The Inside Track

AWD versus 4WD for Trucks – What’s the Difference?

Truck Talk: Is AWD Better Than 4WD? By Mike Palmer, Auto Consultant, Tempe If you’re considering buying a truck, you’re likely weighing the differences between AWD versus 4WD. Or you might be wondering what AWD means, as it’s a less familiar term than 4WD. Let’s …

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The Basics of Electric Vehicles

Owning an Electric Car By Justin “Tito” Dellow, Auto Consultant, Scottsdale Many people are asking themselves, “why should I get an electric car?” Aside from the environmental benefits, electric vehicles are still a mystery to most and out of reach of many budgets. Even so, …

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What Fees Are Associated With Buying a Car?

Dealer Fees & Car Taxes and Fees: The Lowdown By Mandy Rozen, Auto Consultant, Scottsdale   Dealer fees, car taxes, and other add-on accessories or services can add to the price of a car. Here we’ll drill down on what fees are associated with buying …

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How to Get Better Gas Mileage

Tips to Maximize Car Gas Mileage By Dan Finn, General Sales Manager, Phoenix In a car-dependent city like Phoenix, car gas mileage is rising in importance as quickly as the prices at the pump. Each model year, we see better gas mileage from new cars …

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Navigating Extended Service Agreements (aka Extended Warranties)

Understanding Extended Service Plans  Written By Trevor Skoro The last thing anyone needs is an unexpected repair that can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars, emptying your emergency savings. Car repairs are an unexpected expense that can put any monthly budget into a tailspin. …

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Auto Industry Updates

Important Automotive Trends and Car Sales Statistics By Jon Parske, General Manager, Scottsdale The automotive market has been unpredictable for more than a year, largely due to the effects of the pandemic, intermittent factory shutdowns, and supply-chain constraints. Here are a few important automotive trends …

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Tire Talk: What To Know About Tires

What You Need To Know About Tires By Craig Olson Service Manager, Tempe Properly maintaining your vehicle’s tires is key to extending the lifespan of the tire, as well as your own safety. Whether you’re a new driver or an old pro, here are the …

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How To Get the Most Value Out of Car Shopping

What Makes a Good Buying Experience? What’s your car buying experience worth? Would you pay a little extra for a good buying experience? If you’re someone who avoids shopping for a vehicle simply because your past experiences were less than stellar, you’re not alone. Important …

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Your Guide to Vehicle AC Service

Why Arizonans Should Schedule a Car AC Tune Up Michael Soukup, Service Advisor, Auto House Phoenix Summers in Arizona can be brutally hot. So it never fails to surprise us just how many people will remember to service the expensive AC systems in their homes …

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Can Your Favorite Snack Determine Your Ideal Car?

What’s Your Type? Take Our Quizzes to Find Out! Picking out the perfect car can be a challenge. If you’re outdoorsy, you might consider something sporty like a truck, but you also have a long commute to work, so something more fuel-efficient may be a …

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