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Tire Rotation: Why You Need to Do it Regularly



How often do you think about the care your vehicle’s tires need?

Even if you do remember to check the air pressure every so often, what about tire rotation?

Do you have any idea when this maintenance task should be done?

Here’s some help.

Why you need to rotate your tires
Uneven tread is dangerous.

It can prevent your car from stopping efficiently on icy, snowy, or wet pavement.

Regular tire rotation will…
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A Guide to Car Leasing Terms (Part 2)



(Check out part one of the series here.)

Once you’ve decided that leasing a vehicle is the right choice for you, it’s time to talk to your dealership.

Hearing a lot of unfamiliar terms tossed around can make you feel unsure of yourself and your choices.

To keep this from happening to you, familiarize yourself with these terms.

Capitalized cost
Also called “cap cost,” this is the price that you and the…
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Buying a New Car? 4 Foolproof Ways to Save



Buying a new vehicle is a major expense.

Most people don’t just wake up one morning and say, “I think I’ll buy a new car today.”

There’s a lot of thought, planning, researching, and number crunching that goes into the decision.

Fortunately, there are ways you can save money when you’re in the market for some new wheels.

Check them out.

1. Carefully consider your vehicle choice
Give a lot of…
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Extended Warranties: What’s the Deal?



When you buy a car, you’ll be asked if you want to purchase an extended warranty.

If you’re not familiar with the term or how they work, you won’t be able to give an informed answer.

Here’s what you need to know about extended warranties.

What is it?
An extended warranty covers the cost of certain repairs after the manufacturer’s warranty has run out.

There are a variety of different…
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Here’s Help for Filing an Insurance Claim After an Accident


You’ve been in an accident.

After you’ve made sure everyone’s okay and you’ve worked through the necessary paperwork with the police, what do you do?

You have to get in touch with your insurance company.

Here’s what you need to know about filing a claim.

If the accident was your fault
Assuming you have collision coverage, you should call the number for your insurance company that’s listed on the…
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Hone Your Presidents’ Day Knowledge with These Quick Facts



Presidents’ Day is more than a day that the post office is closed or that the kids get off of school.

Do you know when the U.S. started celebrating it or why it’s so special?

Here are the answers to all of your burning question about this February holiday.

It all started with George Washington

Our first president passed away in 1799.

On the occasion of his February 22 birthday in 1800, the…
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Think You Know Everything About Valentine’s Day?



Ahh, Cupid.

February is his busy season.

Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love, but do you know where this sweet day originated?

Here are some fun facts you may not have known.

1. Saint Valentine was an actual person.

Check out these popular legends that are attached to the man known as Valentine or Valentinus.
  • The Roman Emperor Claudius II decreed young men were not allowed to get married because they didn’t…
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