CUSTOM Racing Stripe Decal and Sticker Kits

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Customize your ride with one of our many different racing stripe decal kits available.

Our racing stripes are available in ANY SIZES you want even if it’s not listed.


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Cuvelier Used Cars – Used Cars in Tyler TX

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Welcome to Cuvelier Used Cars. We have been family owned and operated in Tyler, Texas since 1976. We are proud to be the premier used car dealership in the greater Tyler area. From the moment you arrive at our dealership you will know our commitment to customer service is second to none.

We offer in house financing with the most competitive rates in the area. We will work with you to find the right vehicle for the right terms. No pressure and no games.

At Cuvelier Used Cars you do not have to sacrifice quality and dependability when looking for a pre-owned vehicle! Every automobile on our lot undergoes a stringent inspection process before we make it available for sale.

Do you have a vehicle for sale? We purchase from individuals and take trade-ins. Please call or visit the dealership for more details.

Click here to view our inventory or come on down and see them all. If you have any questions feel free to contact our sales team at 903-592-1411.

Used Trucks and Trailers For Sale From Europe.

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Used Trucks For Sale From European Dealers

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DAA Seattle

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Bob s Market Message

November 13, 2015

Here we are, already in mid-November. 2015 is zooming by, and soon it will be only a memory. It has been an interesting year in the marketplace. Volumes have grown dramatically when compared to the lean years of the recent past. Fueled by the Canadian inventory invasion, retail trade activity and the return of retail lease cars and trucks, there is now plenty of auction volume in most every major marketplace from coast to coast. The Pacific Northwest is certainly no exception.

Fall of 2015 has brought the first significant market adjustment is several years. While it can feel like a bit of a bitter pill, it is actually positive. Developing is a good, healthy and more traditional spread between the value of a nice late model unit and that of a new vehicle. That is good for everyone concerned.

Two weeks ago, DAA Northwest’s 23rd Anniversary Sale provided a very healthy spike in the otherwise flat, yet stable October/November market. Volumes were huge with over 3100 units consigned and 1800 sold. Our annual Anniversary Sale fundraiser event netted $126,000 for charity. Thank you one and all who had a role in providing this needed boost to those less fortunate.

This week’s Spokane sale was less than spectacular, as we experienced a bit of a market hangover from the huge event the previous week. We expect a good rebound next week with volumes at 1600-plus and good fleet/lease volume.

The Spokane volumes of the past six months have put a strain on the facility and our staff’s ability to perform at the levels of excellence you have become accustomed to. Please know we recognize it and are working hard to improve every process that affects your experience at DAA. Thank you for your grace and your patience.

DAA Seattle continues to make its mark in the Puget Sound market. Startup auctions are hard. I know from experience, and this one has been no exception. The region has two long standing auctions who do a good job and compete for your business every week. The management and staff of Seattle is gaining experience and perspective, building meaningful relationships and confidence in the market, week by week and customer by customer. We appreciate your support of our efforts in the Puget Sound market.

We look forward to seeing you in the lanes next week.

Dallas Police Department

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Gold Star Program

Abandon Vehicle Auctions


If you are here to retrieve your vehicle or obtain personal property from it, you must prove a legal right to the vehicle by one of the following:

  • Current vehicle title in your name
  • Valid vehicle registration in your name
  • Bill of sale for vehicle, less than (90) days old
  • You were the listed driver at the time of the vehicles impoundment
  • You are the complainant on an auto theft report and had the right to possess the vehicle at the time of the offense.
  • Notarized “authorization to release automobile” form, signed by the owner or driver (original signature, not a copy).
  • If ownership has changed within the last 30 days, a copy of the computer registration printout from the Department of Motor Vehicles.

    * Required if the citizen is wishing to drive the vehicle from the pound.

    Other possible documents needed for release can be found at:

    “In accordance with the Texas Transportation Code Section 683 and the Dallas City Code, Chapter 2 and 28 after 30 days from the date of impoundment (90 days for recovered stolen vehicles), the vehicle’s owner forfeits rights to the vehicle and it’s contents. The vehicle and contents will be auctioned at public auction.”


    1. Have your vehicle information ready.
  • Please wait to be called to the cashier window.
      Accepted forms of payment
    • Cash
    • American Express / Discover / Master card / Visa card
    • Money orders / Traveler’s check / Cashier’s check
    • Business check – payable to the “City of Dallas”.

    Remain in the lobby and wait for an escort by auto pound personnel. Only one (1) person per vehicle allowed with auto pound personnel.

    To drive your vehicle from the auto pound, you or the appointed driver must have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. If you have insurance but not a driver with a valid license, the vehicle must be towed out of the pound.

    If removing a motorcycle or scooter you must have a motorcycle ramp and another individual with a valid driver’s license or state issued ID and proof of insurance.


  • Damaged Cars Make Cheap Deals – by

    #cars for cheap

    Damaged Cars Make Cheap Deals

    Buy repairable salvage, flooded, and damaged vehicles at bargain prices

    Along with hurricanes, floods, hail, and tornadoes come destroyed and damaged cars, trucks, and other vehicles. Some are new cars that have been hail-damaged, wind-damaged, or flooded while sitting on dealer lots. Others are used cars that had been owned by individuals, dealers, and businesses.

    Many of these vehicles have been totaled by insurance companies– written off as total losses but available for purchase. These become salvage vehicles, a legal term used by most states for such vehicles.

    Flood damaged cars or weather damaged cars are often written off – totaled – by insurance companies as complete losses which, in effect, invalidates the titles since the vehicles don t legally exist any longer. However, since many of these vehicles are actually repairable and can be reasonably cleaned up, they can return to life as rebuilt salvage vehicles.

    Salvage vehicles are sold at to rebuilders and the public at salvage car auctions.

    Salvage cars and flood damaged cars can, at the same time, be both great opportunities or great problems. Rebuilding salvage vehicles can be a rewarding endeavor, or even become a profitable business. However, if you re simply in the market for a good used car and are unknowingly sold a vehicle with hidden damage, you will be very disappointed, to say the least.

    Damaged and salvage vehicles also make good project cars. If you are interested in the business of flipping cars, such vehicles can be repaired and resold, subject to state laws, at great profit.

    What s a salvage title?

    Salvage cars are those that have been damaged or totaled, paid off (and therefore purchased) by insurance firms, who then can sell these cars to individuals or dealers who want to restore them. In many states, it is required that such vehicles have a salvage title. Other states allow a new clean title without salvage status, or allow clean titles on older cars that would otherwise be tagged as salvage. Unscrupulous sellers can wash and hide a salvage title by moving the car from a salvage-title state to a clean-title state.

    States that do not record salvage vehicle titles are Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont.

    If you re going to be in the market for a used car, or even a new car, in the months after a major natural weather event such as a hurricane, flood, tornado, or hail storm, you should take extra caution when shopping, unless you are specifically looking for damaged cars to fix up and drive.

    It s amazing how easily and quickly a storm-damaged car from Mississippi can show up for sale in Oregon with no indication that it may be hiding serious problems for a new buyer. Therefore, general automotive consumers should be on the lookout for flooded or storm damaged vehicles.

    To spot flood damaged vehicles, look for signs of water damage under the hood, under the seats and carpets, under the dash, and in the trunk. Beware of musty odors, or attempts to cover such odors. Look for rust on parts inside the vehicle and signs of repairs. Although not a perfect system, buyers should always get a vehicle history report, such as those offered by CARFAX Vehicle History Reports. Salvage vehicles will usually appear on those reports. Another place to check for VIN numbers of cars damaged in hurricanes and floods is the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

    What s the opportunity? Can salvage cars be repaired and rebuilt?

    Serious weather events that damage and destroy cars also present an opportunity for people who want to pick up great bargains, especially with repairable and rebuildable vehicles that have been declared total losses by insurance companies.

    As long as you know what you are doing, some outstanding deals can be had. Many of these vehicles are easily repairable and can be made good as new at very little cost. Most can be found at special salvage vehicle auctions, which can be attended by anyone.

    Many times, batches of weather affected vehicles have been declared total losses even though the insurance adjustor did not take the time to go out and inspect each vehicle in detail. When this happens, some of the cars will have only minor damage and can be easily restored to perfect condition.

    For example, a new-car dealer may have had 400 cars flooded or damaged in a hail storm. The adjustor can t inspect all the cars but knows that at least 75% of the cars have serious damage and declares them all as total losses. This means that as many as 100 of the cars may have little or no damage, and can easily be cleaned up and made  perfectly normal.

    Since the insurance company owns the vehicles after claims have been paid, the company can auction off the vehicles to the public, or resell them to the same, or another, dealer.

    Honest sellers and dealers will properly disclose previously damaged cars and sell them for good prices. These can often be real bargains for buyers who are looking for cheap cars. Just be aware that if the car has a salvage title, it will usually appear on vehicle history reports, such as those from CARFAX, and may be of concern to future buyers should you decide to sell the car in the future..

    What s the bottom line?

    As with most things in life, if you go into buying storm-damaged cars or salvaged cars being properly informed and using appropriate caution, you ll avoid serious mistakes and might even find some terrific bargains. Rebuilding and repairing damaged vehicles can be very rewarding and may save you thousands of dollars. Such vehicles make great project cars.

    Dales Auto Sales – Used Cars – Hutchinson MN Dealer

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    Dales Auto Sales – Hutchinson MN, 55350

    With a large selection of Used Cars, Used Pickup Trucks inventory for Hutchinson area residents to choose from, we’re sure you’ll find the right Used Cars. Used Pickups For Sale inventory for your needs at our dealership. Whether it’s used cars for sale, used vehicles, usedcars, pre-owned cars, used pickup trucks, trucks, pickups, pick up trucks in Hutchinson, we know you’ll be happy with your purchase from Dales Auto Sales. Our friendly sales people will make sure the Used Cars, Pickup Trucks you choose will provide you with everything you expect from it. And with the quality associated with Used Cars, Used Pickup Trucks inventory, your Used Cars, Pickup Trucks will provide you with years of driving enjoyment. We are your destination for Used Cars, Used Pickup Trucks inventory in Hutchinson.

    In the market for Used Cars. Used Pickups For Sale inventory in Hutchinson? We have customers from all over including Brownton, Buffalo Lake, Cosmos, Darwin, Dassel, Glencoe, Hutchinson, Litchfield, Silver Lake, Stewart. Visit our inventory page to browse through the Hutchinson Used Cars, Used Pickup Trucks we currently have in stock. If you see something you like, give us a call at 320-587-2663. We are your destination Used Cars. Used Pickups For Sale lot in Hutchinson.

