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Professional Car Washes in Winter

Winter will be here before you know it, and if you haven’t yet learned about the hazards that the cold and dry weather play on our vehicles, then it’s time to learn a thing or two that could end up keeping you safe while also saving you money in the long run. Slick roads are […]

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Top Ten Best Apps for Road Trips

There’s nothing like a long, adventurous road trip across the country. These are the best apps out there to make every road trip better than ever. 1. RoadTrippers This is the ultimate go-to app for any road trip. Enter your starting point and your destination(s), and RoadTrippers will create a unique route that takes you […]

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Shelby Mustang: Not Your Average Performance Vehicle

Many people name the Ford Mustang as their dream car, and when they’re talking Mustangs, they usually talk about the Shelby Mustang. In 1965, Carroll Shelby began building these high-performance Mustangs. From 1965 to 1970, the Shelby Mustangs generated buzz and became entrenched in the popular consciousness. These cars were faster, meaner-looking, and a heck […]

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The Top Three Chevy Vehicles

Since 1911, when Chevrolet was founded, the vehicle manufacturer has grown in scale and size, expanding into international markets, innovating year after year, and creating cars that leave a lasting mark in popular culture (think: Corvette and Camaro). For over a hundred years now, millions of people have sat behind the wheel of a Chevy […]

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Fall Fun around Indianapolis

Summer is on its way out, and once we say, “See you next year,” to ice cream cones, diving off the high dive, and relaxing on a beach, it’s time to get right into fun fall activities. Whether that means (safely) setting up a bonfire in your backyard, picking apples, carving pumpkins, enduring a haunted […]

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Benefits of Diesel

They’re loud and by the price per gallon, they’re more expensive. We’re talking again about diesel-powered cars. In our last post on the misconceptions of diesel, we explored why diesel isn’t actually that bad and overturned some common myths. Well, we want to pursue this further. Many people believe diesel fuel is both bad for […]

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Chevy Colorado

With the Colorado, Chevy has created a truck that’s quite different from the legendary Silverado. The Chevy Colorado is a high-quality, four-door, midsized pickup that has everything you want from a Chevy but in a smaller, more manageable package. The Colorado is customizable and capable, and even if you’re an avowed Silverado driver, the Colorado […]

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4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals Visits Indiana Fairgrounds

Get ready to contain yourself: the 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals is back in Indy this weekend at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, from Friday, September 19 through Sunday, September 21, with all of the monster-truck mayhem, drag racing, burnouts and car shows you can handle! That’s right: September is Truck Month and the 4-Wheel Jamboree is back […]

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Custom Automotive Electronics and Gadgets

Many cars now have technology in them that allows you to customize your driving experience, but even those cars are limited to the equipment that’s installed in them, and there are still thousands of vehicles out there without any customizable electronics. If you’re without any customizable electronics, or are unhappy with the ones that came […]

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Car Color

Color is a unique thing. It allows for individuality when it comes to things that are otherwise not so individual. Like cars, for instance. If you drive a Honda Civic, you’re one of millions of people who also drive a Honda Civic. With millions of similar cars out there, it’s no wonder we sometimes approach […]

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Historical Auto Companies of Indiana

Indiana has a rich automotive history dating back before 1900. At one time Indianapolis contained more auto plants than any city in Michigan, including Detroit, and Indiana was ranked second after Michigan for automotive production. Hundreds of automobile, truck, and other vehicle producers claim Indiana as their home. Here are a few of those historical […]

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Solar Roadways

As we become more and more aware of the fact that oil reserves are depleting and that carbon emissions are the cause of global warming and the erosion of the ozone layer, we’re putting extra effort into looking for alternative sources of energy. We’ve talked on the blog before about alternative fuels for cars and […]

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars

We’ve talked a lot lately about alternative fuels here on the blog, and there’s one alternative fuel out there that’s really caught our eye: hydrogen. It’s a clean fuel, emitting only water vapor, which makes it much better for our planet than gasoline. But how does hydrogen fuel a vehicle? Are there hydrogen-powered cars out […]

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Hubler’s Special AutoTrak Program

When you’re looking around for an affordable vehicle, Hubler Automotive offers a supreme and credit building financing plan called the AutoTrakProgram. For those with low credit wishing to both get in a car and build their credit up, AutoTrak gets you where you need to be. So How Does it Work? AutoTrak is a special […]

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The Best 2015 Family-Friendly Vehicles

The new 2015 lineup of vehicles is making waves in the auto industry, and some look far superior to others. When it comes to new and improved family-friendly vehicles, Hubler has some of the best out there. While you look around for the best and brightest family vehicles, be sure to give these three a […]

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Cruise Control

Cruise control, as we all know, controls the speed of a vehicle so you don’t have to. It’s a useful tool on a long trip or anytime you’re going to travel at a constant speed for a period of time. Cruise control has been included on most vehicles for many years now and continues to […]

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Where Do Your Old Tires Go?

You’re supposed to regularly rotate your car’s tires and to keep them evenly filled according to the PSI appropriate for your car. This allows the tires to wear evenly and provide you with that all-important traction that keeps your car gripping the road. Besides that, you may need a whole new set depending on the […]

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Labor Day

Many people celebrate Labor Day ever year without really knowing what the day signifies or where the holiday came from. Labor Day has just become a day for people to have off work and cook out, before the leaves turn and the weather gets colder. In reality, Labor Day is a very important American holiday […]

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The Worst Car Decals

The world of custom cars is expansive and rich with variety. While custom car jobs can cost a pretty penny, there are some people out there that take adding a little vehicle personalization into their own hands. Sometimes this can work out for the better, but in a lot of cases it ends up worse […]

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Ford’s Legendary Pony Car: The Mustang

The Ford Mustang was revealed to the public on April 17, 1964, at the World’s Fair in New York. Since then, it has become an American automotive icon and the dream car of many people around the world. Any car enthusiast would love to have a vintage or new Ford Mustang in their garage just […]

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Pickup Truck Configurations

Pickup trucks used to be pretty simple: you had a cab and bed on wheels. But now when you step onto a car lot to look for a pickup truck, you’re met with dozens of different configurations and specifications. Among these options is the box and cab of the truck. There are plenty of styles […]

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Misconceptions of Diesel

Diesel engines tend to get a bad rap—unfairly. These misconceptions cause people to think poorly of diesel vehicles, meaning they rarely purchase vehicles with diesel engines. Interestingly enough, this isn’t a problem in other countries. Overseas, many more diesels are sold than in the United States. Around half the market in Europe comprises diesel engines. […]

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Crash Safety Testing

Safety should always be a concern when you’re shopping around for a new vehicle, but do you know how the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducts safety tests? And what makes safety tests more reliable? Here’s a quick look at what goes into crash safety tests and how they’re improving right before our eyes. […]

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New Green Car Materials

Every year, new models look different and drive a little differently, and while much of that is due to design updates, a big part comes from the materials used in making the vehicle. New materials can affect everything from performance to efficiency to safety. Forget About Steel, Use Aluminum Because it’s much lighter than steel, […]

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The Future of MPGs

When gas prices were low enough that taking a leisurely drive wasn’t out of the question, no one really gave a hoot about gas prices. And with rapidly rising costs and more obvious effects of global warming, the general public has grown increasingly interested in fuel efficiency. We have to face it: there’s no way […]

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E-85 and Indiana’s Economy

Gasoline is refined from crude oil, much of which is found outside of the United States. Because we depend on external fuel sources, gasoline can be pretty pricey, and it also has sometimes-questionable implications for international relations. Besides that, gasoline emissions are harmful to the environment and contribute to poor air quality and the onset […]

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Alternative Fuels

Feel like the oil industry has a monopoly on the fuel you put into your car? Well, they kind of do, but technology and research are advancing to the point where more alternative fuels may become readily available and more viable options in the near future. Right now, one of the biggest stumbling blocks to […]

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Increasing Gas Mileage

With the price of gas so high, your car’s gas mileage matters. And there are several things that factor into your car’s mileage including weight, type and size of the engine, how you drive, and aerodynamics. Here are some tips on how to increase your gas mileage no matter what car you own. Don’t Be […]

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Ford EcoBoost Event

Last month, we got a chance to check out the Ford EcoBoost Challenge on the last stop of their tour. Designed to give consumers an unbiased look at how Ford’s offerings stack up against their closest competitors, the challenge gave us some real insight into Ford’s plans for their hybrids, their performance line, and their […]

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Goodbye SUVs, Hello CUVs

Sport utility vehicles have become a lot tamer recently, losing some of the qualities that make up the vehicle’s acronym. This comes as a result of more families choosing to buy SUVs instead of minivans. Once car makers realized who was buying SUVs, they started catering to their needs. Nowadays, if you want a sporty […]

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Leasing a Car: Good or Bad Decision?

