4 Ways You May Be Dead Wrong About Electric Cars

RelayRides blogger Eric Rosenberg shatters four common myths about electric vehicles, proving that they can be great financial investments. Kelly Blue Book released its list of 2014 cars rated at 40 MPG or more, and it is an impressive list. The combination of electric vehicles and hybrids helps us dream about how much we can...
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History of the Hot Hatch

For the Hot Hatch 50th anniversary, Trent Fletcher, RelayRides blogger and automotive expert, shares the history of this globally beloved car. In the 1960s, American car manufacturers started putting powerful engines into their base-model cars and, starting with the Pontiac GTO in 1964, invented the muscle car.  These cars offered high-performance without a high price...
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The Frugal Car Owner: How to Flush Your Cooling System

Want to save money on your auto care? RelayRides blogger Trent Fletcher shares how to flush your car’s cooling system in today’s Frugal Car Owner.   We’ve covered a number of different ways to save money fixing your own ride, including changing your oil, rotating your tires, replacing a worn serpentine belt, and swapping out...
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Does it Ever Make Sense to Purchase Premium Gasoline?

RelayRides blogger and personal finance expert, Amanda L. Grossman, discusses the value of using premium gasoline for your car. I have a confession to make: in my 14 years of owning and driving vehicles, I’ve never actually purchased premium gasoline. Being an extremely price-sensitive consumer (and very good at stretching a shoestring budget), I never...
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The Frugal Car Owner: How to Buy A Used Car

RelayRides blogger and automotive expert, Trent Fletcher, shares best practices for getting a great deal on the used car of your choice. Buying a used car can be intimidating, especially if you don’t know much about them. Fear of getting a lemon often leads buyers to head to dealerships for “certified pre-owned” options, which come...
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The Most Fuel Efficient SUVs of 2014

Are you in the market for a new SUV? RelayRides blogger Eric Rosenberg has suggestions for the most fuel-efficient options available in 2014. Best 2014 Fuel Efficient SUVs As a budget minded car owner, you are looking for both quality and comfort and want to get that without breaking the bank. While SUVs are more...
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A Brief History of the Pickup Truck

RelayRides blogger and automotive expert, Trent Fletcher, shares a brief history of one of America’s most beloved vehicles: the pickup. First introduced in 1925 as the “Ford Model T Runabout with Pickup Body,” the pickup truck has become a staple in American life. Since then, the class has evolved immensely, now offering models that feature...
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Is the Golden Age of Automobiles Coming to an End?

Blogger Eric Rosenberg shares analysis about the decline of automobiles in the United States as well as why and how people are living a car-free life. The 2000s have brought enormous changes to the way we live. One of those changes is the desire for large, suburban homes among younger Americans. As people across all...
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2014 Detroit Auto Show: The Trucks and SUVs

In his second recap of the Detroit Auto Show, RelayRides blogger and automotive expert, Trent Fletcher, shares his favorite trucks and SUV’s of the show. Six-figure sports cars weren’t the only vehicles strutting their stuff this year at the North American International Auto show – down-to-earth pickup trucks, crossover SUVs and full-sized people haulers made their...
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2014 Detroit Auto Show: The Cars

RelayRides blogger and automotive expert, Trent Fletcher, shares some of the most exciting automotive announcements from the Detroit Auto Show. Big performance, cutting edge technology, and high efficiency took the spotlight at this year’s North American International Auto Show. Along with many top-spec performance models making their debut appearance, many automakers chose NAIAS as the...
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