Do I Need an All Wheel Drive Vehicle?

If you are in the market shopping for a car, you may be faced with a difficult decision on whether to buy a four-wheel drive (4WD)/all-wheel drive (AWD) or not. This dilemma is common among car shoppers, so don’t think you are the only person experiencing it. To help make a good decision, you will need to know the aspect of AWD and 4WD. They both help accelerate on slippery roads but don’t aid when braking. In fact, many drivers prefer AWD or 4WD vehicles. … Read more

Locating Your Car’s VIN Number

As you already know, VIN is an important piece of information you need to have. But where do you find it on your car? You will be glad to know that it is really easy to locate the VIN on your car. We have taken the trouble to provide you an illustrated guide with the general locations of VIN. Just a quick reminder, you are looking for a 17 characters sequence of numbers and letters. Drivers Side Dashboard This is usually the easiest way to … Read more

How is a Vehicle History Report Compiled?

Don’t underestimate the significance of these reports. Actually, while looking at Vehicle History Report for a single vehicle, you may get confused by the information it contains. By entering few details of a certain vehicle, you may wonder where these companies are getting all this data from. Vehicle history reports (VHR) are collected and compiled by private companies from information provided by the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) or state agencies. So, armed with a VHR, you can confidently approach any dealer and … Read more

Locating Motorcycle VIN Number

While we promise to help you find your motorcycle VIN, it is unfortunate that there is no silver bullet here. Every motorcycle manufacturer displays the VIN on different locations. However, not all is lost. The vast majority of motorcycles we came across, display the VIN and frame number on the right side of the head stock tube. The VIN is usually laser-printed or stamped deep on to the frame. Below are a few examples of VIN locations for your motorcycle. Kawasaki Motorcycle VIN On a … Read more

How to Find Out if a Car Has Salvage Title for Free

How to Find Out if a Car Has Salvage Title for Free

You have found a great deal online. A car that has everything you wanted and selling for well below a few thousand dollars than the market price. The description is compelling and the photos alluring. However, that vehicle that you thought was perfect may have a salvage title. How to know for certain? One way is to purchase a Vehicle History Report for $10.00. While we do recommend getting one from our partner before your purchase, there is another option for you to consider. At … Read more

Pros and Cons of Combining Coverage on Homeowners and Auto Insurance

First, to avoid confusion, a homeowners and auto insurance in one policy is not possible. The combination or “bundling” as some call, just means that both auto and home insurance policies will be procured from the same insurance company. Know the pros and cons of combining or “bundling” your insurance coverage. PROS Save money, of course Insurance companies offer discounts which are 5%-20% off the insurance policy if you get both the homeowners and auto insurance from them. While others may not give out discounts, they compensate … Read more

Auto Insurance Lapsed? Here’s What You Should Do

The importance of getting an insurance policy cannot be overemphasized. It is mandatory, required by law, with consequences and penalties, depending on the circumstances. It is required for anticipatory reasons: when you incur damage in an event of a mishap or accident, the insurance coverage can answer for your liabilities. It also manages to keep your savings intact. If you get involved in an accident without insurance, it can wipe out your bank account and attach your properties if you do not have enough money … Read more

Reasons to Change Auto Insurance Companies

It can be possible that you have been with a insurance company for more than five years and don’t really change insurance companies for whatever reason. However, there are actually a lot of reasons why you should change them, but these reasons can sometimes be unnoticeable because of the convenience of having the same agent or because you have availed of automatic payment setups. You might be paying more for something you do not actually need. Change of address Unless your insurance company can provide insurance … Read more

Why Run a VIN Check?

When it comes to buying cars, this is the time when you do not want life to give you lemons and you make lemonade. When you find a car that seems to fit your budget and is at par to its fair market value, you immediately move in for the kill. But it pays off to be vigilant, especially when a seller is at a rush to dispose of their car, especially when you are buying it at a private sale. The Hornbook Rule Hornbook … Read more