Vehicle Care

Taking Care of Your Car In the Heat

Summer is finally upon us, and while it may be great for your soul, the sun can do a number on your car. Fortunately for you, some of the most common summer car problems can be easily avoided. Keep tabs on your battery It’s common to hear that batteries fail most during the winter, but […]

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Driver’s Guide to National Park Road Trips and Scenic Drives

Each year, millions of Americans make their way to one of 59 designated National Parks. Even though most people visit to camp, hike, or enjoy the wildlife, there are a few sections of each park that are best seen by car. Here are five of our favorite routes to check out this summer. Yellowstone National […]

Car Shopping

Buying a Car? Safety Should Be Your Number One Priority

When you’re in the market for a new vehicle, there are many factors you need to consider. Is it the right size for your needs? Is the model known for its dependability? Does it come with all the latest bells and whistles? Before you even consider any of the above, make sure that the vehicle […]

Smart Driving

Distracted Driving Is a Serious Threat to Safety

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently conducted a study showing significant evidence that distracted driving is an epidemic causing more serious traffic accidents among teen drivers than previously known — playing a role in 6 out of 10 moderate-to-severe crashes. That number is four times that of official estimates stemming from police reports. According […]

Vehicle Care

5 Questions to Ask Your Mechanic

A trip to the mechanic can seem like an intimidating experience if you’re not really sure what to expect. If it’s your first time getting vehicle repairs, it can be especially daunting, because you may not be sure they’re going to give you the service you want and need. There are some steps you can […]

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Explore the Benefits of Ally Wallet Wise

For many people, keeping up with the do’s and don’ts of financial issues can be overwhelming. From budgets to credit scores and everything in between, finding the right guidance can make a huge difference to your wallet. The good news is that with Ally Wallet Wise, you’ll find the resources to answer your questions on […]

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Emergency Apps: Smartphone Apps for Your Safety

Our phones are our constant companions – we use them to check emails, monitor bank balances, pay bills, take pictures and as technology continues to advance — even save lives. Emergency apps for your smartphone are the best way to monitor your own safety and the safety of others important to you. There are many […]

Car Shopping

Understanding Extra Payments to Your Amount Financed

When it comes to making monthly payments on your auto financing, it’s important to know that you may have options beyond paying the fixed amount. Paying extra toward your account can, in the long run, reduce the amount you pay in finance charges over the life of your financing. As Fortune.com1 points out, the dollars […]

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Best Cars for Teens: New or Used?

  When the time rolls around to hand the keys over to your new teen driver, it’s perfectly normal to feel a large sense of responsibility. After all, your child — who it seems was just in diapers yesterday — is now maneuvering heavy machinery all on his or her own. It only makes sense […]

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Understanding What Determines Gas Prices

  Anyone who has filled a gas tank in recent weeks has likely noticed a big difference in the cost of fueling up. While it may have seemed that national averages would never again dip below $3.00 a gallon, consumers received a pleasant surprise in recent weeks as the average cost now sits at $2.453 […]