How to Make Your Car Last Longer  

Did you know the average age cf a car is just over 11 years?  But, it’s possible to keep your car looking and sounding good for a few years longer. Not by replacing every part of the car, but simply by reconsidering your driving habits.  Read on to learn some tips to make your car... Continue Reading →

How to Buy and Sell an SUV

Buying or selling an SUV is just like buying or selling a regular car. Except, of course, it’s not. SUVs offer different features and a different driving experience and prospective SUV buyers often have specific reasons for their interest in this larger type of vehicle. So, what should you focus on if you’re thinking about making... Continue Reading →

Top Rock Climbing Cars

The weather is warming up, and it’s a great time to get outside and do what you love—especially if what you love is getting out on some rocks. Here are our picks for the top rock climbing cars: One of the perennial challenges for climbers is finding a solid vehicle to support the habit; we... Continue Reading →

TRED 3.0

Since early 2012, John and I have been through a lot with TRED. The first version of our company (TRED 1.0) was a platform for helping people custom order new cars online (imagine: a manufacturer website, standardized across brands with Truecar-style price info, and transaction-enabled for home delivery). Our mission was to provide a seamless car purchase experience. As... Continue Reading →

The TRED Purchase Platform

If you’re like 95% of car buyers, your journey starts online. Typically, you begin by perusing elegant manufacturer websites. Next, you start investigating third party sites where you can get information regarding “real” pricing. Next, you might visit dealership sites to get a sense for local inventory availability. And at some point, you will head... Continue Reading →

TRED Lightly

http://vimeo.com/80990448 The planet is warming. I know it. You know it (if you don't know it, watch Vice: Season 1, Episode 8). Whether we agree that humans cause global warming is another matter. However, if we acknowledge that there's a greater than 0% probability that humans affect climate change (which is 95% likely, according to... Continue Reading →

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving offers a wonderful opportunity to consume pumpkin pie. Pumpkin Yum is also super tasty (however your family chooses to define it). Turkey Day also represents an opportunity to reflect. As the Tred team works towards product advancements, partnership announcements and geographic expansion plans, we want to make some acknowledgements. At its heart, Tred is a... Continue Reading →

One Size Fits None

“Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.” -Henry Ford, 1909 The car world is an interesting analogue to the clothing world. Just as every driver has different commutes and passenger requirements, every person is of different shapes and proportions (how’s THAT for a two... Continue Reading →

The TRED Next Contest

We receive a lot of calls and emails from shoppers across the country pleading for help with their upcoming car purchases. We give them the same lame spiel: "Sorry, unless you live near Seattle, we can't help you out quite yet. But we'll let you know when we're ready to expand to Montauk/Mission/Malibu." After talking internally... Continue Reading →

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