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How to Sell a Car Privately

How to Sell a Car Privately

Many people who want to get rid of their family or private cars try to give it as a trade in to dealers, and rarely do they consider selling it as a private. As a matter of fact, selling a car privately takes more time and effort but that will definitely earn you more than dealers could offer to yo

03.23.2010 | Car Tips |

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Buying a Used Car, Avoid Curbsiders

Buying a Used Car, Avoid Curbsiders

When friends and relatives of mine tell me they want to buy a used vehicle in private sellers, I remind them to be careful of curbsiders . Despite constant media attention, the number of those who don't know the meaning of the word "curbsider", and their activity, is notably high in Canada. For th

03.19.2010 | Car Tips, Featured |

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What New Drivers Must Know

What New Drivers Must Know

When it comes to choosing the first car, most new drivers are careful to get the one which is safe enough to get them out of any possible accident alive and uninjured. In order to purchase a safe car  have a look at what to consider the most: A safe car suited for a new driver must have airbags. I

03.8.2010 | Car Tips |

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Fuel Saving Secrets

Fuel Saving Secrets

After choosing a relatively gas-saving car for your daily purposes, you can also attain more fuel savings and reduce your car's emissions in the environment, by simply considering these simple hints: Try to decrease your driving speed. While reducing your speed, let's say from 110km to 90km/hour,

02.23.2010 | Car Tips |

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Volvo 850 Service Light Reset

Volvo 850 Service Light Reset

First of all, when the service light comes on it does not mean that is anything wrong with the car. A lot of people mistake this for the check engine light. This light is only a reminder designed to send you to the dealer for "scheduled  repairs". Anyway, this the right procedure, I tried it on 199

02.3.2010 | Car Tips |

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Unlocking a Car Door

Unlocking a Car Door

Locking the keys inside the car happens to everyone at some point. Anyway, don't start pulling your hair out...not yet. All you need to open it is some kind of a  wedge (wood or plastic) and a coat hanger . The other alternative is paying a locksmith to do it. I prefer the one I don't have to pay

01.27.2010 | Car Tips, Featured, Videos |

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Volvo S70-V70 Abs Module

Volvo S70-V70 Abs Module

Having a problem with Abs and Traction control  is not a rarity on a V70/S70 Volvo. It is a common and expensive problem caused mostly by the Abs Module. The right way to fix this is to get a new one put in. It does not come cheap though, it's over $400 for a new one and around $200 to rebuilt it .

01.16.2010 | Car Tips |

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