Car Care and Buying 2013

12 Stories • Available September 2013
Taming Car Chaos

Taming Car Chaos

Organizing your car (and keeping it that way) can feel like an overwhelming task if your automobile already resembles a thrift shop on wheels. But wait! You're organized, right? In fact, you've got

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Protecting Your Car's Plastics

Protecting Your Car's Plastics

So many parts of a car are made of plastic. When you first buy a new car, those plastic trims, cupholders, buttons and visors look shiny and new, unblemished and in the color you picked out when yo

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Before You Buy

Before You Buy

When you first slide into the seat of the vehicle you're thinking of buying, you might fall in love with the gleaming new dashboard, the high-tech navigation system that wasn't even on your wish li

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Trim The Fat

Trim The Fat

When you're working through the process of purchasing a new car, you'll be presented with a number of extras to raise the bar on the quality of your vehicle. Experienced car salespeople know how to

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Car Buying Fees

Car Buying Fees

When you're looking at the price of the car you'd like to buy, you're actually looking at a variety of additional fees blended into that price. While most of these fees are required by state law an

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Danger Zone

Danger Zone

If you've ever had a water bottle roll out from under your driver's seat and get in the way of your brake pedal while driving, you know what a danger that can be. If that water bottle or any other

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Car Headlights

Car Headlights

Car owners often take their headlights for granted, trusting that they will work when it gets dark and stormy. But no light bulb lasts forever, and eventually car owners will have to choose from a

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The Colorful Highway

The Colorful Highway

More than half of new cars in the U.S. are black, silver, white or gray. According to the Power Information Network last year, almost one-quarter of new cars on the roads were silver. Silver repres

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Combating Convertible Woes

Combating Convertible Woes

Picture this: You're cruising around in a convertible with the top down, sun shining, wind in your hair and an awesome song is on the radio. Sounds like heaven, doesn't it? There is an undeniable

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Workin' At The Carwash

Workin' At The Carwash

You name them. You give them fuel so they have the energy to get started in the morning. You yell at others when they cut them off. You leave an imprint in their lives. Or at least an imprint in th

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Maynard's Garage

Maynard's Garage

The shapely 2013 Toyota Avalon sedan offers an optional wireless charging pad on the top-line limited model. The Avalon has a nifty "ebin" in the lower console of the instrument panel to hold and

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Selling Your Car

Selling Your Car

Juli Klie sold her car for the asking price. The secret behind this car-for-sale-by-owner success? "Besides having been realistic about the price, I think the key was that the car was very, very

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