January 2014

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Auto loan calculators to help you shop for a car
Auto loan calculators are a car shopper’s friend. Although auto loan calculators alone won’t help you negotiate terms on that used or new car, at least you’ll have an idea of how much of a financial commitment you can afford before you make the deal. Whether you’re trying to calculate your monthly payment, your total cost of ownership, the effect of different down payments or your interest expense, there’s an auto loan calculator available for you. We went looking for the best auto loan calculators available online, but, like a lot of things, beauty is in the eye of the… Read More

Best pickup truck, car nominees of 2014 – Cars.com
Six vehicles have been nominated for each Best Pickup Truck of the Year and Best Car of the Year awards from Cars.com and PickupTrucks.com. The nominees for the 2014 Best Pickup Truck award are two Rams, two GM trucks, a Ford and a Toyota. Car award nominations were led by Mazda, with two, and include an Acura, Chevrolet, Hyundai and Kia. The best pickup truck and car award winners will be announced by Cars.com in about a week during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Cars.com and PickupTrucks.com are… Read More

Make these New Year’s resolutions for safer driving
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 in 2014. We have gathered some ideas that you may want to add to your 2014 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

What is a new vehicle’s dealer invoice price?
Dealer invoice price. It’s something of a Holy Grail for new-car shoppers. Stated simply, a new vehicle’s invoice price is what a dealer pays to an auto manufacturer for a particular car, truck or SUV, and it’s the same for every dealer across the country. The invoice price doesn't include any of the dealer's costs for advertising, selling, preparing, displaying or financing the vehicle, according to Kelley Blue Book in an article “10 Steps to Buying a New Car.” “There are some instances where a dealer might be inclined to sell a car at or below invoice price,” writes Suzanne Kane… Read More