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The Straight Shift, #23: What Does the Color of Your Car Say About You?

10/15/2018
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In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks with special guest and color psychology expert, Stacey Cohen, of Anderson-Cohen Designs about what the color of your car says about your personality.

Duration:00:42:50

The Straight Shift, #22: How to Keep Your Car Organized with Special Guest, The Clutter Consultant

9/28/2018
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In this episode of The Straight Shift, The Car Chick talks with special guest, Lianne Hofer, The Clutter Consultant about how to keep your car organized, clean and clutter-free! Whether you have kids, you are in sales and live in your car, or you are going on a road trip, these tips will keep your car from becoming the automotive equivilent of the "junk drawer". Learn more about guest Lianne Hofer at www.TheClutterConsultant.com

Duration:00:38:35

The Straight Shift, #21: Hurricanes and How to Avoid Buying a Flood Car

9/18/2018
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In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks about the affect of storms like Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma on the used car market. She also gives her top tips for how to avoid buying a flood car. National Motor Vehicle Title Information System database = www.VehicleHistory.gov The Car Chick's Hurricane Impact Video = https://youtu.be/9NVxZUi_PVI

Duration:00:30:45

The Straight Shift, #20: The Worst Used Cars in America

8/31/2018
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In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks about the absolute WORST used cars on the US market that you should avoid like the plague and NEVER buy!

Duration:00:36:48

The Straight Shift, #19: The Truth About Gasoline

8/16/2018
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In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick explains what is meant by the octane number of gasoline and why it's critical to use the right type of gas in your vehicle. Does using Premium gas give more power or better gas mileage? Is it "better" for your car? The Car Chick dispels many of the myths around gasoline to save you money. She also talks about the difference between regular gas and diesel and why it's disastrous to put diesel fuel in a gas engine and visa versa.

Duration:00:31:56

The Straight Shift #18: How to Keep Your Teen Driver Safe on the Road

7/30/2018
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In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks about how we can keep our teen drivers safe on the road. What are the best (and worst) cars to buy for your teenager? How can you set boundaries and monitor their driving behavior? How does your own driving behavior influence them? She also recommends sending your teen to an advanced driving school like the Teen Driving Solutions School (www.TeenDrivingSolutions.org), a non-profit dedicated to keeping teen drivers alive!

Duration:00:38:21

The Straight Shift, #17: The Best Time to Buy a Car

7/13/2018
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In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick dispels many of the myths around the best time to buy a car. When is the best time to buy a car? The truth is, there are many good times to buy a car throughout the year. And there are some really BAD times!

Duration:00:33:41

The Straight Shift, #16: What to Expect As Your Car Ages

6/29/2018
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In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks about what maintenance and repairs you should expect as your car ages, or if you are purchasing a used car. She also points out certain "bad habits" that you may have that are prematurely aging your car and costing you money.

Duration:00:33:32

The Straight Shift, #15: Road Rage

6/15/2018
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In this episode of The Straight Shift, The Car Chick gives you the Road Rage Test! How prone are you to experiencing road rage? Are your driving behaviors contributing to road rage in others? Learn the common causes of road rage along with great tips to avoid or reduce it so you stay safe and less stressed on the road.

Duration:00:39:04

The Straight Shift, #14: The Right Way to Detail Your Car

5/31/2018
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In this episode of The Straight Shift, The Car Chick talks with car detailing expert, Johnathon Stephens of Carolina's Finest Detailing, about the do's and don'ts of washing and detailing your car to protect the paint and your investment.

Duration:00:36:32

The Straight Shift, #13: Lemon Law for Cars

5/14/2018
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In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks with attorney, Steve Moskos of the Moskos Law Firm, about Lemon Law for cars, trucks, SUVs, minivans and other passenger vehicles. Steve brings over 30 years experience in automotive-related consumer law and litigation.

Duration:00:35:00

The Straight Shift, #12: How NOT to Buy Tires

4/30/2018
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In this episode of The Straight Shift, The Car Chick decodes all of those confusing letters and numbers associated with tires, and tells you what to look for, and what to avoid, when it's time to buy new rubber.

Duration:00:34:01

The Straight Shift, #11: Driver Aids Safety Technology

4/16/2018
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In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks about the different "driver aid" technologies that exist in cars today - what are they, how do they work, how can they FAIL, and why she doesn't like them.

Duration:00:31:14

The Straight Shift, #10: Self-Driving Car Kills Pedestrian

3/30/2018
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In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks about the recent tragic accident in which a self-driving Uber car killed a pedestrian. She talks about how self-driving car technology works (and doesn't work) and breaks down what investigators know so far about the tragic accident.

Duration:00:31:19

The Straight Shift, #09: How NOT to Buy a Used Car (Used Cars, Part 2)

3/15/2018
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In this episode of The Straight Shift, The Car Chick talks about the critical DOs and DO NOTs of buying a used car, including the most common mistakes that many used car shoppers make that can cost them thousands of dollars down the line.

Duration:00:30:08

The Straight Shift, #08: What is Your Trade Really Worth? (Used Cars, Part 1)

2/28/2018
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In this episode of The Straight Shift, The Car Chick talks about how much the car you are trading is really worth, and how to get the most money for it. This is Part 1 in a two part series on buying and selling used cars.

Duration:00:32:01

The Straight Shift, #07: When and Why to Change the Fluids in Your Car

2/15/2018
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In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks about the 6 main fluids in your car, why they are important and how often to change them to keep your car running smoothly and safely for 100,000 miles and more!

Duration:00:33:27

The Straight Shift, #06: Driving Tips from the Race Track

1/31/2018
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In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick shares 8 advanced driving tips that she has learned in over 25 years of racing that YOU can implement on the city streets and highways to become a better and safer driver.

Duration:00:30:32

The Straight Shift, #05: How to Pick the Perfect Car

1/13/2018
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In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick shares her 3 step process for how to pick the perfect vehicle based on YOUR unique lifestyle, budget and personality.

Duration:00:31:31

The Straight Shift, #04: New Years Resolutions for Your Car

12/31/2017
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In this episode of The Straight Shift, The Car Chick talks about 10 New Year's Resolutions that your CAR wishes you would make.

Duration:00:31:05