Everyone has a different financial and personal situation, so not everyone should make the same decisions when looking for a new vehicle. Leasing a vehicle can be a great way to get the right vehicle at the right price, but there are situations where it makes more sense to buy instead. Before you lease or […]

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Preparing Your Kid for Driving

The time has come: your kid has finally become old enough to operate a moving vehicle (yikes). Learning to drive is rather necessary, especially if you live somewhere without public transit. As we focus on getting our kids a good education in the classroom, we also need to focus on the skills that will prepare […]

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The Future of Green Technology in The Auto World

Attempting to predict the course that the auto industry will take is impossible, but you can make general assumptions about what kinds of technology and trends will dominate the industry in the coming years. The near future for vehicles will most likely be focused on green technology—there’s already a fast growing industry for them as […]

Why OEM Parts Are the Best

 If you’ve ever needed to buy a car part for your vehicle, then you know you often have hundreds of choices. Besides that, you have to choose from dozens of places to buy the parts—both online and in-store—and then there are plenty of different companies that make car parts. One thing you should look for, […]

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A Look at the New Lineup of 2015 Trucks

The new 2015 trucks are hitting the lots, and they’re looking better than ever. The 2015 pickup trucks are packed with technology, capable on the road, and are incredibly affordable. These trucks aren’t playing around and when it comes to getting the job done, any of these 2015 trucks will be more than enough. Ford […]

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Maintenance Programs and Hubler’s Driver Plus Program

Many car manufacturers and dealers across the state of Indiana offer maintenance programs for their new and used vehicles. The manufacturer programs are included with the sale and can be considered added value, savings, and peace of mind for customers. The maintenance programs that dealers offer are designed to supplement the manufacturer’s maintenance program or […]

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3 Easy Custom Car Jobs You Can Do at Home

Customizing your car can take a lot of work and, in most cases, a lot of money. While some jobs will require professional help, others are inexpensive and can be completed easily. Here are three custom jobs you can do at home that adds new flair to your car. Vinyl You can use pretty much […]

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What Are Customer and Dealer Incentives?

For the most part, car prices are steady regardless of where you go to buy. If you’ve already got a specific car with specific features in mind, it’ll probably cost around the same amount at two separate dealerships. However, this doesn’t mean it won’t make a difference where you buy your car. Special deals and […]

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The Best Crossovers

Although minivans and SUVs still sell well, many people are now interested in crossover vehicles. These are vehicles that combine all the good things of several different vehicle types. They have the mileage of a sedan, mixed with the roominess of a minivan, and the rugged utility of an SUV. Crossovers are for people who […]

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Air Conditioning

As the temperature climbs, we all fix our air conditioning knobs accordingly to cool off. But what do you do if it doesn’t kick in like it’s supposed to? Car air-conditioners are great when they work and extremely frustrating when they don’t. You might not think about doing maintenance on your car’s air-conditioner, but it […]

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Hubler’s Top Five SUVs with Great MPGs

Big vehicles burn big gas, right? While this is generally true, it doesn’t mean you have to trade low fuel economy when you get an SUV. Hubler maintains a great inventory of efficient models that make owning and operating an SUV still worth it. Check our list of our top SUVs with great MPGs. Mazda […]

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Why Is Towing Capacity Important?

You’ll never see a Camaro towing a boat down the road. If you ever tow anything, you know that without the right vehicle, you’re going to have a difficult time. The right vehicle with the right towing capacity for the job means that you’ll be able to brake, accelerate, and maneuver properly on the road. […]

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Lane Departure and Crash Detection Systems

Self-piloted flying cars have been a staple of the futuristic world. While we have yet to see fully automated, flying vehicles, we are starting to see small doses of automation with Lane Departure and Crash Detection systems becoming more and more prevalent in new vehicles. These are both called passive safety systems, which means they […]

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Why Do Minivans Still Exist?

Large four-door sedans, practical SUVs, crossovers—the popularity of these vehicles is leaving a lot of us with a simple question: why do minivans even exist? They’re just big gas-guzzlers for soccer moms anyway, right? Wrong. While minivans are becoming scarcer in the auto industry, a few models are hanging in there among the new family-oriented […]

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Selling Your Car Back to the Dealer

The time has come: your car or truck is on its last legs, and you have to decide what to do. If you don’t want the hassle of selling your vehicle yourself, you can sell it to a dealership; they want your car. If you decide to go this route, you want to make sure […]

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Best New Small Cars on a Budget

It’s no secret: it’s a struggle to find practical, stylish cars at an affordable price. However, finding this ideal combination is no longer as hard as it once was. Car manufacturers have caught on to the fact that budget cars that handle well and get good gas mileage sell very well. In response, they’re now […]

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Top Five Family Sedans

You want a car for your family, but you’re not crazy about minivans. Family sedans are the perfect alternative to that go-to minivan and are usually cheaper than crossovers and SUVs. Not only that, sedans are practical, flexible, and get great gas mileage. These attributes have made family sedans popular, meaning you’ll have a variety […]

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How Does an Automatic Transmission Work?

Automatic transmissions are by far the most popular transmissions for vehicles. In fact, automatic transmissions are now so ubiquitous that many people don’t even know how to drive a manual transmission vehicle. But this wasn’t always the case. In the past, all vehicles were made with manual transmissions, but as technology advanced, the automatic transmission […]

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What Goes into Gas Prices?

Sometimes it’s availability, other times it’s trade price, but the things that actually determine gas prices are sometimes invisible to the everyday person. Over the last decade, prices have skyrocketed and left most of us begrudgingly emptying out our wallets for a full tank of gas while we remember the good ol’ days where gas […]

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Fun Small Cars

Most people tend to think bigger is better, but going small has its advantages. Small cars get good gas mileage, can squeeze into tight parking spaces, and they usually come with a price tag that is a fraction of the price of bigger vehicles. While small cars are certainly worth owning, some of them aren’t […]

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What’s That Fluid?

Cars are tricky, unnerving things. They creak, they jostle, they bang, and they leak. It always seems like when they do leak, they pour. For those of you out there who aren’t too educated on the different types of fluids running through your car, it’s time to study up. Or maybe you’re already experiencing a […]

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Repayment Plans

Purchasing a new car can make you feel like you’re on cloud nine, but paying for said car isn’t always as ethereal an experience. When purchasing a new vehicle, make sure you get a payment plan that’s right for you. If you end up with a repayment plan that doesn’t suit your budget, you may […]

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All About Electric Car Charging Stations

One of the biggest concerns people have about electric cars concerns charging them. People fear being stranded somewhere without a charging station nearby. Although those concerns are valid, most charging is done at home. Modern electric vehicles have plenty of battery power to get you where you’re going and back home without having to find […]

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How Not to Get Swindled on the Car Lot

Let’s be honest: plenty of salespeople out there want to cheat you or want to unnecessarily upsell you. Spotting the salespeople trying to give you a bad deal on a vehicle, though, is sometimes difficult. The best that you can do is come to the lot prepared. If you know even a little bit, you […]

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Custom Trucks

When it comes to a truck, you want it to be strictly your machine. You want it to be a force on the road. That force, however, can take many different shapes. That’s when you go custom. Making your truck custom, or buying a truck that’s already customized is a way to set you apart […]

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Custom Vans

A custom van can be a thing of beauty. Whether you’re taking a long trip with the family or simply picking the kids and their friends up from the soccer game, a custom van can make a big difference when it comes to the enjoyment of the ride. Should You Customize Your Own Van? Although […]

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Where Can I Sell My Car?

