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3 sites to buy, maintain and sell your car

3 sites to buy, maintain and sell your car
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Think about how much time you spend in your car. You drive your kids or grandchildren everywhere, commute to work and run errands all over town. And that's just during the week! You need something that's reliable, especially in case of emergencies.

If you need to buy a more reliable car or you need tips on maintaining the one you have, here are some sites that can help you. That way, you can avoid pushy salespeople and get step-by-step instructions to keep it running well. Plus, when you're finally ready to sell your car you'll know how to get the best price for it.

Find out how much your car is worth

No matter what your needs or wants are, check out AutoTempest. It's an interactive site that can help you find your ideal car anywhere in the country.

Select the type of car and features you want from the drop-down menu. Click search. Then it's time to sift through all your results. From there, you'll see more details about the vehicle, including a detailed history report.

There are car reviews and links to dealers, so you can get in touch. AutoTempest has a handful of guides, covering how to buy a car, extended warranties, how to find local car auctions and more.

Keep your car in tip-top shape

Before you hit the road, give your car a tune-up and fix minor problems before they become major problems. You may be thinking, "I can't fix a car."

Which is the point of CarCareKiosk. The site has how-to videos, with step-by-step instructions to fix your car, tune it up, and fix the tools and gadgets in your garage. (See video below.)

The site organizes videos by make and model. Find your car for its maintenance and repair videos.

There are also guides for parts and tools. Plus, if you've tried a few fixes and your car's still not working, click on the Mechanics tab to find one near you.

Get the best price

For decades, Kelley Blue Book has been synonymous with car prices. Years ago, you'd open up an actual blue book and thumb through its pages to find out how much you should pay for a car, or how much you can get for your car.

These days, Kelley Blue Book is the go-to site for car prices. Simply input some details about the car, like year, make, model and mileage. You can add in more details about your car's features, like its color. Once you input all the information, you'll see the dollar value of that car.

Note: Before you sell, find the difference between trading in your car and selling it to someone. Most of the time, you'll get more money if you sell it. Or, if you're buying a used car, you'll get a better deal if you avoid dealerships.

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