Buying a Used Car With High Mileage Guide

Buying a Used Car With High Mileage Guide

A well-maintained car remains useful well beyond 100,000 miles and may have some life left in it for local driving even at 200,000 miles. Buying a used car with high mileage can give you a great deal on price, but is also a tricky matter. A car of relatively recent manufacture that’s … Read more

Taking Delivery of Your Newly Purchased Car – Inspection Checklist

Taking Delivery of Your Newly Purchased Car – Inspection Checklist

While signing the purchase documents and handing over your financing information or cashier’s check, and receiving the keys to your brand new car, is an exciting moment after weeks or months of research and negotiation, there’s still one task to be done before you’re fully ready to hit the road in your … Read more

Buying a Car with Cash at the Dealership

Buying a Car with Cash at the Dealership

Buying a car up front with one lump sum payment – known as buying a car with cash, even though a cashier’s check is usually used rather than a briefcase full of greenbacks – enables bypassing a loan. This eliminates the interest payments that add to the car’s final cost to you. … Read more

What is Dealer Invoice Pricing – And Why it Matters

What is Dealer Invoice Pricing   And Why it Matters

Most buyers of a new car have the goal of negotiating a price on a new car that is well below the sticker price or MSRP. But there is also a more attractive objective to try which is the dealer invoice cost. In theory, the dealer invoice is the price a car … Read more

The Pros and Cons of Trading in a Car

The Pros and Cons of Trading in a Car

Your “baby” has passed the 100,000 miles milestone. Although the car still performs admirably, you know now is the best time to trade in the vehicle, as the value of the car will never be higher than it is now. The same principle applies to selling the vehicle on the open market … Read more

The Games Car Salesman Play and How to Avoid Them

The Games Car Salesman Play and How to Avoid Them

Buying a car should not raise your blood pressure by 30 points. Yet, some car salesmen have the uncanny ability to get under the skins of their customers. Why is purchasing a new or used vehicle consistently rated as one of the worst consumer experiences? It’s because of the games car salesmen … Read more

How New Car Rebates and Incentives Work

How New Car Rebates and Incentives Work

Buying a car can turn into an overwhelming process that leaves consumers asking, “What just happened. Inundated with sales pitch terms such as rebates, incentives, bonus cash back, and the ambiguous special APR financing, it is not a surprise that many consumers prefer to hang on to a used car for another … Read more

How to Beat a Car Dealer Salesman

How to Beat a Car Dealer Salesman

Outside of sitting in a dentist chair, nothing causes more stress for consumers than having to deal with a pushy car salesman. From the moment you stepped into the showroom, the car salesman followed you around the dealership as if you carried around the magic potion that cures everything ailing us. It’s … Read more

What is Fleet Pricing on New Cars

What is Fleet Pricing on New Cars

You are responsible for ordering vehicles to restock the depleted inventory that keeps your cab drivers on the road. Many of the cars in the fleet have become obsolete, from guzzling too much fuel to breaking down often during daily runs. How do you replenish the cab company’s fleet and save money … Read more

How to Test Drive a New Car – And What to Look For

How to Test Drive a New Car And What to Look For

Test driving a new car is no mere joyride, but a serious exploration of how well the vehicle’s capabilities mesh with your driving style, how easily you can use its controls, and similar facts. You also need to keep an eye out for unexpected advantages and problems. When test driving a car, … Read more

The Best and Worst Places to Buy a New or Used Car

The Best and Worst Places to Buy a New or Used Car

Finding the best place to buy a new car largely centers on price. New cars are, of course, new, so no differences in vehicle quality exist between dealerships. Assuming you’ve researched and test-driven your potential new ride, and are thus fairly certain what make and model you want, all that remains is … Read more

How to Negotiate the Best Price on a New Car

How to Negotiate the Best Price on a New Car

The Internet era has brought new tools to the negotiating table when you’re planning to buy a new car – and since the Web’s advantages tend to favor buyers, you shouldn’t neglect these resources, since you can potentially save a considerable amount of money using them. Once you’ve test-driven the vehicle and … Read more

What are Car Dealer Doc Fees

What are Car Dealer Doc Fees

Documentation fees, or doc fees, are sums charged by a car dealership over and above the price of the car itself, to cover paperwork expenses. The expenses covered include preparing and handling titles, registrations, and other administrative processes involved in transferring ownership of a car to you, the end purchaser. Inquiring about … Read more

