Gas Saving Tips

April 4, 2011

Gas prices are soaring to record levels and it’s not even summer yet. So what’s the single most important thing you can do to conserve fuel?

Besides not driving the car, the best thing to do is change your driving habits. Yes, you can change the air filter, inflate the tires to proper levels and remove the spare tire from your trunk, but they only go so far.

I’m surprised at how many people still pounce on the accelerator when the traffic light turns green. A hard start is bad for the engine, transmission and your wallet.

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Wash Your Car

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April 3, 2011

Ever notice how different your car looks after a nice scrub? Every time I get the itch for a new car I just wash my daily driver and instantly I’m good for another day. My car is far from new. I drive a 1998 Toyota Camry with close to 160K miles. The car has minimal […]

Leasing a Car

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April 1, 2011

Leasing is not for most people because most of us drive more than 12K miles per year. You have to get comprehensive insurance because the car belongs to the bank. You have to worry about getting excessive door dings, and we know those are unavoidable. Back in 1997 I leased a brand new Honda Prelude. […]

Salvage Title

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March 31, 2011

I get asked a lot about salvage titles. I generally do not recommend buying cars with a salvage title but there are exceptions. First, what does a salvage title mean? Generally it means that the insurance company has deemed the vehicle a total loss, and that the cost of fixing the damage surpasses the value […]

Low Mileage Clunker

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March 30, 2011

I often see used cars with 80K on the odometer with a clean exterior and shiny wheels. Everything looks good except when you take a peek inside. The steering wheel leather is worn out. The brake pedal is worn. The driver side leather seat is torn. The shift lever is worn. Many people may wonder […]

Sell Your Car on eBay

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March 28, 2011

Should you sell your car on eBay? It depends on the type of car you’re selling. If you have a 2005 Toyota Corolla that you want to get rid of then you should sell it on car sites such as AutoTrader. There are tons of Corollas for sale at any given time. You have to […]

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