What are the most reliable used vehicles to buy?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Used Vehicle Information on Friday, January 22nd, 2021 at 10:23 AM
2017 Regal parked on coast

3 Reliable Used Cars and SUVs You Can Buy

No one want to buy a lemon. While buying a used car is a good way to save lots of money, there are stories all over of buyers accidentally getting bad cars. We’re here to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Here are three of the most reliable used vehicles you can buy. Below, you’ll find various models and model years listed with their J.D. Power Quality and Reliability scores.

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How to get cigarette smoke stains out of car seats?

By Product Expert | Posted in DIY Maintenance on Friday, January 15th, 2021 at 7:58 PM
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Getting Pesky Cigarette Smoke Discoloration Out of Car Upholstery

Maybe you recently found a used vehicle for a great price, but the upholstery has cigarette stains all over it. Or perhaps you are a smoker and are looking to thoroughly clean out your car before you sell it. No matter why you’re here, we can help.

Here’s how to get cigarette smoke and nicotine stains out of your vehicle’s seats.

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What are the best years of Toyota Corolla to buy?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Used Vehicle Information on Friday, January 8th, 2021 at 8:57 AM
2015 Toyota Corolla driving on overpass

Corolla Model Years: Which Ones Should You Get?

The Toyota Corolla is the most-produced vehicle on the planet, with over 43 million units made and sold. As a result, there are a lot of used models out there. However, not every Toyota Corolla was made equal. The 2002 and 2009 Corolla models were notorious for engine and mechanical problems, for instance.

So then, which model years of Toyota Corolla are the best ones to buy?

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How to roll up a power window that is stuck?

By Product Expert | Posted in DIY Maintenance on Thursday, December 31st, 2020 at 10:01 AM
Smiling person leaning out car window while holding keys

Quick Fix: How to Roll Up a Stuck Power Window

Here are two ways to get your stuck windows rolled back up. However, these fixes are just bandages: they don’t fix the actual problem. They should be used to roll your windows up the one time before you get your power window motor replaced.

That being said, here’s how to roll up a stuck power window.

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Do manual transmission cars get better gas mileage?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs on Tuesday, December 29th, 2020 at 8:00 AM
stick shift gearbox

Manual Transmissions: Do They Get Better MPG?

When it comes to cars, there’s a lot of “common knowledge” stuff that gets thrown around as indisputable fact. The problem with this, though, is that cars have changed drastically over time. Something that is high-tech one year, can be completely irrelevant a couple of years later. Yet, this “common knowledge” car advice still hangs around. One of the most famous bits of advice is that manual transmissions give better fuel economy than automatics. Is that true?

Do manual transmission vehicles really get better gas mileage than automatic ones?

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What to put in a car winter emergency kit?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 at 8:46 AM
Car stranded in snowy wooded area

Winter Emergency Kit for Your Car: The Essential Items to Keep in Your Car

Winter is coming! Or winter started yesterday, rather! That means dark nights, snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. If you drive a lot, then you need to be prepared.

Here are the essential items to put in your car winter emergency kit.

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Can you start an electric vehicle while it’s plugged in?

By Product Expert | Posted in Electric Vehicles on Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 at 7:25 AM
electric vehicle recharging station

Warming Up an EV While It’s Plugged In: Can You Do It? Is It Safe?

There’s a lot of to stuff to learn when it comes to EVs. While there have been many different innovation over the past century when it comes to automobiles, their fuel source has remained (fundamentally) the same. For instance, you’re not supposed to start a car while it’s hooked up to the gas pump.

How about EVs? Can you start an electric vehicle while it’s plugged in?

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Should I get winter snow tires or all-season tires for snow?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Service on Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 at 7:06 PM
two cars driving on very snowy road

Snow Tires vs All-Season Tires for Winter Months: Which Should You Buy?

If you’re here, then you’ve likely heard someone say “You need winter tires!” Or maybe it’s the opposite: “Winter tires are a scam to get more money of our you! Don’t buy them!” So, which is it? Are winter tries really that big of a deal? Or are the all-seasons on your car already good enough?

Take a look below to see whether you should get winter snow tires or if all-seasons are good enough.

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Which Honda hybrid has the best MPG?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparison on Monday, November 30th, 2020 at 10:35 AM
2020 Cr-V Hybrid driving along the coast

2020 Honda Hybrids and Their MPG Ratings

Honda made four different hybrids for the 2020 model year: the CR-V, the Accord, the Clarity, and the Insight.

Which 2020 Honda hybrid has the best mpg? Take a look below to find out.

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Do you have to charge a plug-in hybrid for it to work?

By Product Expert | Posted in Electric Vehicles, FAQs on Thursday, November 26th, 2020 at 8:14 AM
2021 Clarity PHEV in a wooded area

Do Plug-in Hybrids have to be Charged to Operate?

Plug-in hybrids occupy a strange space in automotive market. They’re more complex than regular hybrids, but not quite the same as all-electric vehicles. Auto companies often advertise their plug-in hybrids with claims of “100 MPGe” and “30+ miles electric range.” That makes sense for an EV, but not for a hybrid. That begs the question:

Do you have to charge a plug-in hybrid for it to work?

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