Archive for April, 2008

Check Under The Hood When Buying A Used Car

When buying a used car you need to do your homework.  This includes doing a thorough inspection of the vehicle, and don’t forget to look under the hood. You don’t want to end up with a car that will leave you stranded calling for road service.  Here are some things you need to be aware […]

The Top Auto Brands Are Toyota And Honda

Billions of dollars are spent by automakers to build awareness about their cars and promote them.  However, marketing is not the only thing that shapes a consumer’s perception of cars. Consumer Reports National Research Center conducted an Auto Pulse survey, which found that Toyota and Honda automobiles came in first and second place over all […]

Vehicles That Rate The Highest And Lowest In Owner Satisfaction

This is the fourth year in a row that the Toyota Prius has ranked as the top vehicle for owner satisfaction. In fact, 92% of Prius car owners claimed that they would buy or lease this car again. Following closely behind the Prius is the BMW 335i coupe convertible and the Porsche Boxster. These cars […]

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Tips For Lowering Teen Auto Insurance

Teenage drivers add a significant amount of cost to a family’s auto insurance.  This is because insurance is based on the likelihood of a driver getting into a car crash.  According to statistics, young drivers who are inexperienced account for a large amount of auto accidents. This is why a road service program is essential […]

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Large, Lightweight Vehicles Offer The Best Safety

If you only have one thousand dollars with which to spend towards safety features in a vehicle, use it to purchase a bigger vehicle. In the end, this will help you avoid calls to your emergency roadside assistance program. Small cars are involved in twice as many fatalities as larger vehicles. According to the laws […]

How To Deal With Windshield Damage

Many motorists have been in the situation where an object hits their windshield and a big crack shows up.  Your windshield might even end up bad enough that you have to call your road service program.  However, when do you know if it necessary to replace the windshield or if the crack can just be […]

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Today’s Drivers Are More Distracted Than Ever

Today drivers encounter many distractions. People are talking on cell phones, playing with gadgets on their dashboard, tuning the radio, etc. This can lead to many auto road service calls. If you see a car in front of you slowing down and speeding up randomly, chances are the driver is distracted. What to do? Drive […]

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How To React If The “Check Engine” Light Comes On

We’ve all been there.  You’re driving your vehicle when suddenly your check engine light comes on.  If you’re like the majority of motorists, you aren’t really sure what the light is telling you.  This could be the most misunderstood light on your dashboard because it can mean many different things.  If your check engine light […]

Ways To Get Rid Of Your Old Car

Sometimes the hardest part about purchasing a new or used vehicle is getting rid of your present car.  There are several options for selling your car.  You can trade it in to the dealer, sell your car privately, or donate it to charity.  Here are the pros and cons of each of these. Probably the […]

What Are Suitable Cars For Teen Motorists?

When buying a car for a teen driver it is important to consider safety and reliability.  After all, teens don’t have a lot of experience.  When car shopping for a young driver, cars should be considered that have good crash-test results and advanced safety features.  This will hopefully keep your teen from avoiding roadside assistance […]