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Do red cars really get pulled over more?

Learning some traffic tricks can you avoid costly tickets.

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Should you let dealer or garage fix car?

If you need your car fixed, it's tempting to go to the people who sold it to you. But is that really your best bet?

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Credit, history help set insurance rates

If you try to get car insurance, every company you talk with will probably give you a different quote. Why do they vary?

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The great car debate: To buy or to lease?

As the economy continues to rebound, more Americans find themselves strolling the lot of their local car dealership and facing a difficult decision -- whether to buy or lease a new vehicle.

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Preserve your car’s life with oil changes

To keep your car on the road longer, one of the most important things you can do it stay up-to-date on its oil changes.

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Do you need GAP insurance?

When buying or leasing a new car, and completing the paperwork in the finance office, you might be asked if you want GAP insurance. What is it, and do you need it?

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8 safest vehicles of 2015

Safety is a top concern for any car shopper. Here is a list of some of the vehicles that received top marks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for 2015.

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Smooth sailing with proper tire safety

Proper tire maintenance can prevent all kinds of road accidents, but drivers must be aware of the warning signs and ongoing maintenance needs to ensure driving safety.

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