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Owning a car can be a big responsibility. And while you may have gotten up to speed on proper tire inflation and when to replace worn wiper blades, there are some other key things to know. 

For instance, if you took out a loan to buy your...

Hurricane Sandy devastated lives, homes and personal property, including cars and trucks. Once owners of damaged vehicles settle up with their insurance companies, those cars and trucks   sometimes are refurbished and resold.

The corrosive...

Here’s why you don’t want to pay fees to a business that promises to lower your monthly car payment or help stop a repossession.

The latest "gas-saving" gizmos don't deliver as promised, and may lead you to spend more than save. But there are easy steps you can take to increase your gas mileage and stretch your gas dollars.

A new car is second only to a home as the most expensive purchase many consumers make. According to the National Automobile Dealers Association, the average price of a new car sold in the United States is about $30,000. That’s why it’s important...

Need to rent a car for your vacation or business travels? Comparing prices online can save you a bundle. But make sure you compare the total cost — not just the advertised rate — because fees and options can increase the base price dramatically...

When gas prices go up, it seems like the number of ads for gas-saving products does, too. Although there are practical steps you can take to increase your gas mileage, be on the lookout for gas-saving claims for automotive devices or oil and gas...

Unless it’s recommended by your owner’s manual, don’t spend the money on high octane gas. In most cases, there’s no benefit. Higher octane helps only if you have problems with your engine “knocking.”

Read Your Owner’s Manual About Octane...

If you’re shopping for a new or used car, the salesperson may encourage you to buy an auto service contract to help protect against unexpected or costly repairs. While a service contract may sound like a good idea, it may overlap with the...

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