Tag: Car Buying

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Do new cars need polishing?

Regularly waxing a car is essential because it helps preserve the clear coat over a vehicle's paint. That clear coat is the layer that protects the paint from corrosive elements, including snow, rain, street salt, ultraviolet rays, bird droppings, and tree sap, among other contaminants. Click to see full answer Do brand new cars need…
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How long is VOC on new car?

What's worrying is that research by CSIRO suggest that the toxics in new cars remain for up to six months and longer. A new car that was tested had high levels of air toxic emissions (up to 64,000 micrograms per cubic metre). Click to see full answer How long is VOC on new car? Levels…
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How much do used trucks depreciate each year?

What's the formula for depreciation? To estimate how much value your car has lost, simply subtract the car's current fair market value from its purchase price, minus any sales tax or fees. Click to see full answer What is the depreciation rate for pickup trucks? While the average five-year depreciation rate for light-duty pickup trucks…
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How long does it take for a new car to offgas?

Levels of many volatile organic compounds (VOCs) decrease considerably after 6 months. If you buy a car which has been sitting on the lot for several months, especially in the summer months, the offgassing process will have begun. Dealers can tell you the date of manufacture of a new car. Click to see full answer…
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What is that smell in car dealership?

Original Factory Scent™ is widely used by Car Dealerships and Auto Auctions to improve the desirability of vehicles to their customers. Used car managers are using this product to reduce smoke odor, improve the marketability of used cars, and move cars off the lot at a quicker rate. Click to see full answer How can…
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What is the best way to wash a brand new car?

Our best bet is to visit a nearby car wash facility. They will have a pre-wash routine that includes applying snow foam to the vehicle and then rinsing it thoroughly. It aids in the cleaning process. After that, they will apply another layer of soap and scrub the vehicle gently with wash mitts to remove…
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Is it worth getting a car alarm?

While no current studies definitively prove that car alarms aren't worth the trouble, the data does suggest that vehicle recovery systems—such as OnStar and LoJack—and immobilizers (computer chips in your key that the car must sense in order to start) are more effective than audible alarms. Click to see full answer Can cars with alarms…
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What do you call the compartment in the front of a car?

A glove compartment or glove box is a compartment built into the dashboard of an automobile, located over the front-seat passenger's footwell, and often used for miscellaneous storage. The name derives from the original purpose of the compartment, to store driving gloves. Click to see full answer What is the compartment in the middle of…
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Do Americans have car boots?

In the greater part of the US, these are called rummage sales, although they may have other regional names. In the UK, they are jumble sales. Click to see full answer What is a car boot called in America? Now you might think a boot belongs on a foot and a trunk on an elephant,…
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How much does Mileage reduce car value?

According to some experts, mileage depreciation is about $0.08 a mile, but depreciation is more commonly measured in years than miles. If you want to calculate the depreciation for your vehicle it's best not to trust some broad percentage that's averaged out based on every make and model of vehicle. Click to see full answer…
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