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Are Gas Stations as We Know Them a Dying Business?
With the rise of electric vehicles on the road, it looks like gas stations as we know it will be a dying business. However, some gas stations are embracing the change and moving into the future by installing electric charging stations.
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Emily Jansen
Sep 18, 2021
Leaded Gas Is Finally Gone
Now that leaded fuel is no longer flowing into the world’s automobiles, will we manage to switch off gasoline entirely?
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Andrew Koole
Sep 18, 2021
Why Gas Station Owners Don’t Like Raising Gas Prices
Most of us assume that rising gas prices are a good thing for gas station owners. The truth is, station owners don’t like to see gas prices rise any more than we do, due to minuscule profit margins and cutthroat competition.
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Emily Jansen
Sep 18, 2021
AAA Says Annual Cost of Car Ownership Is Heading Toward $10,000
Today, the average cost of car ownership calculated by AAA is around ten thousand dollars. AAA also offers an interactive cost calculator for gas cost per mile.
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Carlos Kirby
Sep 21, 2021
Is Car Ownership Declining?
Is car ownership going up or down in the U.S? Find out how COVID-19 has changed the trend.
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Alex Healey
Aug 23, 2021
How to Remove Emblems from Cars
Knowing how to remove car emblems is a good first step toward customizing the look of your vehicle.
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Rochelle Miller-Hernandez
Feb 10, 2021
How to Protect Your Keyless Car Fob from Damage or Theft
Here's how to protect a keyless car fob from unwanted damage that could affect its performance.
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Brady Klopfer
Feb 10, 2021
How to Change the Air Filter in Your Car
For most vehicles, replacing the air filter is a maintenance item that’s required every 12 months or 12,000 miles, or when you see that the air filter is dirty. Here’s how you change your car’s air filter.
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Jason Unrau
Jan 26, 2021
How to Change Fuses in a Car
Checking and replacing a burnt or blown fuse often the first step to correct an electrical problem in your car.
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Jason Unrau
Jan 26, 2021
12 Tips for Long-Term Living in Your Car
These 12 essential tips for living in your car can help you maintain your normal way of life while allowing you to acclimate to your new living situation.
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Liliana Pina
Dec 04, 2020
Trump vs. Biden: Can the Most Popular Cars in Every Swing State Predict the Election?
People pick the cars they drive based on many of the same things that will shape their vote in November: taste, commuting habits, budget, and personal values.
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Jerry.ai Editors
Jul 27, 2021
How to Find a Car Owner's Manual
Car owner's manuals tell you what specific details about your make and model, from the type of oil the engine needs to where to attach a tow hook.
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Logan Utsman
Dec 02, 2020
How to Calculate How Much it Costs to Own and Drive a Car
You can calculate the cost of driving by documenting the money you spend on gas, insurance, and registration, and tracking how many miles you drive.
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Brady Klopfer
May 04, 2021

