Useful tech to look out for when buying a new car
If it’s been a few years since you bought a car then you might be taken aback by the level of technology now available. To help you get more familiar with what’s on offer, here are some of the most useful features to consider when buying a new vehicle in 2018.     Self-driving features for safety and ease While fully autonomous cars are still a way off, automakers are loading new models with more self-driving features to improve safety and comfort. Adaptive cruise control is one that might help if you have a demanding commute, as it regulates the… Read More

How to use your tax refund for a car purchase
If you’re in the market for a new vehicle then you should know something about tax season: tax refunds and car loans are a good match.* That’s because refunds, which have averaged around $3,000 in recent years, can provide many approved buyers with a ready-made down payment on a car, or at least a useful chunk of it. And that money down may in turn lower their monthly payment and total financing costs. The following infographic has been put together for car shoppers expecting a tax refund, and outlines how it may be used to get a new or used… Read More

The best buys and most-wanted cars of 2018
30 award-winning vehicles worth considering     Unprecedented levels of quality mean it’s harder to choose a bad car these days, according to auto research company Kelley Blue Book. Yet with so many good new cars rubbing shoulders, there are still certain models that have something extra to get their heads in front. Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds have put together two lists, totaling 30 vehicles, to help you find them. KBB’s Best Buy Awards of 2018 identify the top choice for most buyers in each of 12 categories, plus an overall best-buy recommendation, from extensive road tests, reviews and… Read More

When is spring break 2018? Dates, destinations and details to help plan your trip
  For many college students, spring break, that American academic tradition and much anticipated vacation, is the first opportunity in the year to plan a memorable getaway. Checking your spring break dates is the important first step in planning your own special trip, and we’ve included an extensive list of dates for universities and colleges across the United States at the end of this article. Scroll through to find your school, and start thinking about destinations.   Spring break month In general, spring break month is February, March or April, depending on where you are in the country, and the… Read More

12 New Year’s resolutions for becoming a safer driver
  About this time each year, most of us are thinking about our New Year’s resolutions – all those promises we make to ourselves with every intention of following through but usually end up breaking before January is over. RoadLoans doesn’t want that to happen to you this year. We have gathered some ideas that you may want to add to your list of New Year’s resolutions, especially for the time you spend in your car, truck or SUV. Keeping these resolutions will make you a better driver and keep your family safer on the road. We’ve compiled our list… Read More

How to get a car loan with bad credit
  8 Steps to getting on the road despite poor credit history How do you make the best of a bad credit* situation when you need to buy a car? Poor credit may pose some unwanted challenges but there are many ways to maximize your chances of getting approved for an auto loan, and a competitive rate for your circumstances. Here’s how to approach it in eight straightforward steps.   1. Know what to expect It helps to know up front that consumers with bad credit typically encounter higher interest rates than those with better credit and so, if approved,… Read More

How to drive safely on the shortest day of the year
    December 21 is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and, for drivers, less is more – but not in a good way. Fewer daylight hours on the winter solstice, and continually throughout winter, mean more nighttime driving and an overall increase in driving risk. National Safety Council figures show vehicle death rates are three times higher at night than in the day, but there are ways to protect yourself and your vehicle. These tips will help you safely steer through the gloom.   Weather changes associated with nighttime may hamper driving. Shorter days can mean… Read More

Credit: Honda/Newspress USA
  In an expanding field of eco-friendly cars, the Honda Clarity is a standout performer. The winner of the Green Car of the Year Award, it beat one of the strongest lineups in years with a special mix of planet-friendly technology. The Clarity is the first car to offer consumers a choice of electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell options. “To its credit, Honda has now accomplished what no other automaker has – offering all three of these ‘green’ powertrains in a single model, with the capability of readily shifting production from one to another to meet future demand,"… Read More

Is it better to lease or buy a car?
  Compare the pros and cons to help you decide The soaring popularity of leasing in recent years may have you asking whether it is better to lease or buy your next car. Once associated with luxury cars, leasing has become mainstream and reached an all-time high of 4.3 million vehicles in 2016. So, should you join these millions of drivers and enjoy a monthly car payment that’s typically lower than an auto loan payment? An offshoot of the current leasing trend worth considering is the surge in off-lease vehicles entering the used-car market, which is lowering prices to the… Read More

Safe winter driving tips for the holidays and beyond
  With the onset of winter and the holidays fast approaching, many of us are likely to have wintry road expeditions affecting our holiday plans. Whether you’ll just be driving across town or your travel plans have more in common with Santa’s, getting on the road at this time can be dangerous. But with some simple pointers, like accelerating and decelerating slowly when in snow, increasing your following distance and knowing your brakes, you can immediately improve your driving. Here are some safe winter driving tips for when the weather turns against you.   Vehicle preparation The cold itself can… Read More

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