Autos: buying

Comprehensive auto insurance pays for cars damaged by hurricanes

Thursday  00:52,   20 september 2018

Dropping comprehensive car insurance may not be prudent if you live in an area prone to severe storms and hurricanes.If your car is damaged or destroyed in a storm, you'll be footing the bill for its repair or replacement at a time when the cost of...[...]

The Largest Expense of Car Ownership Is Invisible

Monday  19:11,   17 september 2018

Before buying a new vehicle, U.S. consumers need to pay attention to the actual cost of owning and operating that vehicle. The largest annual expense is one most of us don't even...[...]

What is the disposition fee at the end of a vehicle lease?

Sunday  10:26,   16 september 2018

You might be able to avoid this fee.Powered...[...]

Is car insurance cheaper for a stick shift?

Thursday  14:11,   13 september 2018

Is car insurance cheaper for a stick shift?A. Nice try, but you won’t necessarily save on car insurance by having a manual...[...]

10 car insurance terms you need to know

Thursday  14:11,   13 september 2018

Understanding the legal terms is the key to getting the coverage you need.Powered...[...]

How I Saved $546 on My Car Insurance in Under 2 Minutes

Monday  20:50,   10 september 2018

Finding the best car insurance deal just got a lot easier. Want to make sure you're paying the lowest possible price for your auto policy? Read this.Until now, that...[...]

Must-Have Car Features: Don't Drive Home Without Them

Friday  23:55,   07 september 2018

Today's car buyers have a dizzying array of options, packages, and accessories to choose from. There is great temptation to grab them all, but costs add up quickly.  CR experts have assembled a list of key features to consider, balanced across...[...]

How do I decide what my car insurance deductible should be?

Wednesday  21:06,   05 september 2018

How do I decide what my car insurance deductible should be?Personally, I want a $0 deductible, but no one seems to offer that. In fact, most auto insurance policies come with deductibles that range from $500 to $2,000 (though some policies offer...[...]

It's a Great Time to Buy a Used Electric Vehicle

Tuesday  18:00,   04 september 2018

For car shoppers who are interested in trying out electric-vehicle technology but who don’t have Tesla money to spend, now is a great time to buy an emissions-free car for less than $15,000. For car shoppers who are interested in trying out...[...]

Beware a Flood of Flooded Cars

Sunday  11:30,   02 september 2018

Thousands of cars are damaged or destroyed by floods every year, but don't assume they all end up in a junkyard. Some, in fact, are repaired and resold in other parts of the country without the buyer being aware of the car's water-logged...[...]

How 2 Simple Steps Slashed My Car Insurance Rate by 19 Percent

Friday  19:31,   31 august 2018

You, too, could save big on auto insurance premiums. Here's how to do it -- with only a few minutes and an internet connection.Now, don’t get me wrong: My household wasn’t pleased to part with $575. But it was nice to know we were getting a...[...]

Best Labor Day Car Sales and Deals

Wednesday  18:40,   29 august 2018

Get a great Labor Day car deal by Sept. 3, 2018.This article originally appeared on...[...]

Here's why the best time to buy a new car is in the fall

Tuesday  00:31,   28 august 2018

Fall is the best time to buy a new car because, while the discounts aren't as big as in December, you can still find inventory for the model you want.The best time of year to buy a new car is the...[...]

Get the Most Used Car for Your Money

Wednesday  19:56,   22 august 2018

Three-year-old cars are the Goldilocks of the used-auto market. They’re new enough that drivers can get contemporary features, safety systems, and updated styling, and expect the vehicles to run well for many more miles. Yet they’re old enough that [...]

10 Tips to Cut Car Insurance Costs

Wednesday  19:56,   22 august 2018

Taking a few simple steps can significantly cut the cost of your car insurance premiums.Reviewing your auto insurance policy can uncover new ways to save. Here are some tips that can help you reduce car insurance...[...]