Auto Loans 101: 6 Things You Need To Know Buying a car is a major investment for most people, second only to buying a home. And, much like the dream of homeownership, you need to do your homework to make the best decisions about your auto financing. If you’re thinking about buying a new
What you need to know. More than 1-in-4 (27 percent) used cars for sale at CarMax dealerships in three states had at least one open recall, according to a recent survey by a coalition of auto safety advocates. The group noted that the unrepaired defects included Takata airbags and General Motors ignition switches which
Making biweekly payments on your mortgage is acknowledged as one of the best ways to lower the total cost of your home and shorten the time to payoff. Wouldn’t it be great if you could do that for all of your loans? The good news is you can. Biweekly payments aren’t just for mortgages anymore!
Depreciation Got You Depressed? Here’s How to Fight Back Depreciation is the loss of an asset’s value over time. It is well known that brand new cars depreciate significantly as soon as they are driven off the dealer lot. We’ve put together this interesting infographic that illustrates how much value is lost, on average, during years
Nothing beats the feeling of driving your brand new car off the lot — until that nagging voice in your head reminds you that the minute you left the dealership, the car’s value dropped. Fast Fact: Pay Off Your Car Loan - Most cars drop by an average of 11% as soon as they leave the
Last time, we showed you some awesome car accessories to thrill any car enthusiast. From handy tools to traffic-stopping style, here are a few more cool car accessories to rev your engine. Cool Car Accessories Flashy Paint While it hasn’t yet permeated the general market, a new paint technology just now emerging in the auto
Americans aren’t satisfied with merely owning cars; we’re obsessed with accessorizing them, too. According to SEMA, the trade association for aftermarket suppliers of car accessories, we spent $33.4 billion on aftermarket upgrades for our cars last year. Sure, a lot of that was for mag wheels and novelty license plate frames, but there are people
We’re pretty sure design guru Mies van der Rohe wasn't talking about your car when he said “God is in the details,” but if you want the finish on your car to keep that showroom shine and scent forever, washing and vacuuming just isn't enough. You need to detail your car from time to time.
Buying your first vehicle is a significant step in your life. Having reliable transportation is necessary. Additionally, when you buy a car, you start building your credit that will help you in the future. However, it can be a little overwhelming to step into the dealership. Before you go into the showroom and become overwhelmed
Late car payments can happen to anyone. Whether you plain forgot to make the payment by the due date, or came up short of cash for the month, you might be concerned about the negative impact on your credit score. Unfortunately there is no definitive answer as to whether or not you will see your score
Avoid Missing Car Payments, Avoid Financial Domino Effect Missing and late car payments can have a disastrous impact on your credit, make it harder to purchase a future vehicle, and even lead to repossession. Avoid the financial domino effect of missing and late car payments by knowing the risks and how you can reduce them.