Honda vehicles for sale at a dealership
Tips, Tricks & Trends

What Is a Vehicle Monroney Sticker?

Every new car has a vehicle Monroney sticker. If you’ve ever heard someone talking about cars and they say something like “check the Monroney,” you may wonder what the heck that means. You’ll see them grace many a window if you are buying a new car and shopping models. What is a Monroney decal and …

BMW's infotainment screen showing Android Auto functionality
Tips, Tricks & Trends

How To Add Android Auto to an Older Car

Do you have an Android phone that’s up-to-date with the latest operating system and applications? Do you own an older car that doesn’t have a current infotainment system or even Bluetooth? Well, it’s time to join the future and outfit your car with Android Auto. But how do you even do that? What is Android …

luxurious interior of the consumer reports number 1 pickup truck of 2021
Trucks & SUVs

The Best Luxury Car of 2020 Is a Pickup Truck

Yes, we know. This definitely shakes things up a bit. According to Cars.com, the best luxury car of 2020 is a pickup truck. The 2020 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn and Limited trim took home the win for this year’s best luxury car. So how does this happen? It’s simple. The honor of best luxury car …

2021 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T being driven
Tips, Tricks & Trends

5 of the Most Car-Seat Friendly New Cars

Shopping for a compact car or sedan can be tough when you have little ones to transport. You have to make sure the car has enough head- and legroom, enough cupholders and storage, and, most importantly, the right safety equipment to keep everyone safe in case the worst should happen. Fortunately, Carmax took some of …

Apple CarPlay | Toyota
Tips, Tricks & Trends

How to Add Wireless Apple Carplay to an Older Car

Do you currently own an Apple iPhone and want to be able to connect it to your car’s audio system wirelessly? Or does your current car have Apple Carplay and you want to be able to connect it without having to plug your phone in? If you fall into either category, you’re in luck, because …

A blue 1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata parked on the snow
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Does Cold Weather Affect Your Car’s Fuel Economy?

Winter is here and as the temperature outside drops, it’s easy to want to stay inside your house and bundle up. But unfortunately, you can’t do that all the time since, like most people, you need to work and run your errands, which means driving around for extended periods of time. But can the winter …

Tips, Tricks & Trends

5 Car Problems It Never Pays to Avoid

Have you ever heard a mysterious noise coming from the engine bay of your car and then turned up the volume on the radio to drown it out? If you can’t hear it, it doesn’t exist, right? Unfortunately, that’s not the case, as ignoring and noises, glaring issues, or even warning lights on your dashboard …

jaguar land rover parked at the beach
Trucks & SUVs

Is Land Rover Still a British Car Company?

Land Rover SUVs are prestigious and capable. Over the years they earned a reputation as a luxury vehicle. But Land Rover’s roots gave rise to SUVs that are ready for an off-road adventure or an overland journey. Popular classics like the Land Rover Defender made a name for the SUV manufacturer. But who owns Land …

2019 Toyota RAV4 driving on a winter morning
Crossover & Midsize

Is Kia Finally Better Than Toyota?

Kia is a Korean car brand that has recently seen massive popularity here in the states. Especially with new models like the Kia Telluride and the new redesign of the 2021 Sorento, Kia is really bringing its crossover SUV game lately. Toyota on the other hand is a globally trusted Japanese car brand that pumps …

A red 2020 Subaru Legacy Sport cruising down the highway.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Most Complained About Subaru Cars

The Subaru brand is a trusted name that inspires some serious brand loyalty. Overall, they have largely been regarded as reliable. There are many happy Subaru owners out there driving their first, second, or even third Subaru. Second or third-generation Subaru owners are a thing. But not every Subaru car is perfect. According to the …

the BMW 3 series sedan and wagon parked on pavement with a scenic mountainous background
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Most Complained About BMW Cars

Known for luxury and performance, this is a favorite brand for consumers looking outside of the mainstream market. A quick look at the BMW cars overview on CarComplaints.com shows us that this brand isn’t complained about very much. In general, people are happy with their BMW models. Still, there are some issues and these are …

a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa with a scenic background
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is Ferrari an Italian Car Company?

Ferrari is easily one of the most iconic names in the industry. It’s a legendary race team, a producer of some speedy streetcars, and a worldwide household name. But where did the story of this automobile legend begin? Is Ferrari an Italian car company? Who founded Ferrari? The founder of Ferrari, according to Wikipedia, is …

a blue 3 Series at speed on a scenic mountain road.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is BMW a German Car Company?

