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 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 →

The five best cars for college students

College is a special and unique time in a person’s life. It represents an often unharmonious collision of academia and celebration, of studying and having fun. It’s the only time in our lives when delivering a presentation on the Hawthorne studies and eating pizza bagels for breakfast can happen in the same 24 hour period... Continue Reading →

Starring cars: takes and mistakes

Have you ever wondered about all the cars you see on TV shows, and in movies? Where do the studios get them? Why do ongoing characters’ cars sometimes change into a different model year or color? There are two primary ways that studios get the cars they use in productions: product placement from manufacturers, and... Continue Reading →

Lemon laws: are you protected?

“I just got a lemon.” You’ve probably heard of cars referred to this way, when one thing after another goes wrong. If you've experienced this with your car, your state may have laws that will provide significant protection and a resolution for your problems. Why do we call it that? No one origin of the... Continue Reading →

Fast and furious cars you can actually afford

The Fast and Furious movie franchise launched car culture into the mainstream, and has become something of a cinematic bible for car lovers. We love the stories, we love the characters, but most importantly, we love their cars. We love their cars so much that their presence in the movies alone makes us want to... Continue Reading →

Common car scams and how to avoid them

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 →

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