What to Do After an Accident

When you know what to do, you can stay calm after a crash. You’re sitting in a line of traffic in your brand-new truck when something up ahead goes haywire. Suddenly, the street looks more like a game of bumper … Continued

The Easy Way to Keep Your Vehicle Safe From Theft

Follow these suggestions to give your new car a fighting chance against thieves. If you’re like most people, you probably diligently lock your car whenever you’re out on the town. But do you lock it when it’s in your own … Continued

Keep That New Car Smell

How to get dog hair out of the upholstery and keep your dashboard from cracking. All car owners seem to start with the best intentions. “I won’t eat in the car. I will wash it regularly. I will put a … Continued

Auto-Buying Terms You Should Know

Don’t be overwhelmed by jargon when you’re looking for a deal. Annual Percentage Rate (APR): This is a disclosure of all costs (interest rate, loan fees, discount rates, etc.) involved with a loan to show the actual percentage paid on an … Continued

6 Negotiating Tips to Help You Save

Put yourself in the driver’s seat when you discuss the price of your new vehicle. Before you head to the dealership, brush up on these techniques that will put you on equal footing with your sales rep. 1. Do your … Continued

Solving Your Auto Financing Dilemmas

It’s time to buy your next vehicle. These experts suggest ways to pay for it. Whether you’re loaded with cash or eating PB&J every night to make ends meet, money matters when you’re purchasing a vehicle. That’s why Nationwide consulted … Continued

New or Used: Is One Better Than the Other?

For every used-car advocate, there’s a new-car afficionado. How can you choose? These days, the average new car costs close to $30,000, so buying a used vehicle for half the amount can be appealing. After all, according to the nonprofit … Continued

Buy or Lease: Which Is Right for You?

Compare the arrangements on these key points to find your own savings. As you compare purchase and lease opportunities, start by learning the lingo using sites like Cars.com or LeaseGuide.com. You can also download a copy of the Federal Reserve … Continued

10 Affordable Used Car Buys for 2014

The instant you drive your new car off the dealer’s lot, it loses value. Now, if you plan to keep it for more than just a few years, buying new may be a sound financial decision. But if you’re on a tight budget, a used car with relatively few miles and in good shape can often save you a significant amount of money.