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What To Do After a Hit-and-Run Collision

Auto collisions can be a stressful experience and what may make the situation even worse is when one party flees the scene, making it a hit-and-run collision. 

Unfortunately, hit-and-run collisions occur more frequently than the public realizes. According to the most recent data from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, more than one hit-and-run collision occurs every minute on the roads in the United States. Additionally, there has been an average of 682,000 hit-and-run collisions yearly since 2006.

Hit-and-run collisions add a different element, and knowing how to handle such a situation can be tricky. Keep reading to...

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High Mileage Cars: How to Keep Your Vehicle Running Longer

With how American cities and towns are constructed, using a vehicle for everyday travel is almost necessary. Fortunately, cars on the road today are more equipped to last longer than 20 years ago. 

As a result, more and more people are approaching and surpassing the 100,000-mile marker on the odometer. The average vehicle lifespan over the past 20 years has increased by four years-jumping from eight in 2000 to nearly 12 in 2020, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Since Americans drive an average of nearly 13,500 miles per year, what actions can be taken to keep a vehicle running...

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How to Decode Your Dashboard Light Indicators

The majority of the cars on the road today include a lot of intricate technology. The average modern vehicle contains anywhere between 30 and 50 different computers and up to 100 different electronic sensors. With the vast amount of technology, the opportunity for issues to arise increases. Generally, when something goes wrong, the car will alert the driver via indicators on the dashboard.

However, if the driver doesn't understand what the indicators mean, further problems may emerge. In fact, most Americans fail to understand what some of the basic car dashboard warning lights mean. 

According to a survey conducted by...

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How to Understand a Vehicle History Report

The process of buying a new or used car is fairly similar. Newer cars tend to have more features and a higher price tag. Used cars are generally more budget-friendly but have the chance of being less reliable. Fortunately, when buying a used car, the prospective buyer can get a snapshot of the car's past through a vehicle history report (VHR).

A vehicle history report may help the prospective buyer when deciding to purchase the vehicle or continue their search. Keep reading to discover what information is typically included in a VHR and how someone can obtain one before the sale is complete. Additionally, we'll discuss the accuracy of these reports and what the prospective buyer should do after receiving one.

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Five Signs of Hidden Damage After a Collision

Various types of vehicle collisions may occur when driving. However, most collisions can be designated into two categories - major and minor. Major collisions generally result in extensive damage to the vehicle, and injuries are more likely to happen. Minor collisions typically result in less cosmetic damage.

According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, rear-end collisions are the most frequent type of collision - accounting for nearly 29% of all collisions each year. Rear-end collisions are considered minor since the speeds at which they happen are generally...

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