Sail Clear of Flood-Damaged Cars

Sail Clear of Flood-Damaged Cars

By Colleen Tressler, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC – November 15, 2022   Shopping for a car? With new car prices averaging more than $48,000, you may be thinking about buying used. But in the wake of disasters like Hurricane Ian, tread...
8 Tips to Save Money at the Pump

8 Tips to Save Money at the Pump

No amount of wishful thinking will lower prices at the pump. Instead, focus on efforts that will make a difference—follow these 8 tips to increase your gas mileage and get the most out of every gallon. 1. Drop the cargo weight. Cleaning your car out isn’t just good...
5 Reasons Credit Unions Offer the Best Auto Loans

5 Reasons Credit Unions Offer the Best Auto Loans

5 Reasons Credit Unions Offer the Best Auto Loans The average cost of a new vehicle today is around $37,000. The purchase of a car likely will be the second largest expenditure you have, second only to the purchase of a home. Whether you desire the shiny, brand new...
Teenage Drivers Dilemma: How to Afford It

Teenage Drivers Dilemma: How to Afford It

Teenage Driver’s Dilemma: How to Afford It  Learning how to drive a car is one of the big milestones in a teenager’s life. Learning how to pay for its upkeep isn’t as exciting, but just as necessary. Here are a few simple tricks to help you keep your wallet happy. New...
Help Your Teen Find the Right Car

Help Your Teen Find the Right Car

Help Your Teen Find the Right Car It’s essential to consider safety, affordability, and reliability when purchasing a teen’s first car, according to William Van Tassel, Ph.D., manager of driver training programs for the American Automobile Association (AAA). Van...
Buying A Car with the RAIN Method

Buying A Car with the RAIN Method

The RAIN Method for Buying a Car Using the RAIN method can help you make a wise decision when buying a car. The average cost of a new vehicle today is around $35,000. Whether you’re looking for a brand-new car or a reliable used ride, you want to get the most for your...