    Used Cars, Used Pickup Trucks lot in Hutchinson – Used Cars. Used Pickups For Sale lot proudly serving Minneapolis, Little Falls. We hope that you find our website helpful to your needs. Although Dales Auto Sales of Hutchinson in MN doesn’t stay open 24 hours a day, our dealership website is always open all day, every day! On our website which serves Hutchinson area customers, you can research our Used Cars, Used Pickup Trucks, Used Cars. Used Pickups For Sale, used cars for sale, used vehicles, usedcars, pre-owned cars, used pickup trucks, trucks, pickups, pick up trucks. We have customers from all over on our website including Brownton, Buffalo Lake, Cosmos, Darwin, Dassel, Glencoe, Hutchinson, Litchfield, Silver Lake, Stewart. Search the extensive inventory of all the Dales Auto Sales Used Cars, Pickup Trucks that we offer at great prices, request a vehicle price quote, view pictures and data about the Used Cars. Used Pickups For Sale or learn about our Used Cars, Pickup Trucks that we currently have. Give us a call at 320-587-2663.

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    Dallas Automotive Repair, Service and Maintenance Plano, TX

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    Dallas European Auto Repair in Plano, TX

    If you’re looking for the most reputable and affordable auto experts in the area, look no further than Dallas European Auto, specialists in both foreign and domestic cars.

    We take pride in servicing a variety of brands, including the following: Mercedes-Benz. Audi. BMW , Jaguar. Land Rover. Mini Cooper , Porsche , Smart Cars. Volkswagen . In addition, Dallas European Auto is an official RENNtech dealer. so we can help you not just with servicing many of these brands, but with their performance as well!

    From complex mechanical solutions to factory scheduled maintenance and performance issues, Dallas European Auto will make sure you’re where you belong – in the driver’s seat. Some of our award-winning services include the following:

    • Fleet Vehicles Whether you lease or own a single truck or hundreds, we understand your business rides on the dependability of your fleet. As a result, efficient maintenance and repairs are key to ensuring your business doesn’t skip a beat.
    • Collision Repair – The proper repair of collision damage is critical to the performance and safety of your car. You can trust our certified technicians to repair your vehicle to factory specifications.
    • Maintenance Services – We rely heavily on our vehicles to get from point A to point B, so servicing your car regularly not only ensures optimal performance, but it also helps reduce the risk of a breakdown.
    • Performance-Related Services – The first step in diagnosing a performance issue is understanding the origination of the problem. Our experts know how to handle diagnostic issues, with or without indicator lights.

    We realize many people steer clear of needed maintenance and repairs because of sticker shock fears. You never have to worry about being taken for a “ride” at Dallas European Auto. We don’t offer services you don’t need, and we don’t price gouge. In fact, we are known for providing expert care at the most-affordable prices in the area. When we say we make sure our customers are informed about the entire process including labor costs from diagnosis to repair, we mean it.

    With a combined 40 years of experience and accredited by the Better Business Bureau, we have built a stellar reputation for providing honest customer care with meticulous, expert service that goes the extra mile.

    Our expert technicians work overtime, providing top-notch service to protect your investment and exceed your expectations, every time. For superior service you can trust, schedule an appointment with Dallas European Auto today!


    DAS Companies, Inc.

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    Right products. Right place. Right now.

    DAS Companies, Inc. is a full service marketing and global supply chain portfolio company.

    DAS is at home in every aisle of any travel center, specialty retail store, or convenience store throughout North America. Through our portfolio of popular national brands as well as our own RoadPro Family of Brands. we deliver safety, convenience, comfort and leisure products to millions of customers living on-the-go. For professional drivers, road warriors, tradespeople and leisure travelers, DAS understands living life on the road.

    Over the last 30 years, we ve grown productive partnerships with the leaders in the travel and convenience industry. Our RoadPro Family of Brands has become the trusted travel companion for all on-the-go consumers while providing profit-boosting solutions to our partners across the U.S. But, we still operate on the same foundation of trust, commitment and faith that Dave Abel built in 1980.

    DAS Companies, Inc. through its four divisions (RoadPro Brands, DAS Distributors, DAS Canada, Inc. and DAS Asia) productively improves the profitability of our Business Partners.

    Used trucks for sale, Used trailers for sale.

    #trucks for sale

    Used Trucks for sale in Gauteng, KZN, and Western Cape and the rest of SA is the no.1 online marketplace for heavy light commercial vehicles in South Africa. We provide a user-friendly, online portal for anyone, dealers and private individuals, looking to buy or sell used trucks, truck tractors, truck trailers, construction & material handling equipment and truck spares and parts.

    Listings from a variety of both heavy and light commercial truck dealers and trailer manufacturers are placed alongside private-party listings from across South Africa.

    The result is a one-stop online marketplace of pre-owned trucks, truck tractors, truck trailers, light commercial vehicles (LDV) and related equipment and parts.

    Sellers can post listings simply and cost-effectively using our online tools, and buyers can easily enter search criteria, search listings and stay informed of items that meet their needs. offers a distinctly specialised service that features a comprehensive range of heavy light commercial trucks, specialised trailers in a visually-striking format with easy-to-navigate online forum.’s website has been designed from a truck industry perspective allowing first time visitors to the site quick and easy access using graphic images to find the right truck, trailer and information.

    We also welcome any suggestions, as to how to make our site even more user friendly in the commercial space.

    DAS Mobile

    #das auto

    About Us

    Dependable Auto Shippers – The Auto Transport Experts

    Dependable Auto Shippers represents the highest quality and most reliable auto transport company in business today. Since 1954, DAS has been meeting the auto shipping needs of individuals and businesses, both domestically and internationally.

    Safely Shipping Vehicles Since 1954

    DAS is the largest and most trusted car transport company because DAS operates a company owned fleet of high tech auto transport vehicles. Dependable Auto Shippers is not a shipping broker we handle almost all of our shipments from pickup to destination, something very few of our competitors can claim. Satellite tracking systems supplied by Qualcomm track all auto shipping transports in the DAS fleet to ensure the customer will always know exactly where their vehicle is in transit 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    With a variety of different auto transport vehicles to choose from to meet almost any conceivable auto shipping request, a customer can choose to have their vehicle shipped in an enclosed truck, or delivered to the smallest side street on a flat-bed. DAS offers the convenience of either door-to-door pick-up and delivery, or pick-up and delivery at one of over 85 terminal locations across the country. Dependable Auto Shippers gives its customers a choice.

    With many vehicle relocation companies, hidden fees and taxes can arise that are not quoted in the original price. With many auto transport companies, your deposit is not refundable. It is critically important to read the terms and conditions of the company you select for your auto shipping needs. DAS offers a peace of mind hard to come by when dealing with auto transport companies.


    #das auto

    DAS AUTO Audi VW Coding

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is feature coding?

    Feature coding isn’t “coding” in the general sense of the word. We are not hacking into your car and writing custom code. All of the changes made through feature coding are options that your car already has, they were just not made available for the US market. What we do is we read out the settings from the different modules of your car, make the changes, and save them back. The only things that can be coded are those that Audi built into the car and has settings for.

    Will coding void my warranty?

    Feature coding should not void your warranty, but it is always best to check with you dealer ahead of time. These are options that your car already has but were not enabled from the factory. The coding done by DAS AUTO simply turns on features that your car was already programmed to do. It will look like your car rolled off the assembly line with these features.

    Will I ever lose the coding?

    There are a few different scenarios that could cause you to lose your coding. If your dealer does a software update on the car you will likely lose all the custom coding. Software updates are rare and are not part of regular service. Dealers generally do not update software unless the car has a problem that can’t be fixed otherwise. Audi sometimes releases mandatory software updates, when something needs to be updated on all cars (similar to a recall) but again, this is not common. Finally, if you have the dealership retrofit an option, such as an alarm, that did not come with the car from the factory, then they may need to code your car and this too can wipe out your custom coding. If this happens within 60 days of coding, we’ll code your car one-time at no cost. If beyond 60 days, re-coding will be half of original cost.

    How long does coding take?

    Depending on the car and the options, coding takes between 1 and 2 hours. This includes an initial meeting to discuss the options, plugging into and connecting to your car, doing an initial test to ensure a connection, coding your requested features, testing the features, and a final walkthrough at the end to ensure your satisfaction with DAS AUTO.

    Where are you located?

    DAS AUTO is a mobile business. We can come to your home or meet you at a convenient location. We typically work through those details when setting up the appointment. We primarily service the Capital Region.

    Dealer and Government Used Car Auctions

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    Dealer and Government Used Car Auctions

    Dealer and Government used car auctions have traditionally been available only to licensed car dealers. At Interstate Auto Auction our auctions are available to the public. That means you get the opportunity to purchase a high-quality, well-maintained used car at wholesale prices!

    Types of Car Auctions

    While Interstate Auto Auction runs a public car auction every week, the used cars available at auction come from a variety of .sources in including car dealers and government auctions.

    What are Car Dealer Auctions?

    Car Dealer Auctions, are used car auctions that have traditionally been available only to dealers. Interstate Auto Auction has used cars available from dealer auctions. The types of used cars we get a car dealer auction usually fall into three categories:

    • Cars that are returned after their lease expires.
    • Brands of used cars that a dealer received as a trade in, but does not normally sell.
    • Used cars over 4 years old that car dealers don’t want on their lots.

    What are Government Car Auctions?

    Government car auctions, sometimes called police auctions, are used cars (usually impounded cars and/or decommissioned cars) that a government agency no longer wants or needs. These cars often provide a good buying opportunity on a used car. Interstate Auto Auction makes it easier to check on the history of cars from government auctions by providing the vehicle identification number (VIN number) of the cars for sale, so you can get vehicle history reports on the cars that interest you before the auction.

    Dealer, Distributor, Manufacturer & Transporter License Plates

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    Dealer, Distributor, Manufacturer Transporter License Plates

    These license plates may be used:

    • On vehicles in the company’s inventory that are being demonstrated to a potential purchaser;
    • To transport a vehicle from one location to another;
    • For personal use by officers or employees of the business on vehicles owned by the business. Employees are defined as persons working for these businesses at least 36 hours per week.
    • Manufacturer or distributor tags are limited to no longer than six months’ use per vehicle.
    • Manufacturer and distributor tags may be used on motor vehicles owned by the manufacturer or distributor for evaluation or demonstration purposes, notwithstanding incidental personal use by the manufacturer or distributor.

    These plates cannot be used:

    • On privately owned vehicles.
    • Cars for hire, for lease.
    • Vehicles used in the operations of a dealership such as rentals, delivery, parts delivery, towing, rollbacks, courtesy or other manner.
    • By friends or family members of the business.

