Buying a car? Follow these 4 tips to hit the gas with confidence

Last year brought unprecedented changes across nearly every industry, and automotive was no exception. In fact, the auto market continues to exceed expectations. Compared to March 2020, TrueCar estimates vehicle sales were up 42% in March 2021. So, if you’re in the market to buy a car, you’re in great company.

Navigating a new and ever-evolving automotive landscape can be tricky, but these four tips will help you be successful with your car-buying journey in 2021 and beyond.

Set a realistic budget

Before you start the process of financing and looking around for a car, you should understand your budget. That includes taking into account not just the sticker price of the car, but the total cost of owning a vehicle.

“Make sure you can afford the monthly loan payment, in addition to other costs that come along with car ownership, personal property taxes, registration fees, insurance, fuel costs

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Car Interior Cleaning Tips to Refresh Your Ride

You probably have a weekly cleaning routine for your home. Heck, you probably even make sure to hit the car wash the minute the outside of your car starts looking worse for the wear. But when was the last time you actually cleaned your car interior?

a person sitting in a car

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Unlike at home, your dirty shoes are almost always on in the car, and there’s a good chance you’ve been caught snacking during the rush to get to your next destination. All that use makes for a pretty grimy car interior, but most people don’t bother cleaning as often as they should.

To keep the inside of your car sparkling, you should be cleaning it at least once a month, Christian Newman, owner of C & J Automotive Detailing tells TODAY. And if the dog hair and granola bar crumbs start building up even sooner, you might want to clean

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Tips to keep your vehicle running in the cold

MISSION, Kan. — The frigid temperatures are taking a toll on cars across the metro. FOX4 spoke to an expert about how to keep your car purring in the coldest parts of winter. 

“In the winter time, it’s pretty much batteries, batteries, batteries. That’s always the way it seems to be,” said Matt Pugh, owner of Overland Park Automotive.

Cold weather zapping energy from car batteries is almost expected during the coldest parts of winter in the Midwest. Keeping an eye on the age of your battery and cleaning the connectors will help battle Mother Nature.

To protect your engine, Pugh said, “Coolant is going to be the biggest thing because if it freezes, it’s going to crack the block on an engine.”

Antifreeze does what it says, stopping the water in your

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Tips and tricks for buying a used Peloton bike

The pandemic has not only forced people to rethink their working routines but also where to exercise. Social distancing protocols and mask-wearing ruled out going to the gym for many.

Through these trying times, Peloton’s exercise equipment became all the rage. And where demand is greater than the supply, it can be rather tough to get your hands on a Peloton Bike right now. Tap or click for fitness gadgets you can pick up right now.

With a starting price tag of $1,895 for the Basic package and an eight-week delivery period, people are now looking at buying second-hand bikes instead. Looking at local classified ads is a good starting place, but there are some things that you need to consider.

Where to start the Peloton search

There are plenty of online resources that you can tap into to buy a used bike. But the most convenient way is local

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