It’s easy to find out what it will cost to buy, insure and fuel a new car, and while it’s important to know those numbers up front, they’re not the only expenses you need to worry about. It also costs money to maintain and repair a vehicle as it ages, even if you buy a... Read More.
By Chris Chase J.D. Power has named Porsche and Dodge the industry’s top brands in the 2020 version of its annual Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study. The APEAL survey measures which vehicles are most likely to make their owners feel good about their purchase. It’s a less tangible thing than the organization’s initial... Read More.
By Chris Chase Like any new technology, buying an electric vehicle can be an intimidating prospect the first time around. But while there are some major differences between owning and driving an EV and a gas-powered car, most of the used-EV buying process will be familiar if you’ve bought a used car or truck before.... Read More.
by Lori Straus While you’re researching your next car purchase, whether new or used, you’ll often come across these three acronyms: 2WD, 4WD, AWD. You’ll likely understand right away that 2WD refers to 2-wheel drive vehicles, where all power is transferred to either the front (FWD) or rear (RWD) wheels. But what’s the difference between... Read More.
by Chris Chase Mid-size family sedans and hybrid cars are among the fastest-fading segments in the auto industry. Sales of the former have fallen off in favour of crossovers and SUVs, while the latter represents yesterday’s technology as electric cars move into the mainstream. Honda and Toyota produced the industry’s first hybrids – the Insight... Read More.
by Chris Chase With its relatively new technology, electric vehicle (EV) ownership raises a lot of questions. We’ve already answered a couple of them in our articles about how long it takes to charge an EV and how much charging one costs. Some other common ownership questions revolve around electric car maintenance. Do EVs need... Read More.
by Lori Straus Financing a new car can get you behind the wheel years before you’ve saved up enough to pay for one outright. For some, that’s a luxury: they’d rather drive now and pay later. For others, it’s reality: to earn money, they have to drive now and pay later. Whatever your situation, though,... Read More.
by Lori Straus Most people buy a used car because of the lower cost. Although used cars have almost the same financing options as new cars, there are a few minor differences. Below we’ll cover five things you should keep in mind if you’re planning to finance a used car. Set Your Budget First Remember... Read More.
by Lori Straus Finding a trusted mechanic to repair your car is important for not only the condition of your vehicle but also for your own peace of mind. Is the mechanic overcharging you? Taking shortcuts? Or being honest with you? Ideally, you don’t want to wait until you’ve been in an accident or need... Read More.
by Lori Straus Windshield cracks belong to that list of annoyances you know you need to take care of but that don’t appear so dangerous that they’re worth the inconvenience of looking after them. However, do you always need to get a windshield replaced? Is a fast repair enough? Let’s answer those questions. First Steps... Read More.