    Tags issued for the current tag cycle expire at midnight on December 31. These tags cannot be used after December 31.

    You are subject to fines by law enforcement if you use these tags illegally.

    The Special Tags Unit of Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) issues these type tags; the county tag agents’ offices in this state do not .

    Types of Dealers

    • franchise dealer  is any person with an established place of business in Georgia who buys, sells, exchanges or leases new motor vehicles under a franchise agreement with a vehicle manufacturer.
    • An independent dealer  is any licensed person with an established place of business in Georgia who buys, sells or exchanges used motor vehicles.
    • used parts dealer  is any person with an established place of business in Georgia buys, sells or uses motor vehicle parts either as a used motor vehicle parts dealer, a motor vehicle dismantler, a motor vehicle rebuilder, a salvage pool dealer, or a salvage dealer.
    • motorcycle dealer  is any person with an established place of business in Georgia who buys, sells or exchanges new or used motorcycles.

    Dealer Invoice Prices – by

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    Dealer Invoice Prices

    How to Find Car Invoice Prices to Get the Best Deals

    Car dealers buy wholesale and sell retail, the way most businesses work.

    They buy vehicles from the car manufacturer (all car dealers are independent businesses, not owned by a manufacturer) for a specific price (invoice price) and mark up that price (sticker price) when selling to customers.

    It s the same way that JC Penney, Walmart, and most other companies work.

    However, there seems to be a certain mystique about automobile invoice prices that isn t there when dealing with department stores and other kinds of businesses.

    It stems from the fact that dealers often advertise will sell at invoice or below invoice prices and have brought the attention on themselves.

    Automotive customers are more aware of the fact that car dealers sell at different prices to different customers. and that it is actually possible to buy a car at or below wholesale price (because dealers say so). Customers want the best deal possible, and expect to get the same kind of deal that other customers are getting.

    What is invoice price?

    Invoice price is the price a car dealer pays to the manufacturer for each vehicle he buys. The price is the same for every dealer across the U.S. for the same car.

    Invoice price is only one of a number of costs that dealers pay.

    Destination cost is also charged to dealers. It is a transportation and delivery fee that is also the same for every dealer, even if the dealer is next door to the manufacturing plant. Dealers simply pass this fee along to customers without markup or profit.

    Dealers may also be charged advertising fees. although these may not come directly from the carmaker. Often, these fees come from a regional dealers organization, and may be passed on to customers as a distinct line item in sales contracts.

    Dealers borrow money, usually from the car company, to finance the cost of buying vehicles for their showrooms and new-car lots. There are finance costs (interest) on those loans, called floorplanning. The longer a car sits on a dealer s lot, the greater the floorplan cost.

    Built into dealer invoice prices are what are commonly called holdback. This amounts to about 2%-3% of MSRP but can vary by carmaker. This fee can be returned to dealers after vehicles are sold, as compensation for floorplan costs (finance fees for loans that dealers use to buy vehicles from manufacturers). Automotive consumers sometimes think that this is simply added dealer profit that should be passed along to them.

    How can a dealer sell at invoice price or below invoice price?

    The answer: With a great deal of financial help from the manufacturer of the cars he sells.

    Dealers sometimes build up large inventories of unsold vehicles due to slow sales. Carmakers don t like this situation because dealers then do not order more cars from the factory. Therefore, the factory helps dealers sell cars by offering incentives to customers to buy more cars (0% loans, employee prices, rebates, special lease deals).

    A manufacturer might also provide hidden factory-to-dealer rebates and sales bonuses to dealers in monthly promotions. Although these dealer incentives are not directly seen by customers, dealers can pass them along, in whole or in part, to customers as price discounts .

    With a combination of customer incentives added to hidden dealer incentives, along with direct price discounts, dealers can easily sell vehicles at below-invoice prices. Both the dealer and the carmaker contribute to the deal, and usually sacrifice much of their usual profit. Incentive programs usually exist for a short period of time — a month or two. Then those incentives are removed or possibly replaced by another new incentive program for the next month.

    Car buying customers often expect dealers to sell at or below invoice prices even when incentives are not being offered. This is not reasonable.

    The only time a dealer can sell at or below invoice price is when he is getting help from his manufacturer. The key to smart buying and leasing is to watch for manufacturer-incented ( subvented ) deals. These are usually heavily advertised on TV, in newspapers, and on car makers web sites. Most are genuinely good deals. although usually limited to certain models and styles for a limited time period. See Best Car Deals for current incentive programs.

    Something else to consider

    Car dealers make much of their profit not on the car sale itself but on what is sold in the F I (Finance and Insurance) manager s back office.

    This is the guy who draws up all the paperwork for you to sign, takes your down payment, and gives you your car keys. However, a big part of his job is to sell you something before you leave. He ll talk to you about extended warranties, credit insurance, paint sealant, security systems, gap insurance, fabric protectant, rust proofing, and other options. He ll explain how little these products add to your monthly payment.

    Understand that these are high-profit items for a dealer. A dealer can often make more profit off such sales than on vehicle sales. Just make sure that you actually need the products or services offered and that you can t get them for a better price from another source.

    Where do I find invoice car prices?

    Easy. Go to or . You ll have to dig a bit, but current invoice prices can be found on these and other automotive web sites for free. It s good to know invoice price, but don t expect dealers to sell at or below invoice price if they aren t getting help from their parent car company.

    What is more realistic is to understand what current market prices are for the car you are interested in. If there are current incentives and dealers are getting help from their factory, it will be reflected in the market prices — what other people are actually paying.

    A new and different way

    A relatively new company, , is providing a unique free service to automotive consumers. They not only show you sticker prices and dealer invoice prices, but also show you what other peope are paying for the car you want — market prices — and tell you how much you should expect to pay.

    They even give you a guaranteed low price that includes any current incentives and is good at selected dealers in your area. This could be the future of car buying.

    For more details about car pricing, see our article, Car Pricing Secrets .

    Dealer Used Car Sales and Warranties

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    Dealer Used Car Sales and Warranties

    Used cars are sold through a variety of outlets: franchise and independent dealers, rental car companies, leasing companies, and used car superstores. You can even buy a used car on the Internet. Ask friends, relatives and co-workers for recommendations. You may want to call your local consumer protection agency, state Attorney General (AG), and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to find out if any unresolved complaints are on file about a particular dealer.

    Some dealers are attracting customers with “no-haggle prices,” “factory certified” used cars, and better warranties. Consider the dealer’s reputation when you evaluate these ads.

    Dealers are not required by law to give used car buyers a three-day right to cancel. The right to return the car in a few days for a refund exists only if the dealer grants this privilege to buyers. Dealers may describe the right to cancel as a “cooling-off” period, a money-back guarantee, or a “no questions asked” return policy. Before you purchase from a dealer, ask about the dealer’s return policy, get it in writing and read it carefully.

    The Buyers Guide

    The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Used Car Rule requires dealers to post a Buyers Guide in every used car they offer for sale. This includes light-duty vans, light-duty trucks, demonstrators, and program cars. Demonstrators are new cars that have not been owned, leased, or used as rentals, but have been driven by dealer staff. Program cars are low-mileage, current-model-year vehicles returned from short-term leases or rentals. Buyers Guides do not have to be posted on motorcycles and most recreational vehicles. Anyone who sells less than six cars a year doesn’t have to post a Buyers Guide.

    The Buyers Guide must tell you:

    • whether the vehicle is being sold “as is” or with a warranty;
    • what percentage of the repair costs a dealer will pay under the warranty;
    • that spoken promises are difficult to enforce;
    • to get all promises in writing;
    • to keep the Buyers Guide for reference after the sale;
    • the major mechanical and electrical systems on the car, including some of the major problems you should look out for; and
    • to ask to have the car inspected by an independent mechanic before you buy.

    When you buy a used car from a dealer, get the original Buyers Guide that was posted in the vehicle, or a copy. The Guide must reflect any negotiated changes in warranty coverage. It also becomes part of your sales contract and overrides any contrary provisions. For example, if the Buyers Guide says the car comes with a warranty and the contract says the car is sold “as is,” the dealer must give you the warranty described in the Guide.

    As Is – No Warranty

    When the dealer offers a vehicle “as is,” the box next to the “As Is – No Warranty” disclosure on the Buyers Guide must be checked. If the box is checked but the dealer promises to repair the vehicle or cancel the sale if you’re not satisfied, make sure the promise is written on the Buyers Guide. Otherwise, you may have a hard time getting the dealer to make good on his word. Some states, including Connecticut, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and the District of Columbia, don’t allow “as is” sales for many used vehicles.

    Three states – Louisiana, New Hampshire, and Washington – require different disclosures than those on the Buyers Guide. If the dealer fails to provide proper state disclosures, the sale is not “as is.” To find out what disclosures are required for “as is” sales in your state, contact your state Attorney General.

    Implied Warranties

    State laws hold dealers responsible if cars they sell don’t meet reasonable quality standards. These obligations are called implied warranties – unspoken, unwritten promises from the seller to the buyer. However, dealers in most states can use the words “as is” or “with all faults” in a written notice to buyers to eliminate implied warranties. There is no specified time period for implied warranties.

    Warranty of Merchantability

    The most common type of implied warranty is the warranty of merchantability: The seller promises that the product offered for sale will do what it’s supposed to. That a car will run is an example of a warranty of merchantability. This promise applies to the basic functions of a car. It does not cover everything that could go wrong.

    Breakdowns and other problems after the sale don’t prove the seller breached the warranty of merchantability. A breach occurs only if the buyer can prove that a defect existed at the time of sale. A problem that occurs after the sale may be the result of a defect that existed at the time of sale or not. As a result, a dealer’s liability is judged case-by-case.

    Warranty of Fitness for a Particular Purpose

    A warranty of fitness for a particular purpose applies when you buy a vehicle based on the dealer’s advice that it is suitable for a particular use. For example, a dealer who suggests you buy a specific vehicle for hauling a trailer in effect is promising that the vehicle will be suitable for that purpose.

    If you have a written warranty that doesn’t cover your problems, you still may have coverage through implied warranties. That’s because when a dealer sells a vehicle with a written warranty or service contract, implied warranties are included automatically. The dealer can’t delete this protection. Any limit on an implied warranty’s time must be included on the written warranty.

    In states that don’t allow “as is” sales, an “Implied Warranties Only” disclosure is printed on the Buyers Guide in place of the “As Is” disclosure. The box beside this disclosure will be checked if the dealer decides to sell the car with no written warranty.

