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couple buying a used car.
With the high price tag of new cars, and the quick depreciation rate of new vehicles, many consumers look for used cars for sale instead. And while investing in a used car may seem like a sensible option, buyers still need to be smart in their choices. Used cars that are sold with hidden damage…
High-Mileage Cars: Is 200,000 the new normal?
In the 1960s and 1970s, many automobile odometers did not even read beyond 99,999 miles. Hit 100,000, and the odometer “flipped” or turned back to zero. But now, thanks to tougher quality standards and post-recession financial concerns, Americans are driving their cars longer than ever before, says IHS Markit, and high-mileage cars may now be the…
Do Hybrid Cars Really Make Us Greener?
Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) have been a common sight on American roads since 2001 when Toyota introduced the first-generation of its Prius to the United States market. Since then, HEVs, along with electric vehicles, have contributed to a reduction in the percentage of overall fossil fuel consumption, from 86.3 in 2001 to 83.6 in 2012.…
Up Close with Electric Cars
Have you ever thought about buying an electric car? There are a lot of things to think about—from finding charging stations to understanding differences in the way your car works. Dave Schmeissing, an Allstate agent based in Bannockburn, Ill., drives a plug-in hybrid electric car. Watch the video below to hear about his experiences. Need…
choosing your new car
In the market for a family vehicle? Whether it’s a sport-utility vehicle big enough to seat six on a summer road trip or a small electric car perfect for zipping around the city—we’ve tracked down the best tips and advice to help you choose the right type of car for you. Once you narrow down…
used car inspection
Buying a used car can be a little daunting. You want to know you’re getting a safe, well-maintained car for a good price. Unfortunately, there are those unscrupulous folks out there who might try to pull one over on you by covering up a car’s not-so-shiny past. The most important thing is to have a…
Buying a Car
Buying a used car is a big decision — and there are a lot of factors to consider. First, you have to find used cars to look at, and if you’re buying from a private seller, you have to meet up with the person, look at the vehicle and do your research to help make…
Electric Car
Electric cars: We’ve all heard about them, and many of us have probably dreamed of a day when we won’t have to worry about riding the never-ending roller-coaster of gas prices. But, what is it really like to own an electric car? Read on to learn about the basic types of electric vehicles, along with…
Kia Niro
Concept cars have long been a means for automakers to showcase their creativity and innovation, and this year’s crop of futuristic designs continue that tradition. At this year’s Chicago Auto Show the concept cars had a magnetic quality—spectators couldn’t help but be pulled to their futuristic flair. Below, we take a look at five concept…
Small Cars Only
Would a small car make sense for you? Even if you’re not convinced that good things come in small packages, we’ve compiled our top reasons why a compact or subcompact car might deserve a spot in your driveway. They’re Not ‘Econoboxes’ Anymore While oversized land yachts may have symbolized status and luxury 40 years ago,…