Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of the warm weather driving season, with many people planning weekend getaways and cross-country road trips. For many people, buying a car to make the journey is part of the agenda. But the joy of buying a new or a new-used car can be ruined by the realization that you got a bad deal, or by an expensive mid-trip breakdown.
Fuel is expensive, and every gallon you burn takes its toll on both the environment and your car. So how do you get the most bang for your buck every time you fill up your tank? Here are a few tips.
Cars have become more than a way of transportation for most Americans — they’re a way of life, a part of the family. If you treat your car right, it will last a very long time and see you through some of the most important moments of your life. But this doesn't mean you should sit around waiting from mechanical problems to pop up.
Billionaires are often thought to have the newest, flashiest possessions – from luxurious mansions to the most expensive sports cars on the market. Many billionaires though don’t fit that mold. It may come as a surprise to many, but several high-profile billionaires drive older, inexpensive cars that would be familiar to the rest of us. You may even drive one yourself!
Could your car hit 1 million miles? Not every car is destined for the heady heights of the million-mile club. But with the right car, regular maintenance, and a little luck, your car could become one of the chosen few.
It will take more than an occasional oil change to achieve this magic milestone, and you'll have to plan for the long haul. That means buying a car with a reputation for reliability and durability. It also means using a smooth and conservative driving style that doesn’t put unnecessary strain on the engine, gearbox, or brakes.
Having your car stolen is something you probably don't think about often. It’s not something we feel is likely to happen to us. While anti-theft technology in cars is more sophisticated than ever, so are the tools available to would-be car thieves.
There’s no other vehicle with more assumptions made about it than a "green" car — green of course refers to a car that is incredibly fuel-efficient, a hybrid, or one that uses alternative fuel. No matter what you call it, these environmentally-friendly vehicles all come with a stigma.
Fortunately, automotive companies have been busy at work challenging these preconceived notions.
It's Not Easy Being Green...
Topics: Vehicle Tips
The colors people choose for their clothes and car say a lot about them. From how you deal with stress to how passionate you are, your color choices give away plenty about your personality.
For the third consecutive year, Protect My Car, one of the nation’s leading providers of extended vehicle service contracts and maintenance plans, has been named by the Tampa Bay Business Journal (TBBJ) as one of Tampa Bay’s Best Places to Work.
With its cozy heated seats, the smell of your aromatherapy air freshener, and your favorite tunes playing, you couldn't be blamed for thinking, "My car is my home... or at least my 'second home.'"
Topics: Vehicle Maintenance
The cornerstone of any road trip is great music. The right song can inspire and get everyone singing at the top of their lungs. It doesn’t matter the genre, the era, or who wrote it, there are some songs that were undeniably made for driving.
One of the biggest advantages of buying a new car is the peace of mind you get from its warranty. But no warranties last forever — even the best ones. Fortunately, extended car warranty plans can help you stay covered for longer.