When you buy a vehicle online, you start out by browsing various dealers’ websites and comparing prices on the models you’re interested in. This puts you at an advantage as a buyer because you can use the price at one dealership to get a lower price from another. It gives you extra bargaining power. But buying used cars online has its downsides as well. Here are seven reasons why buying a used car online could be a bad idea.... Read More.
If you’re buying a used car from a dealer, they may offer an extended warranty, which covers repairs but costs you money upfront. If the car you are buying is a newer model, the original manufacturer’s warranty may apply. Here are five things you need to know about used car warranties.... Read More.
You’re driving down the road and the check engine light comes on. What does it mean? Should you be worried? When the check engine light comes on, it means the computer has detected a problem with your car. It could be something minor, but it could also be something very serious. You don’t need to pull over right away, but continuing to drive the vehicle for an extended period of time without getting the problem checked out is a really bad idea.... Read More.
Whether you’re buying a new car or a used one, you’ll want to make sure it has the features that are most important to you. It’s a good idea to put together a list before you start shopping for a car and use it to check whether the vehicle meets your needs. If you’re buying a new car, most of the time you will be able to order the car with the features you want if the dealer doesn’t have one on the lot that meets your criteria. However, for used cars, what you see is what you get.... Read More.
If you’re working remotely, you may be wondering, how often should I drive my car? Is a once-a-week trip to the grocery store enough to keep your car operating in tip-top shape? Or should you make an effort to drive your car more frequently?... Read More.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way Americans live, work, and do business. In many areas, restaurants and other businesses are shut down or restricted. We have gotten used to wearing masks everywhere we go and keeping our distance from others in public. But how has the pandemic affected the used car business? Are used car prices going up or down? And can we expect that trend to continue in the future? Read on to find out how the pandemic has impacted the used car buying experience.... Read More.
Traffic fatality rates have been falling for decades. After hitting an all-time low of 10.28 fatalities per 100,000 population in 2014, rates have reversed again, averaging 11.31 per 100,000 from 2015 to 2018, the most recent years for which data is available.... Read More.
The time has finally come: your teenager is learning how to drive. This is a pretty exciting time in the life of a teen, but for parents, it’s mostly just scary. You worried about them enough when they were falling off their bikes. How are you going to keep them safe in an automobile? It starts with choosing the right car.... Read More.
The debate between rear-wheel drive (RWD) vs front-wheel drive (FWD) has been raging for years, and the truth is, there is no clear winner – both have their pros and cons. Then there are also four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, which are similar but not quite the same. Generally, unless you live in an area with a lot of snow and ice or do a lot of off-roading, you probably don’t need four-wheel or all-wheel drive. So which is better for your next vehicle: rear-wheel or front-wheel drive?... Read More.
Whether your kids are small or your teenagers are starting to drive, you want a safe car for your family. You want the peace of mind of knowing that if you are ever in an accident, your family will be protected from harm as much as possible. At the same time, you don’t want to pay a fortune for a new car.... Read More.