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Road Trip: Food for thought when you’re traveling
For me, food is an essential part of any road trip. It's a way to embrace the experience of travel, and a good excuse to stretch the legs. It's one of the things about a road trip that can draw my attention to the journey, rather than the destination. For a road trip so good you can taste it, try these tips: Old Faithfuls It's a road trip! Let yourself have a little fun with some of your favorite treats, just don't overdo it. It's easy to let two peanut butter cups - or four - make you feel less… Read More

How to shop for the best summer car, SUV or truck deal
With summer just over a month away, it’s time to think about whether you’ll go through the vacation and travel season, and then back to school in the fall, with your current car or truck – or shop for another family  vehicle. A lot of drivers already are shopping for new vehicles in 2013, with new-car sales generally higher, and that trend is expected to continue. Micheline Maynard, writing at Forbes.com, offered several “Ways to Get a Smart Summer Car Deal.” “In order to get a smart summer deal, you need to do some home work,” Maynard wrote. “Those super-attractive… Read More

Bad credit car loans put new, used vehicles within reach
Bad credit can get in the way of car shopping. Sure, it’s easier to get to get a car loan if you have good credit, but not everyone has good credit. “Some estimates show that 25 percent of American adults are saddled with bad credit,” according to the website DMV.org. “Yet, thousands of these individuals manage to get car loans every day.” Those are the shoppers for whom RoadLoans is the answer. Having a less-than-perfect credit record, while a hurdle when you seek financing, should not prevent you from getting a car loan to purchase the new or used vehicle you want.… Read More

Road Trip: Sri Lanka provides amazing roadside views and sweet surprises!
I come from a family that loves the open road. During road trips, my two siblings and I gave my parents a headache from the time we got into our minivan. I remember packing little snacks and claiming the window seat, every time! I liked to put down the window and feel the cool breeze run across my face. In Sri Lanka, where I grew up, you could smell the ocean when you got close to the coast and smell tea when you got close to the mountains. I live in the U.S. now, but recently my whole family went… Read More

Road Trip: Going to Guthrie
Location: Dallas, TX Destination: Guthrie, OK Distance: 234 Miles As a mother of three, it’s not very often that I get a little quiet time. That’s why when I had the opportunity to take off for a weekend, a flurry of options immediately flooded my mind. In the end, I decided to do something I hadn’t done in  eight years…hit the road, alone. My girlfriend, Lisa, lives in Guthrie, Oklahoma, and has been begging me to come visit her new home and semi-new husband. So, I filled up… Read More

An auto emergency kit worthy of Iron Man’s suit
I always thought of the emergency kit gadgets in Iron Man’s suit (check out the latest armor in Iron Man 3) as being something like a more comprehensive version of those in Batman’s utility belt - not entirely necessary, but undeniably cool. Batman didn’t leave home without his Shark Repellant Spray, his Shark Repellant Spray. In any case, the message is clear: be prepared with your own emergency kit. Superhero or not, being ready for the unexpected is always a good idea - especially when it comes to being in a vehicle out on the road. Here are some things you… Read More

Car maintenance advice for summer driving, family vacations
Now that winter is behind us and the spring/summer driving season has arrived, it’s time to think about, what else, car maintenance. OK, so that’s not what you want to think about. But doing so now can save you lots of grief later. Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand, is offering guidance in the form of 10 tips for spring vehicle maintenance to help you ensure months of smooth travel. “Vehicles need to be in shape for the summer travel season,” said Pat Dougherty, Vice President of Sales and Product Development at Mopar, according to Newspress USA.… Read More

Infographic: 10 reasons we love a truck
The numbers for the March auto sales are out and things are looking up. Manufacturers such as Honda, Volkswagen, Chrysler, GM, Ford and others saw increases in year over year new car and truck sales. One vehicle line in particular, the Ford F-series, saw a huge spike in the amount of units moved. According to Kansas City Business Journal reporter James Dornbrook, the Ford F-series truck had “sales up 16.3 percent to 67,513 in March compared with a year ago.” Living in Texas, this hardly comes as a surprise. It seems like every month is “Truck Month” with dealers across… Read More

Ford Focus No. 1 selling car worldwide; Ford three of top 10
Ford Focus is officially the world’s best-selling passenger car and was one of three Fords in the top six, according to Polk global 2012 market registration data just reported. The Ford F-Series pickup came in third and Ford Fiesta finished sixth overall. Sales of the compact Ford Focus totaled 1,020,410 new cars worldwide, the automotive data and trends forecasting leader reported. Market gains for Focus were driven by demand in China and the U.S. Toyota Corolla finished second according to Polk, but the automaker said Polk miscalculated new car sales and that Corolla actually was the world’s No. 1, beating… Read More

More help online for new car and used car research, shopping
Shopping for a new car, SUV or truck? That probably means you also are searching online for Websites that will help you narrow your choices and make the right decision. And that can be almost as dizzying as choosing the car itself.   Well, that’s where The Open Road blog at RoadLoans.com comes in. We blogged about the Top 10 car-shopping Websites – “Where to find help online for new car and used car shopping” – April 11 at The Open Road. The original list, also available at OftenOnline.com as “The 10 Best Car Buying Sites,” was selected by that Website’s… Read More

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