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10 Auto Maintenance Tips to Increase Your Car's Resale Value

We all know that as soon as we drive a car off the dealership lot, its value goes down. That’s just a rule of law, like Earth’s gravitational pull or how no couple from “The Bachelor” will ever make it to their wedding day.

With that said, how much your car's value goes down while you own it is often a byproduct of how it’s cared for. If you want to hold onto as much resale value as you can, here are some simple car maintenance tips you should absolutely keep in mind.

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How Will Self-Driving Cars Affect the Used Car Market?

Self-driving cars are quickly becoming a reality. While Elon Musk predicts fully self-driving vehicles within two years, others suggest that it might be longer, but most people close to the technology and car industry are talking about when, not if, the switch will occur. 

This advancement is going to bring widespread change to a lot of people and companies. Cities and states are preparing their legislative guidelines for the needs of an autonomous reality, and…

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What's the Difference Between Horsepower & Torque?

You often see them listed as one spec -- X horsepower and X pound-feet of torque. But what does that mean, really? Is one more important when it comes to MPH? How do they relate?

If you're a car aficionado, you're probably laughing by now, but the truth is that many average car buyers don't fully understand the differences between HP and torque. Sure, they see that the bigger number is usually better…

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The Best Vehicles with High Resale Values

You always want to make sure you receive the best value for anything you purchase, and that includes vehicles. While some vehicles hold their value very well—mostly due to dependability, safety features, spaciousness, and fuel efficiency—others aren’t so lucky. Here’s a list of the new(er) models that have high resale values.

  

·         Subaru WRX - This was the only car to make it into…

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7 Christmas Gifts That Breathe New Life into Old Cars

It might seem like a long way off, but before you know it, those vivid leaves littering the ground will be covered with freshly fallen snow. Yes—it’s the gift-giving season! If your friends and family members are driving around in older vehicles, they’re sure to appreciate these unique car gifts to spruce up their rides. Check ‘em out!

 
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5 Tips to Warm Up Your Car in Winter

Old habits die hard, and none die harder than warming up your car in the winter. While this was once a very necessary task, cars have advanced to the point where they are designed to operate even on frigid mornings. So, when you let your car run in the morning, the main thing you're doing is heating the cabin for your comfort, not to improve your vehicle’s efficiency. With that said, no one…

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Budget-Friendly 2017 Halloween Events near Blue Springs, MO

Hello, local Blue Springs-ians! The Halloween season is right around the corner, and even if you're on a fairly strict budget this fall, there are several free or cheap festive holiday options around Kansas City and right here in Blue Springs for you and your family to enjoy! Check these out, and you won’t have to break the bank this Halloween.

 

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Up Your Credit Score by Financing a Used Car Under $15k

As much as we want to pay cash for your next car, sometimes it's necessary to purchase on credit. But what options do you have as a first-time buyer or someone with no credit history? Luckily for you, boosting that credit score isn’t as difficult as you may think. By financing a used car under $15,000, you’ll pay less each month while also building credit! Win-win. 

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You may think your credit is so eternally bad that no bank or finance company will ever give you a chance. That's not…

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5 Tips to Prep Your Car for a Summer Road Trip

Even if you’re headed north to escape Kansas City’s 90-degree days, your summer road trip shouldn’t start without first preparing your car for whatever the road throws its way. Follow these five tips to ensure your summer driving won’t be cut short by a maintenance checkbox that went unchecked.

 


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