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Buy a car with bad credit – Potential benefits to getting on the road
Few things provide a sense of independence like buying your own vehicle, but poor credit is often perceived as putting the brakes on this dream. It’s not ideal, that’s for sure, but for people looking to buy a car with bad credit there may be options, like lenders that specialize in subprime loans, for example.* And if financing is right for you and you qualify for a loan, there could be some great potential benefits, big and small, to having your own vehicle. The possibility of getting into a car sooner rather than later with the help of a loan… Read More

Top car names for babies - featured
The ultimate homage to your newborn or vehicle? If you’re an expectant mother or father having a hard time choosing a baby name, but you love your car, problem solved. Yahoo! Autos has researched a list of names given to newborns in 2014 that are also car brands and models. Justin Hyde, the Managing Editor, carried out the analysis of some 33,044 baby names registered with the U.S. Social Security Administration (to get on his list the name had to be used at least five times), which threw up some interesting results. Inspiration from the auto world Some are more… Read More

Should I refinance my car?
How you might approach a financial fork in the road* Even if you’re not currently thinking about replacing your auto loan, “should I refinance my car?” could be a question worth asking yourself. Put simply, paying off your existing loan and refinancing with another that might better fit your situation could possibly save you money. How? You may be able to find a lender offering a lower rate of interest, and lower monthly payments, than your current provider. What’s more, the whole process doesn’t have to be a time-consuming hassle. Which direction should I take? Here are some tips and… Read More

Bad credit? Need a car? You’re not alone.
Do you have bad credit? Need a car? If that’s the challenge you’re facing don’t be discouraged, it’s a common one, but many people are discovering ways to get into vehicles with loans that fit their circumstances.* It helps to be informed before starting the purchase process.† The Federal Trade Commission recommends car buyers should first get a copy of their credit report, and details how to get it. This will provide a better idea of where your credit stands and you can also check for errors. Having checked your score, if you do find yourself with bad credit and… Read More

062215 RL How to buy a car with bad credit - featured
Are you looking into how to buy a car with bad credit?* Are you apprehensive about the process? Bad credit doesn’t have to mean a bad experience, or making do without your own vehicle†. In fact, many people with subprime credit are able to get a new set of wheels stress-free through numerous options in today’s marketplace. Shop around and research It can help to shop around and by doing so, you may start to get an idea of the kind of loan terms lenders are willing to offer for your particular credit situation. Auto finance companies may use different… Read More

How to find some of the best auto loan rates
The excitement of buying a new car can be quite something, and if you’re financing the purchase, finding some of the best auto loan rates for your credit situation may make that feeling even better. A wealth of financing options and interest rates that vary from lender to lender mean some careful loan shopping can be a good idea. Everyone’s financial circumstances are different and auto finance calculators can be useful tools to get you in gear on your loan-shopping journey. They provide opportunities to estimate factors like how much car you can afford and what your monthly payments might… Read More

052015 RL Summer road trip ideas from the experts 1
With summer just around the bend, it’s a great time to plan a road trip, and low gas prices heading into the season could make it all the more doable. “Gas prices are about $1 a gallon lower for most drivers as the summer vacation season approaches, a better-than 25% discount over last year,” says Bob Sullivan of Credit.com. So with the savings on fuel prices possibly keeping some extra cash in your pocket, and with the U.S. of A. as your oyster, take a look at these summer road trip ideas, drawn from the experts, for inspiration.   Go… Read More

car show
With new models, concept cars and cutting edge designs, auto shows create a buzz and it’s easy to see why they’re magnets for car enthusiasts. The major shows in Detroit, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, held annually between November and April, attract international attention and feature some truly stunning vehicles. But whether you’re an enthusiast or not, auto shows, from these big four to the many regional events across the country, can be extremely useful when shopping for a new car. And attending one of these events is a great exercise for both those who have only a general… Read More