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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Are You Hearing Scary Car Sounds?

Are You Hearing Scary Car Sounds?

Does your car sound like a horror movie on wheels? At this time of year, we’re all about all things spooky, but not when it comes to your car. The last thing anyone wants is a car that grinds, growls or goes bump in the night. What do all those sounds mean, and what do you do when your car is sounding scarier than the soundtrack to your favorite Halloween movie. Scary car sounds got you down? Whether you need a tune up or major repair, a trip to the garage is in order. Scary Car Sounds Any unusual sound can be scary when you’re driving down the road. Though some are more serious than others, none should go ignored. Avoid the temptation to crank up the radio to turn out those scary noises. Instead, pay close attention to exactly what type of sound you are hearing and where it’s coming from. Grinding? Growling? Groaning? What Do You Hear? The type of sound you hear provides the first clue as to the nature of your problem. If you’re ... read more

Buying a Used Car: What You Need to Know

Buying a Used Car: What You Need to Know

When you’re in the market for a new set of wheels, buying a used car rather than a new one makes a lot of financial sense. In addition to the upfront savings, buying used also means you avoid the depreciation that occurs the instant a new car leaves the dealer’s lot. All the money-saving benefits of buying used go right out the window, though, if the car you get doesn’t turn out to be a good deal or has a lot of problems. Keep these tips in mind to be sure you choose a good new-to-you car. Common Problems to Watch Out For While it can be difficult to detect every possible problem with a vehicle, there are a few major signs of potentially costly problems. Many of these things can be detected during a test drive. Take the car on a test drive on different types of roads to see how it handles. Pay close attention to how well it corners and brakes. Leave the radio turned off and listen for any squealing or knocking sounds. Leaking fluids is a c ... read more

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