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Are tune-ups still needed?

Those of us who've driven longer than a decade or two remember hearing that it was important to bring your vehicles into a service department for regular tune-ups. But are those a thing of the past?


While vehicles do still need regular maintenance, the traditional "tune-up" is not necessary on cars manufactured in the past 15 years (give or take a few years either way, depending on the car's manufacturer). According to the Consumerist…

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Stuck in the mud? Here's what to do!

Here in the Midwest, we've experienced a very wet winter and spring. It's been so soggy that farmers are at risk of losing planting days due to the water-logged soil. Farmers aren't the only ones who could suffer from the tremendous amount of rain, though. Anyone who drives could find themselves stuck in mud, especially those who live in rural or agricultural areas.

The first thing to remember if you get stuck in the mud is to be easy on your gas pedal. The harder you press on your gas pedal, the faster your wheels will spin…

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Insurance Coverage Types - Explained!

Insurance on your new vehicle isn't a luxury. It's required by law unless you can provide the state with a certificate of proof of financial responsibility (which means that you have enough cash on hand to cover the costs of anyone you injure or any property damage you cause in the event of an accident). But, navigating the world of insurance and the huge number of coverage options you can choose can be…
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Just Buy a New Car? Here's What NOT to do...

We all long for the day that we can jump in our new car and hit the road. Considering that the average family's second largest investment is their vehicle, it's no wonder cherish the day we bring home our 4-wheeled "baby". When the day comes and you're sitting in the driver's seat, soaking up that great new-car smell, you're probably pretty eager to hit the gas. But hold on there…

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GM's self-driving car, the Cruise, goes out for a spin

Last week on our sister site, SVGMotors.com, our blog post told you how General Motors was investing heavily in its new self-driving car service, Cruise, and hiring 1,000 new employees to support the program.

Despite the setbacks that Google has experienced with their self-driving vehicle program, GM seems to be having tremendous success with its Cruise program. Recently, GM released footage of the Cruise taking a drive and we thought we'd share…
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Top Ten Reasons the 2019 Camaro Should Be Your Next Ride

Top ten reasons a 2019 Camaro should be your next ride

Would you just look at it? The 2019 Camaro is a thing of beauty, but its virtues go beyond skin-deep. Read more to learn why the 2019 Camaro should be number one on your list for your next vehicle.

1.  Massive performance

The V8 engine in the legendary Camaro SS V8 delivers 455 horsepower resulting in a pavement-scorching 0-60 time of 4.1 seconds. For those who love deep, powerful exhaust tones, they’ll love the sound of the V-8. Enthusiasts can choose between a manual six-speed transmission or…

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The new Chevy Blazer has evolved with an attitude

The 2019 Blazer is the boldest, most progressive crossover Chevrolet has introduced to date. With its wide stance, athletic look, and enhanced body lines it has just the right mix of form, function, aggression and elegance. Of course from the Blazer’s conception in 1969 on a K5 full-size truck chassis, the Blazer has always…well, blazed trails.



When the Blazer name was introduced in 1969, it was designed to compete with the Ford Bronco. Interestingly, the Ford Bronco was designed to compete with the Jeep Wrangler. At its introduction, the Blazer sported a removable top, and Chevy boasted about…

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A 296 horsepower Cruze? It exists!

Image credit: Falando de Carro


While the US auto market is flooded with crossover SUVs, there’s still a need for affordable compact cars. Specifically, hot hatchbacks. You know, those FWD compact coupes and sedans with diminutive size that pack above average horsepower and have a 5th door…

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What to expect when your lease ends

Leasing is a great option for those who like to drive newer cars. However, because a lease carries some responsibilities, there are some things you should know before leasing a car.



 

1.)  At your lease end, you’ll have to decide between buying the vehicle you leased, giving it back, or leasing a new vehicle. No matter which option you choose, SVG will be…

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