Cars / Financing

  • Honda apologizes for double-charging car payment glitch

      

    If you use Honda Financial Services to make your car payments, you may want to check your bank account. Read more: 2 unusual ways to steal a deal on a car right now Company fesses up and...

  • 2 unusual ways to steal a deal on a car right now

      

    Ever seen a 2016 model vehicle being offered as "used" on a dealer lot? Leaked internal memos from three big automakers give some insight into what's going on... Read more: Is gap...

  • Is gap insurance worth it when buying a car?

      

    When a prospective buyer walks into a dealership to buy a car, they are often inundated with “upsells.” Upsells in the auto sales industry can include anything from extended warranties...

  • Auto loan delinquencies are on the rise

      

    The auto industry had its hottest year in 2015 after moving 17.5 million vehicles for more than $500 billion in sales. But some of that unprecedented action is because of subprime loans, and there...

  • The 30 best cars of 2016

      

    Every April, Consumer Reports makes a special effort during car buying season to give advice for new and used buyers in their annual auto issue. This year, a trio of Asian and European names...

  • Bank decides to relieve car lease for active duty soldier

      

    A Peabody, Massachusetts, soldier was called to active duty and at first a bank wouldn't give her any relief on her car lease. FOX25 in Boston contacted the bank about the issue and now...

  • Are you buying too much car for your budget?

      

    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...

  • 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...

  • New car leasing 101: A plain English explanation

      

    Author’s Note: Leasing accounts for a hefty 25% of new-car transactions today, mainly because the monthly payments are much lower than they’d be for a purchase. But most folks...

  • 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...

  • The eye-opening truth about dealer invoice price

      

    Most new-car shoppers turn to those big new-car pricing websites for the information and advice they need. But those so-called "experts" aren’t telling you what you really need to...

  • 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...

  • 13 screaming good new car deals for Halloween!

      

    It's that wonderful time of year -- when car dealers are desperate to clear their inventories of leftover 2015 models in order to make room for new 2016 models. And what...