• Finding Your Best Car Deal in April

    by Chris Goodman | Apr 17, 2014
    Auto manufacturers have finalized their incentives for April, so OpenRoad Lending is sharing info on ten great deals available to new car buyers for the remaining weeks of the month. We're not talking about pranks like Subaru's self-cleaning car or fake cars like the Mini Paceman GoalCooper. These are real deals that could help you save a bundle on your next new car, thanks to the great selection of new car buying incentives to help dealers sell cars during April.
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  • Car Maintenance Basics & the Apps That Could Save Your Life

    by Chris Goodman | Apr 07, 2014
    More than 25,000 people died in car accidents in 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports. Everybody knows performing basic car maintenance tasks is a vital part of staying safe on the road—we don't need another statistic to prove it, we just need to do it. Below is a list of important car maintenance tasks and a couple apps to help you remember to do them.
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  • Eight Great Deals on Hybrid, Electric, and Plug-In Vehicles

    by Chris Goodman | Apr 07, 2014
    April is Earth Month, the time of year when people around the world show their support of environmental issues. Looking to go green with your next new-car purchase? Fortunately, there are plenty of eco-friendly options for new car shoppers who want to save money at the pump, cut tailpipe emissions, or reduce their dependency on petroleum.
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  • Best Deals to Close out March On a New Vehicle

    by Chris Goodman | Mar 25, 2014
    St. Patrick's Day might be behind us, but that doesn't' mean you can't still get lucky with a great deal on a new car in March. Manufacturers have finalized their incentives for March, giving the analysts info on 10 great deals available to new car buyers for the remaining weeks of the month. The deals here could help you save a pot of gold on your next new car, thanks to the great selection of new car buying incentives to help dealers move cars off the lots during March.
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  • How to Keep Your Vehicle Clean

    by Chris Goodman | Mar 19, 2014
    It’s amazing how fast your vehicle can get dirty. But returning your pride and joy to showroom condition is easy—all it takes is some cleaning products, a nice day, and a little elbow grease. And when you consider the cost of having it professionally detailed, cleaning your own vehicle can save you money, too.
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  • How Military Veterans Can Avoid Auto Sale Scams

    by Chris Goodman | Mar 18, 2014
    Service to one's country represents the highest honor that can be achieved. The Veteran's Association reports that there are nearly twenty-two million former members of the military spread across the country. As honored as veterans are in this country, these twenty-two million veterans may be at risk for scams if they decide to purchase a new or used car.
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  • March 2014 Incentives Roundup: Your Guide to New Car Cash and Financing Offers

    by Chris Goodman | Mar 12, 2014
    If you’re shopping for a new car in the month of March, you know there’s more than luck involved with finding the very best deal. To help you save some green, we’ve gathered up all the information we can find on finance and cash-back incentives currently being offered from each manufacturer during the month of March. Keeping track of the variety of incentives advertised by manufacturers to entice consumers into choosing their vehicle can be a challenge:
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  • 8 Great Deals for Cars with Hands-Free Systems

    by Chris Goodman | Mar 10, 2014
    Regardless of whether your new car shopping preferences have you shopping for a luxurious sedan (like the Cadillac ATS), a functional pickup truck (like the GMC Sierra 1500), a utility vehicle with more options for cargo and passengers (like the Kia Sorento or Nissan Juke), a more practical sedan (like the Ford Taurus, Toyota Camry, Chrysler 300), or a fuel efficient hybrid (like the Toyota Prius) these deals offer great hands-free systems for every driver’s needs.
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  • Manual or Automatic: Which is the Right Transmission for Your Teen?

    by Chris Goodman | Mar 03, 2014
    t's a teen's dream and a parent's nightmare: a new driver behind the wheel. No matter how long you hold out, at some point, you'll have to take a deep breath and hand over the keys to your new driver. Parents must decide which car is best to teach their children driving skills with. Automatic cars enable new drivers to master road basics, but the ability to drive a manual car is a valuable skill.
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  • Great New Car Deals for Valentine's Day

    by Chris Goodman | Feb 10, 2014
    Valentine's Day is one of the major spending holidays in the U.S. for consumers, and one of the major events on the annual retail shopping calendar. It’s the thought that counts, right? Well that’s not what retailers are hoping for on Valentine’s Day, when total spending for the occasion is expected to reach $17.3 billion, with the average person expected to spend $133.91 according to the National Retail Federation.
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