Pedal to the Metal?: Teen Driver Safety Begins at Home

Having a teen who is preparing to drive can be scary, and with good reason. Research shows that car crashes kill more U.S. teens—as drivers and passengers—than any other cause of death.   However, research also shows that teens value their parents’ opinions (even when they don’t like them) above others. That means that while […]

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The Coolest in Alternative Spring Break Ideas

A week spent in Cancun or Key West for spring break is not always all it’s cracked up to be. Many people are embracing an alternative spring break agenda, choosing altruism over sunburn, and they’re having a rockin’ time doing it. This new agenda is one that has broad appeal for college kids and beyond. […]

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How to Avoid Being Bullied at the Dealership

When shopping for a car, many salespeople will tell you that the price on the car is fair and non-negotiable, and that they’re giving you special “employee pricing.” Sometimes they’ll even try to rush you into buying the car and tell you that the car you want is expected to sell out fast.   Don’t […]

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Interest Rates Explained: Auto and Home Loans

Savvy consumers recognize the impact of interest rates. Even when rates are favorable, they are always changing. The more you understand about interest rates up front, the more likely you are to save money. Whether you’re looking to buy a home or an automobile, here’s the lowdown on how interest rates affect the life of […]

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How to Properly Use Your Defroster

Whether it’s muggy and rainy or icy and cold outside, your windshield can fog up in a variety of conditions, not just in the dead of winter. Sometimes you throw on your defroster in these conditions, only to find your visibility gradually getting worse. Here we’ve broken down the best way to use your defroster […]

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Auto Safety Ratings: Why They Matter

Every car looks pretty safe while it’s freshly waxed and has that new car smell. But no two cars are alike when it comes to safety, no matter how nice a car looks or how many cool features it has.   While you’re shopping around for cars, one of the most important factors you’ll find […]

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Is Premium Fuel a Must?

Imagine sitting in the driver’s seat of your brand new car, flipping through the pages of your owner’s manual and savoring that sweet new car scent when all of a sudden the words drop like a bomb: “Premium unleaded fuel octane rating 91 recommended.”   The wheels in your head start spinning, and you begin […]

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March Madness: Tips for a Great Bracket Shot

The beautiful thing about the March Madness brackets is they can be fun for everyone— from the analytical math types, to the die-hard sports fans, to the casual sports watchers and non-math folks who just like a fun game of chance every now and then.   And really, everyone has about as good a chance […]

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