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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