Buying & Leasing a Car

Car Prices: They're Way More Than Meets the Eye
Brandon Copeland

Car Prices: They're Way More Than Meets the Eye

Atlanta Falcons linebacker and Kiplinger contributing editor Brandon Copeland illustrates how car prices are far more than meets the eye.
May 11, 2022
How to Get a Car Deal in This Market
Buying & Leasing a Car

How to Get a Car Deal in This Market

Low inventories mean it’s hard to haggle on price, but you can still negotiate on financing when shopping for a new or used car.
March 28, 2022
Gas-Saving Tips That Actually Work
Buying & Leasing a Car

Gas-Saving Tips That Actually Work

When fuel prices soar, all kinds of gas-saving schemes get floated. We separate the serious from the silly for you.
March 11, 2022
There’s No Escaping Your Credit Score (So Make It Count)
Financial Planning

There’s No Escaping Your Credit Score (So Make It Count)

Kiplinger’s credit expert, Lisa Gerstner, joins us to talk credit strategy. Also, a number of new electric cars hit the market this year. Will one wor…
February 24, 2022
Electric Vehicles Take Charge in 2022
Buying & Leasing a Car

Electric Vehicles Take Charge in 2022

A range of new battery electric vehicles is coming for Tesla. And then there’s the electric Ford F-150, a landmark debut.
February 24, 2022

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11 Winter Car Maintenance Tips
Buying & Leasing a Car

11 Winter Car Maintenance Tips

Cold temperatures put stress on your car. Get ahead of the situation and keep winter woes from hurting your ride or your wallet.
November 22, 2021
After Storms, Beware of Flooded Cars for Sale
Buying & Leasing a Car

After Storms, Beware of Flooded Cars for Sale

There's a chance the used car you have your eye on could have been damaged. Here’s what to watch out for.
October 29, 2021
Car Buying for Beginners
Buying & Leasing a Car

Car Buying for Beginners

Haggle over the price of the car and the terms of the loan to keep your monthly payments in check.
October 27, 2021
Negotiate a Better Deal
Smart Buying

Negotiate a Better Deal

For a price break on a number of products and services, all you have to do is ask. But first read up on tactics the experts use.
September 30, 2021
Complain and Get Results
Smart Buying

Complain and Get Results

Use these tried-and-true strategies to get companies to listen to you.
August 26, 2021
How to Get a Car Deal in a Crazy Market with Karl Brauer
Buying & Leasing a Car

How to Get a Car Deal in a Crazy Market with Karl Brauer

As used car values soar, the old rules of how to get the best price still hold. Also, in the stock market, value stocks pull a rotation move on growth…
July 2, 2021
Getting a Used Car Deal in a Tight Market
Buying & Leasing a Car

Getting a Used Car Deal in a Tight Market

Cars are scarce and prices have gone up. Use these strategies to find the best values.
April 29, 2021
Save Money With an Electric Car
Buying & Leasing a Car

Save Money With an Electric Car

Although some are still a pricey luxury, we found EVs that are fun, affordable and eligible for tax incentives.
December 26, 2020
COVID-19 Drives Used-Car Sales Boom
Buying & Leasing a Car

COVID-19 Drives Used-Car Sales Boom

Commuters afraid of public transportation in a pandemic have been scooping up wheels.
October 19, 2020
How to Catch a Rock-Bottom Rate
Buying & Leasing a Car

How to Catch a Rock-Bottom Rate

Rates on everything from home mortgages to car loans are at record lows. We’ll tell you how to qualify for the best rates.
August 27, 2020
The Five Top Consumer Complaints
Smart Buying

The Five Top Consumer Complaints

Here are the top five complaints from a survey of state and local agencies from 19 states.
August 27, 2020
The Right Fit Car for Older Drivers
Buying & Leasing a Car

The Right Fit Car for Older Drivers

Anticipate how changes in lifestyle and health might affect the kind of vehicle you will need over time.
August 26, 2020
Get Your Car on the Cheap
Buying & Leasing a Car

Get Your Car on the Cheap

Want to spend less on transportation? Step 1 is a car that’s used, but not used up.
July 22, 2020
Protecting Your Car During COVID-19
Buying & Leasing a Car

Protecting Your Car During COVID-19

Lack of exercise won’t make your car flabby, but problems with the battery, the fuel and even malevolent wildlife are a real possibility.
June 12, 2020
How to Buy a Car (for Less!) During COVID-19
Buying & Leasing a Car

How to Buy a Car (for Less!) During COVID-19

Safety first, but don’t rule out the old-school approach of just picking up the phone and calling your local dealer.
May 5, 2020
The 10 Best Cars for Senior Drivers
Buying & Leasing a Car

The 10 Best Cars for Senior Drivers

Whether you're 50, 60 or 70, you may start thinking about a vehicle that conforms to your chassis, instead of the other way around.
April 27, 2020
How to Clean and Maintain Your Car in the Coronavirus Era
Buying & Leasing a Car

How to Clean and Maintain Your Car in the Coronavirus Era

First things first: Let’s disinfect that small, enclosed space.
March 26, 2020
The Safest Used Cars for $20,000 or Less
Buying & Leasing a Car

The Safest Used Cars for $20,000 or Less

Shopping for a used car?
March 23, 2020
Should You Buy Your Next Car New or Used?
Buying & Leasing a Car

Should You Buy Your Next Car New or Used?

There are cases when it’s better to buy new than used. Look for low-priced cars with high resale value.
March 17, 2020
The Safest Cars for $30,000 or Less
Buying & Leasing a Car

The Safest Cars for $30,000 or Less

You want to put yourself (and your loved ones) in the safest vehicle possible, right?
March 10, 2020
Car Buying New or Used: Use Data to See Which Is Better
Buying & Leasing a Car

Car Buying New or Used: Use Data to See Which Is Better

Edmunds.com and KBB offer useful tools to calculate the real cost of owning a car. But it’s still on you to make the right comparisons.
March 5, 2020