If you want a brand based on luxury and performance, BMW is one of the world’s leaders. It’s a coveted luxury carmaker with a full line of vehicles from roadsters to three-row SUVs. The company is also a big name in the motorcycle world. With an undeniable presence here in the states, some might wonder …

a white 2020 Kia Optima at speed on the road
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Most Complained About Kia Cars

In more recent years, Kia has really made a name for itself. Since bringing Peter Schreyer on board, cars with a more distinct style give Kia bigger chops against the popular competition. However, rising popularity means more units out there for consumers to complain about. This list isn’t shocking. Still, these are the most complained …

orange Fiat 500e in front of a lit suspension bridge late at night in the city.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is Fiat Still an Italian Car Company?

Fiat wasn’t a big name in the US until relatively recently. Where did this car company come from and how did it come to be a massive partner in one of the largest auto groups in the world? Let’s take a look into the past of this interesting automotive manufacturer to learn a bit about …

2020 Toyota Tacoma off-roading in sand
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is Toyota a Japanese Car Company?

Toyota is one of the best-selling car brands on the planet. Nearly everyone everywhere can conjure up the image of a specific model when they hear the Toyota name. But where did it all begin? Surely this legendary automaker has a history. Is Toyota a Japanese car company? The Toyoda Group It started out with …

a sleek Tesla Model S press photo against a white backdrop
Hybrids & Electrics

You Have to Give up Your Gas Car Sooner or Later

Hear that? It’s the winds of change. Across the globe, automakers like Toyota are making promises to have all hybrid or electric vehicles in their lineup within the next few years. Tesla has become a household name in terms of automobiles, even though they only sell electric vehicles. It’s coming. We are going to see …

Sedans & Coupes

These Are the Most Reliable Luxury Cars of 2020

Every year, Consumer Reports rates vehicles depending on their driving experience, customer satisfaction, and reliability. A luxury car typically costs more upfront than a car in the non-luxury segment. So it’s important to know that you are paying for something with reliability to justify the extra initial cost. These are the most reliable luxury cars …

Blue 2020 Honda Civic Type R driving around a corner
Sedans & Coupes

Best Compact Car of 2020: The Experts Can’t Agree

Compact cars may have lost little of their popularity due to the upward trend of the modern crossover SUV. But the compacts are still a raging segment. There are tons to choose from, too. From the basic budget cars to the amenity-packed luxury cars, there is a compact car for everyone. But which one is …

2019 Mazda3 hatchback
Sedans & Coupes

The 2019 Mazda3 Is a Great Used Car

If you are shopping for a new compact car and you want a lot for your money, the Mazda 3 may be a great fit for your needs. It also comes as a fun little hatchback with an available manual transmission. A compact sedan that was entirely new for the 2019 model year, this Mazda …

Tips, Tricks & Trends

Ellen Degeneres Loves Portia and Porsches

Ellen Degeneres is a popular celebrity talk show host icon and comedian. She helped Disney find Nemo and Dory, she’s a day show dancing queen, and wife to Portia De Rossi. But she is also a known car enthusiast and lover of Porsches (among others). She has shared secrets for getting out of speeding tickets. …

2006 Smart ForTwo
Cars

Not So Smart Car Police Chase Ends in AZ Arrest

When you think about a police chase it’s all choppers, speeding patrol cars, and an exciting fast-pace pursuit that come to mind. An old muscle car roaring down the highway with several cops cars in a close chase, sirens raging and lights flashing. Turns out, you don’t need more that 100 hp to run from …

Tips, Tricks & Trends

How to Protect Your Car From Snow Damage

It might be Springtime already, but some parts of the U.S. are still getting hit with snow. Unfortunately, snow tends to do a lot of damage to your car’s paint and other parts. And while most people in snow states know how to deal with it, we thought it would still be a good time …

Mini Cooper SE Electric parked in the city
Hybrids & Electrics

The 2020 Mini Electric Isn’t the Best City Car

The iconic Mini Cooper just went electric. Rather than shouting it from the hillside like outlandish futuristic electric models, the Mini E remains true to itself. This handy electric urban car drives the city streets disguised as a regular Mini. Not veering far from its roots, the electric Mini sports the same athletic handle and …