The TRED Guide to Safe Test Drives

Test drives are a vital part of the car selling process, and possibly one of the least popular. It’s no surprise - handing your car keys over to a complete stranger is nerve-wracking. What steps should you take to ensure you stay safe and have a successful test drive? Planning the Test Drive This is... Continue Reading →

How to Find a Great Car Mechanic

Finding the right person to fix your beloved vehicle isn't an easy task. If you're not mechanically-minded, it takes a leap of faith to trust a stranger to do a thorough job. Check out these tips and start making some phone calls! 1. Is the mechanic's shop busy? If there's a constant flow of new... Continue Reading →

What’s Your Parking Personality?

Are you a perfect parker? Or more of a “Meh, that’ll do... they can drive around me” type? Take our quiz to find out!   There’s absolutely nowhere to park, except that space which probably isn’t a space... Do you:  a)      Drive right in: it’s a space, why on earth hasn’t it been snapped up?... Continue Reading →

15 Car Hacks for Your (Next) Ride

Whether you’re considering buying a new car, just bought one, or are in the mood to give your current ride a few hackworthy upgrades, this post is for you. It turns out there are quite a few things you can do to make your car life run more smoothly, from cleaning headlights with toothpaste to... Continue Reading →

150-Point TRED Test

Here at TRED, we like to maintain a sense of standard, but also stay in touch with the reality of what a used car is... used! We know they aren't always perfect, but we also know our buyers deserve a full disclosure of every scuff, scratch and flaw. We take our time and complete a... Continue Reading →

Hidden Gems of Luxury Cars

Believe it or not, luxury does exist outside the walls of BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. Many of the other options are less expensive and still exemplify the lavishness of a luxury vehicle. Plus, they'll help you stand out in a sea of 3 Series on your way to work. 2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan Known for... Continue Reading →

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