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The Straight Shift, #34: The Truth About the Prius Tax

4/15/2019
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In this episode of The Straight Shift, The Car Chick talks about the "Prius Tax" - alternatives to the gas tax, including fees for registering hybrid and electric vehicle and mileage-based tax systems, that the US governments is considering (and in some cases has already implemented) to help pay for our crumbling road, highway and bridge infrastructure. These new tax and fee systems will charge you for every mile that you drive, even if you don't own a Prius.

Duration:00:39:45

The Straight Shift, #33: How to Avoid Yo Yo Scams

4/1/2019
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In this episode of The Straight Shift, The Car Chick talks with consumer rights attorney, Steve Moskos of Moskos Law Firm about Yo-Yo scams (Yo-Yo Transactions), also known as Spot Delivery Scams. Steve talks about how to avoid a yo yo scam and what to do if you have been a victim of a yo yo scam or spot delivery scam.

Duration:00:32:55

The Straight Shift, #32: How to Avoid Being Carjacked

3/15/2019
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In this episode of The Straight Shift, The Car Chick talks frankly about a recent and violent carjacking attempt. She gives eye-opening statistics about auto theft as well as practical advice on how to prevent your car from being stolen, and how to avoid being carjacked.

Duration:00:39:06

The Straight Shift #31: How to Buy a Cheap Used Car

3/1/2019
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In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks about the harsh reality and specific challenges of buying a cheap used car - that is, a used car under $5,000. Learn what to look for, where to look, what to avoid and how to find that diamond in the rough. Plus, learn how you can get The Car Chick's Pre-Purchase Inspection Checklist FREE! Also check out The Car Chick's video about how to inspect a used car at www.CarChick-TV.com. While you are there, be sure to subscribe to the...

Duration:00:36:17

The Straight Shift, #30: Why Women Pay More For Cars Than Men

2/14/2019
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Did you know that women pay, on average, $1,000 more for the same car than men? In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks with social science expert and co-author of the book, "Women Don't Ask", about why women are often uncomfortable with negotiating, the high cost of avoiding negotiation, and how we can learn to be more effective negotiators for ourselves, both when buying cars and in other areas of our lives and businesses. Check out Sara's books: "Women Don't Ask:...

Duration:00:33:36

The Straight Shift, #29: Car Awards Don't Mean Squat

1/30/2019
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In this episode of The Straight Shift, The Car Chick talks about all of the hype and pure BS in many car commercials, including the truth about those prestigious car awards the manufacturers brag about.

Duration:00:32:34

The Straight Shift, #28: The Do's and Don't's of Leasing a Car

1/15/2019
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In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks about the do's and don't's of leasing. What is leasing? How does it work? Is leasing a good idea or a bad idea? What are the benefits to leasing? What are the risks? What cars are good to lease? What types of people are good lease candidates? What can you do if you are over your miles on a lease?

Duration:00:37:03

The Straight Shift, #27: 5 Highly Anticipated New Vehicles for 2019

12/29/2018
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In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks about some of the most anticipated new and redesigned vehicles for 2019, including the Audi A6, Mercedes A-class, Toyota RAV4, Lexus UX and Kia Telluride.

Duration:00:40:16

The Straight Shift, #26: Are Extended Warranties and Other "Extras" Worth the Money?

12/15/2018
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In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks about whether or not you should buy an extended warranty, gap insurance, pre-paid maintenance plans or any of the other stuff the dealer tries to sell you in the finance office. Are they worth the cost or are you just wasting money?

Duration:00:35:41

The Straight Shift, #25: Why Today's Cars Won't Last

11/29/2018
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In this episode of The Straight Shift, The Car Chick talks about reliability and why the cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans made today probably won't last as long as vehicles made just a few years ago.

Duration:00:34:48

The Straight Shift, #24: Those Pesky Dashboard Warning Lights

11/14/2018
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In this episode of "The Straight Shift", The Car Chick talks about those pesky warning lights that appear on your vehicle's dashboard. What do they mean? How critical are they? What should you do when they appear? Is your car safe to drive? Listen to The Straight Shift to find out!

Duration:00:31:36

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