How To Handle 5 Scary Road Hazards

Halloween is a scary time of year but there is nothing spookier than when something unexpected happens and you are behind the wheel. It is always important to make sure you are paying attention to the road and other vehicles around you, but sometimes unpreventable and dangerous situations occur. Here are our 5 scariest things [...]

October 31st, 2014|Categories: CARCHEX, Safety And Driving Tips|

Know Your VIN Number & Other Important Numbers

We live our lives by the numbers—phone numbers, birthdays, PINs, passwords, anniversaries, addresses—the list goes on. But do you know the numbers that are key to keeping you safe on the road? If you own a car, you know that taking care of it is a big responsibility. Understanding a few key numbers about your [...]

September 18th, 2014|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Auto Warranty, Car Tips, CARCHEX, Safety And Driving Tips|

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|

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 [...]

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 Avoid The 7 Worst Winter Driving Mistakes

Winter driving means more hazardous roadways and requires more attentive drivers. Here are our top tips and reminders to get you and your loved ones safely to your destination, whether it's just to work or a few states away. Mistake 1: Relying on 4 wheel drive on an icy road Sometimes, when a car is [...]

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|

Eco-Friendly Driving Tips

Being conscious of how our everyday lives affect the environment is an important step towards protecting it. One of the most significant things we do in our everyday life that has a direct impact on the environment is driving. Our cars have a major impact on the environment and there are many things we can [...]

November 13th, 2013|Categories: Car Tips, CARCHEX, Road Trips And Activities, Safety And Driving Tips|

What’s Wrong with My Car? Translating Mechanic-Speak

When you take your car to the mechanic, do you ever feel like you need a translator to understand what’s wrong with your car?  Poor communication is a major cause of distrust, and often, frustration between mechanics and customers. Mechanics are trained to repair complex systems and speak in very technical terms, while the average [...]

October 11th, 2013|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Car Tips, CARCHEX, Safety And Driving Tips|

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 [...]