    In states that do allow “as is” sales, the “Implied Warranties Only” disclosure should appear on the Buyers Guide if the dealer decides to sell a vehicle with implied warranties and no written warranty. A copy of the Buyers Guide with the “Implied Warranties Only” disclosure is on page 13.

    Dealers who offer a written warranty must complete the warranty section of the Buyers Guide. Because terms and conditions vary, it may be useful to compare and negotiate coverage.

    Dealers may offer a full or limited warranty on all or some of a vehicle’s systems or components. Most used car warranties are limited and their coverage varies. A full warranty includes the following terms and conditions:

    • Anyone who owns the vehicle during the warranty period is entitled to warranty service.
    • Warranty service will be provided free of charge, including such costs as removing and reinstalling a covered system.
    • You have the choice of a replacement or a full refund if, after a reasonable number of tries, the dealer cannot repair the vehicle or a covered system.
    • You only have to tell the dealer that warranty service is needed in order to get it, unless the dealer can prove that it is reasonable to require you to do more.
    • Implied warranties have no time limits.

    If any of these statements don’t apply, the warranty is limited.

    A full or limited warranty doesn’t have to cover the entire vehicle. The dealer may specify that only certain systems are covered. Some parts or systems may be covered by a full warranty; others by a limited warranty.

    The dealer must check the appropriate box on the Buyers Guide to indicate whether the warranty is full or limited and the dealer must include the following information in the “Warranty” section:

    • the percentage of the repair cost that the dealer will pay. For example, “the dealer will pay 100 percent of the labor and 100 percent of the parts. “;
    • the specific parts and systems – such as the frame, body, or brake system – that are covered by the warranty. The back of the Buyers Guide lists the major systems where problems may occur;
    • the warranty term for each covered system. For example, “30 days or 1,000 miles, whichever comes first”; and
    • whether there’s a deductible and, if so, how much.

    You have the right to see a copy of the dealer’s warranty before you buy. Review it carefully to determine what is covered. The warranty gives detailed information, such as how to get repairs for a covered system or part. It also tells who is legally responsible for fulfilling the terms of the warranty. If it’s a third party, investigate their reputation and whether they’re insured. Find out the name of the insurer, and call to verify the information. Then check out the third-party company with your local Better Business Bureau. That’s not foolproof, but it is prudent. Make sure you receive a copy of the dealer’s warranty document if you buy a car that is offered with a warranty.

    Unexpired Manufacturer’s Warranties

    If the manufacturer’s warranty still is in effect, the dealer may include it in the “systems covered/duration” section of the Buyers Guide. To make sure you can take advantage of the coverage, ask the dealer for the car’s warranty documents. Verify the information (what’s covered, expiration date/miles, necessary paperwork) by calling the manufacturer’s zone office. Make sure you have the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) when you call.

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    Whether buying or selling, you can apply to receive access to auction inventory and vehicle sales data nationwide. You can also make or receive offers on select vehicles for sale.

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    Used Trucks, Trailers for Sale, Custom 4×4 Pickup Trucks, Heavy, Medium, Light Duty Trucks for Sale – The Truck Guide

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    Used Trucks, Trailers for sale – Medium, light, Heavy Duty trucks for sale. is a great Website if you are new to the world of trucks and need any guidance about trucks. This is purely a trucking site which deals with a lot of manufacturers and dealers who give you the best in the world of Used trucks for sale to make your business better. This is the site where you will get all kinds of medium duty trucks for sale that are available in the market and you will certainly be spoilt for choice. There is also a blog which contains informative articles and descriptions about the different trucks which are available out there and they will surely serve you well while buying trucks from the market.

    Go through this Website and you will find that there are plenty of trucks offered at very reasonable rates and they have a lot of features which will certainly improve your experience. The exotic trucks featured here from different countries will certainly intrigue your attention. The biggest trucks here include heavy duty, Custom 4×4 Pickup trucks which are often used by business which transport a lot of goods from one place to the other. There isn’t any dearth of semi trucks offered here either. There is a massive range of light duty trucks, Trailers for sale on this Website.

    This Website will also help you in selling the trucks. If you have any trucks and if you are struggling to find buyers for it; then you can visit this site and upload the truck that you want to get rid of. While buying trucks, you will find all the automobiles are neatly classified and hence finding a specific truck is really easy. There is also classification based on manufacturers here. Visit this site once and you will agree that there is nothing like it elsewhere on the Internet.

    Dedham Automall in Boston MA

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    Welcome to Dedham Auto Mall

    Welcome to Dedham Automall – Independent car dealership proudly serving Greater Boston, Worcester, Providence RI, and New England.  

    Thank you for visiting!  With three sales locations  and a Service Center  to choose from, Dedham Automall is here to help you with all of your vehicle needs. Dedham Automall carries a variety of vehicle brands in Boston to include Audi, Acura, BMW, Infiniti, Lexus, Mercedes Benz, Land Rover, Porsche  and more!

    Dedham Automall is conveniently located on the historic “Automile” on Route 1/1A in Dedham, Massachusetts – Just off of I95/128 (Exit 15A)   Dedham Automall is across the street from the Legacy Place shopping center.  For over 15 years, Dedham Automall has offered a wide-range of luxury used cars at wholesale prices to the public.

    Dedham Automall invites to browse our inventory in our Boston-area dealerships, where we offer a variety of premium pre-owned makes and models to include BMW 3 Series and X5, Audi A4 and Q5, Mercedes E-Class, S-Class and GL-Class, Land Rover Range Rover, Acura MDX and TL, and more.

    We offer the most competitive pricing on high-end used luxury cars, trucks, and SUV’s in Greater Boston, throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and all of New England . We invite you to browse our online inventory   and experience the price difference at Dedham Automall.

    Our  Finance Department  offers a variety of financing options designed to fit your needs and your budget.  Longstanding lending relationships with dozens of major and local banks and automotive lending institutions allows us to get the competitive rate and term you deserve.  Ready to start? Please feel free to fill out our  finance application .

    Did you know that Dedham Automall also ships vehicles to anywhere within the United States and beyond? That’s right.  And not only does Dedham Automall take trade-in’s. but if you’re looking to sell your car outright – We Buy Cars   too!

    If you’re interested in buying the best used cars in Boston, MA or beyond, we’re confident you’ll find everything you’re looking for here at Dedham Automall.   We invite you to browse our inventory. give us a call, or just stop on by.

    Dedham Automall – Luxury for Less in Greater Boston, Worcester, Providence RI, and New England.  

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    Welcome to Dedham Automall – Independent car dealership proudly serving Greater Boston, Worcester, Providence RI, and New England.  

    Thank you for visiting!  With three sales locations  and a Service Center  to choose from, Dedham Automall is here to help you with all of your vehicle needs. Dedham Automall carries a variety of vehicle brands in Boston to include Audi, Acura, BMW, Infiniti, Lexus, Mercedes Benz, Land Rover, Porsche  and more!

    Dedham Automall is conveniently located on the historic “Automile” on Route 1/1A in Dedham, Massachusetts – Just off of I95/128 (Exit 15A)   Dedham Automall is across the street from the Legacy Place shopping center.  For over 15 years, Dedham Automall has offered a wide-range of luxury used cars at wholesale prices to the public.

    Dedham Automall invites to browse our inventory in our Boston-area dealerships, where we offer a variety of premium pre-owned makes and models to include BMW 3 Series and X5, Audi A4 and Q5, Mercedes E-Class, S-Class and GL-Class, Land Rover Range Rover, Acura MDX and TL, and more.

    We offer the most competitive pricing on high-end used luxury cars, trucks, and SUV’s in Greater Boston, throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and all of New England . We invite you to browse our online inventory   and experience the price difference at Dedham Automall.

    Our  Finance Department  offers a variety of financing options designed to fit your needs and your budget.  Longstanding lending relationships with dozens of major and local banks and automotive lending institutions allows us to get the competitive rate and term you deserve.  Ready to start? Please feel free to fill out our  finance application .

    Did you know that Dedham Automall also ships vehicles to anywhere within the United States and beyond? That’s right.  And not only does Dedham Automall take trade-in’s. but if you’re looking to sell your car outright – We Buy Cars   too!

    If you’re interested in buying the best used cars in Boston, MA or beyond, we’re confident you’ll find everything you’re looking for here at Dedham Automall.   We invite you to browse our inventory. give us a call, or just stop on by.

    Dedham Automall – Luxury for Less in Greater Boston, Worcester, Providence RI, and New England.  

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    Denver Auto Show patrons say cheap gas not a factor in car purchases – The Denver Post

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    Denver Auto Show patrons say cheap gas not a factor in car purchases

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    Ten-year-old Joshua Santos of Loveland takes the wheel of a 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500 High Country 4WD priced at $34,995 at the Denver Auto Show at the Colorado Convention Center on Thursday. (Photos by Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post )

    Consumer opinions at the Denver Auto Show are as diverse and colorful as the lineup of displayed vehicles except on one issue.

    When it comes to gasoline prices, what goes down must come up.

    Two-dollar gas is a pleasant but fleeting phenomenon that has little bearing on buying a car, according to a sampling of attendees at the show.

    “Cheap gas makes me happier about buying an SUV, but we’d be doing it anyway regardless of gas prices,” said Denver resident Lew Winston, who with wife Pam was casting fond glances at a 2015 Ford Explorer Sport.

    The Winstons need SUV capacity for road trips and to have enough passenger space to haul their grandchildren.

    “If gas was $4 a gallon, we’d still be looking at this (Explorer),” Winston said.

    The National Automobile Dealers Association is projecting that light trucks and SUVs will account for 56 percent of U.S. vehicle sales this year, up from 53 percent last year.


    “Low fuel prices have accelerated that change,” said Steven Szakaly, chief economist of the association. “When we’re paying less for gasoline, people increasingly favor the utility and comfort that larger vehicles provide.”

    Szakaly noted that trucks and SUVs have recorded steady improvements in fuel economy in the past decade.

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported this week that Denver’s average gasoline price of $2.27 for all grades is the lowest among 10 cities surveyed nationwide. Colorado, with an average price of $2.28, was the cheapest in the EIA’s nine-state survey.

    “I’m influenced by (a vehicle’s) fuel mileage rating but not really by gas prices. I assume that they’re going to come back up,” said Isaac Smith, who traveled from northeast Wyoming to visit the auto show.

    Several Denver-area stations are selling regular gas for $2.05 a gallon or less.

    Those prices the lowest in six years are immaterial to auto show attendee and car enthusiast Roland Ochs of Denver.

