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! →


Want fashionable luxury cars but hate paying premium prices? If you know what to look for, fine alternatives to expensive cars are available. Courtesy of the Detroit Free Press, the following are cheaper cars that sacrifice sticker price, but not quality. Want a Mini Cooper? Try a Fiat 500 While a Mini Cooper gives you Read on! →


Many of the newest hybrid vehicles make use of a basic-but-revolutionary concept. When the vehicle isn’t moving, the engine shuts off, saving power. Some are now suggesting that shutting off a gas-powered engine could be a way to save significant amounts of fuel. The idea of stop starts Called “stop starts” or “stop-start technology,” the Read on! →


If you think gas is too expensive and would like to improve your automobile’s fuel economy, consider hypermiling. This “gentle driving” technique that has been perfected by NASCAR will help you save money by enabling you to squeeze as many miles per gallon as possible out of your gas tank. As How Stuff Works puts Read on! →


A few car insurance companies are trying a new program that trades privacy for discounts. Pay-as-you-drive insurance, otherwise known as usage-based insurance, can save customers up to 30 percent. These savings, however, require minute-by-minute tracking of the customer’s driving practices. The basics of pay as you drive Pay-as-you-drive insurance is being tested or offered by Read on! →


Getting your money’s worth when it comes to purchasing a used car can be a tricky proposition. Older vehicles may be cheaper up front, but they may not give you the fuel economy of a newer car and may require more frequent repairs. However, there are some gems to be found out there that give Read on! →