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Another awesome summer road trip playlist – 33 more tunes for the road
  We asked and you answered … thank you! Last month we released our playlist of the best summer road trip songs. Included in the article was a chance for readers to submit their favorite songs to crank up when hitting the highway on summer road trips. And there were some great ones! We compiled a new list, including ones we may have missed the first time along, and a selection of your recommendations that were sent via Twitter and Facebook, to create Another Awesome RoadLoans Summer Road Trip Playlist. You can listen to the playlist via Spotify. Interested in… Read More

The Complete Ghostbusting History of Ecto-1 [Infographic]
New York City is about to be held in the slimy grip of the paranormal once more, but there are some big differences between the original “Ghostbusters” movie and the upcoming reboot, released on July 15. There are new characters to consider, of course, but fans of the supernatural comedy franchise take the iconic Ecto-1 vehicle very seriously, too. After all, they even created a petition to take ownership of the first model, hoping to restore it to its prime. The 1959 Cadillac ambulance into which piled Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis during the earlier movies is replaced… Read More

Summer is here. Is your vehicle ready?
  Ahhh, summertime. Warmer weather, barbecues, flip-flops and swimming pools. This time of year, people across the United States load up the car and hit the highway to enjoy one of the great traditions of the season … the road trip. But beware of potential frustration and expense. You’re on the road, at the end of a long day in the hot sun, traveling to a relaxing destination, but not quite there yet, and not quite yet in a relaxed state of mind. And just as you see the sign that says that you’re within 30 miles of the next… Read More

Auto-related news for the summer season
  As of June 20, summer is officially here. Along with warm weather, cool drinks, swimming pools and cookouts, the ushering in of summer brings up a major theme when it comes to automobiles. Road trip, anyone? Here a couple of hot topics we found across news outlets relating to summer.   Summer travel According to AAA, around 56 percent of drivers in the U.S. are expected to take to the highways for a road trip this summer. And the relatively low gas prices have a lot to do with it. “Travelers hitting the road will pay the lowest summer… Read More

What to pack for a college sporting event road trip
Road tripping to a rival school for a baseball, football, soccer, heck any, game is a college tradition that has been going on for decades. These travels are the highlight of many college students during their time spent in higher education. It can be argued that these trips are not as successful, however, without the necessary supplies and equipment. Here’s our list of what to pack for a road trip to a college sporting event. Food The first major item that must be included in any proper road trip and tailgating experience is a barbecue grill. Cooking hot dogs and… Read More

Roadside Emergency & Car Safety Kit List
  We all want to be prepared for anything that comes our way on the road – such as a flat tire, getting stuck in a rainstorm or being stranded in the desert. To address these issues and more, we have created a roadside emergency kit checklist for you to use, add on to, and maybe even build one of your own. A roadside car emergency kit is essentially everything you will need in the event that something unexpected happens while on the road – for example an accident, empty gas tank, broken parts, etc. We want to help you… Read More

Photo: McLaren
The futuristic innovations of car manufacturers continue to amaze me and millions of other present-day consumers. It seems like every day something new and exciting comes out in relation to automobiles. From audio systems to self-parking capabilities, I know I personally am constantly discovering new technological advances. Amazingly, some of the most exclusive and high-end cars may not even be known to many average car buyers. These cars are some of the best-designed vehicles in the market, and have high function and a sleek design along with limited availability and high prices. These fantastic creations are called hypercars or supercars.… Read More

Understanding an upside-down car loan and your options
What is an upside-down car loan? An upside-down car loan is also known as being “underwater,” and is often referred to as negative equity. An upside-down car loan can really catch you off balance, and it’s a growing problem in the United States, according to Debt.org, America’s debt help organization. You may have heard the phrase before and are wondering what exactly an upside-down car loan is. It’s a situation in which the money you owe the auto lender is more than the vehicle is actually worth. For example, you still owe the lender $12,000 on your car, but its… Read More

10 Reasons SUVs and trucks are perfect college vehicles
As students across the country wrap up their senior year of high school, many are hoping for a graduation gift, preferably one that has four wheels. There are many types of vehicles out there, so making the decision on the best one for these future college students can be very challenging. As a college student myself, I hope to shed some light on what I believe to be the best college vehicles: SUVs and trucks. Based on my experiences and the experiences of friends, here are 10 reasons why every inbound college student should get an SUV or a truck.… Read More

The Top 38 Summer Road Trip Songs
Like many folks, we have plans to hit the highway this summer for a few road trips. Which means in addition to packing enough snacks, water and soft drinks to keep us replenished, we’re going to need a good mix of songs to accompany the journey. And though the technology for making a road trip list of tunes has changed — what used to be created using LPs recorded onto cassettes, now is made in mere minutes with an iTunes or Spotify playlist — the fun of pulling from a wealth of material to create the perfect mix remains. Billboard’s… Read More

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