Michael Collado

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Michael Collado is a car buying expert and has been a professional automotive writer since 2009.  He's written about dealership sales, vehicle reviews and comparisons, and service and maintenance for over 100 national automotive dealerships.  Previously, Collado was a copywriter at the ad agency TBWA/Chiat/Day where he worked on brand campaigns for Nissan, ABC Television, Sony PlayStation, and Energizer. His recognition in the ad industry includes awards from Communication Arts and The Clios.

Collado has a Bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida, with a major in Psychology and a minor in Marketing.

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Illinois Vehicle Sales Tax & Fees

Illinois Car Sales Tax

It’s exciting to buy a new (or new for you) car, but it’s also far from cheap. Things like sales tax and other fees are often forgotten about in the excitement of making a new car purchase. But in Illinois, you’ll need to be prepared to spend additional money on these extra costs. Here’s what…

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Utah Vehicle Sales Tax & Fees

Utah Car Sales Tax

It’s exciting to buy a new (or new for you) car, but it’s also far from cheap. Things like sales tax and other fees are often forgotten about in the excitement of making a new car purchase. But in Utah, you’ll need to be prepared to spend additional money on these extra costs. Here’s what…

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What Are the Best 1 Ton Trucks?

Best One Ton Trucks

If you're in the market for a one-ton truck then that means you're looking for maximum towing and hauling power, without making any compromises. One-ton trucks are the most capable out of the different classes of trucks. We've compared all the one-ton trucks and looked at their towing, payload, value, and…

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What Are the Best 3/4 Ton Trucks?

Best Three Quarter Ton Trucks

If you're looking for a truck that is going to give you more towing power and payload capability than a half-ton truck, then you will want to consider a three-quarter-ton truck. Three-quarter-ton trucks sit in the middle in terms of truck sizes, so it's a balance of performance and cost when choosing the…

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Iowa Vehicle Sales Tax & Fees

Iowa Car Sales Tax

It’s exciting to buy a new (or new for you) car, but it’s also far from cheap. Things like sales tax and other fees are often forgotten about in the excitement of making a new car purchase. But in Iowa, you’ll need to be prepared to spend additional money on these extra costs. Here’s what…

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Indiana Vehicle Sales Tax & Fees

Indiana Car Sales Tax

It’s exciting to buy a new (or new for you) car, but it’s also far from cheap. Things like sales tax and other fees are often forgotten about in the excitement of making a new car purchase. But in Indiana, you’ll need to be prepared to spend additional money on these extra costs. Here’s what…

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Vermont Vehicle Sales Tax & Fees

Vermont Sales Tax

It’s exciting to buy a new (or new for you) car, but it’s also far from cheap. Things like sales tax and other fees are often forgotten about in the excitement of making a new car purchase. But in Vermont, you’ll need to be prepared to spend additional money on these extra costs. Here’s what…

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Mississippi Vehicle Sales Tax & Fees

Mississippi Car Sales Tax

It’s exciting to buy a new (or new for you) car, but it’s also far from cheap. Things like sales tax and other fees are often forgotten about in the excitement of making a new car purchase. But in Mississippi, you’ll need to be prepared to spend additional money on these extra costs. Here’s what…

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What Are the Best 1/2 Ton Trucks?

Best Half Ton Trucks

Half-ton trucks are one of the smallest size trucks available, but that doesn't mean they can't get the job done. We've compared all the half-ton trucks and looked at their towing, payload, value, and reliability to select our top picks. Here’s a look at some of the best choices when it comes to ½ ton…

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Dump Trucks: Everything You Need to Know

Dump Trucks Everything You Need to Know

With so many different types of those big yellow trucks, how do you pick the right one? Dump trucks are one of the most effective ways of moving and disposing of items via a moving vehicle. If you wanted to know about all the types of dump trucks that are available, then we're ready to…

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