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Is Your Car Totaled After a Flood?

Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of vehicles that have been submerged in water—or vehicles that even drive through standing water—will be a total loss. When water, mud and debris enter your engine and cylinders, that will prevent the motor from turning over. Flooded engine repair costs are oftentimes far too great for insurance to cover, and you certainly…

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7 Tips to Catch Up on Late Car Payments

Late on your car payment and wondering what to do? Whether you accidentally missed a car payment or are 3 months behind due to financial hardships, with a little elbow grease, clever budgeting and a touch of charm, you can get caught up and prevent vehicle repossession. It won’t be as easy as getting your…

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Classic Signs You Need Car AC Servicing or Repairs

Without a doubt, air conditioning is one of the greatest achievements of modern society. (Seriously, just sit down for a sec and think about how much life would stink without AC.) When people hear about AC, they usually think about it in their homes or shops or offices, but there’s another part of life where…

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2023 Dodge Hornet: The Fastest SUV Under $30k

April 24th, 2023 by

Move aside, Mazda CX-30. There’s a new fun-to-drive, affordable small SUV in town, and its name rhymes with “stodge cornet.” (That’s “Dodge Hornet,” btw.) Compact crossover SUVs aren’t supposed to raise the little hairs on the back of your neck. They’re not supposed to break 60 mph in six-and-a-half seconds. They’re not supposed to make you squeal with delight ’round a…

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101+ Jeep License Plate Ideas

March 22nd, 2023 by

Everyone likes to express themselves. In our hair, our clothes and, yes, even the cars we drive — especially the cars we drive. (Heck, with so many unique parts and Jeep accessories to choose from, how can you not go buck wild with your Wrangler or Gladiator?) There’s one crucial piece of the puzzle that so many people seem…

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2023 RAM 1500 vs. 2023 Ford F-150

February 24th, 2023 by

Rivalries in the auto industry are a dime a dozen. Name just about any single car company, and chances are at least one bitter rival will immediately pop to mind. This is especially true of the ongoing American pickup truck war.  Historically, the Big 3 in the stateside American-made market have been RAM, Ford, and…

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Vehicle History Report: Why You Need One & What to Look For

January 30th, 2023 by

You’re probably not a mechanic, and even if you were, discovering an illegal odometer rollback or past flood damage on a used car isn’t always possible. That’s why it’s so important to run a VIN check and order a vehicle history report before you sign any paperwork. Understanding where that car has been, how it’s…

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The Triumphant Return of the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

December 30th, 2022 by

With the Charger and Challenger models going fully electric starting in 2024, some people have started to wonder if Dodge hasn’t lost its edge. How can you even have an all-electric muscle car? (Hint: click the link to find out.)   Fear not, Dodge fans, because the Stellantis Corporation hears your concerns loud and clear. The future may…

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Jeep Ducking 101

November 30th, 2022 by

In the age of the Internet, fads come and go as quickly as changes of clothes, it seems. How many times have you been harassed by a buddy to download some new app game (“play me in Scrabble Go or we’re no longer friends!”) only to indulge them, play for a couple weeks, then find…

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Pacifica vs. Odyssey: The Mystery of the Missing Vacuum

October 26th, 2022 by

Which minivan is best for families: 2023 Chrysler Pacifica or Honda Odyssey? Let’s compare. You’re looking for a brand-new minivan, and you’ve narrowed it down to two options: The 2023 Chrysler Pacifica and the Honda Odyssey. Sure, many of their features are largely comparable. You can see why its such a close race between the two, with…

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