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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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Is your car on the list for the massive Takata airbag recall? | Glenview

Important safety notice for CARS customers Please do not delay taking your vehicle in for this recall!  The recalls are widespread and there are a limited number of replacement parts. Q: Why are vehicles with airbags made by Takata being recalled?A: To date, 7.8 million cars are being recalled because their airbags could explode with too much force when they inflate. In the faulty airbags, the metal airbag inflater can burn more aggressively than it should, causing the inflater to burst and sending pieces of metal flying through the airbag fabric. This could potentially maim or kill the car’s occupant. Q: How big of a risk is the defect?A: These defective airbags pose a high safety risk to you and your passengers. There have been a ... read more

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'To sound horn, push the horn pad' and other advice from modern car owner's manuals

Have you ever joked about some consumer warnings that seem blatantly obvious? We’re thinking of the very cautious, “Don’t use the hairdryer in the bathtub,” or the reminder for those who didn’t excel in Home Ec, “Remove cardboard from pizza before placing in oven.” It seems carmakers have jumped on the bandwagon and are dumbing down their vehicle owner’s manuals. “If the windshield is covered with snow, remove the snow,” advises the manual for a 2014 Subaru Outback. A bit later in the whopping 254-page manual, you’ll find these helpful instructions: “To sound the horn, push the horn pad.” Jim Mateja, who’s been writing about cars for years, put together a highly entertaining piece in the Chicago Tribune that we wanted to share with you: “Owner’s Manuals for Dummies?” ... read more

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