I recently bought a new set of tires at Costco, and bought my last set at Sam's about 3 years ago (for another car), so today's post is simply a quick overview on how to get the most out of your tire purchase if you decide to buy at a "warehouse"-style store. There are a … Continue reading Tips When Shopping for Tires at Costco and Sam’s Club
Top Auto-Advancements to Consider When Buying a Car
Whether you’re in the market for a new luxury vehicle or looking to upgrade to a newer, more reliable model, you likely have an idea of what you want in a new ride. From deciding on the color and size of the vehicle to the number of doors and amount of cargo space, you have … Continue reading Top Auto-Advancements to Consider When Buying a Car
How to Get a Discount at the Auto Dealership
When purchasing a used car, most consumers will assume that there is some room for negotiation in price. This is also the case when buying a new car from an auto dealer. Whether it's including extra accessories or getting a better deal on in-house financing, asking for discounts can pay off in many cases. However, … Continue reading How to Get a Discount at the Auto Dealership
Snapshot from Progressive: The 2013 Update
Nearly two years ago, in September 2011, I first began using Progressive Snapshot for what was then a competitive insurance policy with Progressive. I also wrote an in-depth review about the experience here, complete with screenshots and some hard data. Since then, a couple of things happened. I switched to Esurance in 2012 because of … Continue reading Snapshot from Progressive: The 2013 Update
Goodbye Progressive, Hello Esurance
Brand loyalty when it comes to auto insurance is simply getting too expensive. Sure, you get the "2-year discount," the "loyal customer discount" or whatever your particular company happens to be pushing. The reality is that I've had car insurance for almost 8 years now, and I'm on my 4th company. For whatever reason, the … Continue reading Goodbye Progressive, Hello Esurance
Am I Still Happy With My Rental Car Purchase?
A few of you recently wrote me to find out how my rental car purchase was holding up with the test of time. We bought our car more than two years ago, shortly after our son's birth. I think it's fair to say that any problems attributable to the car's past life as a rental … Continue reading Am I Still Happy With My Rental Car Purchase?
Clearing Up Car Insurance Confusion
One of the most frustrating things about many insurance products is their complexity. Just when you think you've answered the question: "How much will I get if..." something else surprises you about how the benefits are structured. Over the past year, I've been knee-deep in research on health and car insurance products as a result … Continue reading Clearing Up Car Insurance Confusion
Progressive Snapshot Review
Nearly two years ago, I revisited my auto insurance premiums as I do every few years. I decided that switching to Progressive was the most logical and inexpensive choice among the 4-5 providers I quoted. Through two fender-benders, they have remained competitive in pricing and fantastic to work with in their claims process. In September … Continue reading Progressive Snapshot Review
Hertz Car Sales Update: Customers Speak Out
Since I published my thoughts on buying rental cars and my review of Hertz Car Sales over a year ago, they have been among the most popular posts on this site. Readers are very interested in ways to save on their car purchases and are willing to give buying a rental car a try. It's … Continue reading Hertz Car Sales Update: Customers Speak Out
Parking Lot Hit-and-Run
Last week, a fellow member of the human race decided to nail my car in the parking lot and flee. These are my tips for dealing with the situation.