Cars

Leasing vs. buying a car
Here are the ONLY times Clark ever recommends leasing a car Cars August 3, 2018
If you've been following money expert Clark Howard for any length of time, you know that when it comes to…
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VIN decoder: Where to find a good one online for free Cars July 27, 2018
A VIN decoder can help you make sense of the seemingly random string of numbers and letters that make up…
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…
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Ford recalls 550,000 Fusions and Escapes over roll-away threat Cars July 19, 2018
Ford is recalling more than half a million vehicles in North America because of a problem that could cause unintended…
third party auto warranty
Why you should avoid third-party auto warranties and vehicle service contracts Cars July 16, 2018
Have you received an official looking letter in the mail saying your vehicle's warranty is about to expire — and…
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3 ways to get a free VIN check before buying a used car Cars July 12, 2018
There are more ways than ever to get a free VIN check on a car you're thinking about buying. You…
Can wrapping your key fob in foil stop car thieves? We put it to the test!
Can wrapping your key fob in foil stop car thieves? We put it to the test! Cars July 11, 2018
Should you start wrapping your key fob in aluminum foil to prevent thieves from taking off with your car? A…
Would you share driving data with your insurance company for free stuff?
Would you share driving data with your insurance company for free stuff? Cars July 9, 2018
A major automaker is taking a novel approach to learn more information about your habits on the road. Mitsubishi Motors…
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Recall alert: 270,000 Mazdas over dangerous Takata air bags Cars July 6, 2018
It's the auto recall that just won't quit. The ever-expanding Takata air bag recall has now grown to encompass more…
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…
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Don’t drive distracted! Cheap $5 to $10 hands-free options are available Cars June 30, 2018
With all the improvements technology has made to our lives, distracted driving remains a sore spot for motorists, pedestrians and…
Is Chevron with Techron gas really better for your car?
Is Chevron with Techron gas really better for your car? Cars June 27, 2018
Chevron is out with a series of new advertisements that claim its gasoline is the best for your car's mileage.…
Is it cheaper to own an electric car?
Is it cheaper to own an electric car? Cars June 27, 2018
When I read the news that by 2040 more than half of new cars will be electric, I was not…
Auto repair shop
Ask Clark: How do I find a good mechanic? Cars June 25, 2018
I'm asked all the time how to find a good mechanic. The reality is this is something you should do…
Team Clark’s favorite DIY auto hacks
Team Clark’s favorite DIY auto hacks Cars June 22, 2018
Ever wished you were more handy when it comes to minor fixes for your automobile? We've got some entry-level tutorials…
Automakers, smartphone companies prep digital car key solution
Automakers, smartphone companies prep digital car key solution Cars June 21, 2018
Cars and smartphones are enjoying an increasingly fruitful courtship as technology's constantly revving motor continues to make them both more…
car satisfaction
Genesis, Kia and Hyundai top new vehicle dependability study Cars June 20, 2018
Looking for a reliable new vehicle to get around town in? The good news is that the overall dependability of…
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Key won’t turn in ignition? Here’s how to get your vehicle started Cars June 19, 2018
Have you ever had your key stick in the ignition so you can't turn your vehicle on? Turns out there's…
QT PumpShield
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…
Two popular midsize SUVs fail IIHS crash test
Two popular midsize SUVs fail IIHS crash test Cars June 12, 2018
The Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer earned poor ratings in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's recent crash tests…
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…
New study: These are the 10 best deals on almost-new cars
New study: These are the 10 best deals on almost-new cars Cars June 11, 2018
Money expert Clark Howard has always recommended that you buy a slightly used car — two or three years old…
Update: These are the 21 safest cars and SUVs for 2018
Update: These are the 21 safest cars and SUVs for 2018 Cars June 7, 2018
Only 21 vehicles have received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's top safety award after stricter requirements were put in…
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AAA warning: Why you need to be paying more attention to your tires Cars June 7, 2018
How often do you take the time to visually inspect your tires? When we take into account the effect that weather…
These are the vehicles with the best and worst recall rates
These are the vehicles with the best and worst recall rates Cars May 29, 2018
Auto recalls seem like a dime a dozen these days. We live in a world that ceases to be shocked…
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…
Consumer Reports releases list of worst vehicles
Recall Alert: Nearly 5M Jeep, Ram, Chrysler and Dodge vehicles may have cruise control defect Cars May 25, 2018
If you're gearing up for a Memorial Day weekend road trip, we've got a breaking auto recall you'll want to…
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 Cars May 18, 2018
Looking for a new car that offers the most for your money right now? Because of various market conditions, there…
Keyless ignition systems linked to at least two dozen deaths — here’s how to stay safe
Keyless ignition systems linked to at least two dozen deaths — here’s how to stay safe Cars May 15, 2018
Keyless ignition has become standard in the majority of new cars today, but amid the fanfare for state-of-the-art advancements in…