Car Care and Buying 2009

15 Stories • Available September 2009
The Time Is Now

The Time Is Now

It's hard to say goodbye to summer, but as every motorist north of the Sun Belt knows, it's just a matter of time before you'll be driving on rain-slicked streets, not to mention ice and snow-cover

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Hobby Horses

Hobby Horses

Admit it: There's something that tugs at you when you see an old Model T Ford with antique plates chugging down the highway. Or how about the rocket fins on that showroom-new-looking '59 Cadillac

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Ensure Your Future

Ensure Your Future

It's all about protection -- for yourself and for those you come in contact with. You are responsible for any damage you may cause while driving your car, and a good insurance policy can protect y

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Behind The Wheel

Behind The Wheel

If you're looking for luxury, you've found it. From theater-quality sound systems and built-in refrigerators to virtual dashboards and warnings for distracted drivers, the auto world's latest high

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Lemons, Not Lemonade

Lemons, Not Lemonade

When you have lemons, make lemonade -- or so the saying goes. It may be tried and true for some of life's roadblocks, but not every sour situation has such a sweet outcome. When it comes to buyin

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Perfect Fit

Perfect Fit

Buying a car is a huge purchase, probably second only to buying a house. For that reason alone, it's important to know everything you can about what you're looking for in a vehicle in order to make

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Electric Shock

Electric Shock

Buying a car is one of the biggest purchases most people make in their lives, so it's only natural to take the time to weigh your options carefully. The unlimited amount of choices that car buyers

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Shop Talk

Shop Talk

Power control modules. Rear differentials. Intake manifold gaskets. Confused? It may sound like your mechanic is speaking a different language, but with a little know-how, you can find common gro

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Part Hunting

Part Hunting

If your car -- and the dealer who sold it to you -- has gone the way of cheap gas, sidewalk pay phones and service station attendants, don't fret. No matter how troubled the U.S. automotive indus

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Auto Word

Auto Word

The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid made headlines recently when a team of Ford engineers, with Wayne Gerdes, noted hypermiler and CleanMPG.com founder, and NASCAR driver Carl Edwards, drove 1,446 miles on

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Drive A Bargain

Drive A Bargain

If you equate an economy car as synonymous with deprivation, think again. Costing less than $15,000, some of the new models are not only affordable -- they're roomy, peppy and downright hip. You n

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The Future Awaits

The Future Awaits

Still waiting for that flux capacitor? You may not be going "Back to the Future" any time soon, but greener cars that check e-mail, change color with the flip of a switch and prevent drivers from

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Simpler Things

Simpler Things

If you're of a certain age or older, a part of growing up meant becoming at least somewhat familiar with performing basic maintenance on your car. It wasn't enough to be able to change a flat or re

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Finances First

Finances First

Believe it or not, buying a car in today's very tough economy can be a good deal. Auto dealerships are anxious to move both new and used cars off of their lots. Banks, though wary about lending, ne

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Keep Going

Keep Going

Cars aren't cheap -- it's an understatement, to say the very least. Considering the cost of buying a car, anything to help keep that car on the road a little bit longer is a blessing. For those wh

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Car Facts 1

Car Facts 1

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Car Facts 2

Car Facts 2

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Car Facts 3

Car Facts 3

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