When you suddenly notice that your vehicle’s Check Engine light is on, it’s usually accompanied by a sinking sensation in the pit of your stomach. This little red or orange beacon could mean a costly problem, like a bad catalytic converter, or something minor, like a loose gas cap or bad spark plug wires.
What is [...] [...more]
Okay, it’s confession time: Since I first started writing for the AutoNation blog, the editors have been trying to get me to write an article about buying a family car. You see, on March 30, 2011, my wife and I were blessed with a little girl. So, my experience as a first-time parent should lend [...] [...more]
Quick, what’s the first image that comes to mind when you think of a work vehicle? Did you think of a rudimentary machine with a rough body that is matched by an equally rough interior? Well, work vehicles have changed.
It used to be, if the work vehicle had a tape player it was on the [...] [...more]
Which vehicle do you think would cost more: A new Corvette or a used Corvette? If you said the new version, you’d be wrong. According to Edmunds.com a new Corvette costs $12 less a month than its one year old counterpart.
In fact, the Corvette is not alone. The gap between new car prices and used [...] [...more]
Buying a new or used car is a long process. We're not even talking about the amount of time spend in the showroom. With car buyers spending over 15 hours researching vehicles before purchasing, we felt it necessary to help decipher the different offers and deals used in newspaper, television and radio ads. AutoNation will help you make sense of the confusing jargon and deals and tell you whether you're in for a great deal or one that's too good to be true. [...more]
For some people, cars are simply tools used to get us from Point A to Point B. Chances are that if you're reading this, you value your vehicle a bit more than that. Some of us might even love our cars too much (if that's possible). So, when you're faced with a cross-country move, what do you do? If you plan on taking the vehicle with you, but won't be driving it yourself, you'll have to ship your car. We know that moving is one of the most stressful events in a person's life. That's why we want to help make shipping your vehicle easier, affordable, and even scam-free. [...more]
After weeks of searching countless car websites, reading tons of articles, reviewing expert’s opinions and crunching the numbers, you’ve finally found your dream car. There’s just one problem – you actually have never driven, let alone touched the vehicle you want to buy.
Thankfully, you can test drive the vehicle before you buy. Here are some [...] [...more]
Not long ago, summer ushered in sunny, warm skies. Most of us welcome summer, letting our worries melt away. Unfortunately, warm skies have become h-o-t, breaking and tying thousands of records across the country.
Despite rising temperatures, drivers still leave their children and/or pets in vehicles unattended “just for a minute,” resulting in heatstroke and death. [...] [...more]
First there was CARMAGEDDON! Now it’s SUNPOCALYPSE! Well, no one is saying that except for me. But while Carmageddon wasn’t anything to worry about, this year’s record breaking heat can really harm your car. If you’re not careful, your vehicle could leave you stranded on the side of the road, under the hot summer sun. You can help your car beat the heat with these five easy tips from AAA. [...more]
A sleek, new paint job can make practically any vehicle look brand new. But before you make any decisions, you should consider a few things first. [...more]