Joe Campanella, CARCHEX

Joe Campanella, CARCHEX

Stories by Joe Campanella, CARCHEX

Top 10 Things to Look for in a Used Car Inspection

May 28, 2014

Buying a used car can be a little daunting. You want to know you’re getting a safe, well-maintained car for a good price. Unfortunately, there are those unscrupulous folks out there who might try to pull one over on you by covering up a car’s not-so-shiny past. The most important thing is to have a […]

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5 Common Causes of Car Accidents – and How to Avoid Them

Feb 5, 2014

Automobile accidents happen every day. To help avoid being involved in one, it is important to understand some common causes of accidents and strategies to avoid them. Below is a list of five common causes of car accidents and some tips that every driver can follow to help avoid them. Rear-Enders Rear-ending results when one […]

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12 Must-See Holiday Sights Across the U.S.

Nov 25, 2013

Spending the holidays on the road? We’ve got you covered with must-see holiday sights across the U.S. Get an idea of how cities around the country are celebrating the holidays, or take a holiday road trip and hit them all! New York City It’s not Christmas until the tree is lit at Rockefeller Center. The famous […]

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How to Steer Clear of Auto Warranty Scams

Oct 30, 2013

Some drivers choose to purchase a vehicle service contract in order to protect themselves from the cost of unexpected auto repairs. A vehicle service contract, often referred to as an extended warranty, is an agreement between the car owner and the warranty company, obligating the warranty company to pay for repairs covered by the contract for […]

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Slow Down to Help Save Money

May 28, 2013

With gasoline prices climbing higher as we head into the summer driving season, drivers are looking for ways to save money at the pump. Both energy and auto experts agree on a key piece of simple advice for motorists looking to save money: Slow down. Simple solutions such as watching your speed combined with regular […]

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Weekend in Baltimore: O’s Game, Inner Harbor on the Agenda

May 10, 2013

If you’re an out-of-towner or just a tourist in your own hometown, spring is the perfect time to spend the weekend motoring around downtown Baltimore. According to tourism organization Visit Baltimore, more than 80 percent of visitors come to the city for leisure. With major league baseball in full swing, a rich seaport history, and the cultural attractions […]

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Fluids: The Lifeblood of Your Ride

Mar 6, 2013

Your vehicle has a lot of different fluids running through it to keep it working properly. Keeping an eye on these vital fluids and maintaining them at healthy levels will increase driving performance and help to reduce maintenance costs. While many car repairs require a skilled professional, maintaining the levels of essential car fluids is […]

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5 Tips to Help Keep Your Car on the Road for 10 Years

Dec 6, 2012

What keeps any car going is preventive maintenance. Just like your yearly physical at the doctor’s office keeps you in shape, regular  preventive car care can help you get more miles out of your vehicle. Car manufacturers provide recommendations on when to complete maintenance tasks. For instance, most experts recommend checking battery fluid levels four times […]

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