By Jessica L. Anderson, originally published by Kiplinger's Personal Finance
As it turns out, 2014 car models are priced to sell; high-end car makers are luring potential buyers with lower-priced models, and mainstream brands are loading their vehicles with features that used to be found only on luxury models. But before you hit the showroom, here's some advice about which 2014 models offer the best value and how you can get the best deal.
Whether it;s a source of aggravation or pride (or likely a bit of both), owning a car requires significant investment to keep it in tip-top shape, especially if you're planning on driving it for 200,000 miles. However, there is a payoff: from zero car payments to far fewer cosmetic repairs to worry about once the car is past the 100,000 mile mark, maintaining an automobile is a rewarding endeavor. Just make sure to follow this sound advice.
With airfare costs on the rise — and airlines cutting back on space and services — you may want to consider spending Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays closer to home. But there are more driving dangers this time of year, so to ensure the safety of you and your entourage as you embark on your holiday travel plans, take the necessary steps to winterize your car now.
Walk into the oil section of your local auto shop and chances are you'll face a mind-numbing selection of motor oils in a variety of grades from a plethora of manufacturers. It can be difficult to tell each apart, but we've set out to help you determine the best motor oil for your beloved auto.
So long as American highways have speed limits, there's no doubt that State Troopers will hide behind billboards with radar guns poised. For this reason, radar detectors remain popular with even modest drivers — but it can be hard to determine the differences between the variously-priced options.
Amazon's same-day delivery sounds like an online shopper's dream — but it could pose a significant threat to certain types of brick and mortar retailers. Here's our list of the five product categories that are most seriously at risk.
Father's Day is just a few weeks away, and don't you want to bring a smile to your old man's face when he opens up the gift from you? Luckily, most guys are relatively easy to buy for; a new tool usually does the trick. We've compiled a list of 10 cool tools (at a variety of price points) that should delight the shade tree mechanic, the woodworker, or the ardent do-it-yourself on your list this year.
Does the sagging economy, national debt, and our list of the 11 things that will be more expensive in 2012 have ya feeling down? Well, to help counteract some of that 2012 gloom, we've gathered 12 items we predict will cost less in the coming year. From HDTVs to wine, cash-strapped shoppers should keep an eye on prices for these items. So cheer up and read on for the good consumer news.
Why not make better use of all that time some people spend stuck in traffic, commuting back and forth to work? We've got the gadgets and deals you need to turn your car into a mobile office. Take work on the road with adapters to charge laptops and the like, create an office ambiance with a portable mini water cooler, and more!
Got a new set of wheels and want to add on some bells and whistles to make it a tech nerd's dream? We've got deals on convenience gadgets — like GPS tracking setups and remote start systems — that will help turn your ride into a car of the future, today!
The weather may be pleasant today, but looming all too soon are snow, sleet, ice, and the general deep freeze of winter. A little bit of advance planning will help you avoid massive inconveniences down the line. So, check out these car winterizing deals, and don't get left out in the cold.
While a smartphone can easily be used for navigational purposes, many people still desire one of today's stand-alone GPS devices, which are jam-packed with features. But which ones do you really need? Inside, we list what premiums you should consider springing for when making a purchase.
Ever feel like you're being taken for a ride whenever you hand over a large sum of cash for a car maintenance procedure that takes a matter of minutes? Tom Barlow details five simple car repairs that even a novice can do at home with just a little time and a few specialized tools.
The trade-in value for used cars is at an all-time high, so it’s the ideal time to consider selling. But before you hit the market, dealnews shows you how to squeeze even more money out of your used car with some simple detailing. Tom Barlow has all the, uh, details.
Driving around your own town, you might stick up your nose at using a GPS, but if you're going on any adventures this summer you might want to give them a second thought, or think about upgrading what you already have. Here's a guide to the latest features and what they cost.