Every driver has multiple blind spots; it’s impossible to see everything on the roadway at once. Since 2008, blind-spot radar that can help drivers avoid accidents has been introduced in consumer vehicles to help deal with this safety issue. As Steve Rode, president of Swedish blind-spot radar manufacturer Autoliv Electronics, notes business is booming. Sales Read on! →


Winter driving conditions make having the right tires imperative. In climates where snow and ice are ever-present hazards of the winter roadway, loss of traction can prove deadly. Most vehicles come standard with all-season (aka all-weather) tires, but are they enough? Exploring the winter versus all-season tire debate can uncover the truth. All-season tires and Read on! →


When Scottsdale, Ariz., police pulled over a vehicle on Sept. 10, 2008, they found sales contracts from a local automotive dealership. According to The Arizona Republic, the contracts were among many items in the car that documented a fraud ring involving Gilbert-based Henry Brown Buick-GMC-Pontiac finance manager Dominick Hurley. Rampant dealership identity theft “It was 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! →


Basic maintenance of your vehicle would not be complete without focusing on that professional shine. Click if you’ve missed PART 1 or PART 2 of this article. Exterior car care basic maintenance tip No. 3 – Tape lamp covers until you replace Cracked glass or plastic in front of a turn signal, brake light or Read on! →


It’s not just about how clean your engine is or how few miles your car may have on the odometer. The color of your old car also helps determine its resale value. More exotic or trendy tones may also take more patience to move, in addition to a possible price cut. The color of resale Read on! →


You know it’s important to change your engine oil at regular intervals. In general, the older the vehicle, the more often the motor oil should be changed. However, what do the numbers and letters listed on that container of engine oil actually mean? With assistance from The Engine Oil Bible, Car Deal Expert helps you Read on! →


The low and uninitiated may see the terms “pushrod” and “overhead cam” advertised and wonder what it is and if it makes any difference at all. Perhaps not to the lay person and in their day-to-day drudgery, but it does make a difference mechanically, and also to a great many gearheads. And in this corner, Read on! →


Big and tall drivers need interior space in order to enter, properly operate and exit a vehicle. Forget about chop shop stories like that of former NBA center Manute Bol, who at 7-foot-7 was forced to remove the front seat of his first car so that he could drive from the back. Unmodified, the following Read on! →


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! →