Freedom of the Open Road: History of the American Car

Ever since its debut in 1886, the automobile has been a symbol of American freedom. With the automobile, Americans were empowered to travel wherever they wanted, whenever they wanted. This Fourth of July, let’s take a look back on one of America’s most important innovations, the automobile. Hitting the Road The first automobile was actually [...]

July 3rd, 2014|Categories: Auto News, Tips And Interest, CARCHEX|

What Is Liability Insurance?

Liability insurance can be likened to a financial airbag, softening the impact of an accident on your wallet. Liability insurance is something that all drivers are legally required to have, but do they really understand what liability insurance does? This short video from our friends at Allstate explains what liability insurance is and what it [...]

July 1st, 2014|Categories: Auto News, Tips And Interest|

Keep Your Car Cool in The Summer Sun

Different sources have different estimates for how hot your car can get on a hot, sunny summer day. A study by Stanford Medicine stated that a car can heat up 40 degrees in the first hour - making even a 70 degree day prime for overheating your car's interior. We're going to give you some [...]

‘Full Coverage’ Auto Insurance: Does It Exist?

Ever heard of "full coverage" auto insurance? Many of us have, but it's important to know: "Full coverage" really doesn't exist as an insurance product. When people use that phrase, they are often thinking about a combination of all the various coverages you can buy as part of a car insurance policy, including those required [...]

April 4th, 2014|Categories: Auto News, Tips And Interest|

Spring Cleaning to Sell: How to Maximize Your Car’s Curb Appeal

Even though it might not quite feel like it, Spring is finally, officially here! With the winter we've had, you--and your car--are probably ready for more than a change in season. If you're thinking about switching up your ride this Spring, you'll need to do a little Spring cleaning to get rid of all the [...]

How to Decorate Your Car for the Holidays

Looking to spread holiday cheer wherever you go this season? Decking out your car will keep your holiday spirit up during those stressful commutes, hectic trips to the mall (complete with frantic searches for parking) and holiday travel on busy roads. And that’s not to mention the joy that you’ll bring to everyone who sees [...]

December 19th, 2013|Categories: Auto News, Tips And Interest, Car Accessories, Car Tips, CARCHEX, Safety And Driving Tips|

9 Steps to Selling Your Car

When you’re ready to sell your car, you generally have two options. One, to sell it do a car dealer; and two, to privately sell your car to another driver. Typically, private sales have the potential to net 10 to 20 percent more for your vehicle than selling it to a dealer. Choosing to sell [...]

September 13th, 2013|Categories: Auto News, Tips And Interest|

New Car Buying Guide

Buying a new car can be a challenging process. Between figuring out the right car for you, determining (and sticking to!) your budget, and interacting with dealerships, many people can become overwhelmed. Keep these helpful tips in mind and you’ll have a smooth and quick car buying process that will reward you with a car [...]

NHTSA to Provide Free VIN Searches for Auto Recall Information

Ever worry that you are missing out on recall notices from your car's manufacturer? What about when you're shopping for a new car--how do you know if the one you have your eye on has any recalls associated with it? Now, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is making it easier for consumers to search [...]

August 20th, 2013|Categories: Auto News, Tips And Interest|

The Country’s Coolest Car Washes

Is getting your car washed just one more thing to add to your to-do list? Does hitting up your local car wash leave you watching the clock in a dull waiting room? Well, you might be in the wrong place. Check out our list of the coolest car washes across the country -- each one [...]