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Do you need a license to buy a car?
  You do not need a driver’s license to legally buy a car, but laws preventing you from driving present something of a roadblock if you had planned to get behind the wheel. There are situations in which a buyer with no license may want to purchase a car for someone else to drive, however, and there are processes to make that happen. Buying a car without a license for someone else to drive There are all kinds of reasons why you might want to buy a car without intending to drive it yourself. It could be a gift for… Read More

Can I get guaranteed auto refinancing?
  There’s never a bad time to save money, and applying for auto refinancing is a great way to see if you can trim your expenses and enjoy a little extra cash in your budget each month. While it’s hard to say you can get guaranteed refinancing, as everyone’s situation is different, it’s certain there are auto lenders that accept applications from people with all types of credit. So even if you have bad credit,* perhaps the legacy of missed payments, even bankruptcy of repossession, you can still look to refinance your car loan for better terms. There’s a clue… Read More

Combined wisdom reveals today’s strongest car brands – KBB
  How important is brand image to you? If the reputation and standing of an automaker plays into your car-buying decision, then you may be interested to know which brands come out best in Kelley Blue Book’s latest awards. Based on insights collected through its Brand Watch Study, which taps into 12,000 in-market new-vehicle shoppers using KBB.com, the 2018 Brand Image Awards represent “the combined wisdom of the American car-buying public,” says the auto research site. Spanning six categories including luxury options, and “providing guidance for just about every type of car buyer, from performance seekers to value shoppers,” the… Read More

The ‘best of the best’ new cars in the world
Six cars have been crowned world-beaters following a near year-long journey to find the best new vehicles on the planet. The Volvo XC60, named overall World Car of the Year, was among the winners at 2018 World Car Awards in New York after months of test drives, evaluation and analysis by 82 globe-trotting journalists. It’s the second time in a row an SUV has claimed the honor and adds to the North American Utility of the Year award the XC60 picked up earlier this year.     “We are up against some tough competition, but this award for the XC60… Read More

Places missed on the ‘perfect’ Texas road trip map
  There’s never enough time to see everything. Even on the best of vacations, usually there are at least a few spots that simply need to be missed due to time purposes. It’s something Chevrolet took into account when they partnered with prominent data scientist, Randy Olsen, in an attempt to create the ideal road trip for various regions across the U.S. Olsen made his mark by calculating the optimal route to take for traveling through all 48 of the U.S. mainland states. Creating the 13,000-mile-plus trek led to Chevrolet teaming with Olsen to also curate shorter regional routes in… Read More

Pros and cons of ‘buy here, pay here’ dealerships
  Some dealers claim “we finance anyone,” but it may come at a price Other options include applying for preapproval before you shop   What are “buy here, pay here” dealerships? “Buy here, pay here” dealerships are auto dealers that not only sell cars but effectively act as the bank, too, by providing in-house financing, typically for buyers with bad credit.* Interest rates can be higher than other lending options and customers make car payments directly to the dealership. They’re different from traditional car dealerships that request financing from prospective lenders, with customers generally making payments to a third party.… Read More