All Questions on Car Ownership

How do I get documents related to a car auction?
I bought a car from someone on Craigslist in Maryland, and when I went to get it insured, the company said the car was sold in an auction and they needed the paperwork for that. How would I go about getting this?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 23, 2021
How important is length of ownership in finalizing quotes?
I finally got my own insurance policy after getting off my parents'. I signed up with a new provider for a good price, but the agent said that they will need to check with the underwriters to finalize the price. One thing I'm worried about is length of ownership since I've owned the vehicle for a while but only recently got the title (from my parents). How important is length of ownership in determining rates?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 23, 2021
Can a locksmith help me replace my keys if they were stolen?
My keys were stolen and I need help getting into my car and starting it. I've heard locksmiths can replace keys on the spot; is this true?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 20, 2021
What is a good car insurance company in North Dakota?
What is the best company in North Dakota? I'm buying car insurance for the first time as a new car owner.
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Sophie Newman
Sep 14, 2021
How do I avoid getting scammed by car mechanics?
What are the best ways to avoid scams by car mechanics? Some of my friends have told me that car repair shops are always wanting to make an extra buck off you.
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Eric Schad
Sep 01, 2021
How many complaints are filed against mechanics each year?
I know that mechanics can have an unsavory reputation, but I'm not sure to what degree. How many complaints are filed against mechanics each year?
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Eric Schad
Sep 01, 2021
Where can I find a trustworthy mechanic?
Where do I look for a trustworthy mechanic? I just moved to a new state and I need to find a mechanic that I can trust.
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Eric Schad
Sep 01, 2021
What are questions I should always ask a new mechanic?
What are some questions I should ask a mechanic to make sure they're good? I need to find a new mechanic, but I've never done it before. I know I should ask a few questions to get a feel for them.
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Eric Schad
Sep 01, 2021
How can I choose the best mechanic?
What can I do to choose the best mechanic available? I need to find a mechanic, but I'm not sure how to go about doing it.
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Eric Schad
Aug 31, 2021
When should you take your car to the dealership?
Are there times it's better to take your car to the dealership rather than a private mechanic? I know that the dealership is far more expensive for repairs, so I don't take it there.
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Eric Schad
Aug 31, 2021
Why is a dealership more expensive for repairs?
Why does a dealership charge so much more for car repairs? I've been warned by numerous family members and friends never to take my car to the dealership for repairs.
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Eric Schad
Aug 31, 2021
Where's the best place to get a tune-up?
Is it better to go to a dealership or mechanic for a tune-up? Like any maintenance, I know I can choose between the dealer or a repair shop for a tune-up.
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Eric Schad
Aug 31, 2021
What's done during a tune-up?
My friend told me that my car was running weird and that I probably need a tune-up. What's actually worked on during a tune-up?
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Eric Schad
Aug 31, 2021
How can you tell if your car needs a tune-up?
I've read that you should have a tune-up on your car every 100,000 miles, but you might need one before then. How can you tell if it's time for a tune-up?
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Eric Schad
Aug 31, 2021
How often should I change the oil in my car?
How frequently should I change the oil in my car? I just bought a car and I know nothing about car maintenance. However, I'm certain that changing the oil is important to keep your car running smoothly.
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Eric Schad
Aug 31, 2021
Does running my air conditioner keep my engine cooler?
Running my air conditioner during the summer keeps me way cooler. Does it also keep my engine cooler, and if so, does it even matter?
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Eric Schad
Aug 30, 2021
What car repairs should I have done before winter?
What car maintenance should I do before the start of winter? I've read that you should always prep your car for winter.
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Eric Schad
Aug 30, 2021
What are the types of oil used in cars?
I've always been asked at the repair shop what type of oil I want during an oil change, but I usually let the mechanic choose. Now I'm curious. What's the difference between oils used in cars?
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Eric Schad
Aug 30, 2021
Are electric vehicles more expensive to maintain?
I've read that electric vehicles are cheaper to maintain, but they seem like they use more advanced technology. Does this mean that electric vehicles are more expensive to maintain?
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Eric Schad
Aug 30, 2021
Does it cost less to maintain a hybrid car?
Does it cost less to maintain a hybrid vehicle than a gas-powered vehicle? I've read that hybrid vehicles might be less expensive to operate and less to maintain. Is this true?
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Eric Schad
Aug 30, 2021
Are there any tips to maintain an electric car?
Are there any tips that can help me maintain an electric car even better? I've heard that electric cars are easier to maintain and this is my first time owning an EV.
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Eric Schad
Aug 30, 2021
Do you have to follow a car maintenance schedule?
What happens if I don't follow the maintenance schedule for my car? I know that you're supposed to follow a maintenance schedule when you buy a car, but when I look at the schedule, it seems excessive.
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Eric Schad
Aug 30, 2021
How often do I need to get car maintenance?
How often should I get maintenance on my car? I want to create my own car maintenance schedule, but I'm not sure where to begin.
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Eric Schad
Aug 30, 2021
Is routine car maintenance tax deductible?
I had to get quite a bit of car maintenance done about two weeks ago. To offset these costs, I wondered if I could write them off on my taxes.
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Eric Schad
Aug 30, 2021
What is the difference between a maintenance plan and a service plan?
I've heard maintenance plan and service plan used interchangeably, but I think there might be a difference. What's the difference?
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Eric Schad
Aug 30, 2021
At what point are car repairs and maintenance not worth it?
I'm well aware of the importance of car maintenance, but at what point are car repairs not worth the price or the hassle?
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Eric Schad
Aug 30, 2021
Is car maintenance actually worth it on a used car?
I just bought a car with 120,000 miles on it. I know that maintenance is important for new cars, but is it worth it on an old car?
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Eric Schad
Aug 30, 2021
Do any new cars provide totally free maintenance?
I want to pay as little as possible on car maintenance, but I also want to purchase a new car to reduce the amount of maintenance even further. Is there any way to get free maintenance on new cars?
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Eric Schad
Aug 30, 2021
What car maintenance is necessary at 100,000 miles?
At 100,000 miles, what car maintenance is necessary to keep your vehicle running smoothly? I'm familiar with most types of routine car repairs such as tire rotations and oil changes. However, I just bought my first new car, and I fully plan on taking it to 100,000 miles.
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Eric Schad
Aug 30, 2021
What is the average cost of car repairs in the United States?
How much do Americans spend on car repairs on average? Car repairs in the United States can get expensive, but I'm not sure how much I should budget for my car maintenance fund. To ballpark how much I might need, what is the average price of car repairs in the United States?
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Eric Schad
Aug 30, 2021

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