Advice

How To Inspect a Used Car

By Joe Wiesenfelder on February 9, 2016


CARS.COM — Much of the test drive should happen before you actually drive. It's tempting to hop in the car and take it for a spin, but it's wise to inspect the car carefully before — and after — the… Read More

How To Inspect a Used Car

By Joe Wiesenfelder on February 9, 2016

CARS.COM — Much of the test drive should happen before you actually drive. It's tempting to hop in the car and take it for a spin, but it's wise to inspect the car carefully before — and after — the… Read More

How To Get a Good Lease Deal

By Cars.com Staff on February 9, 2016

CARS.COM — Just like purchasing a car, everything about a lease is negotiable, even though dealers may not expect you to negotiate. If you decide to lease, make sure you know all of the costs involved to ensure that it's… Read More

Questions To Ask a Car Seller

By Joe Wiesenfelder on February 2, 2016

CARS.COM — Another way to describe this process would be "test-driving the seller." By that we mean two things: Finding out as much as possible about an advertised vehicle before you go to see it. Getting an early read on… Read More

How To Negotiate With a Car Dealer

By Joe Wiesenfelder on February 2, 2016

CARS.COM — Car buying is very complicated, and for many people it's unpleasant, and for good reason. New cars are pure purchase and assured depreciation, except in the rarest of circumstances. On top of it, car loans are weighted so… Read More

Got Bad Gas? Here's What You Should Know

By Matt Schmitz on January 22, 2016

CARS.COM — Are you experiencing sputtering and other uncontrollable noises, perhaps a bit of sluggishness? You may have bad gas, and you're not alone. Contaminated gasoline isn't common, but it winds up in the tanks of unsuspecting motorists' vehicles more… Read More

Winter Driving Tips Video

By Kelsey Mays on January 20, 2016

CARS.COM — Sure, it's been a warm winter so far, but more seasonable weather is starting to descend across much of the country, and motorists need to prepare their cars for colder temperatures and slippery road conditions. Watch the video… Read More

2016 Volvo XC90: The Safety Hype Is Real

By Courtney Messenbaugh on January 6, 2016

Volvo spends a lot of media dollars to spread the message that its new 2016 XC90 is one of the safest vehicles out there. Should you believe the hype? Yes. In terms of both safety equipment and crash-test scores, Volvo's… Read More

Combat Drowsy Driving Over Holidays With Our Tips

By Sara Lacey on December 21, 2015

CARS.COM — The holidays can be a fun, festive time for a road trip. Even a short jaunt over to Grandma's house is a spirited journey with food and gifts on board. However, the holidays sometimes have us on the go… Read More

2015 Cars.com Holiday Survival Guide

By Matt Schmitz on December 18, 2015

CARS.COM — We all love the fun, family and festivity of the Thanksgiving-to-New Year's holiday season. But amid the visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads are nightmares of crowded parking lots, snowed-in vehicles, tree-transport travails and even auto… Read More

How to Free Your Car From a Snowbank or Ice Patch

By Rick Popely on December 9, 2015

CARS.COM — So, your car is stuck in snow or on a patch of ice. Now what do you do? The first thing you shouldn't do: Don't floor the gas pedal and spin the tires until you smell rubber burning.… Read More