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    A patron takes a peek inside a 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Plus Shaker. It’s going for $40,780.

    Ochs owns a 2008 Dodge Viper and a 2012 Dodge Challenger. Still, he said he was giving thought to buying a 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat. on display at the auto show with its hood open to show off a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 that generates a neck-snapping 707 horsepower.

    Ochs said he is more concerned about his wife’s reaction if he brings home another muscle car than he is about the Hellcat’s fuel tab, based on an EPA rating of 13 miles per gallon in city driving.

    Denver Auto Show

    Location: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. Denver

    Hours: Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Admission: $12 for adults, $6 for children 6-12, free under age 6

    Used Trucks, Trucks for sale, 4×4 Trucks, Pickup Trucks, Dump Trucks

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    Used Trucks are the part and parcel of the business, now based on your business types and needs the truck should be purchased. The market is flooded with number of trucks for sale and also divided into two main categories the used trucks and the new trucks for sale. So in order to make the classification simpler and clearer, Truck Junction is brought into existence, which is basically a place who has got many trucks to offer and many services to serve with.

    Starting from the very prestigious and reputed companies of the market till the last, this place has all the details about the trucks. The reputed companies such as the 4×4 trucks, pickup trucks, dump trucks, semi trucks, and so on.

    The dealers here are reliable and have many deals to deal with; they have varieties of trucks to sell. You can buy any truck which suits your business the best, as this site has all the different types and kind of trucks to sell. This is a place where the different trucks such as 18 wheelers, big rigs are held for sale by the dealers.

    International trucks serves with additional benefits if purchased from this site. Also the various information relating to the Ford, Mack, Volvo trucks are given in detail in this web site. So, if you want to be the beneficiary of all these offers and services be connected and stay updated with the site.

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    Depreciating Darlings: The 10 Best Used-Car Bargains

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    Depreciating Darlings: The 10 Best Used-Car Bargains

    As soon as a brand new car leaves the dealer’s lot, the depreciation phenomenon commences. There are plenty of reasons to spring for a new car with an empty odometer, of course. They come with great warranties, include the latest technologies, offer the buyer peace of mind with regard to the vehicle s history, and, naturally, they come with that wonderful new car smell. However, to paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes and your new car depreciating as soon as the rubber rolls of the lot.” We took a look at the data and found that although some cars quickly lose value for good reason (looking at you, Mitsubishi Galant ), there are others that actually become pretty great deals. If the smell of organic materials off-gassing is of paramount importance, feel free to pay the premium for your brand new car. If you don’t mind waiting a few years, however, we’ve picked 10 vehicles that offer incredible value on the used market.

    The average lease lasts three years, so we figured this would be a good place to start when looking at rates of depreciation. We analyzed the average listing price for 2012 model year vehicles in our database and compared those prices with the manufacturer s original suggested retail price (MSRP) in 2012. The average mileage on these cars was a hair under 49,000 miles, and to avoid outliers, we looked only at vehicles that had at least 100 listings on the site.

    We’ll start with a vehicle whose price drop can be easily explained. The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover is the pinnacle of impractical super-luxury SUVs. Range Rovers come fully loaded with some of the most cutting-edge technologies, pack some of the best safety equipment available, and show off the very latest styling cues. If this is the vehicle you want, you’re probably just going to buy the newest one. This fact, coupled with Land Rover’s questionable reputation for reliability, explains the Range Rover s 44% depreciation over three years. We don’t think the market for off-lease used Range Rovers would be able to survive without such a massive dip in price. But if you’re looking for cutting-edge luxury that’s just a couple years old, you can’t do much better than this. You’re getting a top-of-the-line luxury SUV for the price of a new Jeep Grand Cherokee .

    A sportier option for anyone looking to save on a used car is the 2012 Infiniti G37 . You can find used Sport Appearance Edition sedans at about 55% of their original MSRP, and xAWD Coupes listed at about 60%. The G37 matches up well against the BMW 3 and 5 Series and the Lexus ES 350 on our car comparator. and it’s always made for a good (and more affordable) alternative to the entry-level European luxury lineups. Again, certain sedan trims are likely to be a slightly better deal, but a G37 Coupe might make a better statement for those less concerned about cabin space.

    Although the 2012 Chrysler 200 may not be a superstar in the automotive world, this midsize sedan certainly has its merits. After its introduction in 2011 as a solid improvement over the less-than-remarkable Sebring. the 200 established itself as the smaller, more afforable answer to the Chrysler 300. It was all-around a very solid midsize sedan, though maybe not everybody’s favorite. The ‘12 200 even offered a couple of convertible versions, which had very little competition in the segment. Today you can find a 200 Touring convertible with an almost 52% price decrease since it was released. Wait, a $26,000 midsize sedan’s price was cut in half after just 2 years on the market? Even if the 200 is astoundingly average, this is the perfect used car. It’s hard NOT to buy it at that price point. That’s a Mitsubishi Mirage level of inexpensiveness.

    The Ford Taurus is a car with an interesting history. A groundbreaking innovation in the 1980s, the Taurus of the 90s slowly faded into obscurity as it became too old and outdated to survive at the dawn of the new millennium. In 2008, Ford refitted the Five Hundred with a Taurus badge and gave the vehicle a kick in the pants toward modernity. Declining interest in full-size sedans led to a steep depreciation curve for the Taurus, and you can now find a powerful and spacious 2012 Ford Taurus at a 47% discount from MSRP.

    If you’re looking for a newly used family-hauler, then you shouldn’t have to look much further than the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan . The 2012 Grand Caravan will provide you with all the passenger and stowing space you could reasonably need from a vehicle at a price you can reasonably afford. Dodge has always emphasized the Grand Caravan’s small price tag, but the savings you find on 2012 Grand Caravans are at a whole other level. The 46.7% decrease in price brings you everything you could ask for in a family vehicle without compromising on price, safety, or space. This is easily the best deal for a minivan or family vehicle you can find.

    Dieselgate put a foul smell in the nostrils of Volkswagen fans, but VW doesn’t directly make money on used-car sales and never put a diesel engine in its CC model. And given that a 2012 Volkswagen CC can be had for just over half its original price, we’d call it a deal for used-car shoppers looking for precision and performance. Because it s not a huge seller, we don’t have depreciation data for every trim, but the 2012 Sport is available at a hair over 51% of its original price. You’ll have room for only 4, the CC’s trunk isn’t huge, and it requires premium fuel to get so-so mileage, but if you want a good-looking German sedan at a great price, it’s worth a look.

    Chevrolet’s Malibu debuted the year the Beatles first played “The Ed Sullivan Show .” Music and cars have changed a lot since then, but still have one thing in common: Freshness counts. Collectors pay premium dollars for distinctive old product that’s in exceptional shape, but plain stuff that’s a few years old doesn’t hold value well. The debuting seventh-generation Malibu earned awards in 2008, but got redesigned in 2013, so the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu was old news even before it hit dealer lots. That’s probably why loaded LTZ2s sell for an average of almost 52% less than their original sticker, with other premium trims averaging just over half-price. The 2012 Malibu won’t ever be collectible, but it does offer a comfortable ride and generous cargo capacity at a bargain price.

    The most dramatic depreciators in the auto world belong to the exclusive class of luxury sedans. The Audi A8L and BMW 750Li both carry depreciation percentages well into high 40s and 50s, but we’re inclined to give the crown to the 2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class . Wait three years to pull the trigger on that S550 4MATIC you’ve always wanted, and you’ll save close to 53% off MSRP—a difference of nearly $50,000. For a car that s always on the cutting edge of technology, you’ll still pay a pretty penny, but not nearly as much as you would new.

    We’ve found that electric vehicles tend to show some pretty serious depreciation—a phenomenon that seems somewhat surprising until you consider that anyone who purchases a new EV is eligible for a $7,500 federal tax rebate. So prices on used EVs tend to reflect an MSRP that is $7,500 lower than what appears on paper, as the original owners aren t trying to recoup as much initial expense. The Nissan Leaf in particular demonstrates this process at work: Used 2012 Leaf SVs can now be found for about 33% of their original MSRP. The Leaf has proven to be the best selling modern EV, and we recently got an introduction to the 2016 Leaf. which is the first non-luxury EV with a range of more than 100 miles.

    And as with the Nissan Leaf, so with the Chevrolet Volt . A used 2012 Volt Base can be had for something like 40% of its original MSRP. For the Premium Edition, you’re looking at about 42% of the initial price. So why choose the Volt over the Leaf? For the Volt’s exceptional range, mostly. The 2012 Leaf has an EPA estimated range of 73 miles, and even a 2016 Leaf SV or SL outfitted with the improved 30kWh battery offers an estimated range of only about 107 miles. A 2012 Volt, however, combining a standard 4-cylinder engine with a 16kWh battery, can go roughly 380 miles without stopping for fuel or a charge. So if you’re looking to do something more than basic city or suburban commuting—a road trip, perhaps—the Volt would be a better choice and a better deal.

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    Welcome to Dick Hannah Dealerships winner of the 2012 national Dealer of the Year award as selected by F I Showroom magazine from a pool of 20,000 eligible car dealerships across the United States. Learn more about our philanthropy and numerous awards ! Dick Hannah Dealerships has been family-owned and operated as a used cars Portland and used cars Vancouver dealer since 1949 a remarkable feat for any continuously operated business. Our new and used car dealerships genuinely believe in nice and our outstanding reputation is predicated on our obsession with providing unbeatable service to every guest with whom we interact. We encourage you to reach out to us whether you re looking for new cars for sale, used cars for sale. used trucks for sale. auto service like wheel alignment or even just to say hi. To get started check out our impressive inventory of used cars. new cars  or fuel efficient cars .

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    Diminished Value Calculator

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    What is a Diminished Value Calculator and how is it used?

    Diminished Value by definition is the loss in resale value a vehicle suffers after an accident.

    When examining loss in value, we consider three major components:

    1. Overall Vehicle Value which includes:
      • Actual Cash Value
      • Mileage
      • Vehicle type (4 door, 2 door, minivan pickup truck etc..)
      • Vehicle Class (entry level, upscale, luxury etc )
      • Vehicle desirability index
    2. Damage location, type and severity, we check for:
      • Structural Damage
      • Airbag Deployment
      • Damage to Value Ratio
      • Parts Ratio
    3. Vehicle History Report, we re looking for:
      • The Number of owners
      • Previous Accidents
      • Personal use or commercial

    Since each of the components requires an in depth analysis, achieving a loss in value result instantly is impossible. All online calculators are simply bad.

