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  • How To Spot A 'Staged' Car Accident
    How To Spot A 'Staged' Car Accident

    The number of staged accident insurance claims has been on the rise in recent years, but they are often quite easy to spot. The video above shows some telltale signs that you might be the victim of a staged crash.In its most recent study on......

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  • How The Fiscal Cliff Bill Might Void Your Car's Warranty
    How The Fiscal Cliff Bill Might Void Your Car's Warranty

    Thanks to the fiscal cliff bill signed into law last week, a blend of fuel that contains more ethanol could soon reach more consumers than ever. That's bad news, AAA tells car owners.The nation's largest motor club says use of the fuel blen......

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  • The Car Coach: Do I Void Warranty If I Don't Use Dealer?
    The Car Coach: Do I Void Warranty If I Don't Use Dealer?

    Lauren Fix is the Car Coach, and answers your questions about buying your new or used vehicle, as well as car care.Dear Car Coach:What is the deal on rotating tires? How often should I do this?Moving your sneakers around (otherwise known as......

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  • The Car Coach Tackles Your Questions
    The Car Coach Tackles Your Questions

    Dear Car Coach,We bought a Madza Tribute in 2005. Recently, we took the car into the dealer for an oil change and tire rotation, fluid-level check and general upkeep. We are a retired couple that drives moderately. The car has recorded 29,7......

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  • 5 Dumb Things That Can Void Your Car Warranty
    5 Dumb Things That Can Void Your Car Warranty

    Nobody in their right mind would want to void their car warranty. Yet, there are thousands (perhaps millions) who worry that one small thing will crumple their precious warranty up and throw it into the waste basket. A portion of those peop......

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  • What's In A Car Warranty?
    What's In A Car Warranty?

    New car warranties have come a long way in the past couple of decades. As the quality of Japanese cars began trumping the style and flash of Detroit, the local guys had to step up. Quality has been improving, but to give customers confidenc......

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  • Some Extended Warranty Policies Prey on Consumers

    If you get an "alarming" phone call, post card or letter that tells you your car warranty is about to expire, and that you need to lay out a sizeable amount of cash to keep that from happening -- well, the chances are very good that you're......

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  • How to Read an Extended Warranty Contract

    There are as many variations in warranty contracts as there are car models to choose from. Here are some of the important areas one needs to look at before choosing a warranty vendor.Administrator: The Administrator is the company who is re......

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  • Guide to New Car Factory and Extended Warranties

    A new car comes with several different warranties from the factory, each covering specific parts of your vehicle.Manufacturer's WarrantiesBasic Warranty - The specific terms established by each manufacturer (typically 3 years/36,000 miles f......

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  • Extended Auto Warranty Tips

    People are always asking me if an extended warranty is worth buying, to which I respond, "Sure, providing you follow these tips."Make sure you know who is offering the warranty. Is it the car manufacturer or a reputable after-market company......

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  • Glossary of Automobile Extended Warranty Terms

    As you research your automobile extended warranty purchase, you will come across some terminology that may not be familiar. Here are some common terms you will need to know as you research automobile extended warranties.Administrator: This ......

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  • Extended Warranty Myths

    Learn about the best-kept secrets of the auto extended warranty business.MYTH - You can only buy an extended warranty from the dealer who sold you the car.Most car dealers are middlemen who make their highest commissions on the financing an......

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  • Extended Warranty 101

    All you ever wanted to know about extended automobile warranties but were afraid to ask ...In buying an extended vehicle warranty, as in so many other aspects of life, it's important to be fully informed before making your purchase. Before ......

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  • Warranty and Aftermarket Parts

    Recently, a listener called my radio show with this question: "If I install a supercharger and aftermarket ignition system on my Neon, will it void the warranty?"To which I responded: "Possibly."This question prompted me to comment on insta......

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  • Some Practical Advice About Car Warranties

    "Isn't it covered under my warranty?" This question is asked thousands of times a day in dealership service departments around the country. Many people assume that a car warranty entitles them to repairs regardless of environmental conditi......

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  • New Car Warranties

    During the past, thirty years in the automotive industry, it has been my experience that whenever the phrase "it's covered under warranty" is used in auto repair, it's music to the ears of the motorist. Conversely, the phrase "its not cover......

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