See if you are paying too much for auto insurance and how to make your payments even lower! This quiz includes a thorough explanation of the answers in order to help you lower your auto insurance premiums and save money.
gas and car costs
The average life expectancy of most cars is about 8 years and 150,000 miles. If a vehicle makes it to 200,000 miles, you are riding on borrowed time and the car is paying you back. Here are the best tips I’ve found to make your car last longer.
Following are some of the dangers associated with buying used tires — or even OLD, unused tires that are sold as brand new! Plus, how to make sense of the letters and numbers on your tire’s sidewall and determine the true age of your tires.
Even more experienced car buyers can be caught in car salesman tricks of the trade. Here’s what to watch for when a car salesman tries to sell you new car.
MyGallons.com is one of the prepaid gas cards on the market today and it allows you to pre-purchase tomorrow’s gasoline at today’s prices. So, is it worth it? Should you really pre-pay for gas like this or should you just buy traditional gas gift cards? Are there any ‘catches’? Here’s what you need to know before you sign up for prepaid gas with MyGallons.com.
Here are the best reasons to buy cars for cash, rather than financing.We recently weighed the pros and cons and this is what we determined when you chose to pay cash for used cars. I’ve also gathered some tips on how to avoid auto dealer scams, and what to watch for when you’re buying a new or used car.
Some tips for using Dave Ramsey’s Cash Envelope System when you’re budgeting your bills for the month. Finally, you’ll have a handle on how much you can spend, and how much you need to save to get through each month.
Did you know that you can get information on a used car before you buy it? A Carfax vehicle history report provides useful information on whether the vehicle’s title is clean, whether it’s been in an accident, any safety concerns, and average maintenance costs. However, If you find a carfax used car for sale, how do you know if the info is accurate? Here’s what you need to know about the reports.
How to save money on tires, wheels or rims for your car or truck.
From the Blueprint For Financial Prosperity — earn more, save more, live more, enjoy more — check out these little-known facts about credit cards!
Debit card blocking is where gas stations, rental car agencies, hotels, and others ‘put a hold on’ a big chunk of your money if you use a debit card to pay for gas, reserve a rental car, hotel room, etc. In effect, they’re ‘freezing’ your account, or billing your account for an amount that’s very likely more than you intended to pay for that service. They say it’s for their protection…
Here’s a classic example of just how FAST the price of gas was rising this morning!… You won’t believe this.
What’s the average mileage for my vehicle? Are other drivers actually getting the mileage that’s posted on the window sticker? How is gas mileage determined anyway? How can I track my gas mileage online for free? Where’s the lowest-priced gas in my neighborhood? What’s a FUN way that I can ‘play along’ and help other drivers by sharing my own experiences? Find answers to these questions… and more!
We recently researched information about the most stolen cars and found the following facts about stolen cars that might be of interest to you.