    The 17c formula delivers immediate results, this formula is used by most insurance carriers.  We don t recommend the use of this formula as it is inaccurate and severely flawed.

    If you want to get an idea of what the insurance company will offer you, download and use this calculator.


    Flaws in the 17c formula:

    1. Established a random and arbitrary cap (10% of retail)
    2. Uses NADA retail and not ACV
    3. Caps diminished value at 100,000 miles or less
    4. Uses a damage coefficient that s subjective
    5. Uses mileage twice (once in obtaining NADA and the second through a modifier)

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    Detroit to auction surplus vehicles for cash

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    Detroit to auction surplus vehicles for cash

    Detroit — The city will kick off internationally marketed auctions next month to sell off surplus vehicles and equipment for cash to bolster its departments and pay down debt.

    Detroit Chief Operating Officer Gary Brown on Thursday noted the auctions will be conducted in partnership with Hilco Industrial and Miedema Auctioneering and Appraisals. The city finalized a contract with Farmington Hills-based Hilco this summer that nets Detroit an upfront payment of $5 million for its surplus property.

    Photos by Steve Perez, The Detroit News

    A trolley stored at a Detroit Department of Transportation lot will be offered more

    A trolley stored at a Detroit Department of Transportation lot will be offered to the highest bidder. The city will put up numerous items for auction next month to raise cash to pay down debts. Gary Brown, the city’s chief operating officer, says it’s an effort to be more efficient. less

    The auctions will feature more than 450 vehicles being stored at the former Herman Kiefer Health Complex, including public lighting and public works trucks, buses and public safety vehicles, and an antique trolley. Other items include machinery and shop service equipment that’s no longer in use.

    The first auction will be held via webcast at 10 a.m. Nov. 5 on the 13th floor at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center. A second will be offered online through Nov. 13.

    Brown said the auctions will mark the first of several planned for the city. Selling off the excess equipment and vehicles allows for more effective operations, he added.

    “It’s about being leaner, more efficient and having only the equipment on hand that’s absolutely essential to the operation,” Brown said. “We are being better stewards of the city’s assets.

    “It’s a part of the restructuring and reinvestment portion of the bankruptcy,” he added. “It’s finding dollars to reinvest in the city of Detroit.”

    Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr testified in Detroit’s bankruptcy trial this week of the anticipated surplus property auctions as well as Detroit’s plans to sell old copper wire.

    U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes said he will decide by the end of the week of Nov. 3 whether he will confirm the city’s plan to shed $7 billion in debt and invest $1.7 billion into restructuring initiatives.

    Brown said the auction effort is about asset management. “We’re going through all of our warehouses in every nook and cranny and finding equipment that is no longer needed. ” he said.

    “Most of the money will go back to the department that donated it for auction,” Brown added, adding funding would be used toward more efficient vehicles and equipment.

    Robert Levy, a managing partner for Hilco, said Thursday that the sale is unusually large and has garnered wide interest.

    “The city has taken a whole new fiscally responsible approach to monitoring their assets and understanding the value of their assets,” he said.

    Registration for both auctions will be available on-site or online through or

    Detroit Auto Show: Automakers Flex Their Muscle – NBC News

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    Detroit Auto Show: Automakers Flex Their Muscle

    Like a parade at the Kremlin, 2015’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit is going to be all about showing off hardware after a year of booming sales, falling gas prices and rising consumer confidence.

    As many as 45 all-new cars, trucks and crossovers are scheduled to make their debut in the Motor City at the show which runs from Jan. 12 to the 25. The show opens to the public on Jan. 17 and will parade everything from plug-in hybrids to supercars – and even a hybrid supercar, the reborn Acura NSX that is one of the most eagerly awaited debuts on next week’s schedule.

    The broad mix of new products will draw at least 5,000 journalists to the Detroit Auto Show’s 2-day media preview on Jan. 12 to 13. Show organizers, meanwhile, hope to see public attendance reach its highest levels since the start of the Great Recession. They’ve already gotten $5 million in preliminary ticket orders for the black tie charity gala that officially opens the show next Friday.

    The show comes not only amid rising sales but also as fuel prices have plunged to their lowest levels in years. And that’s reflected in the list of new products making their debut, which includes a number of high-performance vehicles and trucks.

    Discount Auto and Tire Service – Auto Repair – Redlands, CA – Reviews – Photos

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    They are located in the Redlands historical: Trolley Barn , which was last used in 1934, when residences of Redlands, preferred to use automobiles, over trolley cars!  The large tall, brick building is over 100 years old, and is very nostalgic, to be in!

    I highly recommend this place, for any vehicle use. tune-up s, repair, buying a new tire, etc!  I ve never had a bad experience yet, in 27 years, of using them!

    DISCOUNT AUTO SALES – Used Cars – Mountain Home AR Dealer

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    Only on select discontinued tires, not available at all stores. While supplies last. No rain checks. Prices shown exclude installation, taxes and fees, TPMS. Not to be combined with any other offer on same product. Instant savings does not apply. Offer valid only at Just Tires locations. Offer void where prohibited. See store for full details.

    Free Flat Repair Includes: Dismounting and inspection of the tire to determine the cause of the inflation pressure loss and whether or not it can be repaired. Repairs performed in accordance with strict industry standards and Proper plugging/patching from the inside of the tire if suitable for repair. Most passenger and light truck tires and is applicable only to individual consumers and does not include a new TPMS sensor.

    There may be fees associated with your tire purchase and these may vary by location. Some states and local municipalities charge fees and taxes specifically on tires. Some vehicles require additional parts and/or labor to install tires. These fees are listed on the website and on your invoice when your tires are installed.

    Your local store manager will do their best to ensure that the tire you select is in stock before you arrive for your schedule appointment.

    Suggested price is based on the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations based on type and amount of oil for your vehicle. Up to 5 quarts of oil. Cartridge or non standard filter and/or additional diesel oil extra. Fluid/filter disposal charges may apply. Additional charge for shop supplies, up to 7% or $25 maximum, may be added. See store for complete details. Special State Exceptions: FL – Waste oil / filter fee may apply; CA – $2.50 fluid / filter disposal fee apply but no additional charge for shop supplies apply; PA – no fluid disposal charges apply; NY – no fluid disposal or additional charge for shop supplies apply. No other discounts apply. Cash value 1/50¢.

    Mail-In Rebate for a Just Tires Visa® Prepaid Card or other rebate offers valid on purchases between October 1 and December 31, 2015. One Mail-In Rebate for a Prepaid Card per qualifying purchase and per invoice. Limit one (1) rebate form per tire purchase, per envelope. Offers available only at authorized participating Just Tires location. Offer valid only for U.S. residents who are individual consumers with mailing addresses in the U.S. and U.S. territories. Commercial fleets are not eligible for these rebates. Rebates are on a set of four tires. If your vehicle requires six tires, rebates are available on a prorated basis for the two additional tires. The prorated rebate amount, per additional tire, is 25% of the rebate amount listed above. The minimum purchase is a set of four tires and the maximum purchase is six tires per invoice. Purchases made on the Just Tires Credit Card are subject to credit approval. Get rebate when you purchase a set of four of the following tires: Assurance Fuel Max, Assurance cs Fuel Max, Ultra Grip Winter, Assurance All-Season, Eagle Sport All-Season, Wrangler SR-A, Dunlop Signature HP, Winter Maxx SJ8, Assurance TripleTred All-Season, Assurance cs TripleTred All-Season, Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2, Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 ROF, Wrangler Fortitude HT, Ultra Grip Ice, Ultra Grip Ice WRT, SP Winter Sport 4D, SP Winter Sport 4D ROF, SP Winter Sport 3D, SP Winter Sport 3D ROF, Assurance ComforTred Touring, Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season, Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar. Base portion of rebate offered by Just Tires and doubled portion of rebate offered by CitiBank, N.A. The Just Tires Credit Card is issued by Citibank, N.A. Completed rebate form must be postmarked, or submitted online, no later than January 31, 2016. Allow 6 to 8 weeks for Prepaid Card delivery. Just Tires reserves the right to substitute a check of equal value in lieu of a Prepaid Card at its discretion. For additional questions, or to check the status of your rebate, you may visit or call the Just Tires Rebate Customer Service at 1-844-539-5503 weekdays, 8am to 7pm CT. Fraudulent submissions will not be honored and may be prosecuted. Sponsor is not responsible for noncomplying Rebate Submissions or for lost, late, illegible, postage-due or undeliverable mail. Noncomplying Rebate Submissions will not be honored, acknowledged or returned. Void where taxed, restricted or prohibited by law. All decisions made by Just Tires (or its authorized representatives) relating to the validity of any submissions are final and binding. This promotion is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Retain copies of the materials you submit. Additional terms and conditions apply. Ask participating Retailer for complete details and Rebate Form.

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    Auto Maintenance

    Performing proper auto maintenance is a necessity for automobile owners. To ensure that your vehicle is in its best working condition, stay informed on the newest and most reliable information from Chilton.

    At Chilton, we strive to provide our customers with everything necessary for their auto maintenance. From diagnosis to repairs, brakes to body control modules, we have all the information you need. Whether you’re a novice or a professional, we can help you.

    With our concise and easy–to-navigate website, you’ll be on your way to becoming an expert at auto maintenance in no time. For over 100 years Chilton has been providing its customers with the best automotive information available. Striving to help your vehicle be the best it can be, Chilton is here to assist you with each step.

    Just search for your vehicle’s make, model, and year, and you’ll find in-depth instructions, plus educational videos and animations that explain how parts work. We also have factory wiring diagrams and service procedures. Find your auto service manual now, and get back to work in an instant!

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    Welcome to BayTires

    If you live, work, shop or play in Los Angeles or San Francisco, you spend a lot of time in your car, truck, or SUV—more so than most Americans. Traffic can get quite congested, as there are millions of people all trying to get somewhere on a limited number of California roads and freeways.

    Your vehicle needs safe, reliable, environmentally-friendly tires that can handle the rigors of driving in California, with its stop-and-go traffic, extreme weather variables, and varieties of terrain.

    Buying brand new tires can break the bank. BayTires keeps our tire prices affordable by offering high tread performance used tires.

    As an environmentally-friendly tire business, we believe in leaving the smallest carbon footprint possible in order to make California a healthier place to live. We also believe in not wasting resources. By offering top quality used tires at an affordable price, we’re doing our part to reduce tire waste while at the same time improving overall fuel efficiency in California. After all, properly inflated tires with decent treads and sidewalls make vehicles more fuel efficient—saving you money in the long run while helping the environment, too.

