The Express Lane Blog

Learning how to properly parallel park is like a badge of honor for many drivers. While the thought of squeezing your car between two vehicles may seem intimidating at first, it’s smooth sailing – or parking – once you get the hang of it. If you’re a new driver learning the ropes, here’s a quick crash...
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For many folks, getting from Point A to Point B is a daily task — one that requires a quality, reliable vehicle. Between commuting to and from work, chauffeuring the little ones between school and extracurricular activities, taking trips to the grocery store, and running weekend errands, the amount of time we spend in our...
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As you’re probably aware, owning a car costs money to not only purchase, but maintain. It’s an investment that requires time, care, and attention to detail – that’s if you want your car to last a while. And with the winter season upon us, it’s especially important to...
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When purchasing a vehicle, most car buyers are focused on getting approved for a car loan or auto financing. With auto lenders and finance companies making credit to buy a car more accessible to borrowers, it’s possible for car financing terms to stretch out for years.
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With your vehicle most likely being one of your most valued, used possessions, it’s natural to want to keep it looking and feeling fresh and clean. In addition to getting your car washed consistently, having it detailed is an effective way to keep your car sparkling clean while using it for daily...
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If you’re a first-time car buyer or someone who recently purchased another new or used vehicle, your car maintenance routine is something you should establish early on, and getting your oil changed is a must. So, how often should you get an oil change? The frequency...
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While it may not be as frequent as getting your car washed or oil changed, tire rotations are a necessary part of your car maintenance routine. How often should you get your tires rotated?
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Washing your car is a necessary part of your car maintenance routine. With your vehicle being such a major investment, it’s important that you take the proper steps to keep your car looking and running in tip-top shape, like getting your oil changed, tires rotated, interior detailed, and your car...
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When purchasing or leasing a vehicle, you’ll most likely be faced with the choice of all-wheel or front-wheel drive. While front-wheel drive — when all the power from the engine goes to your front wheels — is typically the standard option for most vehicles, all-wheel drive is an option that can be added to a wide...
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If you plan on buying a car and are currently shopping for vehicles, one of the main qualities you may be looking for in your future ride is longevity — the ability to stand the test of time. A recent study by online research and car shopping website iSeeCars.com found the top long-lasting vehicles of 2021. ...
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Whether you purchase a new or used vehicle, every car should come with an owner’s manual to help you operate and/or troubleshoot your vehicle correctly. This instructional guide is filled with a ton of information, which can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve curated a list...
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A well-kept car is the secret to a happy, long car life. When your car is fresh, shiny and clean from the inside-out, it may almost feel like it’s brand new. But if you really want to step up your car maintenance, cleaning your engine might be a worth a try. If you’ve never given your car engine a good...
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Whether it’s new or used, your vehicle needs to have the proper vehicle registration for you to drive it. Registering your vehicle with your state gives you legal right to drive the vehicle without violating the law. Your registration is typically a piece of paper containing your...
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You’ve done hours of research online and narrowed down your car options. Now, you just need to find a car dealership that can help get you across the finish line and into a reliable car that meets your needs and budget. Here are some ideas to help you find a dealership during your car...
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Getting a flat tire is common for drivers. When you’re out on the road, your tires are constantly rolling over a combination of dirt, gravel, potholes and sharper objects like nails and broken glass. These things wear on your tires, which can eventually cause a flat. For this reason...
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When used properly, credit can be a powerful tool that can help put you ahead financially. Many credit-savvy consumers use low-interest debt to purchase major assets that are likely to gain value over time, such as a home or investment property. Ultimately, the key to using credit is...
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You’re in the market to purchase a new or used vehicle but, for some reason, you’ve been denied for a car loan or auto financing. Chances are you’re wondering two things: 1) Why wasn’t I approved?; and 2) How do I get approved to purchase a car? Let’s walk through the basics. ...
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When purchasing a new or used vehicle in the U.S., you’ll most likely read through and sign several documents before claiming the keys to your new set of wheels. One of the most...
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As the digital world continues to evolve and time and convenience become more of a priority, consumers are becoming more comfortable with online shopping – from groceries, to clothing, to cars, and the list goes on. According to J.D. Power, most Americans now shop for...
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Getting into a car accident is one of life’s potential hassles. To add insult to injury (hopefully, no pun intended), it’s highly likely your insurance premium will increase once an accident is on your record, regardless of who’s at fault. While this may not seem fair —...
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