If you have a black car, or even a dark-colored car, you know that keeping it clean can be a full-time job. And even when you spend hours washing and painstakingly polishing it… you’re usually left with swirl marks. It’s enough to drive a slightly obsessive car owner crazy. There are always new car washing... Continue Reading →
Although it may seem simple on the surface, there is a lot that goes into creating a strong private sale listing for your car. If you want to take the easy way out, it can be as quick as snapping a few photos, writing a two-sentence description, throwing it up on craigslist and seeing what... Continue Reading →
The color of your car is a little bit like your wardrobe—it’s an expression of your style. Maybe you just picked something neutral like silver or white, out of practicality—because it’s easy to keep looking clean. Or maybe you chose it very deliberately, to make a statement, like a lava orange or alien green. If... Continue Reading →
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 →
Because of their relative novelty, electric vehicles are still shrouded, in the minds of many consumers, under a blanket of uncertainty. Car buyers are curious about their range, their environmental impact, their cost to own, and even their longevity. One often overlooked quality of EVs, however, is their resale value. It seems that new car... Continue Reading →
Ever wonder whether you really should get that supplemental rental car insurance? In some cases, it might be a good idea...
Buying a first car is one of the most exciting moments of one’s youth: it symbolizes a transition away from parental dependence, a step towards adulthood, and a first foray into the lifelong responsibility that is car ownership. Additionally, for most young drivers, buying your first car will likely be the biggest purchase that you’ve... Continue Reading →
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.
One question we get a lot here at TRED is 'can I get out of a car lease?' The answer is: yes—and in the current market, just about everyone should be able to sell their car for more than the buyout price. Wherever they are in their lease. In ‘normal’ times, if you had negotiated... Continue Reading →
When shopping for used cars, information is king. And if information is king, accident history is the king of kings. Besides basics like price and mileage, a car’s accident history is perhaps the number one piece of information that shoppers are interested in obtaining when they’re searching for their next car. And what’s more, people... Continue Reading →