A predatory lending practice in the mortgage industry outlawed by the financial reform bill escaped regulation in the auto lending industry. “Dealer reserve” is a legal practice similar to yield spread premiums; the practice of steering borrowers toward more expensive loans in exchange for a kickback. Although yield spread premiums are now illegal, dealer reserve Read on! →


Before you hop into the car and drive to the corner store like a good little consumer, do you ever find yourself wanting to rankle the neighbors by dropping the clutch, smoking the tires and throwing down some big league burnout? Ah, the smell of napalmed tires in the morning – smells like victory for Read on! →


A car can get you there faster, but it can also kill in an instant. Drunk driving and distracted driving can lead to death on the highway, as can drivers who are otherwise unable to operate a vehicle safely. Whether intentional or not, the unlawful killing of another with a vehicle is called vehicular homicide, Read on! →


Flashing — or erasing and reprogramming — your engine’s computer is a legitimate way to keep a car’s engine control modules (ECMs) up to date. This is done on nearly all vehicles 1996 and newer to ensure that the microprocessors in such areas as the power train and fuel injectors are regulating their systems properly. Read on! →


Black ice may not be called black because it’s some kind of dark ghost that haunts your winter driving. However, if such nomenclature were based on that, there would be no solid ground upon which to object. Click if you missed PART 1 or PART 2 of this article. Driving on ice – The black Read on! →


Electronic vehicles are riding the crest of the green transportation wave, and wireless EV charging is among the more exciting associated technologies. The convenience of abandoning wires and plugs is obvious, but some critics have questioned how efficient wireless charging can be. According to the Detroit Free Press, however, a Morrisville, N.C., start-up called Evatran Read on! →


Your car’s check engine light isn’t there merely for visual entertainment during your Sunday drive. While the “Car Guys” Click and Clack may joke that the best solution is a piece of duct tape, the truth is that a car owner should pay attention to the warning. It’s important to understand what the check engine Read on! →


One size car does not fit all. However, if you’re a large person, these cars may be the right fit for you. They represent both quality and value, all the while providing the kind of roominess a larger person needs. Chevy Equinox 2LT The Chevy Equinox 2LT is highly adjustable, a necessity for large drivers Read on! →


Changing your car’s cabin air filter isn’t a difficult job. It’s an important job because it helps your air conditioner and heater to work more efficiently, and more importantly, it helps you breathe easier while you’re operating your vehicle. CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article. Is it hard to replace a Read on! →


It’s well known that just about everything at a car dealership is negotiable. The fact that your car purchase may be negotiable, though, means that there is strategy involved. There are times that are better than others to buy a car. Making sure that you are approaching a car salesman at the right time is Read on! →