Eradicate the Germs: Car Cleaning Tips


How often do you clean the interior of your car? Once a month, when you take your car to the car wash? Once a week on Sunday, so it’s nice … Read more

Flooded Cars on the Road in 2013 – An Infographic


There are over 212,000 cars on the road today in the US that have reported flood damage. Two thirds of flooded cars (133,173) can be found in just 10 states. … Read more

Summer Road Trips: Prepare for the Unexpected


Nothing says “summer vacation” quite like taking a road trip with the family, and this summer Americans are definitely hitting the highways. When the freedom of the open road beckons, … Read more

Tips for Preventing Distracted Driving


Crashes involving distracted drivers took the lives of more than 3,300 people and injured another 387,000 people in 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says. Because the government, the media and various … Read more

What To Do if Involved in a Car Accident


Remain calm and think clearly as you handle the situation. First, you should call the police, and let them know you have been involved in a car accident. One thing … Read more

How Hidden Damage Can Affect Used Car Values

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When looking to buy a used car it is important to know how much the car that you are interested in is worth. Many different factors determine vehicle value, for … Read more

The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy: How to Protect Yourself from Sandy-Flooded Cars

Flooded Cars from Hurricane Sandy

Thousands of cars are damaged every time a storm hits, and Hurricane Sandy was no exception. Due to the excessive amount of rain that caused flooding, many cars were submerged … Read more

Car Safety & Reliability Ratings


Car Safety Safety is key, but how do you ensure that your car is safe? There are several ways to ensure that your car is safe before and after purchasing … Read more

Understanding Safety Ratings

Safety Ratings

  One of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a new or used vehicle is safety and reliability. Thankfully through CARFAX you can view the auto industry’s leading … Read more

Structural Damage 101

Frame Damage

One of the most important safety features of your car is the one you can’t see – the car’s structure*. A car’s structure is the foundation on which the entire … Read more

Incredible Story of Burned-Out Van from Unfixed Recall

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  “Parked the van, came in, and sat around watched TV, whatever, and went to bed.  About 11:30 the wife took the dog outside and noticed smoke that had caught … Read more

What’s a Salvage Title?

What's a Salvaged Title?

Millions of vehicles are issued salvage titles in the United States every year. Many of these cars are repaired and sold, sometimes by sellers who fail to report, or try … Read more

Frame vs. Unibody Cars

frame vs unibody cars

The structure of a vehicle provides it with strength and is the platform to which the rest of the components are mounted. There are two types of vehicle structures commonly … Read more

Don’t Let a Recall Put You in a Tough Spot

Don't Let a Recall Scare You

Besides a trip to the dealer for repairs, recalls can cause little hindrance to car owners, if taken care of in a timely manner. Vehicle recalls are quite common; in … Read more

How to Protect Yourself from Airbag Fraud

How to protect yourself from airbag fraud

Since airbags became mandatory in 1998, over 28,000 lives have been saved, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA). Statistics show that airbags reduce the risk of dying … Read more