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 […]
So you’ve got your heart set on a new car, and you’re ready to get rid of your current wheels. If you head to the dealership, they’ll take care of every detail – from a thorough cleaning to repairs – and its sale, but you’ll also get less money working through a dealer than if you were to […]
Many Americans (especially younger generations) are plagued by stress over money. Two recent reports are linked below, with astonishing facts: American Psychological Association has just released a study that 72% of Americans have felt stressed about money within the last 30 days. A recent Bankrate report shows that 62% of millenials don’t have sufficient savings […]
The good news is you’re thinking about buying a new car. The bad? You don’t even know where to begin. It always pays to comparison shop, and with so many sites dedicated to vehicle reviews, stats on reliability over time, information on the cost of vehicles over time, and even customer reviews of the dealerships, you […]
We know, we know, you’re a great driver. You almost never get pulled over for speeding, right? Well, guess what – speeding isn’t the only reason why you might be pulled over by the cops. Here are 5 of the most common non-moving violations to watch out for. 1. Your Future’s So Bright Your car […]
Your car’s tires are among the most expensive vehicle-maintenance items you’ll have to cover. Tires are also among the most important safety features. Most of us would never dream of sliding behind the wheel without buckling our seat belts. And in many cases, people make buying decisions based on the availability of front- and side-impact […]
We all dream of driving fancy cars, but in reality, many of us drive clunkers. The average age of a car on the road is 11.4-years old, and 80% of registered vehicles are out of warranty. They can be a pain to maintain, or if your car’s on the older side, you might be in […]
Fuel prices are making headlines, and they’re not the “pain at the pump” ones we’ve become used to in recent years. Prices are actually dropping, and as of this article’s live date (November 6, 2014), the national average is just below $3.00 per gallon. That’s welcome news, given those with low incomes spent nearly 13% […]
It’s National Cat Day, which we just learned from our friends at Uber, who are apparently delivering kittens today. Yes, it’s true! As much as we love the idea of delivering kittens to our network of shops across America for vehicle owners to cuddle and play with while their cars get fixed, we’re working hard […]
In the vast majority of American households, there are two words that – when combined – can send a chill down parents’ spines. Those two words are: teenager and license. According to the CDC, 16- to 19-year-old drivers are at greater risk for being involved in car accidents than any other age group. For that reason, teenagers represent […]
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