Author Archive: Nigel Holmes

After twenty years in the automobile industry the craft of wordsmith called. Putting down the wrench, Nigel picked up a keyboard on which to express his passion for all things automotive.

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Does Car Color Affect Resale Value?

Does Car Color Affect Resale Value?

| February 6, 2013

Vivid colors like orange, purple and lime green may look good now but could become dated fast.

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How to Minimize Depreciation When Buying a Car

How to Minimize Depreciation When Buying a Car

| February 6, 2013

One of the biggest costs is hidden from view when purchasing a car or truck: depreciation.

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Five Ways to Enjoy Music in the Car

Five Ways to Enjoy Music in the Car

| January 16, 2013

Most new cars have USB ports or use a Bluetooth wireless connection.

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Best Models and Years to Buy Used

Best Models and Years to Buy Used

| January 15, 2013

As cars and trucks age, they are prone to mechanical and electrical failures. Maintenance costs rise. Learn the sweet spot.

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Difference Between an SUV and a Crossover

Difference Between an SUV and a Crossover

| January 14, 2013

You’ve found the local car dealerships on the DexKnows site and now you’re heading out to look for a new SUV. When you get there, the salesperson might try to steer you toward a crossover. Before you cross the showroom floor, it would pay to know the difference: One might suit you better than the other. More […]

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Five Tips When Test Driving a New Car

Five Tips When Test Driving a New Car

| January 14, 2013

About 1 in 9 new car buyers skips this important task. That’s a mistake that leads to buyer’s remorse.

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Fuel-Saving Innovations to Look for When Buying a Car

Fuel-Saving Innovations to Look for When Buying a Car

| January 14, 2013

Car makers are improving the efficiency of the gasoline engine and they’re adopting new electric technologies.

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Five Safety Features to Consider on Your Next Car

Five Safety Features to Consider on Your Next Car

| January 13, 2013

Wise car buyers put safety at the top of their new car priorities.

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New vs. Used: Buying a Car or Truck

New vs. Used: Buying a Car or Truck

| January 12, 2013

Absence of grunge and low maintenance costs argue for a new car or truck. A preowned car is less expensive and the depreciation is already taken.

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How Car Leasing Works

How Car Leasing Works

| January 11, 2013

You found some new car dealers on DexKnows and started looking at the latest models. Now sticker shock is sinking in. New cars are expensive! In fact, as reported in the Wall Street Journal, the average price of a new car in August 2012 was more than $30,000. Not many people have that kind of money sitting around, […]

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