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What Are Current Auto Loan Rates?

What Are Current Auto Loan Rates?

It has been all over the news, interest rates are going up. But what does that mean for car shoppers? Do you need to look ... read more »
What Is a VIN Number?

What Is a VIN Number?

If you go to register or insure a car, someone is bound to ask you for its VIN. Short for Vehicle Identification Number, the VIN ... read more »
Car History Report: Which One Is Right for You?

Car History Report: Which One Is Right for You?

You may think you’re ready to buy a used car, but have you checked its past? Getting a vehicle history report is a critical step ... read more »
Nitrogen in Tires: Do You Need It?

Nitrogen in Tires: Do You Need It?

You’ve seen signs outside of auto repair shops boasting that they fill tires with nitrogen rather than regular or compressed air. These businesses, and their ... read more »
Car Dealership

Should I Buy a Car With a Salvage Title?

You’ve found the perfect used car, and the price is well below what you expected to pay. It looks like a great deal until you ... read more »
2016 Kia Rio LX

Simplicity in Motion: Top 12 Cars for Technophobes

Today’s cars can be intimidating to some drivers, with complex controls vying for attention with everything going on outside the car. No doubt about it ... read more »
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Tesla Model S P90D

6 Sedans That Are Secretly Muscle Cars

There's nothing like driving a muscle car. As the rumble from a potent engine travels through the steering wheel to your hands, visceral reflexes ... read more »
celebrity cars you can afford

13 Celebrity Cars You Can Afford

Celebrities love spending money on cars. There's 18-year-old Kylie Jenner and her $320,000 Rolls-Royce Ghost. The month Charlie Sheen reportedly racked up an ... read more »
Online Drivers Ed: How Does It Work?

Online Drivers Ed: How Does It Work?

In an age when kids are both overscheduled and glued to their devices, on-demand drivers education is the next frontier. Rather than spending hours in ... read more »
Why Your Check Engine Light Comes On

Why Your Check Engine Light Comes On

You get into your vehicle ready to run some errands or head off to work. But, as you start it up, you glance down at ... read more »
Should You Lease a Used Car?

Should You Lease a Used Car?

The idea of leasing a used car may have never crossed your mind, but you can potentially get a low monthly payment on a gently ... read more »
Where Did All the Cheap Used Cars Go?

Where Did All the Cheap Used Cars Go?

By most accounts, the auto industry has rebounded pretty well from the Great Recession, which means that a lot of American consumers have bought new ... read more »
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Buying Cars Online: What You Should Know

Buying Cars Online: What You Should Know

Buying a car should be fun, but unless you love an adversarial bargaining process, the traditional way of car buying can be anything but a ... read more »
AWD vs. 4WD: What's the Difference?

AWD vs. 4WD: What's the Difference?

The automotive world is full of misinformation, old myths, and half-truths, and nowhere is that more apparent than in conversations about the drivetrain. Front-wheel drive ... read more »
How Does Turbo Work in a Car?

How Does Turbo Work in a Car?

If you’re unimpressed or underwhelmed by the level of horsepower your current engine delivers, you can give it a significant boost by installing a turbocharger ... read more »
What Is Apple CarPlay?

What Is Apple CarPlay?

Now that more vehicles are adopting Apple CarPlay, it is important to understand why it is available and exactly what it is. Apple CarPlay is ... read more »
What Is Android Auto?

What Is Android Auto?

Android Auto was designed by Google as a new safety feature for drivers. It allows you to use your compatible Android smartphone’s interface through the ... read more »
What Crash Test Ratings Really Say

What Crash Test Ratings Really Say

No matter how your car performs on the road or what its other capabilities are, its ultimate job comes down to safety: How does it ... read more »
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What Is a CVT Transmission?

What Is a CVT Transmission?

Your transmission’s job is to send a message from your car’s engine to its wheels, transferring power based on the gear ratio.  But one ... read more »
How to Sell Your Car to a Dealership

How to Sell Your Car to a Dealership

Selling your car to a dealership can be an intimidating experience. Compared to car dealerships, who buy and sell cars by the truckload, the average ... read more »
Get a Great Deal on These Slow-Selling Cars and SUVs

Get a Great Deal on These Slow-Selling Cars and SUVs

Just because a vehicle has engaging performance, a top-notch interior, and critical acclaim doesn't mean it's always going to be a top seller ... read more »
7 Affordable Used SUVs With Three Rows

7 Affordable Used SUVs With Three Rows

Whether you’re shuttling the kids and their friends to soccer practice or heading out on a weekend trip with a crowd, a three-row SUV can ... read more »
How Do They Come Up With Used Car Prices?

How Do They Come Up With Used Car Prices?

Pricing is one of the great mysteries of the used car world. How are they set? What’s the difference in the terms you hear – ... read more »
Which Used Jeep Should I Buy?

Which Used Jeep Should I Buy?

It’s difficult to believe Jeep was once a scrappy military vehicle. One look at #MyJeepStory, the social media campaign launched to celebrate the brand’s 75th ... read more »
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Your Guide to the Best Nissan Vehicles

Your Guide to the Best Nissan Vehicles

Nissan is a multinational car company based in Japan and is part of the Nissan-Renault Alliance. They sell a full line of cars in the ... read more »
2016 Acura TLX

Find the Best Luxury Car Deals This September

Luxury Car Deals for September As we settle back into our fall routines, it’s an excellent time to add some comfort to our daily drives ... read more »
What Happens When You Skip Oil Changes?

