Automobile Information and News

The State of Self-Driving Cars
  As a young girl, I’m lucky to have had the opportunity to grow up and live in this modern age of technology. It seems as though everyday I hear of some new gadget hitting the stores, and each time the next is even more cutting-edge than the last. I was amazed when I heard that a car could have a touch-screen display or administer hands-free phone calls. All this seems extremely trivial compared to the latest invention I have come across – self-driving cars. When I first thought of the seemingly impossible idea… Read More

Top 6 personalities you might encounter when buying or selling a vehicle
Honestly, whether you're the person selling your car, or the person buying a car, as from a dealership or a private seller, the buyer-seller interpersonal dynamic is fraught with issues. Is the experience really so bad? Nah. Most likely, things will turn out pretty much as expected, and you MIGHT have one or two lingering disappointments that you soon deal with or forget about. But what are the troublesome personalities that you can look out for, and how do you deal with them? Fear not. Answers are here. The buyers The hummm bug She sounds interested, but has probably already… Read More

Tips for traveling with pets
I think most people would agree that going on a road trip alone is not as much fun as traveling with a companion. A great road trip buddy can help keep you company, break up the monotony and even offer some unexpected excitement. If you’ve ever hopped in a car with a pet feline or man’s best friend along for the ride, you know “unexpected” and “excitement” are part of your journey from Point A to Point B. I have brought my own dogs, Scooby and Cash, on many road trips in the past and it’s always turned out to… Read More

Valentine’s Day car gifts for 2015
Let us help you get something for that special someone, for that object of love and affection in your life, for that beautiful soul - who drives a car. Tile ($25) - The key to using a car is … well, the keys. And losing one's keys can lead to losing one's mind. What a difference having or losing such a tiny thing can make! Among a field of similar offerings, the new GPS microtracker, Tile is a simple solution to a potentially disastrous problem. Simply attach the small tag to keys or any… Read More

Save lives by reducing distracted driving | Drive Safe 2015
Over the last hundred years, cars have transformed the way our society functions. Vast highways connect our lives to places and people that we love. RoadLoans helps people tap into this amazing resource by providing car loans and refinancing for auto loans. With easy access to a car, people have the ability to expand their world and the resources available to them. However, despite advancements in auto safety technology, there will always be the danger of human error. As we move into 2015, it is important to reflect back on the previous year and evaluate ourselves from both a personal… Read More

Avoid these 7 mistakes when getting a car loan
For most people, buying a car is a big deal. It can signify a transition from one chapter of your life to the next. Or maybe you have finally saved enough money to purchase a vehicle and are ready to feel the pride that can come with driving a new car. No matter what the circumstances, it would probably be unwise to walk into a dealership looking to buy a new car like you would walk into a department store to buy a new pair of shoes. Here are some tips on what to do and what to avoid when… Read More

Super Bowl 2015 TV ads – all about the cars
UPDATED: Now that we are post-Bowl, we’re updating to show our favorites among the ads that actually aired. The Super Bowl of football is also the Super Bowl of advertising. That's right, it's the Super Bowl of both. (What? Did you think I was going to call it the "Championship of advertising?" That would be dumb.) Well, just like we loved doing last year for the World Cup, now we're covering the car-related TV spots that aired during the biggest game of the year. For car ads, here's what we saw (and loved): In our humble opinion, the pack leader… Read More

Porsche Boxster
Not sure where life’s headed or why? Longing for the reckless adventures of youth? Want to sign your initials in rubber along the nearest stretch of concrete? While we can’t promise any help with the first two, here is a list of some of the most impressive, ennui-defying, 4-wheeled clods of steel mankind has thus far entrusted itself with. They’re not going to single-handedly sort out the existential naggings, but nothing quite ameliorates that faint-yet-persistent nostalgia for childhood wonder like peeling out of the driveway in any one of these top 9 midlife crisis cars.   9. Porsche Boxster [caption… Read More

Photo: auto-types.com
Well, we've told you about why you should attend an auto show, and we've even told you how to have the best experience at one. Now we’re going to talk about some you should think about going to. There are a lot of great car shows out there. Car manufacturers are serious about putting their best foot forward, and this is one of the places that they know they can do it, where the only expectations are to eat junk food, be dazzled and have fun. Washington Auto Show, Washington D.C. – Jan. 23… Read More

Lower your monthly payments by boosting your down payment
Getting a car loan that fits your current financial situation can be tricky, especially if you have low monthly income. If you need a car loan with payments that you can afford every month, there are two things you should consider before buying: A less-expensive car This one seems obvious, but it's important to consider it a rule rather than a guideline, if keeping payments low is your goal. RELATED: Why car shoppers must be determined to get an affordable new or used vehicle In thinking of your vehicle purchase price limit as a rule rather than a guideline, you… Read More