Selling a car is a tough task. You want to get a good price for something you no longer want or need. While finding the right buyer for your vehicle can be difficult, modern technology gives sellers plenty of tools to use to their advantage. Here are some of your options. Place an Ad in […]

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Chevy SS

For many Americans, the Chevy SS name has, for many years, evoked a vision of a mean muscle car. And while the 2014 Chevy SS stays true to that vision in many regards, some drivers may be surprised by the other features that this very capable sedan offers. Not Too Much Muscle The SS has […]

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Acura TLX

Acura’s taking on a large task: replacing not only one, but two vehicles in their 2015 lineup with only one car. As they hang up the TSX and the TL, Acura is rolling out a brand new TLX, a new mid-size luxury sedan. While the look of this new model is classic and simple, it’s […]

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Four of the Best Hybrids for Families

If you’re anything like me, you like to save a few dollars at the gas pump. Especially if you have a family. Luckily, hybrid vehicles boast great gas mileage, and they’re becoming more ubiquitous, so you can save plenty of money at the pump. The only problem with hybrids is that, until recently, they were […]

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Oil Viscosity Grades

When you buy oil, you need to get the right grade for your vehicle. Different engines require oils with different viscosity grades. There are plenty of different grades out there and putting the wrong oil into your vehicle could possibly cause problems. Look in your owner’s manual for guidance on which oil you should have […]

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When to Buy Stock Parts or Go Custom

Using aftermarket or custom parts on your vehicle allows you to really make your vehicle your own, but there are some potential problems with them. In some cases, Original Equipment Manufacturer parts (OEM) are actually the best options for your vehicle. If you’re having trouble choosing between custom and OEM, here’s what you should know. […]

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Evolution of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway opened on June 5, 1909. This was just after Theodore Roosevelt ended his term as president of the United States, the year that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded, the year Louis Bleriot was the first man to fly across the English Channel, and the year […]

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Latest Vehicle Safety Features

Every year, car companies roll out their new vehicles, which are usually packed with tons of new technology and features that are designed to make your driving experience better. Part of that better experience is new safety features. These features are some of the most important if you’re a busy working mom like me. Here’s […]

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Brake Maintenance

Stop a minute and think about this. The brake system in your vehicle is perhaps the most important system; at very least, if the brakes don’t work properly, nothing else matters. Your brakes keep you safe by allowing you to control when and how quickly you stop. In order to keep that system functioning properly, […]

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Finding the Best Brands for Custom Parts

When you want your car to perform better or to have a unique and attractive look, you need to buy custom aftermarket parts. While it may be easy to find the custom parts you’re looking for, knowing if they’re of high quality is another matter entirely. Not all brands are the same, and while some […]

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What Are My Financing Options?

If you’re planning to buy a car, you have several financing options available. No matter what option you choose, the most important thing is to make sure it fits your budget and that you get a good deal. Take time to discuss all of the dealership’s financing options. They may be able to offer you […]

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Cupcake Tour of Indianapolis

Whether you’re looking for a way to celebrate a special occasion or just a sweet treat for a good day, fantastic cupcake shops are scattered all around Indianapolis. You can also make a very tasty local road trip by visiting all or some of these bakeries. In any case, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed […]

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Day Trips to Indiana Parks

As summer approaches and the temperatures rise, many people are itching to get out of the city. Although a weeklong vacation may not be an option, a day trip to one of Indiana’s finest parks can easily satisfy the desire to get out and reconnect with nature.  Brown County State Park Nicknamed the “Little Smokies” […]

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Changing Your Own Oil

Changing oil is a simple job that everyone can do. You don’t need too many tools, and there’s no real skill involved. All you have to do is follow a simple procedure, and unless you get a really good deal at an auto shop, you’ll probably save a little money. The Procedure Although the layout […]

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Hubler: The Perfect Matchmaker

We made this parody video back in 2012, but Automotive News has recently rereleased it into the world. Hubler Automotive is the perfect matchmaker: we can get you hooked up with a car that suits all of your needs and wants. With our intuitive matchmaker form at drivehubler.com, we can help evaluate what you’re really […]

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Minivan vs. Crossover

In recent years, crossover vehicles have been appearing more and more frequently on roads throughout the country. It’s no wonder, these vehicles boast fuel efficiency, a lot of passenger space, and utility options. What’s more, it’s becoming the go-to family vehicle. In fact, a lot of manufacturers are cutting off their minivan lines to focus […]

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Easter Eggstravaganza

Hubler believes in giving back to the community. We work hard to give our community reliable, affordable vehicles, but there’s always more to do. During the past holiday season, Hubler Chevrolet teamed up with IMPD to host their annual Clothe-a-Child event where they fundraised clothing for children to have during the colder season. This Easter, […]

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Replacing Bulbs in Your Vehicle

If you’ve ever paid to have a light bulb replaced in your vehicle and then looked at the price of the bulb, you probably got a little confused. Why did you have to pay all that money? Replacing light bulbs in your vehicle isn’t that difficult, and it could save you quite a bit of […]

Crash Safety Ratings | Mid-Size SUVs

When shopping for a new vehicle safety is something that most people are concerned about and factor into their buying decision.  We all want to keep ourselves and our family’s safe, so this may surprise you.  Did you know most midsize SUVs fail tough U.S. crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety? […]

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Motorcycle Routes for Spring

One of the best things about living at the crossroads of America is that you’re never too far from anything, and there are always several routes to use to get where you’re going. Although Indiana lacks mountains and beaches, you can still find beautiful and interesting routes to take to your destination. Salt Creek Lick […]

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2015 Tahoe and Suburban

The Chevy Tahoe and Suburban have been updated for 2015. The exteriors of the vehicles have been tweaked, the interiors updated, and the engine refined. These full-sized SUVs are the bona fide kings of the road. Tahoe The 2015 Tahoe doesn’t mess around. It’s great for any job. The vehicle can cart the kids around […]

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Why Service Your Car at a Dealership?

Whether you need a quick oil change or your car is in need of a pretty large Band-Aid, dealing with auto repair shops can be a bother. Unless you have a trusted mechanic, you usually can’t escape the feeling of being gypped when a mechanic tells you that your car needs a lot of work […]

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Recalls in the Auto Industry

Every once in a while you hear about recalls in the auto industry, and recently you’ve probably heard something about the GM recalls on some of their vehicle models. Recalls have an adverse effect on auto manufacturers, dealerships, and vehicle owners alike. For manufacturers, recalls mean expense, damaged reputation, and lost sales. Dealerships have to […]

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Checking Your Own Vehicle Fluids

Proper levels of fluids in your vehicle allow it to function smoothly, giving you a better ride and increasing the life of your car. Low fluid levels can cause all kinds of problems that may result in thousands of dollars in damage. It doesn’t take much work to check your fluid levels, and you don’t […]

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Get Your Bike Ready for Spring

The weather is warming up, and you want to get out on your motorcycle. You can’t just roll it out of storage and ride off, though. The cold winter months and the snow that comes with them mean that your bike has been sitting for quite some time. Here’s what you need to do to […]

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Winter Weather Is Over, So What Now?

