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The Used Car Blog

We want consumers everywhere to feel confident about their ability to engage in the used car process on their own terms. We’re going to be posting articles about every aspect of buying used cars, from giving you tips on how to judge the condition of a used car to knowing your way around financing options to what you should look for when test driving a vehicle.

DIY Auto Repair: When Should You NOT?

November 17th, 2018 by

If you have a little mechanical aptitude, can follow instructions, and have a good DIY auto repair toolbox, maintaining and repairing your own vehicle isn’t all that difficult. Thanks to the internet, you don’t even have to have a mechanic-buddy to help you: there are videos and blogs covering all kinds of DIY auto repair…


How to Maintain or Improve Fuel Economy

November 17th, 2018 by

Look at every new car and many used cars, and you’ll likely notice two things: the EPA Fuel Economy and Emissions label for new cars and “Fuel Sipper” or “Thrifty” for used cars. Even at home or on the job, fuel economy might be of some importance to you, whether refueling costs are sucking away…


Driving Habits that Help Your Car Last Longer

October 20th, 2018 by

Interestingly, many people know why cars break down, but never really think about what makes a car last longer. True, you could just turn the key and drive, change the oil occasionally, and get rid of the car when it gets too expensive to run, but there are ways you can help your car last…


The Importance of TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor System)

October 20th, 2018 by

Tires are literally your only connection to whatever road you travel, so it goes without saying that they are critically important to your vehicle’s performance, fuel economy, ride quality, and safety. While tire wear represents a long-term concern, usually wearing out in 25,000 to 50,000 miles, tire pressure is a more immediate concern, fluctuating day…


When and How to Change Engine Oil

August 25th, 2018 by

When you get into a new car or used car, one of the first things you likely will ask is how to maintain it or how well it has been maintained. In the case of a used car, knowing whether or not it’s been maintained, such as by seeing oil change records and other service…


When and How to Rotate Tires

June 2nd, 2018 by

Most good unicycles have one, bicycles a pair, and all cars at least four. Of course, we’re talking about tires, which serve several purposes on the modern automobile. Tires give vehicles the traction they need to get around on some of the most demanding terrain our State has to offer, from pothole-ridden city streets or…


When and How to Change Engine Oil in Your Car

May 5th, 2018 by

When you get into a new car or used car, one of the first things you likely will ask is how to maintain it or how well it has been maintained. In the case of a used car, knowing whether or not it’s been maintained, such as by seeing oil change records and other service…


The True Cost of Putting Off Car Maintenance

January 18th, 2018 by

We’ve mentioned the importance of car maintenance before. On the face of it, auto maintenance keeps vehicles running better and helps them last longer, but at what cost? Across the country, average annual maintenance costs run around $550, depending on year, make, model, and usage. This includes typical auto services, such as oil changes, brakes,…


How Important is Regular Vehicle Maintenance?

December 23rd, 2017 by

All new cars come with a vehicle maintenance log, and many new and used car dealers offer maintenance service plans, but what’s the big deal? Is “regular vehicle maintenance” just another way for dealership service centers to get another dollar out of your wallet, or is there something more? After buying a new or used…


5 Easy Tips to Make Your Car Last Longer

September 23rd, 2017 by

You don’t need to be a world class mechanic to know how to make your car last longer. It’s the same as being… not a doctor, but knowing how to take good care of your health. I’m not a doctor, but I do know that eating a salad every now and then, or doing a…


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