Chaos ensues at local tire shops when the snow belt states get their first flurries of the season. Like an animal instinct, the first sign of fluffy white flakes has people running to the garage, stuffing the family hauler with dusty winter rubber and racing off to the installation shop. Problem is, by then it’s…
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When it comes to finding cars with the best insurance rates, fuel efficiency, or even whether hybrid or diesel is best for you, you’ll be able to find that information right here at the Tips and Advice page. We also aim to explain the latest car-tech and trends, so that you can be well informed for your next car purchase.
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Many automotive journalists think they can drive. Sure, some of them are able to deliver respectable lap times but quite a few believe they’re far more capable behind the wheel of a motor vehicle than they actually are.
If your steering wheel shakes or your car feels a bit bouncy while driving down the road, your vehicle may have tires that are out of balance.
The folks at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have just released the results of their latest evaluation. They put 31 child booster seats to the test to find out which ones do the best job of protecting youngsters in crashes.
Modern vehicles are expensive, and it’s not just the gigantic figure on the window sticker that hurts. You have to consider the price of everything else involved with automobile ownership.
If your car feels shaky and the steering wheel is vibrating, it may need a wheel alignment. An alignment is an important part of vehicle maintenance that will save you money in the long run.
If you’re sick of spending money on gas, you aren’t alone. There are plenty of options for you but finding the right alternative fuel vehicle can be complicated.
When it comes to technology, having the latest gadgets makes you look both smart and cool, but does that strategy work with cars? Automakers say that electric vehicles are the future of the industry, but even with many EVs on the market, they may not be the perfect choice for you.
Buying a used vehicle is always risky. Even if it’s certified, inspected and under warranty there’s no telling how the previous owner (or owners) treated it. In addition to lackadaisical maintenance water damage is a major issue to be concerned with as well.
Should you buy a Certified Pre Owned Car? We explore the the advantages and disadvantages behind the wheel of a 2010 Porsche 911 Targa 4S.
Bing! The gas warning light illuminates and your thirsty car is demanding refreshment. “Time to fill up,” it says, forcing you to find the nearest gas station and lay down some cash for a refill.
A spare tire is a helpful safety net, but most are not meant to replace your flat tire indefinitely.
Choosing which new car to buy is one of the hardest decisions to make when it comes to getting a new ride, but so is how you’re going to pay for it.
You have to be careful when buying a used car. Things aren’t always as good as they seem, so it’s always recommended to get a mechanic to inspect the pre-owned car you’re hoping to buy.
Insurance is one of the costliest parts of owning a vehicle and most drivers would do anything in their power to lower their rates. But would you go so far as to hand over your personal driving data?
Buying a used car can raise some reliability concerns. How do you know how the last owner(s) treated the car? Sure you might have a car-fax or pre-purchase inspection, but that doesn’t cover everything.
Here’s a list of all the certified pre-owned programs that exist, listed alphabetically by car brand. You’ll see that automakers have different ideas on how many items should be covered in an inspection as well as how old and how many miles a car must have in order to be considered certified. Age and distance…
Shopping for a new car isn’t easy and we know you can use all the help you can get, that’s why we’ve launched a car comparison tool to line up vehicle specs side-by-side so you can make an educated purchase.
We hear it all the time after buying anything: “would you be interested in purchasing an extended warranty?” The questions comes up whenever you’re buying a TV, a cell-phone, even video games, but you’re certainly going to hear it when buying a new car.
A Certified Pre Owned car might sound like the smart buy for you, but be careful, that term has several meanings. Some cars are only dealer certified, while others are covered by the manufacturer. There are advantages and disadvantages to each kind of CPO offer, so let’s break it down to help you buy your…
Certified Pre-Owned or CPO cars might look expensive compared to other used cars, but there’s a reason for that; they’re inspected and checked to ensure that it’s a quality car. But if you’re looking to buy a new car, a CPO car will look like a bargain.
You’ve finally found your perfect car online: low mileage, perfect price and it looks great. But there’s a catch, it’s sold with a salvage title. Should you still go for it?
Your grip on the steering wheel tightens. Your eyes fixate on the yellow line. Your brain screams about the trees just beyond the shoulder. Wait for it… wait for it… ok, NOW! You pounce on the clutch as your right foot stabs the accelerator. A wrist-flick completes the downshift. Feather the brake, turn into the…
When the need for transportation far outstrips your bank account, you end up looking at the dark-side of the classifieds: the super-cheap, almost 200,000 mile used cars. Is it ever worth it to buy one of these clunkers?