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Which cars cost the least to repair?
The 10 late-model cars with the lowest repair costs Cars December 12, 2018
When it comes to choosing a vehicle, many of us may make a decision based on gas mileage or styling.…
New report: 10 used car models with the biggest discounts in December
New report: 10 used car models with the biggest discounts in December Cars December 4, 2018
Purchasing a vehicle for a good price has a lot to do with timing. If you buy at the wrong…
Best new car incentives available right now to year’s end
Looking for a new car? Here are the best incentives & deals out there right now Cars December 3, 2018
One of the only things better than that new car smell is a new car deal, and December has quite…
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Gap insurance: What is it and do you need it? Insurance November 28, 2018
If you've ever bought a new car, you've probably had a salesperson talk to you about gap insurance. It's an…
Report: Here are the 6 best new car deals right now
Report: Here are the 6 best new car deals right now Cars November 8, 2018
As cooler temperatures usher in autumn weather, the leaves aren't the only thing falling. Prices are dropping on select vehicles…
Certified pre-owned vehicles: The 10 best and worst deals
Certified pre-owned vehicles: The 10 best and worst deals Cars November 7, 2018
Certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles continue to be very attractive for people in the market for a used car. Extended warranties…
Report: Here are the 10 most reliable vehicles for 2019
Report: Here are the 10 most reliable vehicles for 2019 Cars November 1, 2018
How reliable is your car? Automakers always promote their vehicles as having the latest and greatest features that will stand…
Report: Here are the best cars to buy right now
New report: Here are the 7 best car deals right now Cars October 11, 2018
If you've ever been without a vehicle in the fall, you know that it's only a matter of time before walking…
Study: Here are the cars that depreciate the least & most
Looking for a new vehicle? Here are ones that hold their value the longest Cars October 8, 2018
Buying a new vehicle is one of the fastest ways to lose money. That's the reason money expert Clark Howard…
These vehicles made the ‘Car Seat Honor Roll’ for 2018
These vehicles made the ‘Car Seat Honor Roll’ for 2018 Cars September 24, 2018
Figures from a 2016 pediatrics study showed that up to 95% of people install car seats correctly. This is National…
Salvage cars: Things to know
Salvage titles: What you need to know before you buy a vehicle that has one Cars September 19, 2018
If you've ever been in a serious auto accident or even purchased a car at auction, perhaps you've heard of…
Best new and used cars for teens in 2018
New report: The best new and used cars for teens in 2018 Cars August 22, 2018
Teenagers and cars can be an anxiety-producing mix — not just for the young drivers, but also for their parents…
Audi A6
New list: Here are the best used cars over the last 5 years Cars July 27, 2018
The automobile industry is largely based on promoting the latest and greatest vehicles on the market. Sure, they come with…
VIN check
VIN check: How to look up a VIN report for free before buying a used car Cars July 12, 2018
The next time you're buying a used car, there are a variety of services you can use for a free…
Red, white & vroom! Here are the best American-made cars in 2018
Red, white & vroom! Here are the best American-made cars in 2018 Cars July 3, 2018
When you think about an American-made vehicle, commercials with triumphant music showing huge Dodge trucks splashing through the mud may…
Is it cheaper to own an electric car?
Is it cheaper to own an electric car? Cars June 27, 2018
It's been slow going for a couple years, but electric vehicle (EV) adoption is on the rise again. Over the…
The 10 best family cars for 2018
The 10 best family cars for 2018 Cars June 12, 2018
Busy parents have unique needs in transportation. Of course, things like fuel economy and safety are at the top of…
Here are the coolest cars under $20,000 for 2018
Here are the coolest cars under $20,000 for 2018 Cars May 25, 2018
If you're in the market for a new car, there are some things you likely have in mind that are…
Top 2018 cars for getting great gas mileage
Top 2018 cars for getting great gas mileage Cars May 24, 2018
With gas prices on the rise again, drivers are undoubtedly taking a closer look at fuel economy when it comes…
chevy impala 2018
The 6 best sedans you can buy at deep discount right now Buying May 18, 2018
Looking for a new car that offers the most for your money right now? Because of various market conditions, there…
Are you following Clark’s maximum auto loan length rule?
Are you following Clark’s maximum auto loan length rule? Cars May 9, 2018
The average length of an auto loan in the U.S. is now 69.5 months, up nearly four full months since…
Clark’s Take: How Ford’s plan to phase out most of its cars could affect you
Clark’s Take: How Ford’s plan to phase out most of its cars could affect you Buying April 26, 2018
Ford Motor Co. is streamlining its offerings by cutting its car lineup by nearly 90%, a shocking development given that…
The ‘Clark Smart’ way to buy a new car
The ‘Clark Smart’ way to buy a new car Cars April 25, 2018
If you're in the market for a new car, here are my tips for making a smart purchase. Listen to…
How to buy a used car in 2018
How to buy a used car in 2018 Cars April 25, 2018
With used car purchases, you buy "as is" — no matter what condition the car is in. The vehicle and…
Walmart
You can buy almost anything at Walmart…why not a used car, too? Cars March 26, 2018
Used car buyers have historically been faced with a lot of both hazard and opportunity. The hazard comes into the…
4 steps to avoiding ‘flood cars’ in the marketplace
4 steps to avoiding ‘flood cars’ in the marketplace Cars March 5, 2018
Anytime after widespread flooding in the U.S. — like the kind you have right now in the Northeast — you have…
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…
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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…
4 debts you might want to consider refinancing other than your mortgage
4 debts you might want to consider refinancing other than your mortgage Money & Credit September 7, 2017
Financial experts often tout refinancing and consolidation as a great way to help pay off debt, but is refinancing your…
Used car sticker price
Why right now is the best time to buy a used car in the last 7 years Cars August 21, 2017
Used cars are depreciating at such a fast pace that there's almost never been a better time to buy a…
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