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All-wheel drive vehicle in snow
  The recent winter storms that hit large parts of the country may have you considering all-wheel drive (AWD) for your next vehicle. You may also be wondering just how much of a difference these systems can make, and if the added cost is worth it. The following pros and cons list should help with answers to those questions, but, firstly, it’s important to know that all-wheel drive is different from four-wheel drive (4WD), and how it differs. Without getting technical, AWD is a light-duty system typically found in cars and car-based SUVs, while four-wheel drive is a heavier-duty capability,… Read More

Man driving at night
  Tomorrow, Dec. 21, marks the shortest day of the year and, for drivers, less means more. More risk that is. Fewer daylight hours on the winter solstice and throughout winter result in extra nighttime driving and a higher chance of accidents. Serious ones, too. Figures from the National Safety Council show that vehicle death rates are three times higher after dark than in the day. Thankfully, there are many ways to protect yourself and your vehicle, and these tips will help you safely steer through the gloom.   1. Clean lights and windshields As visibility is a major challenge… Read More

Car parked beside road
    Getting declined for an auto loan can be frustrating but doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. Often, a rejection decision results from 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 a wide range 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 There might… Read More

Kia Telluride driven in snow
  When you’re drawing up a new-vehicle wish list with the best and brightest options for your drive, expert recommendations are a great place to start. Aiming to provide something for everyone, Kelley Blue Book’s 2020 Best Buy Awards offer 16 “sure bets” across categories that “resonate with the majority of car buyers.” Many of those categories are for SUVs, which this year expand to eight, while designated places are given to pure electric and hybrid vehicles. There’s also an award for the best new model,… Read More

Toyota Sequoia on racetrack
The RoadLoans blog provides articles on a range of topics. Auto finance, for sure, but also the wider car-buying experience, vehicle ownership and interests. The most-read blog posts of 2019 reflect that spectrum, albeit with a bias towards financing, from the longest-running vehicles to the basics of refinance. As the year enters our rearview mirror, here are the top 10 posts to date.     Longest-lasting vehicles: SUVs are way ahead Some vehicles just don’t like to quit – especially big SUVs. See the models and brands most likely to take you past 200,000 miles, as recorded by iSeeCars.com.  … Read More

Jeep Wrangler SUV in mountains
Buying a car is just the start of the ownership cycle. Having traveled where you need to go, there also comes time to sell and the chance to get some of your money back. At that point, certain vehicles hold significantly more value than others. According to iSeeCars.com, SUVs, pickups and sports cars are best, led by a pair of Jeep Wranglers. The auto research site analyzed close to eight million car sales and found that, whereas the average new car loses almost half its value in five years, the Wrangler Unlimited and two-door Wrangler give up just 30 and… Read More