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Automotive Hall of Fame: Figures That Changed the Industry
Helene Rother, Charlie Wiggins, Charlie Richard Patterson, Frederick Douglass Patterson, and Tom Gallagher were honored in the 2020/2021 Automotive Hall of Fame.
Aug 20, 2021
Early American Cars—A Look Back in Time This Independence Day
Here’s a look back at some of the early American cars and their history just in time for Independence Day.
Jul 04, 2021
Lisa Steuer McArdle
Cars on The Road Are Getting Much Older
More car owners are keeping their vehicles longer because of factors like rising car prices and better reliability for newer vehicles.
Jun 28, 2021
How Risky Are You? What Car Insurance Companies Think of You
Car insurance companies use several metrics and indicators to decide whether you're a risky driver. Read on to learn what they are and how you can mitigate your risk.
Oct 20, 2020
How to Find the VIN in Your Car
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is an important identifier for your car. It's easy to find the VIN of a car–just look at the corners where the windshield meets the dashboard.
Sep 01, 2021
How Vehicle History Affects Car Insurance Rates
Did you know your vehicle history can affect your car insurance rates? Your vehicle information number reveals a lot more than you ever knew it did.
Dec 09, 2020
How to Avoid Buying a Lemon Car
You can avoid buying a lemon car as long as you do your due diligence. Here's what you need to know when shopping for a new vehicle.
Dec 21, 2020
How to Do a Car History Check
To get the best deal on a car, use a VIN lookup and check for accidents, flood damage, or a salvage title.
Dec 15, 2020
All Questions on Car History
How do I find old car insurance records for a car I'm purchasing?
I'm buying a car from a private seller and I want to know if the car has had any insurance claims filed against it. I've never bought from a private seller before, and I'm not really sure where to start looking—so how can I find an old car's insurance records?
Sep 13, 2021
How do I check car paint thickness?
How do I measure the thickness of a car's paint job? I'm buying a car from a private seller, but something seems fishy about the car history report. That's why I want to check the car paint thickness to see if it matches his records and the report.
Aug 27, 2021