Older used cars offer much value, but they lack many of the features common to today’s models, including rearview cameras, USB ports and navigation systems. If buying newer may be beyond your budget, that doesn’t mean you have to do without today’s technology. The following are affordable upgrade ideas you can make to many older … Continue reading 5 Ways to Upgrade the Tech in Your Older Used Cars
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
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?
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
The auto industry is in the middle of a revolution, one where new and emerging technologies are steering the market. Such high-tech features are placing a tremendous burden on the typical vehicle’s 12-volt electrical systems and for this reason we’re seeing a new trend: cars equipped with 48-volt electrical systems. Not every new vehicle will … Continue reading Now Trending: 48-Volt Electrical Systems
A twice-annual vehicle maintenance inspection can go a long way toward helping you avoid a breakdown and the costly repairs that can come with it. While spring car care will carry you through the summer, fall car care is your best bet if you want to keep your vehicle running through the winter. The following … Continue reading Tackle These 9 Car-Care Essentials Before Winter