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Use the Airbnb of Car Rentals to Make Money on the Side

By , August 14th, 2018

Over recent years, the transportation industry has undergone some astounding changes. The introduction of ride-share companies, including Uber and Lyft, became game-changers in the sector. As of mid-2018, approximately 833,000 Uber drivers hit the road during the prior year, shaking the taxi industry to its core. Now, there’s another disruptor in the transportation space. Two […]


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Can You Get Your Tires Rotated for Free at Costco?

By , August 10th, 2018

Cars are expensive to own. Not only do we have to concern ourselves with the monthly payment. We also have to be able to afford the normal maintenance that each car requires. From air filter changes to tire rotations, vehicles need a lot of attention. Costco offers great deals on just about everything, but what […]


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Oil Change Prices: Is DIY Cheaper Than Going to a Shop?

By , August 10th, 2018

If you own a car, then regular oil changes are a must. How often you need to change your oil varies depending on your driving habits and the make, model, and year of your vehicle. Many manufacturers recommend an oil change every 3,000 to 10,000 miles, with older cars, trucks, and SUVs typically on the […]


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What Is the Best Type of Gas for My Car?

By , August 8th, 2018

In the US, there are approximately 116,000 gas stations. Once you pull in for a fill-up, most customers encounter a few choices. Regular, plus (or mid-grade), and premium are common for unleaded gas. In most cases, you’ll also find diesel available. It isn’t uncommon to wonder, “What’s the best gas for my car?” when you […]


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10 Car Maintenance Tips To Prep for Winter

By , August 8th, 2018

With kids headed back to school, many people don’t have travel plans until the holidays. Not having any plans to drive long distances, the fall presents a perfect time to perform regular maintenance on your vehicle in preparation for the winter. Here are a few car maintenance tips to get your car ready for cooler […]


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Should You Buy Your College Student a Car?

By , August 6th, 2018

Preparing for college can be stressful. Oftentimes, many questions arise that you’ve never considered, like should you buy your child a car for college? When it comes to cars and college students, there are a number of things to consider before making a decision. Financial Considerations Whether or not your child needs a car at school […]


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Buying vs. Leasing: Which Option is Right for Your Next Car?

By , July 18th, 2018

In 2017, new vehicle sales crossed the $1 trillion mark across all franchised dealerships, representing 17.14 million cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs. During the first half of 2017 alone, 2.1 million vehicles were leased. Buying vs. leasing, which would is best? While buying dramatically outpaces leases by far, the latter still represents a large part […]


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Summer Car Maintenance Tips to Beat the Heat

By , June 11th, 2018

` Summer temperatures put additional strain on just about every part of your car. Keep your vehicle rolling smoothly with these easy seasonal maintenance tips that save you money down the road. Replace the Engine Air Filter The engine air filter prevents dirt, debris and bugs from getting into the engine. Most mechanics recommend changing […]


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7 Ways to Negotiate a Car Price Down

By , May 29th, 2018

When you shop for new cars, the price you see on the sticker typically isn’t what you have to pay. That leaves room for you to negotiate a car price down. Dealer markups on new vehicles can vary dramatically. Small cars and high-volume vehicles usually have retail prices approximately 5 percent over the manufacturer’s suggested […]


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How Much Do Hybrid Cars Depreciate in Value?

By , May 24th, 2018

One might think that hybrid cars might retain value better than other types of autos, but alas that’s not the case. The second any kind of car leaves the lot with its first owner, it loses approximately 10 percent of its value. At that moment, a $30,000 hybrid car is suddenly only worth $27,000. That’s […]


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