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Do Start-Stop Systems Really Work?

A vehicle that is equipped with a start-top system shuts down its engine when it isn’t moving, at which time the battery will power the electronics. The technology is also called “idle stop.” Much like an electric car doesn’t use battery power to move itself when it’s idle, a start-stop-enabled car doesn’t use gas as it sits at a stop light. The technology was most common in hybrid vehicles until recently. But how much fuel can you save with this technology? Are there any downsides to it?

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Leasing is attractively customizable and convenient, overall. It’s a convenient financing option for every driver. That’s not to say that it doesn’t have any downsides, though. Fees, deadlines and complex financing are a few things that can cause anxiety. The good news is that there are ways to avoid the headaches. Take a few minutes to read this article and save yourself some time and money.

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Consider this. When you buy a house, you have a mortgage. You get pre-approved at a few banks and then you make an offer when you find the house you want. The financial math is complicated but the process is fairly straightforward, not usually involving numerous factors to think about at one time.

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Be careful! The last thing you want to do is make it to the end of your negotiations with a salesperson and end up finding out the deal isn’t as good as you thought. Or, worse yet, you actually sign a contract without understanding the terms. There’s a lot of information to take in when you’re looking for a vehicle. Sometimes shoppers miss the details. Sometimes the details aren’t prominently shown. Look out for the following phrases, which are often in the small print. Also, make sure the numbers add up before you sign anything.

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