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68 Best SUVs

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10 Best Compact SUVs

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12 Smart Tips for Buying the Right Used Car

Here are 12 handy insider tips our own store associates share with their friends and family members.

Buying a Car Friday, March 17, 2017
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Cars & College: A Complete Guide

As you prepare for college, your mind may be focused on signing up for classes, settling into your dorm, and meeting new friends. At this point, car ownership, and transportation in general, is probably the furthest thing from your mind. Unfortunately, neglecting this important decision could leave you scrambling for a ride when it’s time to find a job, leave campus for events, and attend social engagements around town.

Buying a Car Friday, January 27, 2017
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A Glossary of Automotive Terms

Looking for a used car and curious about all those terms? What’s ‘AWD’ mean, for example? How about horsepower? Read on, and be in the know!

Buying a Car Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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The Mysteries of Turbos and Superchargers, Revealed

You don’t have to drive a high-dollar vehicle to feel the extra kick of power that comes from a turbocharger or supercharger. These days, they’re more popular than ever!

Buying a Car Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Gifts for Car Lovers (and Car Likers)

For many of us, having a car is part of your everyday routine. You need a car to commute to work, drive your kids to sport practices and school activities, and zip to the grocery store to load up on the week’s groceries. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Americans drove more than 2.45 trillion miles in 2015 and spent the equivalent of seven 40-hour workweeks behind the wheel.

Trends Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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Top Features We're Thankful for This Holiday Season

We’ve got a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. We’re thankful for the things that make driving a late-model vehicle such a comfortable and rewarding experience. Modern convenience features take the hassle out of driving! Here are five car and truck features we’re thankful for.

Buying a Car Thursday, November 17, 2016
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How to Identify and Avoid Flood Damaged Cars

When you’re shopping for a new or used car, no matter where you live in the U.S., there’s a chance you’ll come into contact with a water-damaged vehicle that has been repaired, retitled, and offered for re-sale. Vehicles on used car lots may be passed off as sound—but could actually have been exposed to water and moisture that compromised metal bodywork, structural elements, and electrical and electronic components.

Trends Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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Are LED Headlights Better and Brighter?

Light-emitting diodes, better known as LEDs, have helped light up the dashboard displays and interiors of cars for a number of years. With the arrival of LED headlight technology, LEDs are now playing an important role in your car’s exterior lighting.

Buying a Car Thursday, October 20, 2016
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Top 10 Minivan Features for Families

Whether you’re looking for family-friendly minivan features or used minivans for sale, you need the total package. Today’s minivans have a lot of amenities, but not all feature packages are created equally. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Minivan features are wide and varied, but some options stick out above the rest. Here are 10 great features for family-moving minivans.

Buying a Car Thursday, October 20, 2016
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Stay on the Road with Traction Control

You've likely encountered a caution sign warning drivers about icy road conditions, loose gravel, or flooding. Even if you didn't see a sign, being aware of slippery road conditions is critical to driving safely, and traction control can help you do that.

Buying a Car Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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Manual vs. Automatic Transmissions

When you’re buying a new car, you’ve got important decisions to make. One decision you’ll face is the type of transmission you’ll have in your car.

Buying a Car Wednesday, October 5, 2016
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9 Tips for First Time Car Buyers

Buying your first car can be exciting and overwhelming. There are thousands of possible cars to choose from, and narrowing them down can be difficult. That’s why we want to make sure you drive away with a car you love. Read on for tips on how to make the best choice for you.

Buying a Car Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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