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Friday 12/07/2012
Getting The Right Price When You Sell Your Car
Posted: December 07, 2012

(NAPSI)—Selling your car yourself may be easier-and more financially rewarding-than you realize. Here are some tips:

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Friday 11/16/2012
Safe Driving Starts With Clear Vision
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:31 pm

(NAPSI)—It’s an accident waiting to happen: Coming up to one stop sign, one driver can hardly see out the windshield through streaks of rain, a result of damaged windshield wiper blades. Approaching on the other road is another driver whose worn-out wiper blades succeed in only smearing water and dirt across the windshield. Will these drivers be able to see the stop sign or each other in time to react safely?

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Tips On Caring For Your Battery This Winter
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:31 pm

(NAPSI)—Cold weather affects a car’s battery more than any other engine component. Filled with fluid containing mostly water, batteries are susceptible to freezing.

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Monday 11/05/2012
Airbag Fraud: Danger Behind The Wheel
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:31 pm

(NAPSI)—Drivers and passengers generally assume the airbags in a car will work properly. However, when it comes to used vehicles, that may not be the case.

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Thursday 11/01/2012
Free oil changes to free meals, businesses say 'Thanks' on Veteran's Day
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:31 pm

It’s perhaps the least understood and least celebrated federal holiday, but for millions of American veterans and their families, Nov. 11 – Veteran’s Day – is a solemn reminder of the sacrifices so many service men and women have made for our country.

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Thursday 10/25/2012
Tips On Caring For High-Tech Engines
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:31 pm

(NAPSI)—New technologies used in the engines of the latest cars may require drivers to rethink car care so that they get the most from their engines.

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Tuesday 10/16/2012
The Best Way to See Clearly in Any Driving Condition
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Is there really a difference between wiper blades? When is it necessary to change my wipers? As the wet seasons approach, it's important to ask yourself these questions as heavy rains and increasingly severe weather can obscure driving visibility.

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Tuesday 10/09/2012
Seven Ways To Save On Auto Insurance
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:31 pm

(NAPSI)—What you pay for your auto insurance can vary by hundreds of dollars, depending on what type of car you drive, your accident history and the insurance company that provides the policy. To save money on your auto insurance policy, keep these seven tips in mind:

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Give Your Car A Brake
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:31 pm

(NAPSI)—If you’re like most motorists, you’re concerned about safety. In fact, research shows that vehicle safety is a top motivator for most motorists when it comes to vehicle maintenance and the brake system is at the top of the vehicle safety checklist.

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The Real Truth About Synthetics
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:31 pm

(NAPSI)—If you’re like most drivers, when it comes to vehicle maintenance, you use the motor oil the vehicle manufacturer recommends or rely on the service technician for its oil selection.

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Monday 09/24/2012
Tips for Buying and Maintaining a Fuel Efficient Vehicle
Posted: September 24, 2012

(StatePoint) Driving is getting more expensive. According to a recent study by AAA, the cost of owning and operating a car rose nearly 2 percent on average over the past year. That’s why so many consumers who are in the market for a new vehicle are putting a premium on fuel efficiency.

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Wednesday 09/19/2012
Get Better Gas Mileage
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Gas prices are getting as dangerously high as unemployment rates, and both mean a whole new level of penny pinching for the nation's 99 percent.

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What You Need To Know When Buying A Used Car
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:30 pm

(NAPSI)—Buying a used car is becoming an increasingly common practice. In fact, it’s estimated that just over three used cars are now purchased for every new one sold.

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Don't Get Soaked By A Flood-Damaged Car
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:30 pm

(NAPSI)—Recently, a number of extreme storms and hurricanes left thousands of cars in the surrounding areas damaged by floodwaters.

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Thursday 09/13/2012
Used car shopping tips
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Some people shop for cars frequently, others do it rarely.  Because a car purchase can be a significant expense, it’s always a good idea to take your time and research options before jumping into the middle of the process. This is especially true when shopping for used cars, because they involve researching vehicle histories.

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Tuesday 09/11/2012
A Battery Check Today Can Keep The Tow Truck Away
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:30 pm

(NAPSI)—Sooner or later, all car batteries have to be replaced. The good news is that by taking a few simple maintenance steps, you can avoid the cost and hassle of getting stranded with a dead battery.

