Login to your account
Not a member? Register now.
AutoShopperBlog

Subscribe To The Blog:




Follow Us



The Latest News And Reviews
Throughout The Car Industry



Categories: Car News

Don't Overlook These Car Insurance Discounts

On: Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 1:34PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


Don't Overlook These Car Insurance Discounts test 1-1

With auto insurance rates on the rise in states like Michigan, many people are stressed out about being able to afford coverage. Even if you live in an ‘average’ rate state, you are likely spending no less than $900 a year on car insurance. It’s probable that you’re spending more on coverage than vehicle maintenance—many people are actually having to skip routine maintenance so they can afford to keep their policy up-to-date. A few commonly overlooked discounts could make your policy affordable again.


Window Sticker MPG Not Accurate on Some Models

On: Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 5:00PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


Window Sticker MPG Not Accurate on Some Models test 1-1

Fuel economy is a huge selling point when people are shopping for a new car. Most new car buyers rely exclusively on what the window sticker tells them about the vehicle when it comes to gas mileage; the window sticker displays the gas mileage estimates from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Shocking information from Consumer Reports, a consumer advocacy site, shows that real-world economy tests tell quite a different story about gas mileage—especially in some of the gas-powered cars advertised to be the most fuel efficient, and in hybrids.


'Slow and Ugly' Cars Are Safest for Teen Drivers

On: Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 12:56PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


'Slow and Ugly' Cars Are Safest for Teen Drivers test 1-1

Parents thinking about letting their teen have (or borrow) their first car are unanimously nervous about letting their young driver get on the road. The vehicle you choose has a tremendous impact on your teen’s safety—and not only in the ways you think. When your teenage driver gets behind the wheel, their probabilty of crashing is not just about the safety features on the vehicle itself; it also has a lot to do with driver mentality. One safety advocate advises parents to opt for a car that’s slow, big, and downright embarrassing to extinguish your teen’s urge to engage in reckless driving.


Aston Martin's New Flagship Is Good For 205 MPH V12

On: Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 1:48PM | By: Teddy Field


Aston Martin's New Flagship Is Good For 205 MPH V12 test 1-1

Every car to wear an Aston Martin badge is somehow special. But Gaydon's latest creation is sure to vault the boutique GT builder to new heights of performance. Not since the One-77 hypercar has Aston Martin dared to offer a car that was this powerful, or this fast. Production of the One-77 was limited to just 77 units, and it carried an equally exclusive seven-figure price tag. The 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, on the other hand, is a serial production model, and it starts at a more reasonable $184,995. Mr. Bond, your new whip has arrived.


 

Drayson Racing Sets 204 MPH Electric World Speed Record

On: Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 11:34AM | By: Chris Weiss


Drayson Racing Sets 204 MPH Electric World Speed Record test 1-1

While it's still subject to FIA homologation, UK-based Drayson Racing has set a new World Electric Land Speed Record. Leaving the bullet-shaped streamliners to other world record outfits, Drayson did it in the B12 69/EV Le Mans prototype. Its 204.185 mph record topped the 40-year-old 175 mph standing record by nearly 30 mph.


Hertz Wants to Be the King of Rentals

On: Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 8:00AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


Hertz Wants to Be the King of Rentals test 1-1

Hertz, the massive American rental car company with locations currently in 145 countries around the globe, wants to dominate and change the automotive rental industry. Their plans to run down the competition will make renting a car as easy as picking up a movie from an outdoor kiosk. If their new platform is successful, it could knock the other companies out of the water and make the traditional way we approach car rentals a thing of the past.


Auto Makers Want All Gas to Meet Top Tier Standard

On: Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 1:14PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


Auto Makers Want All Gas to Meet Top Tier Standard test 1-1

Gasoline with the Top Tier notation is gas which outperforms the EPA's current standards. Top auto makers—BMW, Honda, Toyota, General Motors, and Volkswagen—want to make their customers aware of how to find the best Top Tier gasoline and that they need to use it every time they fuel up. These auto manufacturers are also pushing to have better fuels in all stations in order to promote improved fuel economy and lower vehicle emissions.


Younger Car Shoppers Favor Online Shopping for Cars

On: Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 5:49PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


Younger Car Shoppers Favor Online Shopping for Cars test 1-1

The traditional vision of buying a car starts with visiting a car dealership, letting a salesman help you narrow down your options, taking your prospective models on a test drive, then spend lengthy amounts of time haggling the price before the hours of paperwork begin. Millennials are over it, and they don’t have the time or desire to buy based on showroom experiences anymore!


Easier Qualifying for Car Loans Fuels Auto Industry

On: Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 11:34AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


Easier Qualifying for Car Loans Fuels Auto Industry test 1-1

People looking for car loans lately have likely noticed that getting approval has become much easier. Financiers are now making it easier to get a line of credit, even if the borrower has higher risk factors and less than ideal credit. This better access to financing has led to skyrocketing sales in the auto industry. U.S. auto industry experts are reporting the best sales since the year 2007.


Tesla Petitions White House for Direct-Sales Permission

On: Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 4:53PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


Tesla Petitions White House for Direct-Sales Permission test 1-1

With states like New York, North Carolina, and Massachusetts looking to ban the sale and registration of Tesla models, and Texas already banning sales—the auto maker is asking the White House for help. The electric car company has plans to send a petition seeking support to the White House by the end of next week.


Lexus Seeks to Regain Luxury Crown With New Advertisement

On: Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 4:47PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


Lexus Seeks to Regain Luxury Crown With New Advertisement test 1-1

Lexus looks to dominate the luxury car market once again in the United States—they want to knock Mercedes-Benz and BMW down a few notches in the eyes of the consumers and become the top selling luxury brand in this country country. A major part of their plan includes a more aggressive, in your face-style advertising campaign.