The winter months are rough on both you and your car, but your car may have the harder time. When the cold weather comes, so do snow, ice, and sleet, and that means there will be salt and potholes everywhere. Now that the worst of winter is over, you can get your vehicle back in […]

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Preparing Your Vehicle for a Long Trip

Going on any long trip involves an extensive amount of planning and preparation, especially if you’re driving for a long distance. If you don’t prepare your vehicle, your long trip may turn into a short an expensive one. Create a Checklist Don’t wait until the last minute. Your vehicle is probably one of the most […]

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Cleaning the Inside of Your Car

You probably concern yourself more with cleaning the exterior of your car instead of the interior. More people see the outside of your vehicle, right? But keeping the interior of your vehicle not only tidy but clean is equally important. You’ll benefit from a clean windshield and dust-free dashboard: you’ll see better and avoid inopportune […]

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Is a Zero-Down Lease Right for Me?

This time of year is often when people lease a new vehicle. If you do your research, you’ll probably find a lease option right for your budget, and during that research, you’ll probably come across information about zero-down leases. Here are the facts you need to decide if a zero-down lease is right for you. […]

Cool Cars That Are Overseas (And Should Be Here)

Vehicle manufacturers produce several different models and vehicle packages all over the world. The reason they tweak their offerings is to best fit the people and customs of each country they sell in. However, some of those tweaks would look pretty cool rolling down an American highway. Here are five cars sold outside of the […]

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What’s That Sound?

Problems with your vehicle seldom come out of nowhere. Usually, there’s some kind of warning, which can come in the form of a sound or sounds. Although it can be hard to identify what’s wrong just by the sound, keep your ears open for particular noises. If you hear any of the following sounds in […]

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2014 Nissan Rogue

At Hubler, we love getting awesome new inventory in our lots. Nissan’s 2014 lineup is proving to be one of the best across the industry. This is why we’re so excited about having the new 2014 Nissan Rogue at our Hubler Nissan dealership in Greenwood. Nissan redesigned the Rogue—their compact, competent, and cool crossover—for 2014. […]

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All About Wheels and Rims

You see all different sizes and styles of wheels and rims on vehicles. The terms “wheel” and “rim” are usually used interchangeably, but “rim” actually refers to one specific part of the wheel. The different sizes and styles of wheels are, in some cases, just for aesthetics, but in other cases there is an actual […]

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Lift Kits

A lift kit will give your vehicle a higher profile, which allows you to use taller and bigger tires on a vehicle. There are two different kinds of lift kits, and both of these have advantages and disadvantages. Here is a rundown of both types. Body Lifts Body lifts do exactly what the name implies. […]

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Cars and Taxes

Taxes: undoubtedly one of the most stressful, yet inevitable parts of life. It’s a complicated process with a web of deductions and credits, often becoming one big mess. Among the labyrinth of unknown deductions, did you know that there are a slew of car-based deductions that you could take advantage of? Depending on your car, […]

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Vehicle Upholstery

Vehicle Upholstery Upholstery may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of cars, but it’s pretty important since it’s something that you deal with every time you get into your vehicle. Do you want hot leather seats in the summer? Have you thought about how to remove stains from your […]

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Preparing for and Handling Floods

During a flood, that last thing you want is to have your car stuck in the middle of a flooded area. Worse still if you’re in or near the car and unable to get to safety. While floods can be hard to predict, you can always take certain precautions and have systems in place to […]

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What to Do About a Chipped or Cracked Windshield

You can do your best to swerve around potholes, avoid crossing animals, and keep tabs on everyone else on the road around you. But there are some things that you simply cannot prevent. When you’re driving behind someone on a gravel road, or behind a fully loaded dump truck, your windshield may fall victim to […]

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What to Do When Your Car Won’t Start

One of the worst feelings is when you get into your car, turn the key, and nothing happens. It doesn’t start. At that point, you probably jimmy the key and try again. And again. Maybe one more time. Cursing could be involved now. Eventually, you’ll wonder why your car hasn’t started. Vehicles fail to start […]

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Flat Tires and What to Do

One of a driver’s worst nightmares is getting a flat tire. Flat tires aren’t fun for anyone, but they’re actually much easier to deal with than many other car problems. When a tire goes flat, there are a few things that you need to know in order to keep your car in control, pull over […]

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Installing Your Own Car Stereo

Whether you’re just trying to replace the old tape deck stereo system in your vehicle, or you want to upgrade your CD-playing stereo to something to that you can plug your iPod into, you could save yourself some cash by doing the installation yourself. What You’ll Need a new stereo screwdrivers small socket set (usually […]

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President’s Day Sale

Any holiday is a good holiday at Hubler Automotive Group. As some of you enjoy a nice relaxing day off, and others work through the grind of Monday, we’re up-and-at-‘em with awesome deals at all of our Hubler locations! If you’ve been on the lookout for a reason to get that new car you’ve had […]

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All About Auto Insurance

Every driver is required to have some form of auto insurance. Whether you own a car or not, you need insurance if you’re going to drive. However, handling insurance can be a little confusing and tricky. The state minimum protects other parties, but does not protect you. How you choose to boost your insurance policy […]

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Locating, Understanding, and Replacing Fuses

If any electrical system in your vehicle stops working, there’s a good chance that the only thing you’ll need to do is replace a fuse. Finding your fuse box, identifying what is what, and knowing how to replace fuses may seem like something that you don’t want to do on your own, but it usually […]

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Transportation in Indianapolis

Downtown Indy is a relatively small space. However, the entire Indy Metro area covers quite a few neighborhoods over many square miles. Indianapolis isn’t just one small downtown area; you have Broad Ripple, Irvington, Fountain Square, Greenwood, and dozens more. Getting between all of these neighborhoods can be tricky, with or without a car. Thankfully, […]

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Cool Concept Cars That Are Actually Real

Cars are usually always cool. The cool factor goes up with concept cars. Seemingly improbably and typically high-powered and gutsy, concept cars stem from some crazy designs. Futuristic is the word of choice when describing what concept cars typically look like. Most concept car designs you see on the web are drafted by a designer […]

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What’s That Smell?

Although some smells in your car can just be the leftovers you forgot to put in your refrigerator, other smells can be a sign that it’s time to take your car in to see a mechanic. Here are some smells to sniff for. Rotten Egg or Sulfur Smell A sulfurous or rotten egg smell, especially […]

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Parking in Indianapolis

Any major city has its own particular parking woes. Thankfully, Indianapolis does a good job at providing enough parking for any event (you have to admit we did pretty well during the Super Bowl). When it comes to finding the best places to park in downtown Indianapolis, you gotta know where to go. Here’s a […]

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Cool Things Made from Car Parts

The whole purpose of having a car is to get around, right? But what about after they’ve run their life as a useable vehicle? Cars are often sold for parts and scraps, which usually get melted down, added to a junkyard, or just simply thrown away. There are many people out there that are doing […]

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All About Tires

Your tires are an extremely important aspect of your vehicle: they’re the only part of it that actually touches the road, so they need to be in good driving condition. Here are some things to look at. Tire Pressure The pressure of your tires can affect many things on your vehicle. Low tire pressure can […]

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Five Things to Look for in an Auto Mechanic

One of the more important things in life is a good, reliable auto mechanic. They can be hard to find. Most people are worried about getting ripped off when they take their cars in for service since they usually don’t know much about their vehicles or what parts and service should cost. Finding a mechanic […]

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Five Ways to Prepare Your Car for Wet Weather

Wet weather can turn driving into a hassle. Rain and snow become especially dangerous if you haven’t properly prepared your vehicle to handle them. When it comes to preparing your car for wet weather, are you checking off everything on this list? 1. Use Rain-X Apply Rain-X (or another comparable product) to your windshield, and […]

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Cleaning Your Headlights: What to Use and Why

A vehicle’s headlights are extremely important. Not only do they light your way when it’s dark, but they allow pedestrians and other drivers on the road to see you easily. It’s important to make sure that your headlights are in good working order, and part of that is making sure that they are clean and […]

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What Does Your Car Say About You?

