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Financing for a Vehicle on a Student Budget

Tips for Students Shopping for a Car

Are you a student excited to get behind the wheel of your own car? While thinking about purchasing your first vehicle is a very exciting time, many students don’t know how to start. How do I pick a car when there are so many options? How do I finance for this vehicle on a student budget? If you are a student ready to start shopping for your car, here are a few tips you should follow.

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What is a Continuously Variable Transmission?

How Does a CVT Work?

If you have shopped for a vehicle recently, you would have found different transmission options. Automatic transmissions are most common with manual transmissions a close second. However, you may have noticed that a third transmission type is available: the CVT. The CVT, or Continuously Variable Transmission, is a transmission that has been around for decades but has recently been making a comeback with modern versions being offered in recent models. At U.S. Auto Sales, we will help you determine if a CVT is right for you by detailing how this transmission works and the benefits you can expect.

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How to Maximize the Trade-In Value of Your Car

Tips for Getting the Most Money Out of Your Vehicle

Are you thinking about trading in your vehicle for a different one? Not every car will be bought for the same price as there are multiple factors that determines value. Age, make, model, mileage, and condition are a few important ones. While it’s impossible to change the trade-in value based on the year, make, model, or mileage (besides driving it less), drivers can take steps to improve a vehicle’s condition to get the most money out of the trade-in as possible.

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How to Drive a Christmas Tree Home with Your Car

Tips for Safely Transporting a Christmas Tree

Looking for a last-minute Christmas tree for the holiday season? If you are ready to get festive, you’re probably looking at purchasing your very own tree. Of course, this requires a safe way to get your tree from the tree farm to your living room. Here are some tips to help you drive your Christmas tree home.

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How Often Should I Replace My Brakes?

How Long Do Car Brakes Last?

Wondering how often you should replace your brakes in your vehicle? Drivers should expect to replace their brakes on average every 50,000 miles. While this numbers varies depending on various conditions such as how often you drive in stop-and-go traffic or down hills, it’s important to note when you get your brakes replaced last. Of course, you may not remember when you got this service completed. Here, we will take a look at a few common signs of failing brakes, so you know what to watch and listen for.

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