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The Top 5 Modifications to Increase Your Car’s Horsepower and Torque

No matter what anyone says, cars are meant to be driven. But for some car enthusiasts, cars are meant to be modified and tinkered on until they’re even more fun when driven. And if you fall into that category, then it’s important to know which modifications to start with in order to get the most …
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Why You Shouldn’t Put Your Windshield Wipers Up In the Wintertime

It’s wintertime, which means that cars parked outside will inevitably be covered with snow and ice as the temperatures start to drop. And one thing that you might notice is that some cars will have their windshield wipers in the “up” position, in order to prevent them from getting stuck to the windshield. But here’s …
Honda vehicles for sale at a dealership
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What Is a Vehicle Monroney Sticker?

Every new car has a vehicle Monroney sticker. If you’ve ever heard someone talking about cars and they say something like “check the Monroney,” you may wonder what the heck that means. You’ll see them grace many a window if you are buying a new car and shopping models. What is a Monroney decal and …
Car Insurance
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Is ‘Car Insurance Day’ the Best Day to Buy Car Insurance?

Next Monday, February 1st, is “Car Insurance Day,” which is a great time to review your current car insurance rates. And while picking one day out of the year to pay attention to one of the things in your life that you probably never pay attention to might sound weird, reviewing your options can actually …
BMW's infotainment screen showing Android Auto functionality
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How To Add Android Auto to an Older Car

Do you have an Android phone that’s up-to-date with the latest operating system and applications? Do you own an older car that doesn’t have a current infotainment system or even Bluetooth? Well, it’s time to join the future and outfit your car with Android Auto. But how do you even do that? What is Android …
luxurious interior of the consumer reports number 1 pickup truck of 2021
Trucks & SUVs

The Best Luxury Car of 2020 Is a Pickup Truck

Yes, we know. This definitely shakes things up a bit. According to, the best luxury car of 2020 is a pickup truck. The 2020 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn and Limited trim took home the win for this year’s best luxury car. So how does this happen? It’s simple. The honor of best luxury car …
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Do You Need Winter Tires if Your Car Is All-Wheel-Drive?

No matter which way you look at it, your car’s tires are the only things that are connecting you to the road that you’re driving on. This means that they are arguably the most important parts of the car, so it’s even more important to get the proper tires depending on the season and not …
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Carmax’s Highest Appraisal Offer Will Leave You Dumbfounded

When it comes to selling your car to a dealer, there’s almost no easier way to get it done than going to Carmax. You simply bring your car to any Carmax location, they appraise it and then give you an offer right on the spot with a seven-day grace period. The process is so easy …
Thief Stealing Car
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Car Thief Scolds Mom For Leaving Her Kid in the Car, Then Steals Car

It’s never fun being the victim of car theft, but what’s even worse is that a car thief not only steals your car, but they also take everything that’s inside of it. That’s why it’s always important to not only lock your car but to be sure to take out whatever valuables you might have …
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5 of the Most Car-Seat Friendly New Cars

Shopping for a compact car or sedan can be tough when you have little ones to transport. You have to make sure the car has enough head- and legroom, enough cupholders and storage, and, most importantly, the right safety equipment to keep everyone safe in case the worst should happen. Fortunately, Carmax took some of …
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How to Add Wireless Apple Carplay to an Older Car

Do you currently own an Apple iPhone and want to be able to connect it to your car’s audio system wirelessly? Or does your current car have Apple Carplay and you want to be able to connect it without having to plug your phone in? If you fall into either category, you’re in luck, because …
2020 Subaru Ascent in the snow
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Keeping a Winter Emergency Kit in Your Car Could Save Your Life

As snow starts to fall in many parts of the country throughout the winter, it’s a good idea to be prepared for anything. Keeping your car maintained to handle the harsh elements is one thing, but being prepared for the worst scenario when you’re on a long, snowy road trip is another. In those cases, …
A blue 1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata parked on the snow
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Does Cold Weather Affect Your Car’s Fuel Economy?

Winter is here and as the temperature outside drops, it’s easy to want to stay inside your house and bundle up. But unfortunately, you can’t do that all the time since, like most people, you need to work and run your errands, which means driving around for extended periods of time. But can the winter …
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5 Car Problems It Never Pays to Avoid

Have you ever heard a mysterious noise coming from the engine bay of your car and then turned up the volume on the radio to drown it out? If you can’t hear it, it doesn’t exist, right? Unfortunately, that’s not the case, as ignoring and noises, glaring issues, or even warning lights on your dashboard …
A customer and dealership employee with masks discuss a car in a showroom.
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5 Reasons Why Trading Your Car Into a Dealership Could Be a Mistake

If you’re planning to buy a new or used car at a dealership and want to trade in your current car, then you may want to think twice before doing so. Sure, trading in your car to the dealer that you’re buying a car from makes sense from a convenience standpoint, but in reality, you’re …
La Habra police officer Jason Coleman issues a speeding citation using a e-citation machine on Monday.
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There’s 1 State You Never Want To Get a Speeding Ticket In

Most people know the local roads and highways in their neighborhoods. They are typically aware of the places to ease off the gas pedal when driving their car to avoid getting a speeding ticket. When traveling out of town, it’s harder to maneuver the sudden 25 mph school zones or 35 mph city limit restrictions …
2020 RAV4 TRD Off Road trim driving on dirt trail
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Why Buy a 2020 Toyota Corolla When You Can Buy a RAV4 Instead?

Toyota offers a car, truck, or SUV for essentially every need. Of these, the 2020 Toyota Corolla is one of the most popular choices in America. But what compels someone to buy a Corolla when they could opt for a 2020 Toyota RAV4 crossover instead? The vehicles are both good choices, but the versatility of …