Tips and Advice

Helping you make informed automotive decisions


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.


What to Know Before you Tow

What to Know Before you Tow

Making sure that your trailer is properly prepared can mean the difference between life and death for the family in the minivan behind you.

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Fuel Economy

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Fuel Economy

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.

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What to do After a Crash

What to do After a Crash

Like an addendum to Murphy’s Law, the unforeseen tends to happen when you least expect it; misfortune is like a lot like a combination ninja/cat burglar/stealth bomber. Glance away for a split second and BAM, something bad happens.

How To Ditch Your Clunker

How To Ditch Your Clunker

Getting rid of that eyesore on your lawn or in your garage doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive.

What is Nappa Leather?

What is Nappa Leather?

From boots to bags and wallets to watch bands, leather is a premium material. In many ways it’s synonymous with luxury. Could you imagine if Prada knitted purses out of yarn or if Rolls-Royce covered its seats with burlap? These ultra-premium products owe much of their appeal to the humble cow.

Can I Insure a Modified Vehicle?

Can I Insure a Modified Vehicle?

Insurance is something everyone needs but no one wants to pay for. Shelling out a big chunk of change every month for an essentially invisible service seems like a gross financial burden until you actually need it.

Why do Car Seats Expire?

Why do Car Seats Expire?

This may come as a shock to some drivers, though hopefully NOT ones with kids. Believe it or not children’s car seats actually have expiration dates, though not because they’re made of dairy products or tuna salad.

Why are Diesels More Efficient Than Gasoline Engines?

Why are Diesels More Efficient Than Gasoline Engines?

Diesel. To many American drivers the “D” word is something of a mystery. It’s associated with construction equipment, tractor trailers and hillbillies “rollin’ coal” in their modified pickups, spewing more black smoke than a burning pile of used tires.

How to Drive Through a Roundabout

How to Drive Through a Roundabout

Roundabout, traffic circle, rotary, gyratory, whatever you call these curving intersections they can be quite confusing to drivers that have never experienced one before. With yield signs, bike lanes and pedestrian crossings there’s a lot going on in a small area and plenty of opportunity to screw things up. But here are a few helpful…

Can I Repair a Popped Tire?

Can I Repair a Popped Tire?

Few drivers appreciate the importance of tires until they’re stranded on the side of the road with a flat. The truth is every mile we drive depends on these rubber donuts. In spite of their importance tires are surprisingly vulnerable; even a tiny puncture can keep you from going anywhere.

Should You Lease a New Car or Buy a Used One?

Should You Lease a New Car or Buy a Used One?

There are two affordable options to get into a car without settling for an econo-box. The first is lease a new car and the second is to buy a used one, but which path is the better choice?

What NOT to do When Being Pulled Over

What NOT to do When Being Pulled Over

The other day we shared some insights that could help you when pulled over by the police. Now it’s time to cover a few of the things you absolutely should not do during a traffic stop. Hopefully you take notes; this could save you a lot of trouble during your next brush with the law.

Top 11 Cars With the Best Residual Value

Top 11 Cars With the Best Residual Value

Residual value is one of the most important factors to consider when obtaining a new vehicle, especially if you plan on leasing. How much it’s worth at the end of the contract has a huge impact on how much you’ll be paying each month. Which cars on the market today hold their value best? The…

How to Finance a Used Car

How to Finance a Used Car

Used cars, just like new ones can be financed, but the process can be more complicated. Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning on buying a used car with borrowed money. 

Which Bed Liner is the Best?

Which Bed Liner is the Best?

A pickup truck without a bedliner feels like a foot without a sock or a cell phone without a case. For quite some time, a simple sheet of plywood was the unofficial bed protector of America, but modern day pickup trucks are almost all outfitted with the latest and greatest bedliners made from a variety…

Should I Buy a Car with Cash?

Should I Buy a Car with Cash?

The car-buying process is a frustrating chore; it’s stressful, takes hours of precious time and once you finally seal the deal you’re never certain if you got screwed like a box of Phillips-head fasteners. But before you sign your life away, is it better to finance a vehicular purchase or pay cash? Not surprisingly the…

What to Know Before you Tow

What to Know Before you Tow

Making sure that your trailer is properly prepared can mean the difference between life and death for the family in the minivan behind you.

How to Get Your Car Ready for Summer

How to Get Your Car Ready for Summer

After one of the harshest winters in memory, America’s northern extremities are finally starting to thaw out. Along with chirping birds and sunshine, spring has brought warmer temperatures. But just because nice weather has arrived doesn’t mean you should ignore vehicle maintenance.