Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

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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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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 to Limit Distractions Behind the Wheel

Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

In a world full of distractions, it can feel easy to lose focus at any given minute. Unfortunately, distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents. To help protect yourself, your passengers, and other drivers around you, it’s important to stay focused and alert while driving. Here’s how you can limit distractions while behind the wheel.

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How Often Should I Get a Wheel Alignment?

How to Tell That Your Wheels are Out of Alignment

Do you know when the last time you got a wheel alignment was? To ensure that your car goes where you want it to, it’s important that you get your wheels aligned periodically. So, how often should you get a wheel alignment? It’s recommended that you get your wheels aligned every two or three years. However, driving on poorly maintained roads or hitting curbs and potholes could require realignment sooner. Unsure if your wheels are misaligned? Here’s how you can tell if your wheels are out of alignment.

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Should I Purchase Comprehensive Insurance?

What Does Comprehensive Car Insurance Cover?

Are you shopping around for car insurance? If so, you’ve probably heard about or are considering comprehensive insurance. While comprehensive insurance is optional in every U.S. state, it can be worthwhile to add it to your auto insurance policy. Here, we will take a look at what comprehensive insurance covers and how to determine if comprehensive is right for you.

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