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Common Car Safety Features and Driver Assist Technology Systems

Driver assist technology and safety features have evolved greatly over the years with the goal of making your experience behind the wheel both easier and safer. And, while they aren’t a substitute for careful, attentive driving, they can certainly help you avoid a potential accident.

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    How Can I Sell My Car Fast?

    It's not particularly difficult to sell your car quickly, but you’ll have to consider the drawbacks to each option.

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    Why Would a Dealer Not Certify a Used Car?

    Certified pre-owned vehicles are typically the cream of the crop among used cars, but a non-certified used car doesn't necessarily have something wrong with it.

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    Best Places to Buy a Used Car

    Finding a good deal is oftentimes the primary goal of a car shopper, and the potential for savings can fluctuate based on where a car is being sold.

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    Should I Sell My Car to Save Money?

    A car can be the biggest expense beyond the cost of living for the average person, so it should come as no surprise that many people will be contemplating putting their cars on the chopping block in the coming weeks and months.

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    Car Depreciation: How Much Does a New Car Depreciate?

    Car depreciation is the monetary value that your car loses as time progresses. This means that the difference between the initial price you paid for the car and its resale value at any given time is how much it’s depreciated since you bought it.

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    What Is a Rebate on a Car and How Do Rebates Work?

    A vehicle rebate is an incentive offered by a manufacturer that can be used to reduce the amount of money one pays for a specified model or set of models in its lineup.

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    What Does 0% APR Financing Mean?

    To put it simply, this means that you’d owe absolutely no interest with each loan payment when you finance a car purchase. However, finer details usually make this incentive more difficult to attain than it may appear.

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    When Do New Car Models Come Out?

    New model-year cars typically come out in autumn of the previous calendar year but can start trickling out in mid-to-late summer.

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    How to Buy a Car Online and Have It Delivered

    The internet has revolutionized the car-buying process throughout the 21st century, and one purchasing method that has significantly grown in legitimacy is home delivery.

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    Buying Out a Car Lease: Should You Buy Your Leased Car?

    If your car lease agreement included a buyout option, then you have the choice to purchase the vehicle at the end of the lease term. There are a few common instances where it makes sense to buy out your lease, but you’ll want to be mindful of the numbers involved.

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    What Is a Multi-Point Inspection?

    A multi-point inspection is a service performed by a mechanic or service center to check several important components of a vehicle to determine whether it needs any maintenance or repairs.

  • What Is the Make and Model of a Car?

    To put it simply, the make of a vehicle is its brand and the model is a specific vehicle or set of vehicles in that brand’s lineup. However, brands can be owned by the same manufacturer and models can have several variants that affect the overall vehicle cost.

  • What Does Sport Mode Do in Cars?

    Activating Sport Mode triggers a series of adjustments that dials up your car’s performance ability by altering responsiveness and handling, thus making it “sportier.” But what exactly happens behind the scenes when you press that button?

  • Diesel vs. Gasoline: Which Engine Should I Choose?

    Because fuel economy has become one of the most important qualities for car shoppers, diesel-powered vehicles are an intriguing, slowly-emerging option.

  • MSRP Vs. Invoice Price: What’s the Difference?

    Determining a car’s price can become a confusing task when you start to hear unfamiliar terms like MSRP, sticker price and dealer invoice price.

  • Do I Need All-Wheel Drive and Is AWD Worth It?

    Between the ill effects of winter and the rampant popularity of SUVs, one major decision car shoppers are faced with today is whether they need all-wheel drive (AWD) or four-wheel drive (4WD).

  • What Should I Do When My Car Is Stuck in Snow or Ice?

    Most people living in areas with cold, dreary winters have dealt with their car getting stuck following a snowstorm or stretch of freezing temperatures. Although the situation isn’t ideal, there are measures you can take to try to free your car without having to call a tow truck or, even worse, wait for the snow to melt.

  • When Is It Time to Get a New Car?

    ‘Shiny Object Syndrome’ pertaining to new cars can be hard to overcome as automakers are pumping out updated models on an annual basis. However, your current car might still have enough life to keep you on the road while also saving you money in the foreseeable future.

  • How Long Does a Car Last and How Can I Maximize Its Lifespan?

    While the lifespan of a car will vary by model and depend on several factors, the average age of a car in 2019 is 11.8 years, according to research from IHS Markit.

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