First impressions can make a big difference. It doesn’t matter if you’re going in for a job interview, meeting a significant other’s parents, or just meeting a stranger for the first time, your appearance can change the way that you are perceived by others. While your vehicle may not be part of your body’s physical […]

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Neat Ways to Decorate Your Wedding Car

Weddings can take many shapes and sizes. They can take place outside, inside. The colors vary. The ceremonies differ. But regardless of how the wedding takes shape, there’s almost always a wedding car. Most typically, the back window will have the words “Just Married” written across it in window paint, tin cans hanging from the […]

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The Short Guide to Finding the Right Car for You

Finding the right car is never easy, because everyone’s situation is different. No matter what your situation is, there are a few things that you need to think about when you’re looking for the perfect new vehicle. What Do You Need in a Vehicle? Before you purchase anything, think about your personal needs. This is […]

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Best Year-Round Vehicles

Winter means snow and ice, and snow and ice mean slick roads. Some vehicles are better suited to the different kinds of weather that you can encounter. While most modern cars will perform reasonably well in winter weather conditions, some are undeniably better than others. Here are a few of the best year-round vehicles. Ford […]

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The Top Five Best States for Driving

The United States is a large country with a lot of people. A lot of people driving cars, that is. With so many people on the road, it’s easy to stack up the figures and draw conclusions about which states are the best and worst for driving. In this first post, we talk about the […]

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The Five Worst States for Driving

You may have seen our blog post on the best states for driving. While some states boast excellent statistics for road safety, other states aren’t so accomplished. To offset our list on the best states for driving, we’ve compiled another for the country’s worst. For the most part, we rely heavily on various studies, including […]

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You May Get Pulled Over If…

We’ve all heard stories about someone getting pulled over for some ridiculous, absurd reason. Often, these people are getting tickets for things they had no idea were even issues in the first place. If you remember back to Driver’s Ed—that’s a long time for some of us— you’re told the basics about what is and […]

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2015 Ford Mustang

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang. For the 50th anniversary, Ford redesigned the Mustang to look meaner, lower, and faster. The new design doesn’t stop with just a facelift. The 2015 Mustang packs some major muscle under its sleek new exterior. Owners of the 2015 Mustang have three engine options to choose […]

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Cool Car Apps to Have in Indy

Why keep using difficult-to-refold road maps and atlases in today’s world? There’s nothing more dangerous than having a huge paper atlas unfolded in front of you while you navigate unfamiliar territory. And with today’s technology, even simple things, like parking, are integrated into our phones and computers. Indy is keeping up with other large cities […]

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Car Terms to Know

In the automotive industry, you’ll hear a lot of terms and phrases that you may not know. Here are a few for you to brush up on before taking your car, before buying a new vehicle, or before attempting any home repairs. Knock A “knock” occurs when the leftover fuel and air mixture detonates in […]

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2014 Nissan Rogue

Nissan redesigned the Rogue—their compact, competent, and cool crossover—for 2014. Despite the Rogue’s compact size, it’s actually a little bigger than the previous version. It offers more room on the interior of the vehicle and has a bigger presence on the outside without getting too bulky. The additional space makes the driving experience even more […]

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Ten of the Greatest Movie Motorcycles

Movies are often the place you see your next dream ride. Here are a few of the best motorcycles in movies. 1. The Great Escape: Triumph TR6 Trophy Bird Steve McQueen on a dark green 1961 Triumph TR6 Trophy Bird is probably the best thing you will ever see on or off screen. 2. The […]

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How Much Should You Spend on Your Car?

Answering the big question—how much you should spend on a car?—can be tough, because there are many variables that come into effect, including your income, the total cost of the car, the monthly payment of the car, your down payment, and if you have anything to trade in. While it ultimately depends on your own […]

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Cold Weather Motorcycle Gear

Just because it gets cold doesn’t mean you have to stop riding your motorcycle. It just means you have to stay warm and dry. To do this, you need to have the right kind of riding gear. Bottom Layers To keep warm on your motorcycle, you need to dress in layers. Your bottom layers are […]

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2015 Chevy Tahoe

The Chevy Tahoe has been redesigned for 2015 with a new look and updated features. While the 2015 Tahoe has been slightly redesigned, it’s still a body-on-frame V-8 powered vehicle that can take on most terrain and carry up to seven passengers while doing it. The exterior of the vehicle has been redesigned for 2015, […]

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The Worst Cars Ever

There are some really great cars out there. You won’t find them on this list. Here are some of the worst cars ever. 1. 1958 Zundapp Janus This car had a 14-horsepower engine that accelerated slower than a bicycle going uphill. The top speed for this little car was fifty miles per hour. 2. 1966 […]

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What’s So Great About High Mileage Oil?

Your mechanic keeps telling you to switch to high mileage oil, but you still aren’t convinced. It’s not just the price increase that causes you to stall. Sure, your odometer is creeping up towards the 100,000-mile mark, but you just don’t feel like you know enough to make that call. Here are a few things […]

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Used Car Inspection Sheet

Before you buy a used car, there are a few things you should check. Some of these things are minor and may not tell you anything about the car, but others can keep you from making a big mistake. Tools for Inspecting Don’t go used car shopping without a flashlight, a jack, and a clean […]

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Stocking Your Car for Winter

Winter is here, so let’s assume that you already have your ice scraper packed up and ready to use. But there are a lot of other things that could help you out, whether you’re driving to work and back or to another state for the holidays. Here are a few items that you should keep […]

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Toys for Tots at Hubler!

Toys for Tots: Hubler Acura   Toys for Tots, run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, has distributed over 469 million toys to over 216 million less fortunate children since the 1940s. The mission “is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to […]

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Maintenance Programs

    When you buy a car from a dealership, the dealership often includes some type of maintenance program to cover any service needed on the vehicle. What these maintenance programs actually cover and for how long they are in effect depends on the specific program. Dealerships may offer a program unique to them, or […]

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Winterizing Your Motorcycle

When the snow falls, it’s time to put your bike in the garage for a few months. However, if you don’t perform the proper maintenance before parking your bike in the garage, the results can be bad. A motorcycle that sits for an extended period of time can develop some problems that could prevent you […]

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Why Do Car Batteries Cost So Much?

Over the last decade, automotive battery prices have skyrocketed. If you haven’t replaced your battery in a few years, you might be in for a surprise when you go to get a new one. Most automotive batteries, depending on the type of battery and the brand, cost well over a hundred dollars. If you haven’t […]

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What Does the 150-Point Inspection Really Cover?

Many dealerships these days are talking about the 150-point inspection. This is supposed to give consumers peace of mind about the vehicles on the lot, but you may ask yourself: “What do service technicians inspect during a 150-point inspection?” Here’s what the technicians are inspecting, and keep in mind: any damaged or unacceptable parts will […]

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Top Ten Best Movie Cars

Cars in movies are almost always cool. It seems to be part of the big blockbuster action movie formula: good-looking dude, beautiful woman, cool car, lots of action. Here are a few of the best cars in movies. 1. Bullitt: 1968 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt redefined car chases with a legendary chase scene that put […]

To Keep or to Sell Your Old Car

So you’ve had the perfect trade-in car sitting around in your driveway, unused for a while. That would be perfect if you were planning to trade in for a new car. But you’re perfectly happy with your day-to-day vehicle. Well, here are two things to consider before you sell and some advice on how to […]

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Vehicle Maintenance You Can Do

You know your neighbor who’s always in the garage with the door up, working on all of his cars at once? Don’t you wish that you could fix your cars, too? Me neither. Sometimes, though, people like us get the itch to feel mechanically inclined. So, ladies and gentlemen, turn off your engines and get […]

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The Belts of Your Car

If you are the kind of person that only looks under the hood of your vehicle if there’s smoke puffing out under it, then you probably have no idea what your vehicle’s belts do or when to get them replaced. The belts are an extremely important part of your vehicle, and you need to know […]

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Chevy’s Spark EV Glides onto the Scene

The people at Chevy have revamped the compact Spark, and this year debuted its all-electric option, the Spark EV. With all of the recent hubbub over electric vehicles, why does this one stand out? Here are a few reasons why the Spark EV may turn out to be one of the biggest contenders in the […]

