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How older drivers can cut vehicle costs

(ARA) – For most of us, driving is a necessity, and so is doing it as cost-effectively as possible – even in retirement when most of us stay in our suburban homes. Saving money on automobile-related expenses like ga...
 
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Pluses and pointers: How to buy car parts

With the average age of vehicles on the road nudging 11 years, more car owners will be looking for the most cost-effective ways to maintain and repair their used vehicles. In January, automotive market research firm R.L. Polk &...

 
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Budget-savvy summer travel tips

More than half of vacationers this summer will alter their summer driving leisure plans because of gas prices, according to a recent study by the U.S. Travel Association. Rather than changing family vacation plans, simply perfo...
 
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Driving green for dummies: It’s easier and cheaper than you think

Green driving is easier and more important than many people think. It’s important because, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, highway vehicles account for 28 percent (1.5 billion tons) of U.S. carbon dioxid...
 
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Hot wheels vs. smart wheels: How to find a safe car for your teen

When the time comes to purchase a car, your teenagers might be dreaming of hot wheels. They may be thinking sporty, while you’re looking for reliability and affordability. In fact, 81 percent of parents put reliability fi...