We use several of our senses when considering any used car for purchase, including sight, touch and hearing. While we don’t recommend using taste when making your evaluation, your sense of smell may offer a clue that a specific vehicle is simply not right for you. Indeed, certain foul odors are so pervasive that you … Continue reading Look Out for These 3 Foul Used-Car Odors
If you read the automotive headlines, it can be easy to think that the electric-car revolution is about to take a major leap forward. After all, mainstream automakers are promising to electrify many of their current models by 2020, and that includes top sellers like the Ford F-150. And premium brands, such as Jaguar and Land Rover, are claiming … Continue reading How Do Hybrid Drive Systems Work?
Whether you buy a new or used vehicle, there are certain costs associated with car ownership. The most obvious is the out-the-door price, which is the bottom line number you’ll pay the dealer or private owner when she places keys in your hands. Knowing these costs, or at least having a grasp of what your … Continue reading What Does it Really Cost to Own a Car?
There are two types of performance cars. Some ignore frills to focus solely on delivering exceptional handling. Being sparsely equipped, they can be challenging to live with. Other performance cars provide speed and excitement that doesn’t come at the expense of comfort. If you prefer the latter and you’re shopping for a used car, you’ll … Continue reading 5 Used Luxury Cars That Offer Thrilling Performance
Although overall trends are slightly down, the market for collectible cars continues to grow at both ends of the spectrum. For upscale shoppers, a 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 racer recently became the most expensive British-made car ever sold at auction, going for $22.5 million at the RM Sotheby’s August sale in Monterey, Calif. Yet according … Continue reading Today’s Used Cars, Tomorrow’s Classics
Distracted driving accidents injure hundreds of thousands of people annually, claiming 3,477 lives in 2015 alone according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). To say we’re in the midst of a crisis is an understatement. Laws can go only so far in encouraging responsible behind-the-wheel behavior, but new technology in the form of … Continue reading How to Use Apple’s ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ Feature