Driven to distraction

When we get behind the wheel of a car, we should definitely be driving—not perusing our iTunes library or taking a selfie... and certainly not texting or Googling anything. But it’s so tempting... because most of us have such a close, constantly interactive relationship with our phones, and phones can do so much now! And... Continue Reading →

Car upgrades that are actually worth it

image credit: psmdynamic.com In the world of car ownership, there are generally two schools of thought: there are those who think of their cars no more fondly than they do their toaster ovens—they consider their car an appliance, and have no intent to modify or upgrade it, just as you and I would never consider... Continue Reading →

Car depreciation and how to beat it

image credit: TRED.com We’ve all heard about how the second you drive off the dealer’s lot, your new car starts to depreciate. In fact, most cars lose 10% of their value on that first drive-off. That first year after buying a new car is a killer: the value often drops 20% or more. After that,... Continue Reading →

Tips for buying a car in a different state

Sometimes, when you’re looking for a very specific car—maybe a particular combination of options, an unusual color, or just a car that’s rare overall—your only option may be buying it from out of state. Buying a car in a different state is definitely possible, but there are a few more things to consider, and do,... Continue Reading →

Safest cars 2019: here are your best options

With all of the recent advances in technology and materials, it’s easy to take car safety for granted. The bar is high, and most modern cars are very safe compared to previous decades. But if you have a family, a new baby, or are regularly driving children around, you’re probably interested in the very safest... Continue Reading →

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