4 Tips for Saving on Your Next Vehicle

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

The automobile industry has experienced plenty of changes in the past decade. One of the critical ones is how much money car buyers are spending on their new vehicles. The traditional 4-year, 48-month auto loan is essentially gone. Instead, many people purchase cars with 5-year or even 7- or 8-year … Read more

7 Steps to Buying a New Vehicle

Shopping for a new vehicle can be challenging, especially with prices all over the place. Locating a vehicle is easy, but finding one that won’t cost you more than you should pay for takes extra work. With this in mind, we’ve outlined seven steps to help you find a new … Read more

Coronavirus: An Industry Under Siege

Two months in and the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic shows little signs of ebbing. Sure, we’re seeing the number of new cases fall in many of the earlier hotspots, but in other areas of the country as well as in the world, the scourge seems persistent and ever-expanding. Trillions of dollars … Read more

6 Year-End Car Buying Tips

The best opportunities to purchase a new vehicle is during a manufacturer’s transition times, including model changeover, the end of a generational build, and as the calendar moves from December to January. The following six tips can save you money, enabling you to drive off in a new ride with … Read more

Gap Insurance May Save You Thousands of Dollars

Here’s an unpleasant thought: you buy a new car and within months it’s stolen or totaled following an accident. You believe that your insurance coverage is excellent, but are soon rudely awakened when your finance company sends you a bill for thousands of dollars. Had you chosen gap insurance, your … Read more

8 Steps to Buying a Used Car

How to drive a deal on your next used car. Buying a used car has its advantages as the steepest depreciation costs for new cars come during the first few years of ownership. Used cars come priced to reflect steep depreciation, are generally cheaper to insure then new cars, and … Read more

Oft-Dismissed Minivans Propel Fiat Chrysler Sales

FCA’s sales streak should continue with minivans providing an unlikely contribution. Car manufacturers track sales carefully, using monthly statistics to measure progress. Any month-over-month change falling outside of expected parameters can result in a change in strategy, including short-term production output, what incentives are offered to consumers, and a host … Read more

A Buyer’s Market for New Cars

How to buy a vehicle in any market. New car sales remain strong, but one thing we are seeing more of this year than in recent years are deep discounts and other incentives to lure customers. Although most deals aren’t rivaling anything we have seen since the last recession, automakers … Read more

It’s a Buyers Market for Small Car Shoppers

Some of the best deals are for small cars. You might have your eye on that small SUV, but if you’re trading up from a compact car the incentives for small cars are very strong as we reach the heart of the spring selling season. Consumers continue to shift their … Read more

Consumer Car Loans Reach Record Lengths

New car loan terms are longer than ever before. Earlier this month, Experian Automotive announced that the average length of both used and new car loans had increased by one month to 62 and 67 months, respectively. These loan term averages are at record levels, but consumers are eagerly embracing … Read more

Car Leasing: How to Make it Happen

You have your eyes set on a race red Ford Focus Titanium sedan, a model loaded with such goodies as MyFordTouch, a Sony audio package, dual zone climate control and heated front leather seats. Buying this car is one option, but so is car leasing. You decide on the latter … Read more