Car Lover Gift Ideas For Dads & Grads

June is here again. That means Father’s Day is right around the corner and graduation festivities are happening all month long. Don't know what to get the awesome dad or grad in your life? We've got a few ideas.. For Grads: Your new graduate is going to need reliable transportation to and from that new [...]

How to Use a VIN Decoder Chart

Much like a person’s DNA, the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is unique to every car and holds a lot of information within the seemingly random combination of numbers and letters. Between 1954 and 1981, each automobile manufacturer had their own system for tagging cars and light trucks which resulted in a wide variety of VIN [...]

June 4th, 2013|Categories: Auto News, Tips And Interest|

What Consumer Protections are Offered When Purchasing a Vehicle?

I'm thinking about purchasing a used vehicle, what consumer protections are offered to me? Video Transcription Federal law mainly deals with used vehicles. A dealership is required to post what is called a buyers guide, included in that buyers guide will be information pertaining to the financing of the contract, whether a vehicle is purchased [...]

April 30th, 2013|Categories: Auto News, Tips And Interest|

Ethanol Vs. Gasoline

Gasoline usage and its effects on the economy and the environment are always a concern. Recently, some drivers have considered a switch to using ethanol to fuel their vehicles because it is more environment friendly. But, are there any downsides to using ethanol over gasoline? Video Transcription How does ethanol differ? Well of course, it’s [...]

March 14th, 2013|Categories: Auto News, Tips And Interest|

Top 5 “Green” Cars

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day coming up this Sunday, we've compiled a list of this year's top 5 "green" cars. Here are five eco-friendly cars that are made for saving the planet and your money. Toyota Prius The Prius is unique enough that it has become a brand of its own. With the addition this year of [...]

March 12th, 2013|Categories: Auto News, Tips And Interest|

Starting Your Car in the Cold

Cold starting a car used to be a complex process, but these days it's a lot more simple. Video Transcription Well, starting a cold engine used to be a complex process of depressing the accelerator for two seconds and releasing it, turning the key, and a whole bunch of different things like that. Then, if [...]

February 21st, 2013|Categories: Auto News, Tips And Interest|

Top 5 Presidential Cars

In honor of President's Day yesterday, here is a list of the top 5 cars owned by U.S. presidents. To see the full list, check out the article on cars.com. 5. Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1939 Packard 12 This 12-cylinder Packard was such a unique piece of technology that Roosevelt said he couldn't do without it. [...]

February 19th, 2013|Categories: Auto News, Tips And Interest, Automotive Technology, Car Accessories, CARCHEX|

Best Used Cars For Winter Driving

Not everyone can afford to buy a new car. If you’re living on a budget and in need of a set of wheels to get around in safely this winter, there are plenty of options in the used car market that might do the trick. Of course, if you live in an area that experiences snowy or [...]

January 22nd, 2013|Categories: Auto News, Tips And Interest|

Car Gift Ideas for the Gear Head in Your Life

Having trouble deciding what to get your gear head this holiday season? Here is the perfect gear head gift idea list with the best gifts as seen in an article from Spike. Handheld GPS Navigation - If your gear head isn't crazy about asking for directions, they'll never have to again with a handheld GPS [...]

November 28th, 2012|Categories: Auto News, Tips And Interest|

Halloween Driving Safety Tips

As the Halloween holiday approaches, help protect trick-or-treaters this Halloween by following these driving safety tips. Be especially careful between 4 and 8 p.m., when most severe vehicle/young pedestrian collisions happen. Check out some Halloween driving safety tips here as seen in an article from Progressive. Don't pass stopped vehicles - The driver might be [...]

October 30th, 2012|Categories: Auto News, Tips And Interest|