Cars / Buying

  • The top 15 cars that last drivers 10 years or longer

      

    Americans are holding on to cars longer than ever before -- with the average age of cars in the U.S. now reaching between 11.5 and 12 years. On top of that, two out of every three drivers on the...

  • Toyota to pay $21.9 million to settle racial discrimination claims

      

    TORRANCE, Calif. — Toyota’s lending service, Toyota Motor Credit Corp., agreed to pay almost $22 million to thousands of minority Toyota customers that were overcharged on loans from...

  • Auto industry cools in January as incentives get ramped up

      

    New industry reports from TrueCar show that manufacturers are ramping up incentives to counter a slow down in January auto sales that is being attributed to poor winter weather. Great time to...

  • Easiest ways to buy or sell a used car

      

    The way you and I buy a used car is being turned on its head because of smartphones and the Internet. There are now several new companies offering entirely new ways to take the pain out of buying...

  • 5 things to know before buying a used car

      

    When you're considering new vs. used cars, I want you to think about the bigger picture of car ownership costs. It's more than just the sticker price and the expense of gas. AAA reports...

  • Avoid the #1 mistake that car buyers make

      

    The No. 1 mistake that car buyers make -- no matter whether they're buying new or used -- is so simple to avoid. I want to identify it for you and tell you how to work around it so you can...

  • What your car says about your credit score

      

    Could the car you drive be an accurate indicator of your credit score? Better check your wheels against this list to see what you're subliminally broadcasting to the world! A fellow I know...

  • Ready for a new ride? Here are the best year-end car deals!

      

    Are you looking for a great deal on a new car? Car sales are up this year, which means you're not alone!  Car dealers may be enjoying their best year since the year 2000. As long as...

  • Buying a used car: Check the maintenance costs before you buy

      

      There are a lot of things you need to do before buying a used car, such as choosing the right vehicle, securing financing, getting a mechanical inspection, negotiating a price and taking...

  • 5 things to remember when selecting a first car for a teen driver

      

    Teens are three times more likely to crash a vehicle vs. a 20+ adult, according to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). That means the choice of automobile for your teen driver is a...

  • Does your car have a spare tire?

      

    You’ll be surprised to learn how many cars don’t these days. Heed this advice and don’t get stranded on the road.

  • Ready for a new car? Here are 7 must-have car gadgets for 2016

      

      For many drivers, the upcoming year will include a car purchase. If you're among those drivers, you might want to know exactly what exciting new gadgets you should expect from...

  • Why you should limit cars loans to 42 months

      

    Auto loan financing is suddenly available to people with damaged credit who may have been turned down for car loans as recently as a few months ago. But is that "yes" to your credit app...

  • 4 ways to stay safe when using Craigslist

      

    Craigslist can be a great place to buy all kinds of items -- but you've got to be careful or it could cost you your life. Follow this advice to stay safe when you use Craigslist Some...

  • The top family cars for holiday travel

      

    Cars have come a long way since the Griswolds piled into the Wagon Queen Family Truckster. As proof, Consumer Reports has prepared a list of family-friendly vehicles recommended for holiday...