Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, June 01, 2015 4:07 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

NHTSA has added more cars to its recall database affected by the Takata air bag recall and has added a VIN look-up tool for consumers.

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.

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.

Wednesday, April 08, 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.

Saturday, April 04, 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.

Wednesday, April 01, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 3:00 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

BMW is launching its Ultimate Driving Experience in 10 cities across the country this weekend, which includes a free Teen Driving School.

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