Financing Auto Repairs

Cars are fine-tuned yet fickle machines, and even with regular maintenance checks, an expensive repair due to mechanical failure or damage from an accident can stall your budget. Putting high-ticket work on your credit card might ...

When is the Right Time to Buy a Car?

Buying a car, especially a new one fresh from the factory, is a big investment. Sometimes events like accidents and breakdowns make it so you can’t choose when you need to make a purchase, but if you can pick when you hit the ...

4 Common Auto Loan Mistakes

Purchasing a new car is an exciting and tumultuous experience. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed as you go through the process of choosing your new vehicle and applying for a loan that won’t leave you in the red as you pay it ...

Certified Pre-Owned 101

As we all know, purchasing a new vehicle is a significant investment, and buying a used car can feel like a gamble in terms of quality. Thankfully, there’s a way that you can capitalize on the features included in most modern ...

Hidden Costs of Buying a Car

The total price you pay for a car is substantially higher than the price on the sticker, thanks to a variety of hidden fees. To protect your budget, be sure to factor in the following costs before you sign on the bottom line. Interest ...

Should You Buy a Rental Car?

If you’re in the market for a used vehicle, you can choose to purchase a former rental car or a privately-owned car. Buying a rental car has its own set of positives and negatives that are worth thinking about before going car ...

Car Employee Discount Basics

If you’ve seen car advertising lately, you’ve almost certainly heard dealerships offering the general public the same discounted price that its employees pay. If you’re considering buying a new car in the near future, it’s ...

4 Unnecessary Expenses to Cut From Your Life

As a hard-working adult, you know that saving money is an important thing to do. Unfortunately, it can also be a difficult prospect. Life is expensive, and it often feels like our money is gone no sooner than we’ve earned it. ...

Is a CPO Vehicle For You?

Nearly 30 years ago, several automakers began implementing a new program at dealerships: instead of auctioning off trade-ins and other brand-new returned vehicles, they would resell them with added benefits. These vehicles became ...

What Is Collateral and Why Is It Important

The fundamental difference between a secured and unsecured loan is the collateral requirement. But what is collateral? Why is it important? And what is a lien? You’ll learn all about it below. Definition of collateral Collateral ...