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 off-road vehicle compounds that risk because they are typically abused as part […]
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March 12, 2020
The importance of liability insurance and a note regarding Turo premium
When we think about car insurance, usually we’re thinking about potential damage to our car. Insurance has another, arguable more important, function though: coverage in case of third party liability. In other words, if you injure or otherwise harm someone else while driving, it’s possible you could open yourself up to significant liability for their […]
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February 9, 2020
How To Get Your Vehicle Ready for Trade In premium
When the time comes to buy a new car, the hassle of selling or trading in your old one can be very stressful for some people. It can be hard to find accurate information on a vehicle’s value, and then there’s still a negotiation over what the buyer wants to pay. Trading a vehicle into […]
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November 14, 2019
Three Winter-Ready Vehicles That Won’t Break the Bank premium
Winter is already here for many of us, which means we’re thinking about how we’ll navigate the terrible weather and bumpy roads for the next few months (or six, here in Maine…). If you’re in need of a vehicle, now isn’t particularly the best time to shop for a winter-ready vehicle, since they’re in demand, […]
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September 18, 2019
The Five Best Back To School Cars premium
School has been in session for a while now, so it’s back to the grind for many of us. We all know the horror of back to school shopping, but what about car shopping for the new driver in the family? At some point, all parents will want to hand over the keys and stop […]
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September 10, 2019
How to avoid scams when buying a car online premium
As some of you may have seen on the Tempest development blog, some scammers 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 the transaction […]
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April 22, 2019
How To Get the Best Fuel Economy Possible premium
Summer is well on its way, and for many of us that means hitting the road to enjoy the season. The warmest months of the year are great for road trips and getting out to enjoy the weather from the seat of your car. Unfortunately, summer is one of the more expensive times to drive. […]
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April 6, 2019
Buying a Convertible? Consider This premium
Spring is here, and while many of you are already enjoying beach days, some of us still have snow on the ground – but that’s not stopping us from dreaming of sunnier days.  As we swap out our studs and snow tires for the warmer months, many people are pulling their summer cars and cruising […]
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March 11, 2019
Prepare Your Vehicle to Roll Into Spring the Right Way premium
Spring is upon us, and while the weather certainly doesn’t feel like it where I live in New England, many of you are probably already enjoying some time at the beach.  For our vehicles, the winter driving season can be as unforgiving as Thanksgiving is to our waistlines, so this time of year is an […]
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February 13, 2019
What’s a Pre-Purchase Inspection and Why Do You Need One? premium
  Despite the fact that many of us spend a significant chunk of our time window-shopping cars on the internet (it can’t be just me), there is very little chance that anyone can make responsible buying decisions without a much closer look.  That said, a staggering number of vehicles are sold online every day, so […]
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