Buying or selling a car is a big transaction—so scammers and thieves have come up with elaborate ways to exploit the process. Here are some of the most common schemes and techniques to watch out for, and the best ways to protect yourself. Title washing You may have heard the phrase “clean title” when referring... Continue Reading →
There are so many alternatives to car ownership—do you really need one? Here are some things to consider.
The Fisker Karma is back, in a new incarnation—the Fisker Revero. Read our impressions of the new (but largely the same) Karma, here in our review.
(photo credit: thoughtco.com) 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,... Continue Reading →
In addition to all the holiday decorations, social gatherings, and shopping mayhem, November and December are also peak months for car dealer ads. “Best prices of the year,” they’ll say. And maybe they are. But just like Black Friday sales, it can be easy to get caught up in the hype, and then realize that... Continue Reading →
Have you ever thought about changing the color of your car? Or wanted something really unique, like a matte paint job? Vehicle wraps used to be used mostly for advertising, but in the last few years they’ve been used a lot more often for cosmetic applications. It’s sort of a whole new frontier, and most... Continue Reading →
It’s with regret that I remind you all of the impending arrival of winter. While partially redeemed by the reintroduction of holiday cheer, eggnog, and ski season, the onset of Winter can be a tough pill to swallow for summer lovers like myself. And while the cold alone can be a downer, there’s one thing... Continue Reading →
Close your eyes and think back to a small town in the 1960s. Look at the gas stations, grocery store parking lots, drive-in movie theaters; all you see are big, lumbering, gas-guzzling sedans. And probably a few muscle cars. But not an SUV in sight, most likely, and certainly no crossovers. Now open your eyes,... Continue Reading →
It’s back to school time, and if you’re like most parents, you need to get your child to and from school (and other activities) each day. You can do it yourself, but you may have considered starting a carpool with other parents, to help share the load. If you have some other parents you trust,... Continue Reading →
By now, most of us have at least heard of—and likely even used—Airbnb. The concept is great; let other people use your property and help pay for it. But what about doing the same with your car? It should work just about the same, but… it somehow feels a little different. Companies like Getaround and... Continue Reading →