A Toyota Corolla Tercel similar to Andy's first car. Tercel means male hawk, by the way. Credit: ToyotaReference.com
I was the third person in my family to have the same first car. My father bought my mother a brand new 1981 Toyota Corolla Tercel to haul my sister and me around town. It was a solid car, dependable, easy to work on, great gas mileage, but pretty basic. My sister got her learner’s permit right around the time my father decided it was time to get my mother another new car, so the Toyota became my sister’s first car. She drove it for a few years and, while she took good care of it, it was showing its… Read More

The 10 best Hollywood chase scenes you really must catch
Some of the most memorable scenes on screen involve chases. Agents pursuing hit men through a busy city. Imperial troops on the heels of rebels and smugglers in a galaxy far, far away. Whatever the scenario, they captivate us with elements of surprise, stress, sometimes comedy, and always top-notch action. We’ve put together a list of the 10 best chase scenes in Hollywood history you’ll probably want to check out, and the fun trivia behind the epic action.   Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)   Pursued by four TIE fighters, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca… Read More

Ready to shop? The ‘best time’ to find used-car deals is almost here
  Chances are you’ve heard the advertising fanfare heralding the arrival of Black Friday car deals. It’s that time of year when automakers jump at the chance to offer deep discounts and savings on shiny new models. But did you know it’s the best day of the year to find a deal on a pre-owned vehicle? That’s according to research that shows Black Friday has 33.1 percent more deals on used cars than average. The day after Thanksgiving tops the 2016 list of best times to buy a used vehicle put together by iSeeCars.com, an online search engine for cars.… Read More

Keep your little horrors safe: A trick-or-treating checklist
Ghosts. Ghouls. Scary amounts of sugar piling up in those candy buckets. It’s got to be Halloween and the season of trick-or-treating. If your little ones are taking part in the tradition, whether with friends or accompanied by an adult, read our simple Halloween tips to help them stay safe while having a good time. Happy Halloween!     And some safety tips for the road Remember to be extra careful when driving and crossing streets at Halloween. Take a look at our eight Halloween safety tips for pedestrians and motorists before heading out, too. Read More

How to get subprime auto loans the right way
  When you have bad credit,* it can seem like your options for auto financing are limited, and that can make it easy to accept the first deal that comes your way, especially if it’s a hard sell. While consumers with bruised credit don’t have the same choices as those enjoying good credit, they may still improve their position, and avoid poor financing opportunities, by approaching subprime auto loans the right way. Getting informed and selecting a lender Choice of lender is a major factor in this. At RoadLoans, as a direct-to-consumer, full-spectrum auto lender, we pride ourselves on offering… Read More

Best state to buy an electric car: Who powers ahead?
  Boil it down to money, and the best place to own an electric vehicle in the United States is Colorado. That’s according to an analysis by the Washington Post, sparked by the passing of a new legislative bill in Colorado, which looked at the discounts and incentives available across the country. The Colorado bill gives car buyers an attractive $5,000 discount at the dealership, which turns into potential tax credits of up to $12,500 when federal subsidies are taken in to account. This sizeable new incentive will be available to Colorado residents from 2017. Laughing all the way to… Read More

Used car prices set to fall in 2016, says dealer report
  Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.   “Why 2016 could be a great year to buy a used car,” Money Used car buyers may benefit from falling prices this year as an abundance of end-of-lease vehicles swell the market. The glut and associated price drop is set to come in the next one to two years, according to a new report by the National Automotive Dealers Association, highlighted by Money. Millions… Read More

Buick kicks off as carmakers tease Super Bowl 50 ads
  Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.   “Odell Beckham Jr., Emily Ratajkowski to appear in Buick Cascada Super Bowl 50 ad,” New York Daily News As Super Bowl 50 approaches and the hype expands well beyond the game itself, Buick is already up and running by teasing its commercial for the event. Not only is Buick the first auto company to plug its Super Bowl ad, according to New York Daily… Read More

One-way street: Automotive and technology draw ever closer
  Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.   “What is driving car makers to attend tech show?” BBC News There’s “a fresh determination to merge automotive and technology,” at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), writes the BBC’s Jane Wakefield, and some bold new visions of the future have been unveiled. Among them was the launch of a much-anticipated electric vehicle from Chinese company Faraday Future, which is aiming to “redefine the… Read More

Road rage: How and why it happens [Infographic]
Many of us have seen or been affected by incidences of road rage at one point or another, and it can be a scary experience. From 30-minute commutes to constant road construction, there are ample opportunities for us to lose our cool while in the car. In fact, the average American can spend over 750 hours in the car in one year alone. It's no wonder that we pick up bad habits while driving. RoadLoans cares about helping you get the right auto loan for your car, but also about your safety while driving. Check out the statistics in this infographic to… Read More

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