Automobile Information and News

Back-to-school season: Tips for a better drive
This is it. The time of year when the dog days of summer fade into the first fresh days of learning. Schools across the U.S. are opening their doors to another year and schedules are being shifted to a more structured daily routine. In addition to new teachers, new friends and in many cases new buildings to maneuver, there are more vehicles in school areas in the mornings and late afternoons. In honor of this most wonderful time of the year, we created an infographic highlighting the “27 challenges and distractions you’ll need to navigate when classes resume.” From crosswalks… Read More

Back to school basics – Part 2
As I talked about in a previous entry, the process of moving onto a college campus can be stressful … especially the day of. Unloading your packed car and trying to fit everything into a small dorm or apartment can prove difficult. Carrying things up and down stairs and through never-ending hallways can be both stressful and exhausting. Here are my thoughts on how to get through such a long day. Do Stay hydrated. Make sure to regularly take in fluids throughout the day. Moving in is physically demanding and can take a toll on your body. If you are… Read More

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

The top 4 cars for college students – It’s a good year for first cars
Sometimes, the future looks pretty bright. And with these top four cars for college students, it looks a little bit brighter still. And for the bright, young college student in your life, there’s an unusually good selection of first cars to choose from at the moment. Boy, it just seems to get better and better every year. The future is bright Our top four picks for this year’s best cars for college students are pretty cozy and pretty cool. These “first cars” – like that college student of yours – are capable, responsible, fun and full of promise. Today, style,… Read More

“Terminator: Genisys” – Top 4 vehicles that will probably NOT make it all the way through the movie
Terminator movies are great. They’re full of big action, amazing stunts, huge fireballs, flying sparks and computer parts at the mercy of high explosives. Melted, twisting, shot up, burning metal … and that’s just what happens to the cars! Now, the movie is in theaters today, and we’ve only seen the trailer so far, but the vehicles that will probably not still be in one piece by the end are some pretty cool sets of wheels, even by Terminator movie standards.   2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit   The classic Crown Victoria LTD police cruiser… Read More

The mobile apps that keep you driving happy*
Summer driving season is coming. With it comes fun drives, road trips and all manner of enjoyable time behind the wheel, whether just around the corner or across the country. You can break down the elements of an enjoyable drive into: 1. knowing where you're headed, 2. enjoying the journey, and 3. reaching your destination in relative tranquility. We have found the mobile apps that are currently getting rave reviews for letting you have a good time while doing bits and pieces of all three of these. Knowing where you're headed Yelp: Yelp is still the community authority on entertainment… 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. DMV.org recommends car buyers with dented credit should first get a copy of their credit report. You can get a free copy from AnnualCreditReport.com. This will provide a better idea of where your credit score stands, and you can also check for errors. FICO scores range from 300 to 850 and Credit.com categorizes… Read More

Father’s Day 2015 – Go the extra mile for Dad
  Between the gifts of greeting cards, the bacon-themed snacks and the beard oil, this weekend, let's celebrate all the fathers out there with a little extra love and a little more of what they really like. If the dad in your life is like a lot of dads, he might like cars. Or be obsessed with cars. Hey, it takes all kinds. And for THOSE dads, we've got a list of gifts that might be just perfect. For the car-loving dads out there, these gifts will keep him smiling, on and off the road.   Cobra Electronics JumPack portable… Read More

The Evolution of The Porsche 911 Model
June has arrived, and with it, warmer days and longer sunsets. All across the country, people driving high performance cars are gently cruising through the beautiful weather or testing their skills with their hands tightly on the steering wheel. Temperatures are rising, stresses are falling, windows are going down and RPMs are going up, as beautifully designed sports cars sweep along highways from coast to coast. Everyone has his/her own preferences, sure, but few sports cars have been able to compete with the legacy of the Porsche 911. This infographic, inspired by the clean and elegant design of the Porsche… 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