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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…
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This gas station chain can shut down card skimmers in just seconds Protect Your Rights & Identity June 15, 2018
QuikTrip has a new solution to stop card skimmers at their pumps in seconds and protect you when you fill…
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…
Road trip
Clark’s road trip hack: Why renting a car could be smarter than driving your own Travel May 9, 2018
One of the enduring questions of travel season is how can you save money and still have a great time?…
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…
Report: President calls for 25-cent hike in federal gas tax
Report: President calls for 25-cent hike in federal gas tax Taxes February 15, 2018
Following the release of his $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, President Trump has reportedly called for a 25-cent hike to the federal…
woman cleaning snow and frost from car
Warming up your car engine on cold mornings may be a bad idea Cars December 29, 2017
Everybody likes to get into a roasty, toasty vehicle with the heat blasting full force on a cold winter morning.…
Weatherproof your wallet: What is the best setting for your thermostat during the winter?
Weatherproof your wallet: 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…
7 of the best gas station loyalty programs
7 of the best gas station loyalty programs Fuel Costs and Tips May 17, 2017
If you’re someone who frequents the same gas station because of either price or convenience, signing up for a free…
Consumer prices jump to highest level in 4 years
Consumer prices jump to highest level in 4 years Shopping & Retail February 15, 2017
The cost of living has increased by the biggest amount since February 2013 thanks to higher costs for gasoline, apparel…
How long should you warm your engine up on a cold morning?
How long should you warm your engine up on a cold morning? Cars February 6, 2017
OK, picture this: It's a 22-degree morning outside and you're getting ready to go to work. How long should warm…
Why you should never ‘top off’ your gas tank
Why you should never ‘top off’ your gas tank Cars December 4, 2016
My husband has worked in the car industry for over a decade.And one of the most important pieces of advicethat…
Visa delays chip card use at the gas pump for another 3 years
Visa delays chip card use at the gas pump for another 3 years Cars December 2, 2016
By now you're probably starting to get used to using your chip-enabled card whenever you make a purchase in a…
Car review: Plug in a Prius Prime and save money!
Car review: Plug in a Prius Prime and save money! Cars November 29, 2016
When I reviewed the new for 2016 Toyota Prius, I was impressed enough with the redesigned model enough to call…
10 things you should never do in a brand-new car
10 things you should never do in a brand-new car Cars November 4, 2016
OK, so we all know Clark Howard recommends buying used cars, not new ones. But automakers sold nearly 18 million…
Report: Audi may buy back 25K vehicles involved in emissions cheating scandal
Report: Audi may buy back 25K vehicles involved in emissions cheating scandal Cars October 24, 2016
Volkswagen announced over the summer that it would be buying back 2.0-liter diesels involved in the widespread emissions cheating scandal…
These states penalize you on insurance for driving too much
These states penalize you on insurance for driving too much Insurance September 15, 2016
How many miles do you drive every day on your way to work, school or wherever it is you're going?…
How to save even more money on gas this holiday weekend
How to save even more money on gas this holiday weekend Cars September 1, 2016
Ready to take a road trip for the last big hurrah of summer? AAA reports the price of gas is…
2 electric 4-door hatchbacks with very different missions
2 electric 4-door hatchbacks with very different missions Cars August 15, 2016
Both Nissan and Volkswagen offer electric cars. Both are four-door hatchbacks. Both seat five. On the surface, the two are…
The Volkswagen settlement: What you need to know
The Volkswagen settlement: What you need to know Cars June 28, 2016
In one of the largest consumer settlements ever, Volkswagen has agreed to pay $14.7 billion because of the systemic cheating…
These are the top 15 most fuel efficient new cars
These are the top 15 most fuel efficient new cars Cars June 16, 2016
Fuel efficiency has become increasingly important to today’s car buyers. Not only does it help save money on gas, but…
5 ways to celebrate National Dump the Pump Day on June 16
5 ways to celebrate National Dump the Pump Day on June 16 Cars June 7, 2016
Have you ever said, 'I wish I had a nickel for every time I…?' Well, imagine if you had 57…
Low gas prices + these hotel deals = cheap Memorial Day vacation!
Low gas prices + these hotel deals = cheap Memorial Day vacation! Travel May 23, 2016
Remember when gas prices hit a national average of $4.11 a gallon in the summer of 2008? Well, don't worry...we…
New app for car shoppers reveals true fuel economy
New app for car shoppers reveals true fuel economy Cars May 11, 2016
Read more: Avoid the #1 mistake that car buyers make The Clark Smart Steps for Buying a New Car 5…
The 30 best cars of 2016
The 30 best cars of 2016 Cars February 24, 2016
Every April, Consumer Reports makes a special effort during car buying season to give advice for new and used buyers…
Volkswagen admits they may have to buy back diesel cars
Volkswagen admits they may have to buy back diesel cars Cars February 1, 2016
Volkswagen has hinted in court that it may have to buy back hundreds of thousands of diesel cars that it…
Attention, drivers! Here’s where to get the cheapest gas
Attention, drivers! Here’s where to get the cheapest gas Deals & Savings January 27, 2016
According to Gasbuddy.com, the cheapest gas seller in America is... (drum roll, please...) Costco! Read more:9 items that will pay…
Protect yourself against gas station debit card skimmers
Protect yourself against gas station debit card skimmers ATM November 20, 2015
Read more: Warning: Watch out for card skimmers at the pump Protect yourself from ATM skimmer scams
Should VW owners accept goodwill money offer?
Should VW owners accept goodwill money offer? Cars November 11, 2015
Volkswagen will be offering a total of $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers to owner of vehicles that are involved…
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