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What is the best setting for your thermostat during the winter?
What is the best setting for your thermostat during the winter? Home December 13, 2017
There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who set the thermostat to one temperature and leave it…
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Warming up your car engine on cold mornings may be a bad idea Cars December 13, 2017
Everybody likes to get into a roasty, toasty vehicle with the heat blasting full force on a cold winter morning.…
Real-life story: How Clark Howard saved me 43% on my auto insurance!
Real-life story: How Clark Howard saved me 43% on my auto insurance! Car Insurance December 13, 2017
Reddit user "little_pete_wrigley" was paying $210 for his auto insurance policy through Liberty Mutual and wanted to see if he could…
New tool reveals which bad driving habits are costing you money
New tool reveals which bad driving habits are costing you money Cars December 12, 2017
Bad driving habits like speeding, rapid acceleration and hard braking may be lowering your gas mileage by as much as…
The #1 most important thing to do before buying a used car
The #1 most important thing to do before buying a used car Cars December 11, 2017
The next time you're buying a used car, there's a new service you can use for a free vehicle identification…
Weatherproof your wallet: Winterizing your car
Weatherproof your wallet: Winterizing your car Car Maintenance & Repair December 7, 2017
As wintertime makes its grand entrance and temperatures drop across much of the nation, staying warm is increasingly becoming top…
New report: The 15 safest cars and SUVs for 2018
New report: The 15 safest cars and SUVs for 2018 Cars December 7, 2017
Only 15 vehicles received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's top safety award after stricter requirements were put in place…
Around 40% of drivers admit to this frightening bad habit
Around 40% of drivers admit to this frightening bad habit Cars December 4, 2017
Perhaps you’ve been there: One hand on the steering wheel and the other on your smartphone, you steal glances at…
Use this simple trick to defrost your windshield in seconds
Use this simple trick to defrost your windshield in seconds Cars November 29, 2017
There's no need for that ice scraper anymore! Here's a simple trick to clear your windshield in a matter of seconds —…
Report: GAP insurance for auto loans lands lender in hot water
Report: GAP insurance for auto loans lands lender in hot water Cars November 27, 2017
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is expected to sue auto lender Santander over its GAP (guaranteed auto protection) insurance practices,…
Xerox fined $1M over credit reporting mistakes that may have affected you
Xerox fined $1M over credit reporting mistakes that may have affected you Credit November 21, 2017
If your credit was pulled for any reason in 2016, there's a chance it contained incorrect information. RELATED: What happens…
Honda Odyssey
ALERT: Nearly 1M Honda Odysseys recalled after 46 injury reports Cars November 20, 2017
Just days before an estimated 45.5 million Americans get ready to embark on Thanksgiving road trips, Honda has announced a…
Thinking of buying a new or used car during year-end sales? Think again…
Thinking of buying a new or used car during year-end sales? Think again… Buying November 14, 2017
Every year at this time, you usually hear auto-buying experts extolling the virtues of why right now is a great…
Warning: 8 ways to avoid car rental ripoffs this holiday season
Warning: 8 ways to avoid car rental ripoffs this holiday season Car Rentals November 10, 2017
If you're planning to rent a car for the holidays — or even if you've already made your reservation —…
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How to get an $8 rental car — Clark Howard style! Travel November 9, 2017
Want to get a one-way rental car for dirt cheap? The calendar can be your friend twice a year! RELATED:…
Fire risk prompts BMW recall of more than 1 million vehicles
Fire risk prompts BMW recall of more than 1 million vehicles Auto Recalls November 6, 2017
BMW is recalling more than a million vehicles in two recalls covering a number of models built over a six-year period, according to…
Buy or lease a vehicle? New numbers show monthly payments in both scenarios
Buy or lease a vehicle? New numbers show monthly payments in both scenarios Leasing November 3, 2017
If you're looking at buying a new car, the word "leasing" has probably crossed your mind. Dealerships push leases pretty…
Are you following Clark’s maximum auto loan length rule?
Are you following Clark’s maximum auto loan length rule? Cars November 2, 2017
Lengthy auto loans of 72 months or longer are on the rise, according to a new report from the Consumer…
Ford steering wheel
Ford Fusions being investigated after reports of steering wheels becoming detached Cars October 27, 2017
In what could be the start of another auto recall, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is looking into…
Finally! You can now add multiple stops during your Uber ride
Finally! You can now add multiple stops during your Uber ride Mobile & Electronics October 27, 2017
Uber just added a new feature to the rideshare experience, and it’s going to make sharing rides with friends even…
RECALL: More than 340,000 Kia Souls recalled over steering problems… again!
RECALL: More than 340,000 Kia Souls recalled over steering problems… again! Cars October 27, 2017
Kia Motors is recalling its Kia Souls for a second time — but this time the recall is for more than…
Ford F-150
Recall alert: 1.3 million Ford trucks recalled due to safety hazard Cars October 19, 2017
Ford Motor Company is recalling more than a million vehicles from its popular F-150 and Super Duty lines because of…
Millions of new cars are being sold without this basic feature
Millions of new cars are being sold without this basic feature Cars October 18, 2017
If you drive a newer vehicle, AAA is urging you to check your trunk to see if it's missing a…
4 ways Hyundai is trying to take the pain out of buying a car
4 ways Hyundai is trying to take the pain out of buying a car Cars October 10, 2017
Hyundai says it's committed to making the process of buying a new car a lot less frustrating. The automaker just…
Buckle up in the back seat
Study: 4 out of 5 back-seat passengers say they don’t buckle up Cars October 10, 2017
Let's take a poll: How many times have you gotten into the back seat of a Lyft or Uber and…
10 cars that will almost certainly last 200,000 miles
10 cars that will almost certainly last 200,000 miles Cars October 10, 2017
Americans are keeping cars the longest we ever have since the automobile was invented. The average age of a car…
How to get a $40 reward card for just test-driving a car
How to get a $40 reward card for just test-driving a car Cars October 6, 2017
Even if you're not necessarily in the market for a new car, I think it's safe to say that free…
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3 sites you need to visit before you buy a used car Buying October 5, 2017
Aside from a home, buying a vehicle can be one of the biggest purchases you’re ever going to make. Since…
5 professions that practically guarantee you’ll pay less for car insurance
5 professions that practically guarantee you’ll pay less for car insurance Insurance September 26, 2017
For years, we've told you that many insurers use your level of education and job title to help set your…
Mazda recalling more than 60,000 Mazda 6 sedans over wiring problem
Mazda recalling more than 60,000 Mazda 6 sedans over wiring problem Auto Recalls September 26, 2017
Mazda is recalling more than 60,000 Mazda 6 sedans over a faulty wiring problem that can cause a loss of power…
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