Cars / Leasing

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...