The pros and cons of electric cars
10 Points to consider when shopping for an EV     Growing choice, dropping costs and greater range are just some of the reasons electric vehicles are increasingly popular and a realistic choice for many motorists these days. If you’re considering going electric for your next vehicle, have a look at the pros and cons of electric cars, and how they stack up against conventionally powered vehicles, to help you make a decision.   Pros   Cheaper to run Electric cars are generally one third cheaper to run than conventionally powered vehicles on a cost-per-mile basis, which could make a… Read More

5 Must-see cars at the DFW Auto Show
Besides getting a hands-on look at the latest new vehicles to shop for now or in future, for many, auto shows are also about taking a moment to admire the rare, unusual and often super-luxurious rides on display. Here are five head-turning, must-see cars currently being exhibited at the DFW Auto Show, Dallas, though Sunday, Feb. 18.   2018 Nissan Maxima Captain Phasma Meet Captain Phasma, one of the toughest Stormtroopers in the galaxy, in car form. The Maxima Captain Phasma concept vehicle is a product of Nissan’s collaboration with Lucusfilm for the latest “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” movie,… Read More

How to pay off a car early and save money
      Think what you might do with no monthly car payments in your budget. Take more vacations, enjoy more evenings out or build up a savings pot for the future, perhaps. Whatever it is, pay off your car early and not only is that debt behind you, but you may have made a decent saving in interest charges, too. There are several common approaches to paying off a vehicle early, which center on making more frequent payments; regular extra payments; an occasional large payment; a combination of these, and refinancing. Start off by getting familiar with the details… Read More

My first car: The 1998 Volvo S70 that always seemed to weather the storm
  As a teenager with a busy after-school schedule, I waited eagerly for September 17, 2008 – my 16th birthday – to come so that I could finally get my driver’s license. My parents were ready, too; between choir practice, vocal lessons, dance team, basketball and church, it was practically a full-time job wheeling me around town. However, on that day, instead of celebrating with friends and family and being handed the keys to a car (big red bow included!), I found myself sitting in a restaurant with a sopapilla birthday cake – generator… Read More

Romantic road trips to make Valentine’s Day miles better
  As Valentine’s Day approaches, we have couples everywhere looking to plan a romantic evening for the special day to celebrate. Why not turn the occasion into a weekend excursion and plan a romantic road trip for the two of you to enjoy? Whether you fancy a surprise getaway, or a planned event, it can be one of the best ways to celebrate with your Valentine’s sweetheart. Here are some of my suggestions for romantic road trips, including destinations and stops along the way to help plan your journey.   Tucson to Sedona, Arizona Those looking for both a romantic… Read More

Have you been declined for an auto loan, looking for a second chance?
    Getting declined for an auto loan can be frustrating, but doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. Often, a rejection decision may be because of bad credit* yet there are many lenders who will loan to people with poor credit scores, so it makes sense to look for a second chance. A lender like RoadLoans, for example, accepts applications from consumers with all types of credit and has years of experience helping customers move forward in the vehicles they want. Here’s how to go about getting that second chance at an auto loan: Check your credit report… Read More

The best Super Bowl car commercials of the decade
  Throughout the year, we all do what we can to avoid commercials. Usually, once the paid ads show up, we either hit the mute button, take a bathroom break, or maybe grab something from the kitchen. But one time out of the year, there’s an event where commercials are not only watched but anticipated – Super Bowl Sunday. The grand finale of the NFL season draws in over 100 million viewers each year, and advertisers make incredible investments to show off their products in front of this huge audience – few bigger than automakers putting the newest vehicle models… Read More

10 Spring break road trip destinations you’ll really want to visit
  Spring break is just around the corner! As I planned my trip, I found some great spots for college students like me, or anyone for that matter. In my opinion, these are some of the best places to visit, so grab your friends, check your vacation dates and plan your trip for some spring break fun! My top 10 favorite road trip destinations for spring break are as follows:   Manhattan Beach, CA With the famous California beach atmosphere, Manhattan Beach offers visitors a young people’s scene fun-filled with shops, beaches, restaurants, and exciting nightlife. You can walk the… Read More

Can I get approved for a car loan?
  While you won’t know for sure whether you can get approved for a car loan until you actually apply, it’s not too hard to get an idea of what your chances may be, and how to maximize them. First, keep in mind each lender is different and may evaluate an auto loan application on a different set of criteria. Online lender RoadLoans, for example, uses a unique scorecard based on years of lending experience to decide on applications. So even if you happen to be declined by one lender, it may not be the case with another. There are… Read More

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