Articles Tagged:

gas and car costs

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...

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.

See if you're paying too much for auto insurance and how to make your payments even lower! This quiz will help you lower your auto insurance premiums & save money.

The average life expectancy of most cars is about 8 years and 150,000 miles. Here are the best tips I've found to make your car last longer than most.

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.

Here are my best tips when you buy cars for cash, rather than financing. There are certain benefits to consider when you choose to pay cash for used cars and new cars. Here they are...

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.

A Carfax vehicle history report provides useful information 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.