Ownership

Think you know how much a car costs? The total cost of ownership for a car today is so much more than just what you pay at the dealership. Unless you're paying cash for that new car, you're also going to pay interest on the price that you and the dealer agreed upon. There are some great car financing options in today's market. While there may be some great low or no finance deals out there, interest costs are going to drive the cost of ownership up.

Total cost of ownership today also includes licensing and vehicle registration, fuel, maintenance, insurance and depreciation. It's a lot to consider when you think about becoming a car owner, but we're here to help you figure it all out. Check out the car owner resources and content below.

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Ownership
Symptoms of a bad or failing canister purge solenoid

This is what you should look out for

The canister purge solenoid is an emissions control component that is commonly found on the evaporative emissions (EVAP) system of many modern vehicles.

Check out this car wax hydrophobic spray for $16.95

It's reviewed 5/5 stars

This Shine Armor spray promises to give your car a "brilliant, protective shine." Amazon has a bottle available now for just $16.95.

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This tire shine spray is 15% off on Amazon for the next 4 hours

18 ounces for less than $15 isn't half bad

We know you've already been in the driveway this summer spraying down your 4-wheeled pride and joy. Often, we'll just use our regular old car wash soap to clean our tires, but they deserve more! This tire shine spray will make your wheels pop and could add that little bit of pizzaz to the overall lo

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Car payment trouble? How to turn it around

Here's how to take control of your budget

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Here are the symptoms of a bad or failing exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve

The EGR valve is supposed to recirculate exhaust gases back into the intake

There are a few things you should be looking for if you think you have a bad EGR valve. Engine performance issues, a rough idle and check engine light are a few to look for.

This sun shade is 34% off for the next 4 hours

It'll keep your car cool in the summer heat

Summer has officially begun, and it's finally getting hot, hot, hot. Keep your car cool while it's sitting outside baking in the sun with this sun shade. Available on Amazon for $7.90 for the next 4 hours.

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These are the symptoms of a bad or failing idle control valve

Check this out if you think your idle control valve is bad

A bad idle control valve could cause a multitude of issues with your car. A few things you should look for include irregular idle speed, a check engine light and a stalling engine.

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Talking Land Rover Defender, Ford Bronco and GMC Jimmy | Autoblog Podcast #586

And driving the BMW M5 Competition, Lexus LC 500 and Dodge Charger Scat Pack

And driving the BMW M5 Competition, Lexus LC 500 and Dodge Charger Scat Pack.

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Driving an older car? You're not alone. Average vehicle age sets a record

Better quality, better tech — and one big motivation for maintaining them better

Better quality, better tech — and one big motivation for maintaining them better.

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Hyundai will offer customers Lyft rides when their cars are in for service

Customers won't have to install the Lyft app

Customers won't have to install the Lyft app.

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Symptoms of a bad or failing oil pressure sensor

Here are the things you should look for

Without the proper amount of oil, your engine will sustain major damage.

Genesis leads J.D. Power's 2019 Initial Quality Study

The top three brands in this year's study are all Korean

J.D. Power's 2019 Initial Quality Study has Genesis leading the way, followed by Kia and Hyundai. The worst performers are Volvo, Alfa Romeo, Mitsubishi, Land Rover and Jaguar.

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Here are the symptoms of a bad or failing transmission speed sensor

A guide for what you should know

This article will take you through symptoms of a bad transmission speed sensor. Things to look out for include harsh shifting, inoperable cruise control and a check engine light.

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The reality of how much you'll earn as an Uber driver

Ride-hailing driving comes with hidden costs

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These are the symptoms of a bad or failing CV axle shaft assembly

You won't want to be driving on it long

CV axle shafts are wear items, and you'll need to replace them if you put enough miles on your car. Look out for grease around the wheel and brake area, clicking sounds and vibrations.

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Here are the symptoms of a bad or failing transmission speed sensor

A guide for what you should know

A guide for what you should know.

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