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Fall Foliage Day Trips for Hoosiers

Alas, another year passes without making that coveted trip to Vermont to see the fabled leaves change color. This does not mean that you have to sit around inside and mope. There are plenty of great places around Indianapolis to see brilliant fall colors, and these destinations will be easier on your calendar and your […]

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Top Ten Worst Car Names Ever

Auto manufacturers try to pick names that are going to resonate with their customers. They want the name to fit the car and also make people want to buy it. While manufacturers spend plenty of time, knowledge, and money designing and producing their cars, sometimes it seems like they should have spent just a little […]

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Top Ten Best Car Names Ever

Car manufacturers spend plenty of time and money trying to perfect every aspect of their new vehicles. The name of the vehicle is one of the first things that a customer is going to hear, and it has to be appealing in some way. Here are the top ten best car names ever. Dodge Viper […]

Low Cost Car Insurance for Low Incomes

Insurance is a must if you own a car. Literally: it’s illegal to drive a vehicle unless it’s insured in some way. Unfortunately, insurance doesn’t come cheap. It’s a serious factor in the cost of owning a car. However, having insurance is still a much better option than not when you’re in an accident, especially […]

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Roadsters vs. Muscle Cars

Roadsters are small, open top, two-seat cars that are designed for a sporty ride. Muscle cars are high-performance, have two doors and rear wheel drive, and they tend to be made in America. Muscle cars are usually much larger vehicles than roadsters and are usually the more practical of the two types of vehicles. Today, […]

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2014 SUVs

Sport utility vehicles are some of the most popular vehicles on the road. The main reason for this is their versatility. SUVs can pull trailers, transport several passengers or a lot of cargo, and drive off road as well as on, all for an affordable price. Many families prefer SUVs, especially because they can handle […]

Car Washing 101

Washing Your Car   Many people overlook the importance of washing their vehicle. They forget that the dirt and minerals that your car is exposed to every day could eventually cause rust and other types of damage. Washing your car is an important part of car ownership and should not be overlooked. Here are the […]

Driving With Pets

Driving with Pets A lot of people drive with their pets, whether it’s their German Shepherd in the trunk of the station wagon or a Collie riding shotgun, head out the window. While having a pet in your vehicle is often unavoidable, it can sometimes be dangerous to both the pet and the driver. No […]

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2014 Full-Size Sedans

This year’s new models of full-sized sedans have everything you could ask for in a bigger vehicle—including power, speed, and room—without sacrificing much in the way of fuel efficiency. Here is a list of several of our favorites to look for in 2014. We’ll show you the specific upgrades from last year’s models to this […]

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2014 Crash Test Ratings Are Out

With every new year, a new lineup of vehicles hits the streets. We “car people” love finding out about the new features and specifications that come with each new car model. We wait in anticipation as more and more information is released about each brand new vehicle. In addition to redesigns of interiors, new onboard […]

Best Third Row Vehicles

Choosing a Third-Row Vehicle We’re entering a world where third-row vehicles are becoming more and more practical. Whether you’ve got a bundle of little ones, are a travel enthusiast, or enjoy weekend camping trips, there is a lot of value in owning and operating a third-row vehicle. But, in today’s industry, there are a number […]

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado

The Chevrolet Silverado has been one of the top choices for pickup truck buyers for decades. A descendent of the old Chevy C/K pickup trucks, the new Chevy carries on the tradition of high quality with its 2014 Silverado 1500. Much of the truck has been redesigned in order to make a modern high quality […]

2014 Acura MDX

Acura has redesigned their MDX to provide drivers with an even better version of their luxury crossover. In an effort to appeal to an even wider audience, Acura has taken the time to redesign and amp up most of the vehicle. Here are a few of the changes to the MDX.     Engine Acura […]

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2014 Corvette Stingray

Redesigned for 2014, the Corvette Stingray is a car that everyone is talking about. One of the new features of the new Corvette Stingray are the exterior lights on the vehicle. Not only are they a new shape, but they are also updated with the newest automotive technology. Indy Auto Blog recently interviewed Roger Schaefer, […]

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2014 Compact Cars

Whether you’re trying to fit more comfortably in a large city or you’re simply trying to save more on fuel, consider the line-up of compact cars for 2014. There’s some impressive options that showcase the creativity car companies are using to make parking easier and fuel-use more efficient. Plus, these cars look fantastic. Chevrolet Spark […]

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Luxury SUVs Under $20,000

Luxury SUVs Under $20,000   A luxury SUV sounds like an expensive vehicle. While you can easily spend upwards of $60,000 for a luxury vehicle, you may be surprised to find out that there are several luxury SUVs that are very affordable, including several that can be yours for less than $20,000.   2005 Hummer […]

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Crossover vs. SUV

  Crossover vs. SUV   Finding the right vehicle for your needs can be a tough thing to do, especially with the many models and options out there. It used to be that car buyers had only a few choices, but now some vehicles no longer fit into specific categories. If you need something bigger […]

Indianapolis GM Named To 40 Under 40 List

The General Manager of Hubler Chevrolet in Indianapolis, IN was named this week to the prestigious Automotive News 40 Under 40 list.  This list seeks out the top decision makers, game changers, and visionaries in the automotive industry, and Brooke is definitely a player keep an eye on. While she occasionally contributes here at the […]

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What to Expect in a Car under $10,000

When you purchase a vehicle under $10,000, you’re probably buying a used vehicle that has more than a few miles on it. This means that your new-to-you vehicle may need some specific attention. Although it usually depends on the age of the car and how many miles the previous owner put on the vehicle, any […]

Weekend Getaways Around Indianapolis

- Guest contributor Brooke Hubler is the General Manager of Hubler Chevrolet in Indianapolis, Indiana.  As the third generation of the Hubler Automotive family, Brooke brings a lifetime of experience and a well-rounded education from Sarah Lawrence College to her dealership.  She helped launch the group’s online presence with DriveHubler.com and continues to bring innovation to the 10 location Hubler Automotive Group. […]

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How to Apply For An Auto Loan

Hubler Auto How to Apply For An Auto Loan   Cars are expensive machines, and let’s face it: unless you’ve been saving pretty seriously since your first high school job, most of us don’t pay cash for our vehicles. That means that we have to take out loans from a bank to be able to […]

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Choosing The Right Tires

    Tires are an important part of your vehicle. Your vehicle’s tires are the only things that touch the road. They help you to brake, accelerate, and turn while traveling. There are many tire options out there designed for every type of vehicle, and deciding which tires are right for you can be a […]

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Look Twice, Save a Life: Motorcycles Are Everywhere

    With warm weather comes the rumble of v-twin engines and two wheels. The high price of gas also contributes to more people buying and riding motorcycles. Car drivers need to be ready to watch for motorcycles as more and more riders get their bikes onto the road.  Here are a few tips that […]

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The New 2014 GMC Sierra 1500

    The 2014 GMC Sierra has several new features while maintaining a feel similar to that of the dependable trucks that GMC has been putting out for decades. This year’s model is a descendant of the old 1960’s Wideside or Fenderside GMC pickup trucks, which were based on the Chevrolet C/K pickup trucks. While […]

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Manufacturer versus Aftermarket Parts

    Whenever you have to make repairs to your vehicle, you have to decide whether to buy aftermarket parts or buy original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts. OEM parts often cost more money but are usually backed by some type of warranty. Aftermarket parts are often cheaper and in some cases improve performance but they […]

What Does ASE Certified Mean

What Does ASE Certified Mean? Most automotive service and repair shops want their employees to be certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The ASE is a non-profit institute, created in 1972, that works to improve the quality of work that mechanics and service technicians do. Nationwide, there are well over 350,000 […]

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What’s The Difference Between Powertrain and Drivetrain?

