Monthly Archives: March 2010

Is Your Toyota Under Recall?

Short (non-Twitter) post.  Enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) at this Toyota web site to find out if it’s subject to any safety recalls or service campaigns. Not sure where to find your VIN? The site tells you that too.

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Cars Aren’t Getting More Expensive Are They?

Fifteen years ago I bought my first car for $4k, exactly what I thought the used car price sweet spot was at the time. It was a good, basic Honda Civic with 87k miles on the odometer. It lasted a … Continue reading

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Credit Flowing Again For Auto Loans

Automotive News reports that the “Average Joe”, who typically has a FICO score in the region of 620 to 680 is finding it easier to get car loans now. Requirements are a bit more stringent than before in terms of … Continue reading

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How to Get A Repair Estimate

The key to getting an accurate repair estimate is to know what you’re asking for. Be specific when identifying the problem (symptoms). Don’t speculate on the cause, even if you know the answer. That’s why you’re asking for professional help. … Continue reading

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