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Weak economy to blame for risky car repair delays

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As the nation inches toward economic recovery and struggles to revive an ailing job market, many families find themselves cutting corners in order to make ends meet. This trend applies to everything from grocery bills to vacation spending – and unfortunately, routine auto repairs are no exception. But as ABC News reported last month, while some personal budget cuts are entirely justified, others – like postponing auto maintenance — can result not only in bigger long-term bills, but in serious safety hazards as well.

Salvage-title vehicles: an affordable alternative or a dangerous scam?

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These days, most of us are looking for ways to save cash; and when it comes to used cars, a 5%-below-market price sticker spells music to budget-conscious ears. Many salvage-title cars carry such a discount, and eager shoppers often find themselves seduced by the prospect of scoring a quality model at a bargain price. But according to Fox Business News, Consumer Reports estimates most salvage-title vehicles to be worth a mere 50% of their Blue Book value – and that’s the best-case scenario.

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