What Happens When You Skip Oil Changes?

Aside from fuel the most important fluid your vehicle needs is oil. This vital liquid plays a key part in keeping your engine running by ... read more »
When to Get New Tires

When to Get New Tires

The condition of tires – just four boring rubber containers full of air – can be an afterthought for many drivers. The basic ability for ... read more »
How Uber Works

How Uber Works

One evening in 2008, during a visit to Paris to attend a web conference, Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp were unable to hail a cab ... read more »
Which GM SUV is Right for You?

Which GM SUV is Right for You?

From GMC to Buick to Cadillac, General Motors offers crossovers and SUVs that run from utilitarian to budget-conscious to opulent. Though GM continues to offer ... read more »
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Oh Deer: Staying Safe When Love Is in the Air

Oh Deer: Staying Safe When Love Is in the Air

Fall means crisper weather, a new school year, and mating season for animals. Animals can suddenly appear on the road any time of year, but ... read more »
6 Hidden Lease Fees That Could Surprise You

6 Hidden Lease Fees That Could Surprise You

The number of leased vehicles on the road has doubled over the last five years. Assuming the trend continues, consumers can expect vehicle leasing to ... read more »
Don't Ignore That Recall Notice

Don't Ignore That Recall Notice

You open your mailbox and see it sitting there: a letter from the manufacturer stating that your vehicle has been recalled. Receiving a recall notice ... read more »
#ItCanWait: Teens Moved to Tears Over Distracted Driving Story

#ItCanWait: Teens Moved to Tears Over Distracted Driving Story

Distracted driving is dangerous – deadly, in some cases. But that doesn’t stop some young drivers from doing it. In a new video from the ... read more »
Leasing vs. Buying

Leasing vs. Buying

Should I buy or lease? Many consumers find themselves asking that question. Leasing a vehicle is a very different transaction than buying one. When you enter ... read more »
Subprime Auto Loans: Why You Should Avoid Them

Subprime Auto Loans: Why You Should Avoid Them

It has been said that the first step in getting yourself out of a hole is to stop digging it deeper. But there’s a segment ... read more »
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Is a Longer-Term Car Loan a Good Deal?

Is a Longer-Term Car Loan a Good Deal?

You’ve dreamed of buying that perfect SUV, and the dealer shows you a way to make your monthly payment affordable just by extending the length ... read more »
Flood-damaged cars

Avoiding Flood-Damaged Used Cars

Following recent historic Louisiana floods, and a year that has brought massive rainstorms to other parts of the country, buyers of used cars should be ... read more »
2017 Cadillac XT5

The Best SUV Lease Deals This August

SUVs have surpassed sedans as America’s favorite new vehicles. Manufacturers have responded with lease deals this August to get you into one of these versatile ... read more »
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

August's Best SUV Incentives

August is the time to start thinking about fall adventures and the inevitable carpool. Whether it’s a Nissan Murano to haul your back-to-school shopping home ... read more »
2016 Toyota Tacoma

Check Out August's Best Truck Offers

Some manufacturers have backed off on the incentives this August, but there are still some great lease, finance, and cash back deals to be found ... read more »
How to Get the Most Out of Your Child's Car Seat

How to Get the Most Out of Your Child's Car Seat

Using a child seat is the most important thing you can do to keep your kids safe in a car accident. Yet studies show that ... read more »
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Used Toyota Tacoma

Buying Guide: Used Toyota Tacoma

The Toyota Tacoma was introduced to the American market in 1995, replacing a truck simply called the Toyota Pickup. The third-generation Tacoma, which debuted for ... read more »
Children Hot Car Heat Stroke

21 Kids Have Died in Hot Cars This Year

As a sweltering “heat dome” continues to invade much of the east coast, organizations are sending reminders to stop leaving pets and people in cars ... read more »
2016 Chevrolet Trax

Top SUV Deals this July

Whether you’re spending your summer hauling the whole Peanuts gang (with Snoopy in back), thinking ahead to school carpooling, or leaving paved roads for some ... read more »
fordl f150 deals

Best 0% APR Car Deals This June

Over time, the finance charges you pay on your car loan can add up to several thousand dollars, which greatly increases the amount your car ... read more »
Lincoln MKX deals

The Top SUV Deals This June

Temperatures are heating up. It won't be long now before you're taking trips to the beach or hitting mountain trails to cool off ... read more »
Ford Taurus deals

10 Hot Cash Back New Car Deals in June

The best cash back new car deals save you thousands of dollars off the purchase price of your new vehicle. They are also a great ... read more »
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2016 Acura TLX

In the Lap of Luxury: Best Luxury Car Deals This June

Road tripping this summer, or looking to replace your buttoned-down company car? This June has some great deals on highly rated luxury cars, including several ... read more »
2016 Chevrolet Camaro

This June's Top Sports Car Deals

If you’re feeling the need for speed as summer approaches, you’ll appreciate the sports car finance and lease deals that manufacturers are offering this June ... read more »
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