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Car Terms

Gap insurance pays for the difference between the value of a car at the time it's totaled or stolen and the balance of its loan or lease.
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A federal surcharge added to the sales or lease of cars in the U.S. that have poor fuel economy ratings.
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A drag car with a tubular front axle that runs on gasoline rather than methanol or nitromethane.
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The maximum allowable weight of a fully loaded vehicle, including the weight of the vehicle, options, passengers, cargo and fluids.
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The maximum loaded weight of your vehicle (or trailer), as determined by the manufacturer.
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