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Carmaker Is Driven To Help Students Achieve
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:30 pm

(NAPSI)—Keeping America’s schools and students on the road to success is no easy task. Teachers, students and school officials often find themselves scrambling to raise funds with little monetary support at the local level.

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Monday 09/10/2012
Get Better Gas Mileage With New Technology
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Gas prices are getting as dangerously high as unemployment rates, and both mean a whole new level of penny pinching for the nation's 99 percent.

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Thursday 08/30/2012
Practice Preventive Vehicle Maintenance
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:30 pm

(NAPSI)—“Preventive maintenance is critical for keeping vehicles operating at optimum levels,” says car-care expert Tricia Hecker, Head of Marketing for Mopar. To help, here are 10 items to check on your vehicle:

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Wednesday 08/22/2012
Avoiding Curbstoners
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:30 pm

(NAPSI)—To help protect yourself when buying a used car, watch out for curbstoners.

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Sunday 08/12/2012
Avoid a Roadside Mayday This Summer
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - The temperatures are rising, and so are the numbers of vehicles on the road. Summer is right around the corner, bringing with it a number of road trips to the beach for many families.

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Monday 08/06/2012
Discover a Better Ride on Wet Roads
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Bald or poorly maintained tires won't get you very far when it comes to driving on slippery roadways. With improper equipment and maintenance, slick surfaces from rain storms are a major threat to safety on the road.

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Series Celebrates A Love Of Rodeo And Trucks
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:30 pm

(NAPSI)—There’s good news for those who are fans of two great American pastimes—watching rodeos and driving trucks. There is a series of events designed so fans can indulge in both their passions at the same time. And maybe best of all, it travels to them.

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Eight Hot Tips For Battery Care
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:30 pm

(NAPSI)—More automobile batteries fail in the heat than in the extreme cold, and hot-weather conditions can cause more stress on a battery than frigid temperatures. With temperatures at their annual highs, motorists can protect and care for that part of the vehicle a driver depends on most every day.

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The Smart Consumer Knows When Premium Pays
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:30 pm

(NAPSI)—Consumers are extending the ownership of their vehicles well beyond 100,000 miles by finding ways to improve the quality of their vehicle. Following a good maintenance routine will keep your vehicle on the road longer and out of the shop, avoiding costly repairs.

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Tips On Making That Back-To-College Move
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:30 pm

(NAPSI)—As the new academic year approaches, college students everywhere will start preparing for their trip back to school.

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Friday 07/27/2012
Wireless Technology Improves Road Safety
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:29 pm

(NewsUSA) - Imagine a futuristic transportation system with "talking" roads and cars that instantly provide real-time updates on local weather, traffic and road conditions. Equipped with up-to-the-minute information, motorists could choose safer, more direct routes helping to reduce traffic congestion, shorten trips and reduce vehicle emissions.

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Wednesday 07/25/2012
School Bus Safety Tips
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:29 pm

(NAPSI)—More than 26 million children ride the school bus every day. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, school buses are the safest form of transportation for getting children to and from school, with most serious school bus incidents taking place when children are outside of the bus.

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Tuesday 07/17/2012
Warning Lights Send Messages You Can't Ignore
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:29 pm

(NAPSI)—Safety on the road is no accident. For example, when a warning light illuminates on a car’s dashboard, it is alerting you to a situation that requires your attention.

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You Can Make Your Next Road Trip More Comfortable--And Stress Free
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:29 pm

(NAPSI)—Whether you’re driving across town or across the country, here are some tips to keep you on the road to safety and savings and help you get the most out of your trip.

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Smart Tips To Help Business Travelers Save Time
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:29 pm

(NAPSI)—Business travelers can make the most of their travel experience-and maybe even get home sooner-without sacrificing service by keeping a few travel tips in mind:

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Wednesday 02/29/2012
Tips for a Stress-Free Commute
Updated: January 16, 2013 - 3:29 pm

(NewsUSA) - Spring is in the air. The days are getting longer and the temperatures are rising. Before you know it, summer will be here along with all the joys that come with it, like summer vacations.

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