanks for writing in. Newer vehicles, such as the Cruze, run hotter for greater fuel efficiency. It also means the engine is running closer to "maximum" temperature more of the time, which included running the auxiliary electric fan more...
What do you think about the reliability of this the 2013 Audi Q5?
Hi, thanks for writing in. As you may already know, the reliability of most vehicles depends largely on how well the car is maintained as well as the owner's driving habits, vehicle driving conditions, etc. This is especially important when...
My car is only 3 years old. Should I be suspicious that the starter went out?
Hi, thanks for writing in. A starter like any other mechanical and electrical part is subject to failing sometimes for no apparent reason. However, sometimes this is misdiagnosed as well and often times mistaken for something much more simple like...
How much can I expect to pay in maintenance to cost over the next 5 years?
Hi, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to provide my insight. Unfortunately, as you may know every car depreciates in value fairly rapidly relative to the amount you have paid for it. As with any car, the dependability is...
My car rpm fluctuates slightly, during warm up and my temperature gauge also fluctuates intermittently.
Hi, thanks for writing in. My first impression when you described the vibration is that you may have a bad motor mount. When you put the car in Drive or Reverse, the engine shifts slightly. If the rubber in the...
Looking to find a reliable Volvo (ideally an XC90 - maybe an S60) - did they get more reliable with the 2006 - or the 2008?
Hello. Anything after 2006 is much better. You will be getting a more reliable vehicle with less issues. Transmission problems are fairly normal, but if you are easy on the car and do not accelerate too hard consistently, and maintain...
Is slightly excessive lifting engine noise a problem? What is the best fix for it?
Hello. Slightly excessive noise, of any kind, from the engine may be an indication of accelerated wear to the engine. Keep in mind, however, that all engines operate differently, and some will generate more noise in their normal operation than...
How do I know if the timing belt has been replaced?
You are correct in that the car fax may not necessarily always indicate every service performed as not all shops report the services they perform. Unfortunately, there is no definitive way to tell for sure whether or not the timing...
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...
Looking to buy 07 Audi S8 what should I look for besides the obvious?
Hello there, when buying a used car especially a rare car such as the 2007 Audi S8 care should be taken as repairs can be expensive. The only way to be aware of any potential issues is to have the...
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?
As you know, with any car the life expectancy of it depends largely on the maintenance schedule the owner has maintained, the driving conditions it is subjected to, the driving habits of the owner and many other factors. When a...
Need a reliable, affordable, used car
Hey there. It is not always a make or model that makes a good car, but how well the car was maintained and taken care of. You should choose a car you like and then have an a professional conduct...
Is a 2010 750i a reliable vehicle? There is so much stuff on the internet. I can't get a straight answer.
With any car, the life expectancy of it depends largely on the maintenance schedule the owner has maintained, the driving conditions it is subjected to, the driving habits of the owner and many other factors. There are inherent maintenance issues...
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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