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How to Shop for Used Hybrid Cars or PHEV premium
Buying a used car can be exciting, especially with all of the new models available today. Used hybrid cars and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) cars are among them and can offer significant fuel savings for the right owner. They do have an added layer of complexity, however, due to their batteries. With the right research and […]
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July 14, 2020
The Used Vehicle Market is Red Hot Right Now. Here’s How To Find a Good Deal premium
If you’ve taken a look at the used vehicle market recently, some of the prices may be shocking. The pandemic has caused some interesting shifts in the way that people buy vehicles and in the supply of vehicles overall, which can mean that what was affordable a few months ago may not be so affordable […]
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March 12, 2020
What to Look for When Buying a Used 4×4 premium
Buying anything used can be risky business, as there’s never a guarantee that it has been treated well and is worth what you’re paying. Vehicles are no different, especially because of their complexity and the potential for abuse or neglect. Buying a used 4×4 compounds that risk because they are typically abused as part of […]
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November 14, 2019
Get a Winterized Vehicle Without Breaking the Bank premium
With winter already here, now isn’t particularly the best time to shop for a winterized vehicle, since they’re in demand, but there are deals to be had. Before you start shopping, keep a few things in mind:   Check the tires: No matter how good your all-wheel drive system is, or how many snowy parking […]
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September 18, 2019
5 Best Cheap Cars for Back To School premium
It’s back to the grind for many of us. We all know the horror of back to school shopping, but what about shopping for cheap cars for the new driver in the family? At some point, all parents will want to hand over the keys and stop playing the free-Uber-everywhere-all-the-time game, which will mean adding […]
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September 10, 2019
How to Avoid Used Car Scams When Buying a Car Online premium
As some of you may have seen on the Tempest development blog, some used car scams have recently been impersonating AutoTempest by registering similar domains like “autostempest.com” (with an extra ‘s’) and “autostempestgroup.com”. Their scam goes something like this: They post vehicles for sale on craigslist below market value, then tell prospective buyers to complete […]
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April 6, 2019
Buying a Used Convertible? Consider This premium
What should you look for when buying a used convertible?  They’re still cars, but there are some key differences that you’ll need to account for when shopping.  As we swap out our studs and snow tires for warmer months, many people are pulling their summer cars and cruising with the top down. It’s true that […]
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February 13, 2019
What’s a Pre Purchase Car Inspection and Why Do You Need One? premium
  Known as a pre purchase car inspection (PPI), having a knowledgeable and independent third party check out a used vehicle before buying is one of the best decisions that can be made, even if you’re shopping in person. Despite the fact that many of us spend a significant chunk of our time window-shopping cars […]
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January 1, 2019
Buying a Used Collector Car premium
So, you’ve made the decision to make the jump and buy a new car.  Not just any new car, but a special car.  A used collector car, a classic car, a rare car, or a limited-production model of a common car you’ve loved since you were a kid.  This isn’t the craziest thing in the […]
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Is Buying a Certified Pre Owned Vehicle Worth the Cost? premium
You’ve probably seen the certified pre owned vehicle (CPO) label while shopping for a vehicle, but do you really know that it means?  More importantly, are certified pre owned vehicle worth the price premium that comes along with them?  We’ll answer these questions in this post, but first let’s take a look at what CPO […]
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