How Much do Car Salesmen Make

How Much do Car Salesmen Make

My, how the times have changed. The brash, in-your-face car salesmen depicted in Hollywood movies before the turn of the 21st century has given way to a more subtle approach to presenting and ultimately closing the deal on new and used car sales. Has the transformation of the car salesman changed how … Read more

When is The Best Time of Year to Buy a New Car

When is The Best Time of Year to Buy a New Car

Even in today’s modern world with its artificial heating, cooling, and lighting, the timeless seasonal cycles still impact human activities – giving rise to the question of what time of year is best for purchasing a new car. Of course, the very best time to buy a car is when you need … Read more

History of Jeep

Jeep is a famous American auto brand and part of the Chrysler Group, which after the Great Recession is a fully owned subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Over the years Jeep has provided its consumers a wide range of sports utility and off-road vehicles.  It was initially designed to be a military … Read more

History of Jaguar Motors

History of Jaguar Motors

Jaguar cars are known to be one of the more expensive and luxurious cars in the world. But do you ever wonder how they started and what are challenges they faced to become one of the iconic car brands that we know today? The Birth of the Jaguar Englishmen are known for … Read more

Self-Driving Cars and Their Levels of Automation

Self Driving Cars and Their Levels of Automation

We are just starting to enter the era of self-driving cars and we are going to be hearing a lot more about autonomous cars.  One thing you might not be aware of is the classification of levels of automation – there are six of them. Here is an introduction to what each … Read more

The Rise of the Automobile Industry

The Rise of the Automobile Industry

The automobile was first invented and developed in Europe towards the end of the 19th century. However, the United States quickly caught up and went on to dominate the industry during the first half of the 20th century. Following the end of World War II, the automobile industry even grew exponentially. The … Read more

How Robots are Utilized in the Auto Industry

How Robots are Utilized in the Auto Industry

Robots are intensively used in the industry, where they perform repetitive or dangerous tasks with rigor. With the advances in robotics, the technology of industrial robots improves and their cost decreases. Robotics, whose applications are increasing, is an ever-expanding market. An industrial robot is a poly-articulated system making it possible to move … Read more

Top Amphibious Cars

Top Amphibious Cars

If there are amphibians in the animal kingdom, there are also amphibians in the automotive world. Cars that do more than run on the road are a very cool thing to have. Thank the inventors during World War II for making cars that can swim. During the 60s, the creation of amphibian … Read more

Oldest Car Models That Are Still In Production

Oldest Car Models That Are Still In Production

There are some questions about the oldest car models that are still in production up to the present. Chevy enthusiasts think it’s the Corvette, which has been around since 1953. Yet, there’s the Ford F Series that exists since 1948. Then, there’s the Chevy Suburban, the car with the longest-running nameplate. They’ve … Read more

The History of the Classic British Sports Car

The History of the Classic British Sports Car

British sports cars are the forerunners in the sports car scene – they brought the sports car fever in the United States. Although the British sports car came of age globally during the years after World War II, they laid down the road to success during the 1920s to 1930s when the … Read more

Greatest Car Chases in Movie History

Greatest Car Chases in Movie History

Most people today have watched and enjoyed the thrill of movie car chases from the Fast and Furious franchise. The brilliant effects and breathtaking stunts successfully got fans hooked, making it Universal Picture’s biggest franchise of all time. It took the car chase to the next level, but these action films of … Read more

Famous Songs Inspired by Driving and Cars

Famous Songs Inspired by Driving and Cars

There are only a few pleasures in life better than cruising down a long stretch of highway on a beautiful day, with windows open and good music blasting. As the wind blows through our hair as we sing along, sometimes we daydream we’re in some sort of a music video of life. … Read more

Iconic Cars of the 2000s

Iconic Cars of the 2000s

The beginning of the new millennium isn’t a long way back, but cars produced that era are old enough to be judged based on their performance and significance. Here are some of the most iconic and memorable cars born in the 2000s. 1. Ford GT The Ford GT was built to resemble … Read more

Iconic Cars of the 90s

Iconic Cars of the 90s

The 1970s and 1980s were a depressing era for automobiles. Most of their designs were boxy and edgy, and the performance was mostly awful. Drivers often encounter engine problems with their 70s or 80s cars, and no one drove a fast car, except those who could afford a Ferrari and Lamborghini. The … Read more

Iconic Cars of the 70s

Iconic Cars of the 70s

Many say that the 1970s are an era of mediocrity especially in the area of automobile production. Because of the oil crisis of 1973, stringent emissions and fuel economy regulations, plus a stagnant economy, the car industry’s struggle was real. Smaller and more fuel-efficient cars from Japan flocked over the American market. … Read more