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Easy Way To Stay on Top of Auto Recalls

If you're concerned with auto safety, the government now has a notification e-mail system that will alert you to recalls for your specific make, model, and year of car. Here's a simple way to learn about auto recalls There are recalls of cars all the time. Some serious, like braking ...

Car Complaints Top the Consumer Gripe List

Consumer complaints involving automobiles nabbed the top spot on a tally of the Top 10 gripes of 2013, according to a survey by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI). Among the other grievances: home improvement/construction (No. 2); Credit/debt (No. 3); retail sales ...

New car technology that saves you gas money

New car technology that saves you gas money

There's a simple way to reduce fuel consumption that more and more traditional gas engine cars are using to save you gas and money. And it's right beneath your feet!

Buying a Car at Auction -- Selecting a Vehicle

Last week I had mentioned that I'd be purchasing a car at auction for less than $5,000 and put it to work as my primary driver for less than $500 in maintenance.  Getting straight to the point, I visited a variety of local public auctions and checked out their inventories ...

The Truth About New-Car Incentives That No One Else Is Telling You

When sellers address potential buyers in advertising or face-to-face, their objective is to create a “sense of urgency” that will motivate them to buy now. The essential message is that “today’s unique opportunity will be gone tomorrow.” In most cases that’s not true, but we gullible consumers fall for it, ...

Advice for car shoppers with bad credit

Advice for car shoppers with bad credit

The Wall Street crowd that led us into the housing bubble and bust is now getting into car financing for subprime borrowers. If you have bad credit and need a car, listen to this advice.

Buying a Car at Auction -- Frugal or Foolish?

For nearly 10 years, I've taken calls at Clark Howard’s Consumer Action Center. The calls can be about anything, but the calls that have been the most difficult to deal with are those where the caller has purchased a car or truck from a "buy here/pay here" lot and they ...

Avoid These Fees If You Want Truly Cheap Car Rentals

Many people only rent cars about twice a year, once during a summer vacation and once during the Christmas holidays. That leaves a lot of unsuspecting motorists open to common rip-off fees that the car-rental agencies like to push. Here are some simple ways to make sure you get cheap ...

Save On Parking In Metro Areas

There are a couple of sites that can save you big bucks the next time you need to park in a busy metro area or at an airport. It's no secret that parking can be very expensive in metro areas. In fact, a tandem spot in Boston recently sold at ...

Used car outfit selling recalled cars

Used car outfit selling recalled cars

America's dominant used car seller offers a no-pressure way to sell or buy a car. But let the buyer beware if you're purchasing from them--here's why.

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