When you're looking at used cars, you might notice some signs of wear. Which ones are just cosmetic, and which ones could be signs of more serious problems? Here's our guide to common used car problems, and whether they're only superficial or warrant further inspection. Paint One of the most common things you’ll notice about... Continue Reading →
Car thefts are more common than you might imagine, and have been on the rise over the past year. There are a number of things you can do to make your car less likely to be targeted. But what about actual car anti theft devices? Are they really car theft prevention? Which ones are best?... Continue Reading →
Buying (or selling) a car is always a major transaction, because it involves a significant amount of money as well as legal documents for transfer of ownership and for registration. It’s hard to know how to pay, especially when you’re dealing with a private seller—because there are safety issues. When you’re buying a car, the... Continue Reading →
Above perhaps anything else, reliability is the one thing that most car shoppers look for when buying a used car—and with good reason. No one wants to be burdened by their new-to-them car breaking down or giving them trouble, and car buyers are especially uninterested in the financial headache that an unreliable car can become.... Continue Reading →
Whether you're shopping for the car aficionado in your life, or looking for gift ideas to add to your own holiday wish list, here are our top picks for this holiday season. USB battery starter Remember when you used to have to find someone with jumper cables, if you left your lights on and found... Continue Reading →
You probably spend a lot of time driving... and what you drive could make all that time behind the wheel a lot more enjoyable. Just because you have a limited budget, or you need a car with room for the carpool, doesn't mean you can't have a car that's fun to drive! Here are our... Continue Reading →
You typically hear a lot about CARFAX when you’re shopping for a used car. It might sound like one of those unnecessary add-ons, but it actually has a lot of useful information—and exactly the things you need to know about a car you’re considering buying. The most obvious things to look for on a CARFAX... Continue Reading →
What's the best way to finance a car? What do you need to pay attention to, to make sure you don't get stuck in a bad loan?
You’ve probably heard people refer to ‘book value’ when talking about a car’s price. The ‘book’ they’re talking about is usually the Kelley Blue Book.
Me: “How was your morning?” Friend: “It was alright, just had to drop my car off for service.” Me, a curious car enthusiast: “Oh, what’s it in for?” Friend: “Just a tune-up.” Me: *facepalm* I’ve heard it far too many times: “all it needs is a tune-up.” Whether it be from friends, or in my... Continue Reading →