    BayTires offers a wide range of professional tire services to customers from Los Angeles, San Francisco, South San Francisco, Daly City, and other surrounding areas in California. Stop in and visit our stores in San Francisco & Los Angeles. where you can have tires installed on your vehicle. We also offer the option of delivering tires right to your door if you so choose.

    Many returning customers come back to BayTires time and time again because we offer the brands they know and trust, like MICHELIN®, Bridgestone, and Continental, for a fraction of the full price of brand new tires.

    If you’re in California and need affordable tires, BayTires is your best choice for selection, service and quality.

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    We have 87,164 Volvo parts and accessories in stock.

    About Our New, OEM and Aftermarket Volvo Accessories and Parts

    The smart Volvo owner who performs his own maintenance, you’ll want to make sure that you check out PartsGeek first. When it comes to getting auto parts online, including a full selection of Volvo OEM Parts and aftermarket components, you’ll definitely want to check us out first.

    Not only do we carry the full line of Volvo Aftermarket Parts and original factory equipment, be because of our business model, we can offer these at the lowest prices – guaranteed. Here’s how it works: our operation is primarily based on the World Wide Web. Because of this fact, we at are able to offer low, low Volvo Parts Wholesale to any and all consumers – not just retailers. In short, because we’re selling directly to you without a middleman, you can get a part for up to 80% off prices you’d wind up paying in the brick and mortar world.

    However, people find that even Volvo aftermarket parts made in China and elsewhere can be pricey – including Volvo Accessories. Why? The real culprit is that middleman we mentioned earlier. Still, if you can get Volvo Body Parts and mechanical components for less, why wouldn’t you? You see, we don’t have these expenses – and this translates into savings for us, which we are all too happy to pass on to you!

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    DIY Air Conditioning Recharge

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    Can You Recharge Your AC With Freon?

    By Matthew Wright. Auto Repair Expert

    Matthew Wright, your Guide to Auto Repair, has been trained in both journalism and auto repair, with extensive experience in both fields. He attended Georgia State University’s well known school of journalism, where he studied newswriting. Prior to this he worked for years in the automotive industry, running a repair facility in Atlanta before moving to the great state of New York. Read more

    Before you set out to recharge your car s air conditioning system, you need to be sure your car uses the newer R134 (not the older R12 refrigerant). The best way to determine this is to check your car s owners manual, or you can consult your repair manual. You do have a repair manual, don t you? It s a must for do-it-yourself auto repair.

    If your car was manufactured after 1994, chances are you re in the R134 camp.

    If your car uses the older R12 refrigerant, you should take it to a repair shop and have it converted to the newer stuff so you can be in the cool again.

    If your AC system is R134 equipped, read on and we ll help you recharge your air conditioning so you ll be away from the blowing warm blues.

    *If you have refilled your AC system before, and find yourself needing a recharge again today, you might want to check it for leaks. For a primer on the air coniditioning system itself, check out How Does My AC Work .

    DIY Automotive Repairs

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    DIY Automotive Repairs

    Gather Resources

    If you are serious about working on your own vehicle, a good first step is to purchase a detailed workshop manual for the car that you own. Several publishing companies, including Bentley, Haynes, Chilton and others, produce detailed workshop manuals for most makes of cars. Spend an evening looking over the manual to get a feel for how your vehicle is put together, what jobs are easy and what might be more challenging.

    Educate Yourself

    Most large metropolitan areas have community colleges that offer classes on a variety of subjects, including car repair and maintenance.

    Join the local club for the type of vehicle that you own so you can interact with other owners who share an interest in car maintenance work. Many of these clubs sponsor tech sessions led by experienced mechanics who talk about a variety of technical subjects.

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    Obtain Tools and Supplies

    If you have ever been in your mechanic’s work area, you know how many tools and specialized devices can be used to work on cars. But while it’s great to have a huge selection of tools to choose from, most basic automotive repairs can be performed with a socket set, some wrenches and miscellaneous other tools like screwdrivers. Buy a good set of metric sockets if you own a European or Japanese car or a set of standard sockets if you have an American car or truck. Another important tool to have on hand is a torque wrench, which allows to check how tight your bolts are installed. Gather specialized tools as repairs come up on your vehicle.

    Start Small

    Start working on your car with a smaller job like changing the oil and filter or changing the spark plugs. As you become more comfortable with your skills, move on to jobs like performing suspension and brake work. Before long, you’ll be tackling larger jobs like an engine rebuild or tracking down electrical problems with a voltage meter.

    Do it Yourself Window Tinting

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    Choose the Manufacturer of Your Vehicle Above: find your do-it-yourself pre-cut auto tint kit today!

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    If you are looking for the cheapest automotive or residential tint kits that contain poor quality film like most of the offerings sold on ebay, the local auto parts store or home improvement centers, we recommend that you do some research before you spend your hard earned money or make a costly mistake. Poor quality automotive films, while cheap and may even look ok when first installed, will quickly turn purple and bubble up. You are then left with a costly removal process, which takes approximately 2-3 hours and $100 dollars or more at most retail tinting locations. Also, cheap 1-ply automotive films are much more difficult to work with and install than our 1.5 mil 2-ply high performance films. Cheap Residential films can be very difficult to install. Most have very poor quality adhesives, so the film will curl or will want to roll away from the window during the installation process and the removal process is no easy task. The cost of professional removal can run as much as $1.25 – $2.00 a square foot. If you are going to take the time on this do-it-yourself tinting project, why not do it right the first time with affordable quality materials that will last as long as you own your home or vehicle.

    TintZoom is the only company that provides our potential pre-cut auto tint customers with an exact fitment guide diagram of their particular vehicle’s window tint patterns. so you will know exactly what you are purchasing. No more having to guess if you will receive your proper tint kit.

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    Used Vehicles For Sale

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    A status of ‘In Stock’ means the vehicle is shown to be on the dealership lot.

    A status of Available means the vehicle is not currently in stock, but may be obtained from the manufacturer or distributor or some other source. Please contact the dealership to confirm vehicle availability.

    A status of ‘Dealer Ordered’ means the vehicle has been ordered by the dealer. Please contact the dealership to confirm vehicle availability.

    *Vehicles shown and referred to as “Available in Extended Inventory” are not currently in our inventory (Not in Stock) but can be made available to you at our location within a reasonable date from the time of your request, not to exceed one week.

    Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles come standard with a 7-Year/100,000 mile limited powertrain warranty and 24-Hour roadside assistance. Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles come standard with a 5-Year/100,000 mile limited powertrain warranty and 24-Hour roadside assistance. Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles come standard with a 5-Year/100,000 mile limited powertrain warranty and 24-Hour roadside assistance. Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles come standard with a 5-Year/100,000 mile limited powertrain warranty and 24-Hour roadside assistance. Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicles come standard with:

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    * 12-month/12,000 mile Comprehensive warranty

    * 7-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited warranty

    * 24-hour Roadside Assistance Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles come standard with a 2-Year/24,000 mile bumper to bumper limited warranty and 24-Hour roadside assistance.

    Dodge Auto Parts Online – Body Parts, Car Accessories, Performance Parts, Automotive Parts, Wheels etc.

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    Dodge Automotive Products Services

    Looking for a used car or used truck? We can help you find the used car or truck that you are looking to purchase. Simply tell us the vehicle you are looking for, the price you are willing to pay for it, and we will search for it. Our system will distribute your request to a nationwide network of used car dealers, auto pools, car traders and individual sellers that want to sell you a car or truck. We can help you find new, pre-owned, classic, salvage and repairable vehicles. To get started, visit our Car Finder Section.

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    World Hyundai Matteson Auto Mall

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    About World Hyundai

    World Hyundai in the Matteson Auto Mall is a leading Chicago area dealership conveniently located at the intersection of I-57 and US 30 in the south suburbs of Chicago. As a leading Hyundai sales and service provider, World Hyundai prides itself on providing exceptional customer service while creating a pleasing and comfortable atmosphere for our customers.

    Over the past decade, World Hyundai has served thousands of customers from in and around the Chicago area and throughout the Midwest; some of which have driven hundreds of miles to view our inventory and work with our award winning sales team. Our inventory of vehicles at the Matteson Auto Mall provides our customers with one of the largest selections to choose from in the Midwest. Not only that, but you can be sure that any used car that you buy at World Hyundai has been thoroughly inspected to ensure the safety of you and your family while on the road.

    World Hyundai Matteson is not only a leader in customer service when it comes to new and used cars sales; we are also one of the leading service providers for Hyundai vehicles. Our fully equipped dealership can handle any type of fixable minor or major repair job on your Hyundai model or any other vehicle make or model! Whether you drive a Hyundai, Ford, Chevy, Nissan, Toyota or anything else, bring it to World Hyundai and have your car serviced by trained and certified professionals.

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    World Hyundai Matteson 5337 Miller Circle Dr Matteson IL 60443 (708) 983-6599

    Dodge Chrysler Jeep & Ram Car Parts in Chicago

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    Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & RAM Car Parts in Chicago | Oak Lawn, Orland Park & Skokie Quality Auto Parts

    For the times when you just want to do it yourself, the South Chicago Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Parts Department has you covered. Our inventory levels are always healthy, ensuring access to the genuine, certified car parts you need, when you need them. If for some reason a part doesn’t happen to be in stock, we’ll special order it right away. Need shocks? Breaks? Struts? Or any other car parts? Contact us for new spark plugs, oil, filters, windshield wipers and more! We have a vast array of simple and complex auto parts that are top quality!

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    Questions about the service you plan to perform or the parts needed to complete it? You can always ask our savvy Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and RAM service staff. South Chicago Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram located at 7340 S Western Ave Chicago, Illinois isn’t here to compete. We’re here to help. We can’t wait to work with Oak Lawn, Orland Park and Skokie area drivers to pair you with the auto parts that will make your car run for a long time.

    Dream City Auto Sales

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    Welcome to Dream City Auto Sales, your quality used car dealers in Portland, OR, serving the entire Portland, OR metro area.

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    Don’t have good credit? We can help! We have a wide range of lenders to help you get your dream car or truck. If you were affected by the recent economic recession, we are here to help to get you in the car or truck of your choice. Bankruptcy, charge-offs, repossession, divorce, and first-time buyer programs available. Our expert finance team is #1 in subprime.

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    Contact us at 503-513-7777 for more details.

