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There is very little that consumers hate more than haggling at a dealership. After all, that’s why places such as CarMax are as successful as they are. They take the power of negotiation away from customers and the pressure away from car dealers. However, for those that are searching for a new car and are not frequenting the likes of CarMax, there are some valuable negotiation tips you can take into the dealership with you to help with buying a new car. 1. Get Multiple Quotes The great thing about the digital age is that getting quotes from multiple dealerships…

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Have you ever considered the peculiar shape of some of the windows in your car? Have you looked at how they need to fit into the frame – and thought what careful workmanship is put into doing so? If you are like many people of this world, then you haven’t really given it much thought, nor should you have to, because if one can just pay a professional to do so, then there is no need to have an understanding of this. Rightly so, too, as if you are a doctor or lawyer or a school teacher, you don’t necessarily…

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Buying a new car is pretty exciting and in my experience, the excitement never gets old regardless of whether it is your very first car, or you 15th. I have learned through the years that it is very important that you strip the emotion out of buying a car if possible and focus on the cold, hard facts of functionality, affordability and practicality. To give you an example of the mistakes that you can make, a few years ago I bought myself a sports car, a two seated convertible. I actually went to the dealership with every intention of picking…

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We all remember that moment when we first got our license and thought this is it, complete and utter freedom in the car of my dreams. Granted, in reality it is a little bit different. Our parents usually play a large part in choosing the car and that is usually something plain, simple and safe. Despite this, we all maintain that dream, that ever elusive ultimate motoring machine in our minds. But when it comes to living that dream how do we know what to look for. Here are 5 tips for choosing the car of your dreams. 1.   …

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For millions of car owners nationwide, their autos are their babies. With that being the case, taking care of your auto might be a priority too. If so, what are you doing to make sure your prized possession is properly cared for? Whether it is spending lots of money on the vehicle for accessories and cleanings, making sure it is properly housed, or taking it in to a mechanic on a regular basis, taking care of your auto is a worthwhile investment over time. So, make sure you are doing all you can to preserve the life of your vehicle.…

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For each and every senior citizen out their driving on the roadways, fear can oftentimes become the norm. While they still may be good drivers in their minds or the minds of others, fear begins to creep in as they lose some of their skills. Whether it is reaction times or judging distances properly, some seniors begin to put themselves and others in harm’s way. As a result, injuries and even death can occur. With that being the case, it is important for senior citizens and automakers and those supplying parts for the auto industry to stand up and act.…

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As life skills go, being able to drive is an important one. If you can drive a completely new world of opportunities open up to you. Being able to get into a car and go where you want, when you want makes it easier to find a job, socialise, as well as look after your family and friends. The problem is that in many countries passing your test is now much harder than it used to be. As roads get busier, they are becoming more dangerous. Governments are responding to this by making learner drivers go through more and stricter…

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When you purchase a new car, you may be offered the opportunity to also purchase an extended warranty. Although there are some benefits available with auto service contracts like those from Omega Autocare that are not included under new car warranties, many owners of new cars opt to take their chances until their warranty is about to expire. When you find yourself in this situation, here are some great reasons to get that auto service contract! Car Repairs are Expensive You may not have had to face this while your car was still under warranty, but the fact of the…

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If you’ve been in business for a while and realise you need a van, then we should congratulate you – it means your business is both improving and expanding or it’s growing in a direction you haven’t anticipated yet. Either way, it’s a good sign and with some smart decision-making, your business is sure to profit after a while. If you’re buying a van for the first time, you may be tempted to think buying a used van is a better idea than purchasing a new one. Unfortunately, you’re wrong. It’s tempting to think so – especially if it’s your…

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Car insurance. It’s a necessity, but it can eat up a significant portion of your monthly budget. The average driver in Alberta pays about $1,000 per year for coverage, but many people are paying more than they need to every month. You should always review your insurance coverage annually, to determine whether changes in your life qualify you for lower rates or discounts. Talk with your agent about your policy and the factors influencing your rate, and whether any adjustments are in order. 1. You Recently Had a Birthday It’s well known that younger drivers are more expensive to insure,…