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How to Save on a Used Car
used cars

How to Save on a Used Car

Tips and techniques that can help you save money when shopping for a used car.
August 12, 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
cars

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
A Shocking Story of Electric-Car Life
cars

A Shocking Story of Electric-Car Life

If you travel more than, say, 150 miles from home more than a few times a year, I don’t see an electric car working as your primary vehicle.
May 26, 2020
How to Buy a Car (for Less!) During COVID-19
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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

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Should You Buy Your Next Car New or Used?
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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
Minivans: What’s Not to Like?
cars

Minivans: What’s Not to Like?

The minivan has been unfairly displaced by the three-row SUV as the family hauler of choice.
January 26, 2020
Why Winter Tires Trump All-Wheel Drive
cars

Why Winter Tires Trump All-Wheel Drive

Really want to get there safely when it’s slippery out? Get more grip with dedicated winter tires.
November 11, 2019
New-Car Shopping for the Introvert: Still a Hassle
cars

New-Car Shopping for the Introvert: Still a Hassle

For new-car shoppers, the quest to find a fair, fixed price and complete the transaction online remains elusive.
May 9, 2019
Teenagers Can Be a Pain (to Insure)
cars

Teenagers Can Be a Pain (to Insure)

A number of insurers offer discounts for good grades or completing a defensive driving course, but the price of covering teens remains high.
January 3, 2019
How a Mouse Ate My Car
cars

How a Mouse Ate My Car

Our world is full of wonderful furry creatures. They just need to stay the heck away from our vehicles already.
August 30, 2018
The Best Way to Buy a Used Car
cars

The Best Way to Buy a Used Car

Look for two- to three-year-old used vehicles because they’ve already lost the lion’s share of their initial value.
April 4, 2018
Surprisingly Good Reasons to Buy a Rental Car
cars

Surprisingly Good Reasons to Buy a Rental Car

Buying from Hertz, Avis and Budget is so low-hassle and transparent that you may not mind getting a car that dozens have already had their mitts on.
February 5, 2018
Driving a Hard Bargain on a New 2018 Car
cars

Driving a Hard Bargain on a New 2018 Car

Our tips on negotiating strategies and getting a new ride that will hold its value well.
February 1, 2018
Get Quality Tires for the Best Price
cars

Get Quality Tires for the Best Price

We've got tips to ease the burden of finding the right rubber to keep your ride safe.
December 13, 2017
Buy the Gas Your Car Deserves
cars

Buy the Gas Your Car Deserves

Gasoline is just gasoline — or is it? Also, we wade into the premium vs. regular debate.
October 11, 2017
Buying a New Car? Check the Resale Value
cars

Buying a New Car? Check the Resale Value

Even people who hold cars forever should pay attention to this metric.
October 11, 2017
Best New Car Values of 2016
cars

Best New Car Values of 2016

These picks from Kelley Blue Book will hold their value and save you money at the pump.
October 3, 2017
How to Get a Great Deal on a New Car
cars

How to Get a Great Deal on a New Car

Our tips will help even the least confrontational among you negotiate a price you wouldn't feel embarrassed disclosing to your neighbors.
April 12, 2017
How to Get a Great Deal on a Car Lease
cars

How to Get a Great Deal on a Car Lease

Leasing can put you in the car you really want. But don't let lower payments lull you into spending more than you should.
December 8, 2016
What You Must Know About the Exploding Airbag Recall
cars

What You Must Know About the Exploding Airbag Recall

Discover if, or when, your vehicle will be recalled.
October 5, 2016
What to Do If You Own a VW Diesel
cars

What to Do If You Own a VW Diesel

Repairs to ensure that VWs with "defeat device" software meet emission standards could be a year or two away.
September 21, 2016
Buy a Used Car Online Without Haggling
cars

Buy a Used Car Online Without Haggling

Hate negotiating? You can pick up a car as easily as a new pair of shoes—or a date—with these online services.
August 2, 2016
How to Make Your Older Car Smarter, Safer
cars

How to Make Your Older Car Smarter, Safer

A lot of today's automotive gee-whiz can be adapted to yesterday's wheels.
May 2, 2016
Order a Custom-Built New Car From the Factory
cars

Order a Custom-Built New Car From the Factory

Buying a car the European way puts you in the driver's seat when it comes to features and option packages.
February 4, 2016