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Automotive disaster can strike anywhere, anytime and often without warning; that's why it's important to be prepared. Here's how.
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Be Prepared for the Worst With a Car Emergency Kit

Automotive disaster can strike anywhere, anytime and often without warning; that's why it's important to be prepared. Here's how.
There are steps you can take to minimize the danger if you’re caught in the middle of a storm, mitigate your circumstances in the short-term aftermath and protect yourself if you’re shopping for ...
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How to Protect Yourself and Your Car During Hurricane Season

There are steps you can take to minimize the danger if you’re caught in the middle of a storm, mitigate your circumstances in the short-term aftermath and protect yourself if you’re shopping for ...
Perhaps the most direct way to find out if a car is still under warranty is to contact a dealer for that make of car or the manufacturer itself. But there are other ways.
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How Do I Find Out if a Car Is Still Under Warranty?

Perhaps the most direct way to find out if a car is still under warranty is to contact a dealer for that make of car or the manufacturer itself. But there are other ways.
For many people, gap insurance only makes sense for the first few years of ownership while they’re paying off a loan.
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Do I Need Gap Insurance?

For many people, gap insurance only makes sense for the first few years of ownership while they’re paying off a loan.
Even if you don’t have much mechanical knowledge, there are some simple checks and tests you can perform on a used car that should indicate whether certain major things are wrong.
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What Should a Used-Car Inspection Include?

Even if you don’t have much mechanical knowledge, there are some simple checks and tests you can perform on a used car that should indicate whether certain major things are wrong.
Take photos that show shoppers why they should buy your car. Fill the entire frame of the picture without your car being cut off.
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Selling Your Car: How to Create a Picture-Perfect Ad

Take photos that show shoppers why they should buy your car. Fill the entire frame of the picture without your car being cut off.
When you find a message from a potential buyer in your inbox, your communication strategy can make or break the sale. Follow these tips to improve your odds of a smooth transaction.
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How Do I Contact a Buyer for My Used Car?

When you find a message from a potential buyer in your inbox, your communication strategy can make or break the sale. Follow these tips to improve your odds of a smooth transaction.
It may seem odd to hand your keys to a stranger, but the process should run smoothly if you follow these tips.
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Selling Your Car: Conducting a Test Drive

It may seem odd to hand your keys to a stranger, but the process should run smoothly if you follow these tips.
Most automaker finance units and third-party financial institutions will grant a one-time extension of a car lease, generally by 12 months or fewer.
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Can I Extend My Auto Lease?

Most automaker finance units and third-party financial institutions will grant a one-time extension of a car lease, generally by 12 months or fewer.
In most cases, you can’t negotiate on the lease payoff price that you’ll owe the lender if you decide to purchase the vehicle.
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Can You Negotiate on the Payoff Price at the End of a Lease?

In most cases, you can’t negotiate on the lease payoff price that you’ll owe the lender if you decide to purchase the vehicle.