Cars Blog

Bankrate’s Cars Blog covers all things cars. Learn things like how to handle simple car maintenance, what to do if you lose your driver's license, which are the best cars, and which are the most popular vehicles among car thieves here.
Saturday, April 18, 2015 7:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

More consumers are purchasing new and used cars with auto loans, and those loans are for higher amounts and longer terms.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 2:59 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The FTC has again cracked down on car dealers and businesses associated with financing or leasing a car, resulting in six new cases.

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Friday, April 10, 2015 3:12 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Mercedes-Benz won the prestigious World Car of the Year award as well as two of the four category awards organized by the group.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 9:37 am
By Chris Kahn · Bankrate.com

The average household will save $700 this year at the pump.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 9:34 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

While car recalls have been on the rise for the last three years, satisfaction among customers with recalled cars has continued to rise.

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Saturday, April 4, 2015 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

A new system from Chevrolet will let parents watch their teen drivers even when they can’t be in the car with them.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Driving a glow-in-the-dark car on a highway that glows (instead of using street lights) may sound like a tall tale for this April Fools’ Day, but it is no joke.

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Tags: autos, Cars
Friday, March 27, 2015 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

While gas prices have dropped dramatically, the sales of diesel cars has continued to grow, rising 13.5 percent in 2014 over 2013, according to the latest data compiled by IHS Automotive for the Diesel Technology Forum.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Child safety seat manufacturer Graco received a $10 million penalty from the U.S. Department of Transportation, saying the company failed to launch a timely recall of 4 million defective car seats.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

New York City residents have the longest commute, according to a study by the Office of the New York City Comptroller, averaging 6 hours and 18 minutes per week.

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