    Sometimes, car commercials and other ads throw around all kinds of jargon. Some of it you know, some of it you may not. So, let’s talk about the difference between powertrain and drivetrain, words you may encounter if you’re looking for a new car. The powertrain in a vehicle is composed of everything […]

Difference Between Gasoline Grades

Difference Between Gasoline Grades  When you pull up to the gas station in the United States, you typically see three different choices. In many regions of the United States, excluding parts of the mountainous western United States, regular gas has an octane rating of 87, midgrade gas has an octane rating of 89, and premium […]

How Does Down Payment Affect Monthly Payment?

When buying a vehicle, it is important to consider your overall price. In addition to the overall price of the vehicle, you need decide the amount of money that you can afford to put down and how much you want to pay per month. All three factors are important in determing how much the vehicle […]

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Family Day Trips in Indy

    Recently, I discussed some fun weekend getaways from families. This week, I’m sticking to the same theme. Summer is all about making memories that will last. This summer, we should all do whatever we can to make our family time something to be remembered. Even small trips are worthwhile, especially when you live […]

Racetracks around Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home to the Indy 500, has been an icon of motorsports excellence since 1909. Although the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is by far the most famous racetrack in Indianapolis, there are several other quality racetracks in the area.   Track of Champions The Track of Champions at the Indiana State Fairgrounds is […]

What in a CARFAX Report Affects Vehicle Value?

CARFAX gives vehicle buyers detailed reports of what a vehicle has been through. It details everything from how many accidents the car has been in, to how many different people have owned the vehicle, and even the service records of the vehicle. CARFAX is designed to protect the consumer from buying a vehicle that has […]

Ford Alternative Fuel Solutions

When it comes to climate change, Ford is offering solutions that can help customers improve their carbon footprint and their bottom line. It starts with creating a no-compromise range of efficient, alternative fuel vehicles. From electric cars, to hybrids, to natural gas-powered commercial trucks, Ford is committed to delivering the right vehicle for the right […]

How Road Construction Can Affect Your Community

Keeping the roads fit for travel is essential in our society. That means that you will probably come in contact with road construction at some point. It doesn’t matter if you are in a car, walking on the sidewalk, or even a storefront business owner: road construction affects everyone in the community in both positive […]

Defensive Driving on Rural Roads

Indiana has some great cities, but there’s a lot more rural farmland and county roads than there are highways linking everything together. Those country roads may not always be in the best shape, and different weather can make driving on them much more difficult than you may experience on a highway. Plus, the deeper into […]

To Rust-Proof, or Not to Rust-Proof?

Rust on a vehicle is never a good thing. Rust occurs when iron, which is in steel, and oxygen mix with moisture. Rust will eventually disintegrate metal and has the potential to destroy your vehicle. To help keep rust at bay, some car owners choose to rust-proof their vehicles.   What is Rust-Proofing? There are […]

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Looking at the Ford Atlas Concept

There’s nothing more exciting than a new car in the making. When a manufacturer announces a new model is in the works, you may head online to find out more. Rumors start swirling. You keep clicking around, hoping for more information. This could be the perfect car for you! And ever since Ford announced the […]

Ford Atlas Concept Interview with Marc Lapine

Something stole a bit of the thunder from the 2014 Corvette Stingray at the Detroit Auto Show, and that something was an 88 inch wide Ford truck descending from the ceiling. The Ford Atlas Concept is just that, a concept, not meant for production.  But really it’s many concepts.  Ford asked consumers what they wanted […]

Which Onboard Computer is Right For You?

Computers have become ubiquitous, so it’s no surprise that they’ve entered our cars.  They actually made their first appearance long ago for maintenance and diagnostic systems, but now, they’re available to the driver and passengers. There’s no web-surfing to be had (yet), though GM is taking the lead in this arena, in-car computers can provide […]

What’s New with the Ford F-150?

The F-150 is a truck with a legacy. It’s one of the best selling vehicles in the Ford lineup, and the best selling truck in the world for 36 consecutive years. So when Ford decides they’re going to revamp it, you know it’s for good reason. There are some great things in store for the […]

Trading Your Car: At The Dealership

You’ve always got options when you’re trying to get money for your car. You could sell it yourself, which might require a little more work than you’re really looking for, or you could drive it onto the dealership lot and trade it in toward a new purchase. But trading in your car is a process, […]

What’s New With Nissan?

This is always an exciting time for the auto industry, and most manufacturers start unveiling their next line of vehicles during the spring. As companies begin to show off their new line-ups, car enthusiasts—like us—sit back and enjoy the show. This year, we see a lot of things happening, but some of the coolest vehicles […]

Is OnStar Worth It?

Budgets are tight these days, and many people are asking themselves whether the luxuries they still pay for are worth it. Many people are cutting their cable package or eating out less often. One area that you might want to consider is your subscription-based onboard navigation system. People got around just fine with paper maps […]

Why Are Air Filters SO Expensive?

There are quite a number of moving parts in your car’s engine. And looking under the hood can leave any layperson confused. For this reason, many people take their cars into a garage to for basic maintenance. There is nothing wrong with that, by any means, but there is at least one thing you can […]

Why Indianapolis Loves the Indy 500

Why Indianapolis Loves the Indy 500 The Indy 500 made its racing debut in 1911 and has long since been a major point of pride and anticipation for Indianapolis and racing fans around the country. As the world’s greatest single day sporting event, the Indy 500 draws a huge crowd of visitors to Indianapolis each […]

Keeping the Indy Speedway Up to Snuff

Every year in May, the rubber meets the road: The Indianapolis 500 takes place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Of course, the rubber meets the road a lot of other times throughout the year as well, with other races (like NASCAR’S Brickyard 400) and a number of events that are held every year on the […]

Why Should I Lease?

The moment you drive your new car off of the lot, it loses a lot of value. You spend more money on your car in maintenance, and those costs can mount over the years. Why should you have to deal with a depreciating asset? Why put money toward it for years? If you’ve wondered about […]

Indy 500 Activities This Week

- Guest contributor Brooke Hubler is the General Manager of Hubler Chevrolet in Indianapolis, Indiana.  As the third generation of the Hubler Automotive family, Brooke brings a lifetime of experience and a well-rounded education from Sarah Lawrence College to her dealership.  She helped launch the group’s online presence with DriveHubler.com and continues to bring innovation to the 10 location Hubler Automotive Group. […]

Memorial Day in Indianapolis

May is an exciting month in Indianapolis.  The Pacers are having a great run in the playoffs, and the Indy 500 and Memorial Day are right around the corner. As Memorial Day draws closer, most of us anticipate a day off to spend with family, or we may look forward to cultural events hosted by […]

Should I Upgrade My Car’s Sound System

We’ve all heard that familiar buzz or a blown speaker. This is a sound so torturous that it makes listening to the pleasantest of music practically unbearable. Obviously, when your car stereo gets to this point it’s probably time to get it replaced. Some people are fine with the factory model stereo and just don’t […]

Bradley Hubler Chevrolet Grand Re-Opening

BRADLEY HUBLER CHEVROLET CELEBRATES GRAND RE-OPENING, 30 YEARS IN FRANKLIN ON JUNE 1, 2013 One of Franklin’s biggest employers is celebrating 30 years in business in 2013.  That business also underwent a major renovation that turned a dated façade and structure into a state-of-the-art facility.  Bradley Hubler Chevrolet on US 31 has endured the ups […]

The 2013 Indy Car

The world of racing is always changing, and those changes often make IndyCar racing more exciting. The 2012 racing seasons brought the new ICONIC plan (Innovative, Open-wheel, New, Industry-relevant, Cost-effective) to IndyCar that will continue to make changes to the cars over the years. For now, though, many of the changes have been focused on […]

May at the Speedway

I don’t know about you but when the leaves come out on the trees here in Central Indiana I don’t think about summer’s near arrival; I think about spending some time out at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Friday May 10th was the opening of the IMS and it all started with a classic car driving […]

The Best Hybrid Cars

The way technology moves is astounding. Advancements are made in all sorts of technologies every day, and that includes cars. Automakers are continually trying to make their cars better, and one of the most highly sought after qualities of a car is its gas mileage. As fuel costs continue to rise and fluctuate, hybrids have […]

Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?

