As gas prices continue to rise, it is not surprising that many drivers are downsizing to a used compact or going green with a pre-owned hybrid. That trend is driving up the cost of used compact and hybrid cars on the market, according to Kelley Blue Book. Values spike in last week of February KBB Read on! →


In the first part of this piece we saw how important it is to make a used car look as a attractive as possible before offering it up to potential buyers. Now we will look as some further steps to take to make sure that your pocketbook gets the maximum padding as compensation when saying Read on! →


Kelley Blue Book has been the trusted guidebook for vehicle values since 1926. On Oct. 28, 2011, the used car value authority debuted a new service that will help consumers looking for state-by-state values. According to Automotive News, Kelley Blue Book has also added a used vehicle condition category. Used car values by state reveal Read on! →


There comes a time in every car owner’s life when, no matter what the sentimental attachment, it is time to say good-bye to an old four-wheeled friend. But selling a car is not what it used to be. You can’t just park it at the side of the road with a price tag in the Read on! →


The amount you pay at the dealership before you drive that new car home is only the beginning. The true cost of ownership of a vehicle is not so obvious on the face of it, no matter how shrewdly you dealt with that pushy salesman. But determining the true cost of ownership can be greatly Read on! →


When you’re in the market for a new car, it is advisable to consider financing before you visit the dealership. But what length of auto loan should you choose? Three-, five- and six-year loans are the most common options available, and once upon a time, the latter option was popular. However, as numerous automotive industry Read on! →


Americans are keeping their vehicles longer than they ever did. That, in turn, is causingĀ  used car prices to rise. Many later-model used vehicles are now selling for barely less than new models. Used car prices rising According to Kelley Blue Book, the keeper of car prices in the U.S., vehicles that are a year Read on! →


New car prices are down from last year. That coupled with the dropping price of gasoline could make this summer a little rosier for recession-weary motorists. Fuller inventories Many auto dealer are offering discounts that were not seen last year because of the shortage of vehicles from Asian automakers. The output from those automakers suffered Read on! →


The older a car gets, the more expensive it becomes to keep her on the road. On the other hand, if you keep Old Reliable running, you save money on hefty monthly car payments. Finding the point at which that balance tips in the favor of repair costs is the crux of determining when to Read on! →