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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When Does My Car Warranty Start?

When Does My Car Warranty Start

When you purchase a new vehicle, you are likely to have a warranty that will be included in the purchase. Therefore, it is important to know the exact time that the warranty starts. We've read through the fine print, and have provided all the information that you need regarding the start date of a vehicle…

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How to Cancel Car Extended Warranty

Cancel Car Extended Warranty

Do you have an extended warranty that you would like to cancel? Chances are you don’t know where to get started. You may not even know if you can cancel your contract. Don’t worry! We've done all the research for you and even included some easy-to-use templates you can send to providers. Reasons for…

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What Can Void A Car Warranty? [Partial & Complete Voids]

What Can Void Car Warranty

After spending the extra costs associated with extended warranties, the last thing you want to see is the phrase "Claim Denied." It helps to be prepared, so we'll give you a rundown of the most common things that can partially or completely void your car warranty. In addition, we'll show you some tricks to…

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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 [+ Calculator]

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 [+ Calculator]

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 [+ Calculator]

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 [+ Calculator]

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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