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Are you paying too much?

Almost everyone rethinks their health insurance, whether it's through work or one of the new healthcare exchanges. But what about our auto insurance?

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Cheap crude and cold weather blends driving down fuel prices

AAA's predictions of cheap gas for the coming fall season are already being realized. The cheapest average price for the whole year was beat Wednesday, as the average cost of a gallon of unleaded hit $3.27, beating February's price of $3.29.

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Throw out everything you thought you knew about when to car shop

Throw out everything you thought you knew about car shopping. According to a big new study from TrueCar, August -- not late December as is commonly accepted -- is the best month to buy a new car.

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Vehicles tend to be pricier out west

The farther west you shop, the most expensive it is to score a used car, according to a new study from CarGurus.

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Citizens' groups are up in arms over expensive parking

Expensive parking has prompted a group in Los Angeles called the Los Angeles Parking Freedom Initiative to call for a reduction in costs and fines. Other citizens' groups want to eliminate parking tickets.

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A growing number of car buyers are finding great deals by shopping solely on the Internet

It's no surprise that almost everyone is doing research on the Internet before buying a car, but according to international research firm Capgemini, around a third of shoppers would prefer to make the entire purchase online, never visiting an auto dealer.

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Five tips to help you get a great price on a fuel efficient vehicle

Here are five steps to help you get the best price possible when you buy a green car.

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You can reap big long-term ownership savings by getting one of these efficient vehicles

Diesel vehicles typically save $2,000 to $6,000 in total ownership costs over three to five years when compared to similar gasoline models.

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The kind of vehicle you drive has a lot to do with how much you pay for insurnce

It has been well documented that your car insurance rates are determined by a number of factors. These include your age, driving history, marital status, geographic location and credit history, to name a few. Your premium is also determined by the type of car you drive, though not in the way you might think, according to a new study from WalletHub.

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Don't waste money by succumbing to these five upsells

Many of us rely on our cars for some of the most important day-to-day tasks. If something goes wrong, it can be a very scary and stressful experience. Some -- not all, of course -- unscrupulous mechanics prey on that fear in order to make unnecessary repairs that drivers don't need. Watch out for these five unnecessary repairs and upsells the next time you take your car in for service.

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Fuel, tires and insurance costs all dropped

AAA has good news for car owners tired of feeling the pinch of car ownership: The cost of owning and operating a car has gone down in the last year.

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American automaker trying to keep people from fleeing its brands

Owners affected by the General Motors ignition switch recall are getting even an better incentive to return to its brands for their next new car. The automaker says that these drivers can now get employee pricing on its models. Previously, GM was only offering them a $500 discount if they bought a new 2013 to 2015 vehicle.

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How age, gender and marital status affect monthly premiums

Age, gender and marital status significantly affect how much Americans pay for car insurance, according to a new study from InsuranceQuotes.com. And the disparity in insurance costs is highest among young people.

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Buying a used car isn't the slam dunk it used to be

Because of the recession that hit in late 2008, people have been holding onto their rides for longer than usual, waiting for better days before trading in old wheels for new ones. The fact that vehicles in general are more reliable than ever has only exacerbated the lack of low-mileage used cars, as owners rack up tens of thousands of trouble-free miles before finally trading them in.

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Americans are spending far too much money on new cars

A medium-income household can afford the average-priced new vehicle in just one of the 25 largest U.S. metro areas, according to a report from Interest.com.

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It's cheaper to buy in December in most states

Car insurance rates varied close to 50 percent in some states between the cheapest and most expensive months in 2013, according to a new study from insuranceQuotes.com. This means that, much like buying a new car, it's cheaper to purchase car insurance in some months than in others.

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Knowing when to change tires will keep you safe on the road

Even the most sophisticated braking systems won't work if the tires aren't gripping the road. Maintaining your tires and replacing them when necessary is vital to safety.

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The best deals on a new car will be found the week after Christmas

According to Market Watch, between December 26th and January 2nd automakers will offer the best deals of the year on new cars.

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Used cars are getting cheaper and easier to find, but be on the lookout for these problems

With a dramatic increase in supply, analysts expect prices for used cars to soon drop from the unusually high levels seen in recent years.

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Staged car accidents are on the rise

The number of staged accident insurance claims has been on the rise in recent years, but they are often quite easy to spot. The video above shows some telltale signs that you might be the victim of a staged crash.

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It's cheaper to drive a diesel-powered vehicle than a gas-powered vehicle over the course of three to five years, according to a new study commissioned by Robert Bosch LLC – a company that makes plenty of diesel engine parts – using data compiled by The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. The savings stem not just from improved fuel efficiency but also overall fuel costs and better retention of value, and take into account the added purchase price of a diesel en

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