January 2016

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Buick kicks off as carmakers tease Super Bowl 50 ads
  Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.   “Odell Beckham Jr., Emily Ratajkowski to appear in Buick Cascada Super Bowl 50 ad,” New York Daily News As Super Bowl 50 approaches and the hype expands well beyond the game itself, Buick is already up and running by teasing its commercial for the event. Not only is Buick the first auto company to plug its Super Bowl ad, according to New York Daily… Read More

When is a good time to buy a car?
  Getting a new set of wheels may be something you love, hate or view as simply a necessity. However you see it, looking into when is a good time to buy a car might save you some serious cash on a major purchase. When it comes to timing, keeping in mind two important factors may help. These are consumer demand and sales goals. Consumer demand It sounds simple, but hitting the dealerships when demand among car shoppers is low may mean the sales representatives are more likely to negotiate on price. When a dealership is busy, and interest in… Read More

Lexus, Buick, Honda, Volvo among Detroit auto show standouts
  Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.   Thousands of people have been flocking to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week, not least President Obama, who made a special appearance to underscore the recovery of the U.S. auto industry since the 2008 financial crisis. Public attendance has been building in recent years, and this year’s event, running until Sunday, is offering a new set of innovative and inviting… Read More

How to finance a car with bad credit
Financing a car under normal circumstances can be a task in itself, but knowing how to finance a car with bad credit comes with its own complications. Luckily, this situation is fairly commonplace and there are some useful strategies that help when trying to finance a car with bad credit.* A useful step for the borrower is to acquire a copy of their credit report, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Going through your reports yourself will ensure all of the information about your credit history is correct. Credit history is one element, among many, that lenders may use… Read More

Cars that will catch your eye in 2016
2016 looks to be an exciting year for car releases. There are a plethora of new and updated models hitting lots sometime this year and if you’re looking to buy, and have some cash to splash, here are a few of the special ones. 2017 BMW M2 Expected to hit the market early this year as a 2017 model, with a price tag somewhere around $52,000, this successor to the M4 follows significant design precedents of the M235i. In fact, by a lot of metrics the BMW M2 is anything but a radical departure, but rather stands as a spiritual… Read More

What to do with your tax refund: Buying a car
Some 76 percent of tax returns resulted in a refund averaging $2,989 in 2015, according to the IRS. For those in line for some cash, tax season provides a welcome start to the year and instantly raises the question of what to do with the windfall. If you’re in the market to buy a new car, using that tax refund for a down payment may help you get the shiny vehicle you want. What you can afford For a start, a down payment may affect how much car you can afford. Use an affordability calculator to see how money down… Read More

Auto refinancing: it might save you cash
How well do your finances read? If you’re looking to make savings following the expense of the holidays, refinancing your auto loan may be an easy way to do it. It’s an opportunity for approved applicants to possibly attain lower monthly car payments, and by reducing a fixed expense like that, the money saved is of course available for other things in life. Like paying credit card bills, or even putting cash aside for a vacation. How does it work? If auto refinance is a new concept to you, it works by paying off your existing car loan and replacing… Read More

One-way street: Automotive and technology draw ever closer
  Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.   “What is driving car makers to attend tech show?” BBC News There’s “a fresh determination to merge automotive and technology,” at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), writes the BBC’s Jane Wakefield, and some bold new visions of the future have been unveiled. Among them was the launch of a much-anticipated electric vehicle from Chinese company Faraday Future, which is aiming to “redefine the… Read More

Road rage: How and why it happens [Infographic]
Many of us have seen or been affected by incidences of road rage at one point or another, and it can be a scary experience. From 30-minute commutes to constant road construction, there are ample opportunities for us to lose our cool while in the car. In fact, the average American can spend over 750 hours in the car in one year alone. It's no wonder that we pick up bad habits while driving. RoadLoans cares about helping you get the right auto loan for your car, but also about your safety while driving. Check out the statistics in this infographic to… Read More

Resolutions for the road
For World Kindness Day, on November 13, my friends and I promised to be more considerate to other drivers through simple actions like letting a car go in front when switching lanes or allowing other drivers to go first at an intersection. Along these lines, I hope to “drive kind” all year long. Awareness and defensive driving Other than just being considerate, for 2016 I have made a number of “road resolutions,” one of which is to be more conscious of those around me. As stated in this safer driving resolutions chart, it helps to drive defensively and be aware… Read More