It’s like nails scraping across a chalkboard. You’re out for a drive on a nice day with your windows down, and a car pulls up next to you at a stoplight with brakes squealing their awful squeaks. Squeaky brakes are a fairly common occurrence in cars, but they’re still annoying. Not only that, they may […]

Researching Your Trade-In

Buying a new car (or a new-to-you car) is both exciting and nerve-racking. The prospect of having a new car that you enjoy is great, but there are so many what-ifs that can make the process less than enjoyable. One of those what-ifs is getting an idea of what your trade-in might be worth. Your […]

Launch: The Pagentry of the Auto Industry

It used to be that your local dealership was full of surprises. You might drive past a lot and have something subtly catch the corner of your eye only to find out it’s a new car model. Intrigued, you would go home and do some research or stop into the dealership to learn more. These […]

Baby Proofing Your Vehicle

- Guest contributor Brooke Hubler is the General Manager of Hubler Chevrolet in Indianapolis, Indiana.  As the third generation of the Hubler Automotive family, Brooke brings a lifetime of experience and a well-rounded education from Sarah Lawrence College to her dealership.  She helped launch the group’s online presence with DriveHubler.com and continues to bring innovation to the 10 […]

Minivan VS Crossover – Which is right for you?

The minivan and the crossover: both vehicles that are designed to help you carry around a large number of people and, if you need to, baggage, sports equipment, and other things like that as well. But what’s the difference between the two, and why would you choose one over another? First, let’s define each vehicle […]

Increase your MPGs

If gas prices were a rollercoaster, it would be a big draw: full of ups, downs, twists, turns, and unexpected loops. Unfortunately, gas prices aren’t a rollercoaster, so all of those ups and downs affect your bank account more than most of us want. The simple solution to getting more bang for your buck at […]

Taking A Test Drive

You’ve been planning this for a long time—or maybe this is a sudden necessity—and you’re getting ready to buy a new car. As you wander through parking lots, perusing possible candidates, you stop at a car that has that certain pop to you. Or you find the car you’ve been endlessly researching. You like the […]

GM Takes the Lead on In-Vehicle Wi-Fi

It seems like we have access to the Internet virtually everywhere, except the one place that we spend most of our time outside of work and our homes. So, why shouldn’t we have access to the Internet in our cars? It seems logical that we should be able to listen to our favorite Internet radio […]

Top Five Scenic Drives in and Around Indy

Basketball, the Indianapolis 500, and football are a few things that come to mind when thinking about Indianapolis. But there’s so much more to the city and its surrounding areas than that. People often overlook or forget about the natural beauty that can be found all over town. With the weather warming up, you’re probably […]

Synthetic VS Conventional Oil

Many car owners are stuck in the middle of the debate revolving around synthetic motor oil and conventional motor oil. One might think that because synthetic oil is called “synthetic” that, even though it’s manufactured, it is engineered to have the same properties as standard or traditional motor oil. This is not the case. Each […]

Financing Options

Buying a car isn’t a purchase most people take lightly. A vehicle is expensive, and it can affect your finances over many years. You may not realize the number of options you have when it comes to buying a vehicle. Rather than simply taking out a loan, buying a car, and making a car payment […]

2014 Acura RLX: Raising the Bar

The 2014 Acura RLX is here, and it is SO nice. What are the things you research when you’re thinking about purchasing a new car? You probably have safety, fuel efficiency, and reliability on the brain; of course you want a dependable vehicle. You may even search for a car that offers you small luxury […]

Baby On Board: Keeping Your Car Safe

- Guest contributor Brooke Hubler is the General Manager of Hubler Chevrolet in Indianapolis, Indiana.  As the third generation of the Hubler Automotive family, Brooke brings a lifetime of experience and a well-rounded education from Sarah Lawrence College to her dealership.  She helped launch the group’s online presence with DriveHubler.com and continues to bring innovation to the 10 […]

Taking Your Car Out of Storage for Spring

Your hotrod, or your antique car, is perhaps your most favored possession. During the winter months, you keep it bundled away in the garage with a nice car tarp covering it. You would be crazy to drive it through the snow and slush and harsh salt that cover roads during the winter. But now, as […]

What is dexos™?

There aren’t many things more essential than motor oil. Over time, different companies have developed oils for high-performance cars and other specific purposes. And now GM has put out a new kind of motor oil designed specifically for your GM motor. This motor oil will revolutionize the way your car runs. What makes dexos™ the […]

Researching Your Next New Car

Shopping Is Researching When you’re ready to buy a new car, the prospect may be so daunting that you don’t even know where to begin. There are so many makes, models, trim packages, and other options to consider that buying a car can get overwhelming really quickly. But it’s always a good idea to know […]

The Ins and Out of the 2014 Camaro

Chevrolet’s 2014 Camaro Chevrolet’s Camaro has been catching the eyes of many generations since it hit the streets in 1966, due to its sporty look, head turning rumble and performance driven engineering. Now, almost 50 years later, Chevrolet is releasing its 2014 model of the Camaro. While the new model will remain similar to the […]

Finding the Right Car for Your Kids

- Guest contributor Brooke Hubler is the General Manager of Hubler Chevrolet in Indianapolis, Indiana.  As the third generation of the Hubler Automotive family, Brooke brings a lifetime of experience and a well-rounded education from Sarah Lawrence College to her dealership.  She helped launch the group’s online presence and continues to bring innovation to the 10 location Hubler […]

Accessories: Taking Your Dollar Further

People love to accessorize their cars. It helps make the cars unique, and they make the owner feel like the car is truly theirs. But they don’t just accessorize with practical things like roof racks, cargo nets, or fog lights. They also upgrade wheels, body kits, add HD or satellite radio, and even performance enhancing […]

How Often Should I Change My Oil?

Some facts are only facts for so long. As technology advances, certain ideas and ways of thinking about how we use technology become obsolete. There aren’t many people still spinning the dial of a rotary phone to place a call, but there are still plenty of people changing their oil every 3,000 miles, just because […]

Negotiating for a Car, Part 1

Negotiating for a Car, Part 1 A car price is not set in stone. Yes, there is a price attached to every vehicle, but that price isn’t a frozen figure. When you’re planning to purchase a car, consider the price of the vehicle, what you think it’s worth, and what you’re willing to pay. Often, […]

Kelley Blue Book Awards Mazda with Lowest Cost of Ownership

When you’re shopping for a new car, it’s easy to get distracted by the initial price tag. But cars cost more than just the upfront expense. Maintenance will cost more on some makes and models, and so will the parts needed for maintenance. Insurance on sports cars, for example, will almost always cost more than […]

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New vs. Used: Which Is Right for You?

New vs. Used: Which Is Right for You?   Unless you’re incredibly decisive, walking onto a car lot can be intimidating. So many makes, models, colors, styles, and other things to consider make for a difficult decision. There’s another option that many don’t even consider, though. It’s like their minds are made up before they […]

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Taking Your Car From Winter To Spring

Taking Your Car from Winter to Spring As the seasons change, so does the type of maintenance you need for your car. Flipping from winter to spring means doing some routine preparations to make sure your car is ready to go. The winter is often hard on any vehicle and gearing up for the shift […]

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Useful Gadgets For Your Vehicle

These days, we rely on new apps and gadgets to make life a little easier. When it comes to our vehicles, it isn’t any different. There are so many gadgets and tools floating about today that make driving your car not only easier, but safer as well. Of course, the gadget that some people use […]

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Chevy Is First to Offer In-Car 4G LTE Wi-Fi

Seems Wi-Fi is everywhere these days, from coffeehouses to entire cities. Chevy now brings 4G LTE Wi-Fi to its cars, trucks, and crossovers, meaning you don’t have to worry about using up data on your phone plan while you’re trekking across town or across the country. How Can I Get Wi-Fi in My Chevy Vehicle? […]