What will you do about getting your vehicle ready for summer driving?

What will you do about getting your vehicle ready for summer driving?

Summer is almost here. So, it’s a good time to start thinking – or not – about all that car maintenance you should do before the weather makes driving miserable especially on those long weekends, road trips and vacation. We could have just provided some sensible advice, but there’s always someone who won’t listen to […]

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Some things no one else has told you about owning a used luxury car

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2000 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG

So you’re wrestling with the idea of purchasing a used luxury vehicle instead of a new middle-of-the-road sedan. We won’t be advising you here which way to go, because there are good reasons for either choice. But at least one writer who chose a used luxury car has suggested some ideas you might not have […]

‘Pets+Cars’ photo contest should produce some real furry fun

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Pets and cars. Two of our favorite things. So we thought it would be fun to combine them and invite you to play along as we did with our Road Trip, World Cup, March Madness and other contests. And so was born our six-week Santander Consumer USA (SCUSA) “Pets+Cars” photo contest*, which you can enter […]

Buying a luxury vehicle ‘doesn’t require spending big bucks anymore’

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2015 BMW 2 Series

Most people don’t shop for a new luxury car. The term itself often conjures price tags of $50,000, $60,000, $70,000, more. But the editors at Kelley Blue Book redefined the word and named their 10 best luxury cars under $35,000. “Luxury doesn’t require spending big bucks anymore,” said editors of Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. “With […]

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is a shockingly wild ride of movie-car mayhem

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You have never seen anything like “Mad Max: Fury Road” in a movie theater. A post-apocalyptic, steampunk opera. Think the original “Mad Max” and “A Clockwork Orange” with maybe a little “Django Unchained” thrown in for good measure. Did we say it’s over the top? Ridiculous, really. In a good way. And an important part […]

12 Memorial Day getaways to kick off your summer travel plans

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Memorial Day fireworks and laser show at Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta.

The roads will be more crowded for the three-day (or longer) Memorial Day weekend than any time in a decade with more than 33 million Americans expected to travel at least 50 miles from home. Of course, that doesn’t count another four million whose travel will involve other forms of transportation such as planes, cruises, […]

Drivers favor collision-avoidance technology over other features, study says

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BMW i3 collision avoidance test.

American drivers would rather be safe than sorry, preferring anti-collision technology in their vehicles to other features by a fat margin. That is the conclusion of J.D. Power’s 2015 U.S. Tech Choice Study, which found that “three of the top five technologies consumers most prefer in their next vehicle are related to collision protection.” In […]

Bad credit? Five winning ways to a fast auto loan

Bad credit? Five winning ways to a fast auto loan

Bad credit is at least a temporary fact of life for many people. But life goes on, work goes on, as does the need for a vehicle to get you where you need to go. For most people with bad credit, that means having to look hard for good auto finance options. If you have […]

Ferrari still seeking Formula 1 package to challenge Mercedes after Spanish GP

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Sebastian Vettel at Spanish Grand Prix.

Mercedes again dominated the Formula 1 podium over the weekend with a 1-2 finish at the Santander Spanish Grand Prix, the fifth stop of the 19-race season. But the Santander-sponsored Ferrari team continued to show fitful signs of life as former four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel ran third and teammate Kimi Raikkonen finished fifth. The […]