Some people might like the idea of waking up one morning, deciding they want a new car, heading to a dealership and getting the car and the financing taken care of all at once and in the same place. However, convenience always comes with a price. In this case, that price could be a whole Read on! →


The latest batch of crash tests by the government has just been released. The new ratings put the total number of stars up to 5. In the first round of testing, there were only two five-star vehicles. The BMW 5 series and the Hyundai Sonata were the only cars that got five stars in the Read on! →


According to a report released Monday by CarFax, the automotive pricing website, there were nearly 3 million cars for sale in the U.S. last year that were subject to safety recalls. ‘Threatens safety of consumers everywhere’ The Carfax study found that there were about 2.7 million vehicles offered to buyers that had not been fixed, Read on! →


When people make decisions, they generally adjust their outlook based upon a set perception, or anchor. Once a person has established an anchor to compare related circumstances against, that anchor tends to remain set in the individual’s mind. This process of bias is called anchoring, and the retail sales industry uses it to great advantage Read on! →


The Highway Loss Data Institute, a part of the National Institute for Highway Safety, has released its 2010 theft numbers. By comparing the number of insured vehicles on the road to the number of theft claims, HLDI creates the most-stolen list. This year, the Cadillac Escalade topped the list, and pickups are becoming more frequent Read on! →


Chrysler has announced a massive recall of Dodge Ram pickups because of a problem with the steering system at the left-front wheel. Chrysler is recalling nearly 243,000 of the full-size pickups in the United States, including all Ram pickup series from the 2008 model year to the present. Tie rod defect affects Dodge pickups as Read on! →


Parents nationwide are becoming concerned that the safety of their child’s car seat cannot be properly tested because of flaws in crash test dummy designs. The reason is that no crash test dummies are made to simulate obese children. A growing body of research suggests the safety provided by car seats may be deceptive. Government Read on! →


One of the effects of the larger online marketplace is that it is easier than ever to buy a car sight unseen. If you are choosing to purchase online,here are a few things to keep in mind. The best move Never, ever purchase a car sight unseen. You should always check out a used car Read on! →


When you take your vehicle to an auto mechanic, you should have reasonable assurance that they are reputable and trustworthy, rather than someone who is waiting to perpetrate one of many different auto mechanic scams. Researching a mechanic ahead of time via AAA or other industry resources helps. However, being prepared with knowledge of some Read on! →


Car salespeople who offer a no-pressure, honest sales face to the public will still engage in a number of psychological tricks and triggers to get you to buy that new car. Typically it’s perfectly legal. Thus, consumers should know car salespeople tricks of the trade before going shopping at a lot. Car salespeople are trying Read on! →