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How to Take Care of Your First Car

Many people get their first car in high school or college. A tried-and-true tradition of the American people is to save up for your car by working side jobs, creating a budget, and finding that perfect, correctly priced car. Most people’s first cars are used cars, which take a little more upkeep than brand-new cars […]

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Pros and Cons of Bringing Your Car to College

One major decision you have to make before you head to college is whether you want to bring your car. You typically have an option unless your university doesn’t allow vehicles on campus for freshmen. Because you already have enough college-related decisions to make, we’ve made this one easy for you by coming up with […]

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Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving for College Students

When you’re a college student, every buzz of your phone or conversation with your friend becomes a distraction when you’re behind the wheel of a car. Though many think that they can multi-task while driving, having anything less than your full attention on the road is considered reckless and dangerous. As such, it’s crucial that […]

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5 Essential Tips for Teen Drivers

Getting your license as a teenager is so exciting. It’s a true mark of independence, and it gives you a newfound sense of freedom. However, as exciting as this event is, it’s important to stay as safe as possible on the roads. These five essential tips for teen drivers will keep everyone safe and accident-free. […]

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Tips for Affording Auto Loans in College

Having a car when you’re in college can be very handy. After all, part of the fun of attending college is having the chance to explore the area around your college campus. Or, if you’re a commuting student, having a car is almost an essential. Affording that car, on the other hand, can be a […]

What College Commuters Should Know about Travel

One of the first decisions you will have to make after joining college is whether you will commute or live on-campus. Regardless of the choice to which you are inclined, it is important you make an informed decision. If you choose to be a commuter, familiarize yourself with the experience. You can also find ways […]