Tips and Advice

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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.


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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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.

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.

Should I Buy Tires Made in China?

Should I Buy Tires Made in China?

Good press for Chinese manufacturing is hard to come by these days. American consumers have faced numerous issues with products imported from the country. Lead-laced toys, melamine-tainted toothpaste and pet-food recalls are a few incidents that come to mind. But what about tires? Should you trust your life to bargain rubber?

Should You Buy Summer Tires?

Should You Buy Summer Tires?

If you think you’re going to get the most out of your car by driving it year-round with all-season tires, you’re in for a rude awakening. Summer tires (also called performance tires) provide excellent grip in warm weather and are the ultimate no-compromise choice for warmer weather driving.

Walmart Will Start Selling Car Insurance

Walmart Will Start Selling Car Insurance

Walmart is known for its low prices, questionable labor practices and general ruthlessness. But the retail giant that sells everything from fresh bread to fishing bait is about to enter a new market: car insurance.

Top 10 Insurance Myths Explored

Top 10 Insurance Myths Explored

Does the color of the car you drive raise your insurance rates? Are old cars cheaper to insure? And will your premiums go up after a claim? Each of these questions has an answer and it might not be what you think it is. We’ve compiled a list of the ten most common car insurance…

Top 10 Things To Check On A New Car Sticker

Top 10 Things To Check On A New Car Sticker

Want to get all the information on a new car without talking to a pushy salesperson? For that exact purpose, there’s the new-car sticker called the Monroney, which is put on every single new car on sale. The little information sheet is so important that omitting it can result in a fine and jail time…