How to Avoid Purchasing a Flood-Damaged Vehicle

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How to Avoid Purchasing a Flood-Damaged Vehicle
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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. Continue Reading...

Should You Buy a Car with 200,000 Miles?

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Should You Buy a Car with 200,000 Miles?
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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? Continue Reading...

Under the Hood: Should I Buy a Rental Car?

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Under the Hood: Should I Buy a Rental Car?
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The “redneck” comedian Jeff Foxworthy used to joke about how safe of a driver his grandmother was, but as soon as she got behind the wheel of a rental car, all bets were off. It’s a commonly held belief that motorists abuse borrowed vehicles, taking out pent-up aggression on hired Impalas from Hertz. When it… Continue Reading...

Tips For Buying a High Mileage Used Car

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Tips For Buying a High Mileage Used Car
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Buying a used car is a lot more complicated than buying a new one. You can quickly judge a car’s life by looking at its odometer, however, there are numerous other things to look out for when buying a second hand vehicle; especially one with high mileage. Continue Reading...

Nissan Teams Up With Carfax To Provide Car Shoppers With Recall Info

Nissan Teams Up With Carfax To Provide Car Shoppers With Recall Info
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Nissan North America announced today it will begin sharing information for Nissan and Infiniti vehicles with Carfax, in an effort to provide used-car shoppers with improved access to information on open safety and emissions recalls. “We strive to have recall campaign work completed in a timely fashion,” said John Spoon, vice president, Parts and Service, NNA. “By… Continue Reading...

Honda Partners With Carfax To Expand Recall Information

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Honda Partners With Carfax To Expand Recall Information
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Potential buyers of Honda and Acura vehicles will now have no reason to buy a lemon after the company agreed to give all recall data to Carfax. “Recall completion is critically important to us,” said Jim Roach, senior vice president of Parts & Service for American Honda. “By working with Carfax, American Honda provides another… Continue Reading...

InstaVIN Lets You Check Vehicle Accident Reports From Your Cell

InstaVIN Lets You Check Vehicle Accident Reports From Your Cell
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If you’re on the go and looking to do a little homework on that used car you’re thinking of buying, then InstaVIN is for you. A new text-message-based accident-history report search system, InstaVIN is free for a limited time and works along the same lines as CarFax. Here’s how it works: customers text a car’s… Continue Reading...