5 Sure Signs of a Flood Car

signs of flooded car

How to avoid purchasing a flood car. The last thing you want to happen when you purchase a used car is to find out after the fact that you bought one that was flooded. This can occur when a car has been through a major catastrophe, such as a hurricane, … Read more

Odometer Fraud (How to Tell If It’s Been Rolled Back)

odometer reading

Odometer fraud can cost you dearly. Consumers looking to buy a used car understand the importance of checking it thoroughly, including the finish for rust and the key components such as the engine and transmission for damage. Brakes, lights, seats, air conditioning, steering and electronics should also be inspected, but … Read more

Older Vehicles Remain Theft Targets

2010 Honda Accord

While car theft is on the decline, due to better technology, owners of older vehicles remain targets. Car thieves continue to do their work despite a significant increase in security systems and GPS trackers that can help thwart or track stolen vehicles. However, it is the older models that are … Read more

Car Thefts Decrease By 58% (From 1991 to 2013)

car theft 2

Security technologies help thwart crime. From 1960 to 1991, car thefts increased five-fold, peaking at 1,661,738 cars stolen in 1991. Since then, theft rates have been falling, coming in at 699,594 units reported stolen in 2013 according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Importantly, the 221 theft rate per … Read more