By Catherine Powell
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There’s nothing like owning a new car. That new car smell, the cutting-edge technology, and the pride of ownership are things that are bound to get your pulse racing almost as fast as redlining the engine. And why not? With an average cost of $31,455 in 2018, buying a new car is as expensive as buying a house was to many of our parents. Of course, back before the turn of the century the most high-tech piece of hardware in most cars was a cd-player. Now vehicles come equipped from the factory with everything from satellite radio and GPS to touchscreens and backup cameras. With that kind of investment, you want to make sure that your pride and joy is protected from any foreseeable damage, as well as being able to replace your new car with a similar make and model should it get totaled.