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People research (and buy) everything online, from simple household items like laundry detergent to more complex items like electronics. But what about cars? Buying a used car online may seem like a stretch, but researching used cars is a no-brainer. You’ll be empowered by all of the information you’ve collected and by the time you […]
Taking an Uber or Lyft when going out on the town is super convenient. It saves the hassle of finding a parking space. You can split the fare with your friends and save some cash. And if you feel like having a few cocktails, your trusty rideshare driver can get you home safely without incident […]
There are numerous expenses well beyond the cost of your new or used car, that are associated with owning or leasing a vehicle. These unavoidable expenses are frustrating, but they don’t need to overwhelm you. Fortunately, there are many apps out there to help alleviate the burden of these costs. 6 Apps to Help Save Money […]
This photo, captured in Montgomery, Vermont, is a good reminder that if you ignore vehicle (and home) maintenance, you should prepare for your car to slowly become a planter! They won’t fix themselves.The average age of a vehicle in the U.S. is at a record 11.6-years old. By that age, your car or truck will have moved […]
I recently bought a 15-year old car. Buying an old car, especially one that old, isn’t something I would usually consider, but this car ended up being the perfect fit for me. Check out these tips to see if you can find a hidden treasure of your own. Tips to Buying an Old Car Recently, my […]
You’re ready for a new car, a new-to-you car, or joining the ranks of the carless, but you’re not sure how to sell your car yourself. We can help. The below tips are relatively easy, but it will likely take a few days before you’re ready to post your vehicle for sale. The alternative is selling […]
It’s National Car Care Month! Did you know that women play a leading role in 85% of auto purchases, and play a large role in how it’s serviced? At this year’s New York Auto Show, we attended a panel discussion, hosted by Lexus, about women buying and servicing vehicles. Panelists were (left to right below): […]
The Consumer Federation of America recently released its results of Americans’ Top 10 Most Common Consumer gripes. The patient folks at the CFA had to wade through a list of 281,639 complaints. That’s a lot of grumbling! We couldn’t wait to take a peek. They distilled the complaints into an easy-to-digest report, including the fastest-growing […]
More than ever before, people are leasing their car. Yet 75% of Americans believe that buying vs. leasing a car is smarter than leasing one. Why? Karl Brauer, senior analyst, Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com, summed it up: “Buying a car allows the owner to build equity in a vehicle and recoup some percentage of it when […]
Ten years ago, about 16% of new cars became lease vehicles. Today, nearly one in three vehicles on the road is leased. Why lease a car? It depends on your goals. If you’re looking to justify a lease, here’s why it might make more sense, along with some items you should try to negotiate before […]
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