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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Motorists Should Be Aware of the "Rules" if They are Playing the Car Game

Motorists Should Be Aware of the "Rules" if They are Playing the Car Game

Motorists Should Be Aware of the "Rules" if They are Playing the Car Game   According to the University of Michigan, 65% of a vehicle's depreciation occurs in the first 4.5 years. That study is dated, but time has not affected the concept, other than the fact that the average price of a vehicle is now $30,000 instead of $20,000.   It is not a coincidence that vehicle manufacturers have trained the consumer to trade, on average, every 4.5 years. The dealers make their maximum profit by giving the current owner the trade in value, aka the depreciated value and reselling the used vehicle at retail. So Rule #1 is if you like to get a new car every few years, do not buy, stick with leasing - it lowers your depreciation cost. Another place where consumers hurt themselves is not understanding that the new car manufacturer and dealer ... read more

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Automotive News

It’s Snowing - Time to Winterize Your Vehicle

It’s Snowing - Time to Winterize Your Vehicle

If you’ve watched the news lately, the weathermen already have begun uttering the “s” word. That’s that four-letter word that us Chicagoans have a love-hate relationship with. The word “snow” conjures up more dread than the Bears losing to the Green Bay Packers or a month without a mouth-watering pizza from your favorite pizzeria. Okay, maybe it’s not that bad, but it comes awfully close. Now is the time to winterize our vehicles. Don’t be fooled by these lingering warm and sunny days. Old Man Winter will soon be taking up residence and raging his weather war for the next few months. Maximize your car’s performance this winter against snow, sleet, ice and frigid temperatures by taking steps now to ensure your car is operating optimally. Here are five must-checks before winter begins: 1. Is your battery in good shape? Check the terminals and cables for any signs of corrosion. Look at the label to determine the a ... read more

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Winter Car Care
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