Automobile Information and News

Gift ideas for the multimillionaire driver in your life
Multimillionaires have it rough around the holidays. There. We said it. Just imagine the holiday plight between fellow plutocrats, as if you were (or perhaps, are) one of them. You are awakened by the custom alarm tone on your pre-release, 18-karat rose gold Apple Watch that your good buddy Tim C. hooked you up with, to the sounds of waves lapping gently on the rocks of Lake Como, below your other getaway bungalow in Vignola, Italy. You shut off the alarm, and notice that the days have apparently slipped by too pleasantly, and it is now Dec. 20, a mere… Read More

The twelve days of car (& holiday) tips – Part 1
12 useful tips about cars and the holidays – because we know a little bit about both If there are two things we love at the RoadLoans blog, it’s getting smart about cars, and seasonal tips and tricks. And we think you’ll find that our holiday recipe includes just the right proportion of both. You're really going to want to read these. We save up the good stuff all year, just for articles like this. Tip 12 - Are you doing Secret Santa this year? Don't buy Post-Its. Use a web based service to organize all the name-drawing, like DrawNames.com.… Read More

Fiat 500 for 007 – Beautiful enough for Bond
James Bond has driven some seriously great cars. And Fiat’s 500 micro sedan is about to become a member of that stable. In the upcoming Bond film, “Spectre,” the latest in the James Bond franchise, it is rumored that James Bond, who will again be portrayed by Daniel Craig, will be racing through the streets of Rome, Italy, in the popular economy sportster. And the internet has plenty to say on the subject. The issue of “which vehicle James Bond is driving now” has been, for car enthusiasts, an epic story since the beginning. In fact, we covered the topic… Read More

Extreme winter situations
Getting on the road to get to Grandma's this holiday season sounds like a lot of fun. But for people who live in parts of the country where winter has already landed in force, the fun only lasts while the vehicle is still rolling and in good shape. Just imagine driving quietly down a snowy byway, with a soft and gentle blanket of white quieting every sound of the storm and every turn of your tires, when, suddenly, disaster strikes and your vehicle stops moving, perhaps even getting stuck in the snow. If you're in a rural area, what started… Read More

KBB’s best buys for 2015
When I first saw the Kelley Blue Book ratings for the “Best Buy” cars of 2015, I was both surprised and happy to see Chevrolet represented in two of the key categories. Kelley annually picks a car from each category, or type, that they determine to be the best all-around car for its price. Growing up in a family that owns both a Chevrolet and Volkswagen dealership, naturally, those were the only types of cars that my family owned. In the category for “Best Full-Sized Car” the 2015 Chevy Impala took the prize with a completely redesigned exterior that is… Read More

Car accident – five things to know before it happens to you
It’s an unfortunate reality that car accidents can happen to anyone, no matter how carefully or responsibly they drive. Hopefully you will never need to apply this information, but here are five things you need to know* about responding to an automobile accident. Never leave the scene. Despite every instinctual, emotional, or maybe even financial worry that might tempt you to escape the situation, leaving the scene will only make things worse for everyone involved, regardless of who is at fault. Tim Cadet of Cars.com suggests you remain calm and pull over to the side of the road to the extent… Read More

The price is right…for gasoline
What’s the first thing you think of when the gas light comes on in your car? I don’t know about anyone else, but what comes to my mind is: $$$$$. Since I’m a typical “broke college student,” I usually have to drive on empty for a day or two until I manage to put enough money into my bank account to pay for at least a partial fill up. Recently, as I pulled into the gas station, I refrained from jumping for joy when I saw the drop in the price per gallon. As a native Chicagoan, I immediately called… Read More

Self driving cars may be coming sooner than you think
What does the world look like when almost every car on the road has its own chauffeur? Automotive technology is big, big business. And if a company could give every car owner a robotic chauffeur, allowing them to safely (if optionally) relax as a passenger, that could have a big, big economic impact and it may affect many other aspects of our lives. So who is stepping up to the plate to make this happen? No less than the most storied and talked about tech company in the world: Google. Google’s program may have been privately developed earlier, but it… Read More

State Fair of Texas Auto Show 2014 – it’s big
If you Texans haven’t yet made it out to the State Fair this year, the newest fried food abominations delicacies include a strange and wondrous variety of combined calorie sources (or forces), including amalgams of Twinkies, candy, donuts...all wrapped in, strewn with or themed upon God’s humblest of ingredients: bacon.   And if that doesn’t quite do it for you, there’s also the State Fair of Texas Auto Show. Whether you’re… Read More

And the answer to the No. 1 question is…
Our distinguished professionals in the customer service department, who answer your phone calls, emails and chats, and provide answers to all of the questions that come from our excellent customers are back to wrap up the subject of "answers to the most-asked questions." We've saved the best for last. The question below is the No. 1 most-asked question of our customer service team, followed by the official answer: Question: If I finance less, will my down payment be lower? Official Answer: No. Given a certain vehicle price, the loan offer you receive at a given time will result in the… Read More