Buying a used car has a lot of advantages—it saves you from the dreaded new car depreciation that hits most cars as soon as you drive off the lot, and it generally makes the car you want a lot more affordable than if you bought it new. It also means that the car you’re buying... Continue Reading →
As anyone who has shopped for a car before knows, there is a lot that goes into finding the right next car for you. Most people will, at the very least, consider the prospective car’s make and model, the car’s mileage, the car’s condition, and its price. For many, the important considerations stop there, and... Continue Reading →
Do you need to pay for a professional car detail? You really don’t. With a relatively small investment, and a little time, you can do your own professional car detailing in the comfort of your own driveway. For this article, we’ll focus on the exterior of your car. While we’re all spending more time at... Continue Reading →
A Toyota Tacoma listed for sale by owner on TRED 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... Continue Reading →
If you’ve ever leased or financed a car, you may have been offered GAP insurance. And, if you’re like me, you may have turned it down—because it’s usually presented along with all the other upsells, like VIN etching, undercoating, and interior protection. But GAP coverage is actually one of the upsells that makes a lot... Continue Reading →
What's the difference between all wheel drive and 4-wheel drive? How do they drive differently from front-wheel drive, and rear-wheel drive? Here's a guide to which is best at what.
When your car needs work, should you take it to an independent shop or to the dealership? Is one better than the other? Here's what you should know.
Will this be the year that you get the car you really want or need? If you've been thinking about upgrading your ride, you've probably been wondering: what’s the best way to sell a car? What do I need to know? And to complicate things a little more, we are of course in a global... Continue Reading →
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. These days, in the middle of a pandemic, we're more likely to buy a car without a lot of in-person shopping... Continue Reading →