Articles on Cars and Transportation

How to Buy a Used Car Without Getting Ripped Off

Buying a pre-owned vehicle comes with its own set of challenges — like making sure you don't buy someone else's headache.

The 5 Best Windshield De-Icers

Keeping your windshield free of ice in the winter isn't easy, but it can be. Just use any of these windshield de-icers and your windshield will always be clear.

What You Need to Know Before Leasing a Car

We're generally in favor of buying versus leasing. If you decide to lease, make sure you understand what you're paying for.

How to Save an Extra $1,094.86 a Year

Here's a super easy way to save over $1,000 a year on day-to-day expenses.

7 Money Mistakes Everyone Makes When Buying Their First Car

Before you drive off in the first shiny set of wheels that catches your eye, stop to think — are you making these naive money mistakes?

3 Reasons Why You Should Never Buy a New Car

Before you drop big bucks on a shiny new set of wheels, consider how much smarter it can be to buy used.

This Is How the High Cost of Cheap Gas Hurts You

Turns out cheap gas isn't so cheap after all.

Speed Past Car Debt With This Simple Timing Trick

Satisfy your craving for that new car smell and get your household out of vehicle debt by staggering new car purchases every six years.

The 5 Best Jump Starter Kits

There are few things worse than car trouble, but the right tools can minimize the misery. Use any of these jump starter kits the next time your car won't start.

3 Ways Your Commute Is Killing You — And What to Do About It

Commuting, whether by car or public transit takes, its toll — in your health. Learn what steps to take to limit the effects of the daily drive.

4 Ways Being a Safe Driver Will Save You Big Money

As if you needed another reason to be a safe driver, it'll save you big bucks, too.

The 5 Best Car Battery Warmers

Keeping your car running during the cold winter months isn't easy, but it can be. Just use any of these car battery warmers and your battery will last through spring.

6 Smart Auto Finance Options

Most of us can't afford to pay cash for a new or used car. Finding the right auto financing is easier than you think.

8 Things You Should Always Buy Used

Sure, who doesn't love that new car smell? But for cars and these other seven things, you'll save mega bucks buying used.

10 New Car Costs the Dealer Is Hiding From You

A new set of wheels can cost a pretty penny — even more so if you go for some sneaky extras. Beware of these new car costs!

The Best Gas and Military Credit Card: USAA Cashback Rewards Plus American Express

For military members and their families, the USAA Cashback Rewards Plus American Express provides the best opportunity to earn the most cash back on their purchases.

6 Ways to Drive a Hybrid or Electric Car on the Cheap

Ready to ditch your gas-guzzling days? Here's how to find a hybrid or electric car for super cheap.

5 Wild Rides You Can Absolutely Afford

Have you ever wanted to zip around on a jetpack, or catch a ride on the world's longest bus? Guess what — you can, and for cheaper than you think.

The 11 Best Parking Apps for Your City

"Parking in the big city is easy," said no one ever. Let these apps find you an affordable spot in no time.

8 Common Car Repair Mistakes That Can Cost You

Squeaky brakes need attention — stat! Delaying car maintenance or repairs is only going to cost you more later. Maybe a lot more.