In an attempt to push sales higher, LaFontaine Automotive Group in Michigan decided to run a Groupon offer. The hope was that the company would sell all 150 available $500 vouchers for $199. In the end, however, the deal flopped for both Groupon and the dealership. Result of the Groupon deal The LaFontaine Automotive Group Read on! →


It’s expensive enough just to keep your car in gas these days, and a costly and unexpected repair can really hurt a person’s finances. Sometimes it can make you go broke. The most costly repairs are generally not covered by auto insurance, except in the case of an accident. But there are simple things one Read on! →


As fuel prices continue to increase at the nation’s gas pumps, it has become increasingly necessary for drivers to find ways to economize on the road. So far, we looked at turning to more fuel-efficient vehicles. Now we will explore some ways to wring the most value out of whatever you are driving now. [The Read on! →


There is such a thing as an “efficiency premium,” where cars cost more for a more fuel-efficient version. However, the fuel savings won’t always recoup that premium, with even diesel cars taking a long time to achieve the efficiency premium payoff. Fuel efficiency premium pay off known to take years Car makers are continuing to Read on! →


When you take your car in for maintenance, choosing where you go is often a difficult question – should you go to the dealer for your maintenance, or go to an independent maintenance shop? There are benefits and drawbacks to both, and the ultimate answer is that it depends on what type of vehicle repairs Read on! →


Everyone needs to get car insurance but no one ever wants to have to use it. However, if one does get in an accident, watch for accident damage overcharging, which can add hundreds of dollars to the bill and bump up the premiums even further. Keep an eye on estimates to prevent accident damage overcharging Read on! →


There is such a thing as mechanical breakdown insurance, which is exactly what it sounds like. It’s insurance you buy in case your car doesn’t start, runs rough, or explodes…but is it worth buying? Mechanical breakdown insurance just like any other Insurance is insurance, period; regardless if it’s mechanical breakdown insurance, flood insurance, house insurance, Read on! →


As the auto industry undergoes a profound transformation, new cars may be a better investment than pre-owned vehicles. Low interest and no interest financing for new cars is creating an unusual auto loan environment. Classic assumptions about new versus used cars aren’t always correct. Depending on the make and model, there are some vehicles that Read on! →