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Valerie Vinyard

Road Scholar: How to buy a dependable car

Road Scholar: How to buy a dependable car

Vehicle history reports may not tell the whole story.

July 31, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

DIY air-conditioning recharging isn't worth the savings

If your car's aging, it might be time to recharge the air conditioner.

June 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Tired tires: Tucson’s summers wreak havoc on rubber

Tires are a necessity for motorists, but it’s important to replace them before they get too tired. Arizona’s sizzling summers age tires even further, as is evidenced by the rising number of tire retreads, or alligators, strewn across Arizona roadways.

June 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Spill ride: Soak up these facts about auto fluids

Whether it’s oil, coolant or gasoline, fluids are the lifeblood of your car.

April 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Tips to give consumers a good idea of why, when gas prices likely to increase

It’s an oft-asked question: Why does gas cost so much?

February 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Resolve to drive more safely this year

New Year’s resolutions don’t need to stop at losing weight or controlling finances. Why not resolve to clean up some behind-the-wheel behaviors and adopt safer driving habits in 2014?

January 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Car fees can be confusing — make sure you don't overpay

Buying a car is one of the biggest purchases you’ll make. That’s why it’s imperative that you make sure you’re a savvy car buyer in order to get the best deal.

December 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Personal umbrella policies can help protect you and your assets

Say you’re having a dinner party at your house.

December 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Fuel’s gold: Miles per gallon rule on the showroom floor

You might as well give up now: There’s no way you’ll achieve the EPA’s mileage ratings that are so prominently touted on the window stickers of new cars in dealerships’ showrooms.

October 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Prepare vehicle for perils of AZ's monsoon season

Monsoon season is the most beautiful and most devastating time of year for Arizonans.

July 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

If you're parking it, protect it

We've all heard the toll that Arizona's intense heat can take on your car, but that's not the only challenge vehicle owners face during the hottest months of the year - especially those who park their cars for extended periods of time.

May 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Few cars need premium gas

When you're filling up at the gas pump, it's easy to assume that "premium" is the best. So, opting for a 93 octane fuel rather than a lowly 87 must help your car, right?

April 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Make sure auto coverage is right

Don't go on autopilot when choosing car insurance.

March 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Extended warranties can be great option for car buyers

Buying a car can be stressful, and deciding what to buy is only the beginning.

November 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Extended warranties can be great option for car buyers

Buying a car can be stressful, and deciding what to buy is only the beginning.

November 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

What you need to know about life insurance

It's a life-and-death issue. Really.

September 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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