    Dodge Parts

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    Headquarters: Auburn Hills, MI

    Popular Models: Charger, Dart, Durango, Challenger, Ram

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    Horance and John Dodge started the Dodge Brothers Company in 1900 to produce automobile parts, with Olds Motor Vehicle Company and Ford Motor Company as two of their biggest customers. While selling parts, the brothers had aspirations of building complete vehicles of their own. In 1914, they had created the Dodge Model 30, featuring all steel body construction (as opposed to wood frames found on most cars of the time) and 35 horsepower (15 more than the Ford Model T). By 1916, they were the number two car company in the U.S. In January 1920, John Dodge died from pneumonia, followed by Horace’s death from cirrhosis in December. The company was sold in 1925 to the investment company Dillon, Read & Co. for $146 million, which was the largest cast transaction in history at the time. Just three years later, it would be sold again to the Chrysler Corporation. During WWII, Dodge earned a reputation for making tough military-spec trucks and ambulances, which carried over into civilian models after the war. In the following decades Dodge would see success with models such as the Dart and the Charger. They were a big player in the muscle car market of the 60s and 70s with the Charger, the SuperBee and the Challenger.

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    Don t Overpay at a Car Detail Shop: Average Prices to Expect Per Job

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    Don’t Overpay at a Car Detail Shop: Average Prices to Expect Per Job

    A car detail shop offers cleaning, polishing and waxing services to the exterior of an automobile. It also offers vacuuming, steam cleaning and polishing to the interior.

    Basic Car Detail Costs

    On average, basic car detailing services range from $60 to $90, depending on the size of the vehicle. Premium services range from $150 to $190. Car detailing costs depend on the vehicle size, location, style of the car interior and the types of services provided. Many companies also offer package deals.

    A basic detailing service should provide a hand wash and car wax, cleaning of the tires, vacuuming of the interior and polishing of all components of the exterior and interior.

    Additional car detailing services will increase the cost of the service. A premium wax service can range from $60 to $90. Steam cleaning costs start around $85 and runs up to $130. If you have a leather interior, you will need a premium upholstery cleaning service, which ranges from $50 to $75. If your vehicle that requires the removal of a dent, the cost should be about $80. Specialty vehicles such as vintage cars, boats and motor homes will cost more for any detailing services.

    There are many car detailing shops that offer a discount to customers who prepay for their services. These discount amounts will depend on the type of service being provided. They usually range from $5 to $50. Customers who bring more than one vehicle to a shop will generally be offered a discount. You can research the discounts available from the car detailing shops in your area by contacting them directly or searching the Internet.

    Speak with friends and family and check customer reviews for the best shops available in your area. Be sure to find about your insurance coverage and the coverage provided by the detailing shop.

    Dodge Salvage Parts – Original Dodge Parts

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    Discount Used Auto Parts Store

    Welcome to the largest online used Dodge parts store on the internet featuring recycled/salvage Dodge parts. All our salvage Dodge parts and assemblies offered with a special 12 months warranty and low-price guarantee. Buying Dodge parts form our salvage yards is safe and guaranteed.

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    Driving An Automatic Car. How To Drive An Automatic Car

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    Driving an Automatic Car – How To Drive an Automatic Car

    Traditionally, driving an automatic car has never been as popular as driving a manual car. This has been for three reasons:

    • automatic cars give less precise control over gear selection
    • they consume more fuel
    • they are more expensive to buy.

    However, automatic transmissions are becoming increasingly more sophisticated and economical. In fact, the evolution of the automatic transmission is happening at such a pace they are likely to soon become the norm.

    In a car with manual transmission the driver decides when to change gear and does so by pressing the clutch pedal down and then selecting the desired gear by moving the gear stick.

    In an automatic car the gear change is made automatically, hence there is no clutch or gear stick. When the transmission is put into Drive (D) the car will automatically select the correct gear according to the load on the engine and the road speed. Usually, an automatic will change to a higher gear as the road speed increase, and to a lower gear as it falls.

    An automatic transmission will also change down to a lower gear when going uphill, as the load on the engine increases.

    The Gear Selector

    Nearly all automatic have a gear selector, which will usually include:

    • P – (park) this locks the transmission and should only be selected when the vehicle is stationary.
  • R – (reverse)
  • N – (neutral) this is the same as neutral on a manual gearbox.
  • D – (drive) select when driving forward.
  • 2 – (second gear)

    Why, you may ask, are first and second gear available for the driver to select, this is an automatic after all. Well, sometimes, the driver of an automatic will need to override the automatic system and select a low gear, i.e. when going down a steep hill. In such a situation the automatic transmission will try and change into a higher gear, however, for safety reasons, it is better to drive down a steep hill in a low gear, hence the manual override.

    Semi-automatic transmissions are becoming increasingly popular. These have a manual gearshift, giving the driver control over gear selection, but no clutch pedal – the clutch is operated automatically every time a new gear is selected.

    Automatic and semi-automatic systems differ from car to car and you should always read the manual carefully before driving one. However, this general advice will prove useful and relevant to all systems:

    • Ensure the gear lever is in Park (P) and that your foot is firmly pressing the brake pedal before starting the engine, as most automatics will not start unless these precautions are taken.
  • To drive away you should move the lever from Park to Drive. To do this, you will need to push in the security button mounted on the gear lever. Once in Drive the car will slowly move forwards, so make sure you have the foot brake engaged before switching to Drive.
  • As with a manual car you should use your right foot to brake. This will prevent any confusion in an emergency.
  • When needing to stop briefly, at a traffic queue for example, you don’t need to move the transmission out of Drive and into Park. However, you should use the parking brake to ensure the car is safely immobilized.
  • If you need a sudden burst of acceleration, to perform an overtaking manoeuvre for example, then press the accelerator down to the floor as this will cause the transmission to automatically drop down to a lower gear giving you increased acceleration. This is know as Kick-Down.
  • The engine brake is less effective on an automatic, especially if engine tick over is set too fast.
  • Creep

    Automatics are deliberately designed to ‘creep’ forward without any pressure being applied to the accelerator pedal. Because of this, when stationary with the engine ticking over, you must engage the brake pedal or the handbrake.


    When driving an automatic, if you need to suddenly accelerate more quickly, for example when overtaking another vehicle, you can use the kick-down device. This feature allows you to over-ride the automatic selection of gears and forces the transmission to stay in lower gears for longer. This gives you a higher degree of acceleration than normal.

    To activate kick-down you simply press down hard on the accelerator pedal and keep it fully pressed down until you reach your desired speed. When you reach this speed, ease back off the accelerator and the car will automatically return to normal drive and select the most appropriate gear.

    Slowing Down and Stopping

    This is easier in an automatic than a manual car. However, you must remember that an automatic gear box does not respond as quickly as manual to easing off the gas, so the ability of the engine brake to slow the car is severely reduced.

    To slow down, transfer your right foot from the accelerator pedal to the brake pedal. Because of the reduced engine braking, you must brake sooner and more progressively than in a manual car. The transmission will automatically work its way down the gears as you slow down, so you are always in the correct gear. This is a great help at junctions and any other situation where you need to slow down, as it allows you to focus on observations and safety rather than changing gear.

    When the car comes to a stop, to avoid creep, you must keep your foot on the brake, and remember, the car will not stall, even if you stop suddenly.

    Parking and Waiting

    As a rule, you should always apply the handbrake whenever waiting in traffic. If, you only need to pause, you should apply the foot brake.

    When parking, you should apply the handbrake and then select the Park position on the gear selector, all before releasing the foot brake. Just before you drive away you should apply the foot brake, release the hand brake and then select Drive.

    Hill Starts

    On steep hills creep may be insufficient to get you moving after you release the foot brake. Some automatics have a feature that will prevent roll back, but if yours doesn’t, you should use the following routine.

    • With the handbrake on, very gently apply a little pressure to the gas pedal.
    • You will feel the nose of the car rise slightly.
    • Release the handbrake and let the car creep forwards a little before gently pressing down on the accelerator.

    Driving Downhill

    To help control the speed of the car, and to save you having to brake excessively, when driving down hill you should select one of the locked gear positions, either 1, 2 or 3. This will keep the car in the selected low gear and stop the automatic transmission selecting a high gear, which will help increase your speed.


    Automatics sometimes change up as you approach a corner due to reduced pressure on the accelerator, which could cause you to take the corner faster than you had intended. To avoid this, slow down before you reach the corner then accelerate gently as you start to turn. This will encourage the automatic gearbox to select a lower gear for the corner.

    On roads with a series of bends, you can select the 3rd locked gear position to prevent the gearbox from selecting higher gears.

    Driving In Snow and Ice

    To help avoid wheel-spin when driving on slippery roads, it helps to select a higher gear. Some automatics have a setting for such conditions, which you can select manually, but if yours doesn’t you can select locked positions 2 or 3 to help give you more traction when moving off or going slowly.


    Because ‘creep’ will move the car automatically and slowly, it is likely that you will not need to touch the accelerator pedal when manoeuvring at slow speed.

    If manoeuvring on a hill you may find a little gas will be needed in order to keep the car moving. In such situations it is OK to use your left foot to brake at the same time as holding the accelerator pedal with your right foot. This is the only time you should use your left foot to brake, however.

    Most automatics allow you to manually select low gears. These will be marked on the gearshift as numbers equivalent to the gears on a manual, although you may find first gear is marked L for Low.

    These low gears are useful in slow moving traffic and when you need to make use of the engine brake, such as when driving down a steep hill.

    On finishing your journey and stopping the car always put the gear shift into Park and engage the parking brake before switching off the engine.

    If you pass your driving test in an automatic car, you cannot legally drive a manual car on UK roads.

    Dubuque Auto Plaza

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    Welcome to Dubuque Auto Plaza

    Dubuque Auto Plaza in Dubuque, IA proudly carries Nissan, Hyundai and BMW vehicle lines. We also have a large inventory of pre-owned cars and trucks, along with an impressive selection of classic cars. Dubuque Auto Plaza offers luxury amenities and convenience with our state-of-the-art Service Center and Body Shop. Our trained and highly qualified technicians service ALL makes and models. We invite you to come and experience the endless amenities, value service and family-friendly atmosphere!

    The Dubuque Auto Plaza serves the needs of customers in the tri-state area no matter how far – we want to be your one stop shop for all of your automotive needs. We know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence!

    The Dubuque Auto Plaza is filled with hardworking and committed automotive experts who are eager to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you. We encourage you to browse our online inventory, schedule a test drive and investigate financing options. You can also schedule service appointments, receive estimates and engage with us on social media! If you can’t find what you’re looking for – let us help! Give us a call at (563) 583 7345, we look forward to hearing from you!

    If you don’t see a particular vehicle, click on CarFinder and complete the form. We will gladly inform you when a matching car arrives. If you’d like to see a vehicle in person, click on Dealership: Directions for step-by-step driving instructions to our site, or give us a call. We look forward to serving you!