Autos: buying

Which states let you use an app as proof of auto insurance?

Tuesday  21:45,   26 june 2018

Which states let you use an app as proof of auto insurance?Luckily, my state, New Jersey, has accepted electronic proof of insurance since 2015 (though I somehow did not know this until last year — like, I said, complacent). Almost every state now...[...]

Should You Consider Buying a Used Rental Car?

Thursday  19:41,   21 june 2018

Are the deals on used rental cars from rental-car companies as good as they seem? A. As you might expect, used rental cars have lived a harsher life than other used cars. Miles are piled on at a much faster rate, and renters may not have been the...[...]

Drivers Say These Are the 11 Best Auto Insurers

Tuesday  21:12,   19 june 2018

Consumers have ranked these car insurance companies highest based on customer satisfaction. How does your auto insurer compare?Here’s some good news about car insurance for a change: Folks are more pleased with their insurance companies than...[...]

How I Slashed Auto Insurance Costs by Nearly $400

Wednesday  19:01,   06 june 2018

Learn how this woman saved big on car insurance.One of the best ways I’ve found to save money is to avoid paying more than necessary for services you need. For example, I recently discovered that I was paying too much for auto insurance. By spending [...]

Best New-Car Deals for Memorial Day

Saturday  22:30,   26 may 2018

Memorial Day weekend is known for barbecues, parades, and road trips. But it’s also a great time to buy a new car. Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this...[...]

Declining Rental Car Insurance Abroad? Know the Risks

Friday  02:06,   25 may 2018

You’re on an overseas trip and about to rent a car. You decline the additional insurance offer and mentally high-five yourself for saying no because your credit card offers primary rental coverage. Not so fast, smarty-pants.Although the Nerds are...[...]

You Can Get A Bonkers Deal On A New Subaru Right Now

Friday  22:06,   18 may 2018

Subaru has been winning a lot lately. It’s one of the few brands that consistently delivers positive sales figures while some of the other automakers struggle. So you would think with an in-demand lineup deals would be hard to come by, but even...[...]

A Secret Way to Slash Your Car Insurance Bill

Tuesday  01:55,   15 may 2018

Psst! Here's an easy -- but little-known -- way to save $500 per year or more on your auto insurance policy.For example, if you are a member of some nonprofits or clubs, you are eligible for price breaks on car insurance that could put a nice...[...]

Seven Engines to Avoid like The Plague

Saturday  00:25,   12 may 2018

The engines in some late-model vehicles that have been known to fail catastrophically. Use at your own risk. [...]

How My Daughter Saved Us Thousands on Car Insurance

Friday  00:45,   11 may 2018

A fender bender turned out to be a blessing in disguise.Auto insurance costs vary widely, depending on what vehicle you drive, where you live and work, and many other factors. Here’s what my daughter did after her accident that saved us thousands on [...]

Best New Car Deals for Spending Your Tax Return

Wednesday  21:32,   25 april 2018

With the traditional tax deadline passed, car dealers are revving up special deals for people who might be looking to spend that slug of cash on a new vehicle. Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this...[...]

If You Want a Chevrolet Bolt, You Should Get One This Year

Tuesday  00:25,   24 april 2018

The federal tax credit running out"Our forecast will put us probably third quarter," Steve Majoros, Chevrolet's head of cars and crossovers, recently told reporters. "So if you were to run down the walk-down, that would give us the third and fourth...[...]

Where to Shop for a Car Loan

Tuesday  00:25,   24 april 2018

The auto-finance business is enormous, with hundreds of institutions making hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of car loans every year. For many consumers, though, it can be hard to know whic h type of lender is right for their financial...[...]

Best Used Cars by Price

Friday  21:26,   20 april 2018

Do you need new wheels but have a specific budget? Buying a used car can be a way to get the biggest bang for your buck. It’s simple: After one year, a new car on average depreciates 27 percent f rom its sticker price; after three years, it’s worth...[...]

States Where Poor Credit Has the Biggest Impact on Car Insurance Rates

Friday  19:37,   13 april 2018

A study finds low credit scores can cost you thousands a year in car insurance, especially in Michigan.A nationwide report by NerdWallet finds that auto insurers widely use consumers' credit histories to determine rates, and those with low credit...[...]