Cars / Leasing

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Test Driving 101: The fine art of shopping without buying

      

    Author’s Note: Would you buy a horse without riding it first? You shouldn't buy or lease a new vehicle without driving it either. But each week I talk to several people who approach the...

  • Car sharing for college students

      

    This car share program is a great alternative to owning your own car for students on a budget.

  • 3 new car technologies that help reduce accidents

      

    Car technology that has gone mass market after debuting in high-end models is making a big difference in accidents and fatalities. 3 car technologies that save lives Adaptive headlights -...

  • The Clark Smart Steps for Buying a New Car

      

    If you're in the market for a new car, here are my tips for making a smart purchase. Here's how to buy a new car First, go to your credit union, online bank or traditional bank...

  • Should You Ever Lease a Car?

      

    Leasing is all the rage in the auto industry again, but does it make sense for you to get into a car this way? Why leasing is not as good as it seems I've seen several news reports...

  • Best Cars of 2015

      

    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, the overall most reliable brand for new...

  • The Truth About Crash Test Ratings - Are You in Danger?

      

    In 2012, the latest year fo which data is available, 33,561 people were killed in U.S. car crashes. Surely several thousand others suffered severe, life-changing injuries.I’ve asked...

  • Electric car deals create short supply

      

    After telling you several weeks ago that automakers are rolling out great leasing offers on electric vehicles, I now have a new situation to report: Electric vehicles are in short supply on dealer...

  • Is car leasing worth the money?

      

    Leasing is at an all-time high among new car shoppers. But Clark has an alternative that will save you even more money in the long run.

  • How to find the best auto repair shops

      

    When the chips are down and you need a car repair, where's the best place to get it done?Back in 1987, I bought an Acura Integra. When it needed service, a friend who also had an Integra...

  • Should you lease a car right now?

      

    Most manufacturers go on a blitz with their "End of the Year" sales events between Christmas and New Year's Eve. But is it a good idea to lease right now or should you wait? There are essentially...

  • Why you should avoid the auto lease

      

    Leasing is all the rage in the auto industry again, but here are new numbers that assess the damage leasing can do to your wallet.

  • Deals on new and used cars

      

    You can find a deal on a new or used car! With the average cost of cars right around $32,000, is it possible to buy one for less? You betcha! Car buyers keep pushing the price of cars up and...