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Can I Get a Car Loan After Bankruptcy?

Filing for bankruptcy is often the last option that people look at. It is but a logical thing – no one wants a bankruptcy on his credit record. After filing for bankruptcy, one’s financial status may get better, but the going will definitely not be easy. Now, what if you need to purchase a car...

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What Is a Defensive Driving Discount?

Defensive driving refers to a set of practices that a driver employs, which result in minimizing the risk of accidents while on the road. Motorists can take defensive driving classes in order to learn these techniques. When one has a defensive driving certificate, he may be eligible for a discount...

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Panasonic Invests $30 Million in Tesla Motors

Not too long ago, it looked like electric automaker Tesla's days were numbered. They were about to lose the chassis supplier for their only production automobile, the Tesla Roadster, and they were burning through cash faster than a drunken sailor on shore leave. Last summer, Toyota stepped up to...

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What Are the Different Types of Hybrid Vehicles?

Most people have heard of hybrid vehicles, but are completely unaware that there are different types that use completely different technology. RideLust recently compiled The Complete Beginner's Guide To Hybrid Terminology, which explains the differences in detail. Roughly speaking, there are four...

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Driving Music: Best Songs for the Open Road

An eclectic list of the best songs to play while driving.

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Nissan Leaf Rated at 99 MPG Equivalent

Here's a challenge for the Environmental Protection Agency: how do you rate the fuel economy of cars that don't burn gasoline, like the battery powered Nissan Leaf? You start by making the assumption that a gallon of gas has the same equivalent energy to 33.7 kW-hrs worth of batteries, then you...

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Hagerty Hot List Shows Future Collectible Cars

Hagerty Insurance provides coverage to car collectors across the United States. Every year, the company publishes their "Hot List", showing new models they feel will appreciate in value over the coming years (or decades). Some are reasonably priced and well within reach of almost anyone; others...

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First Chevy Volt Auctioned Off

Chevrolet recently auctioned off the first commercially available Volt extended range electric vehicle, with the proceeds going to benefit the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. The vehicle, serial number 002 (since serial number 001 went to GM's own collection), was as loaded as you can get a...

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What Holidays Have the Highest Car Theft Rates?

In 2009, an average of 2,276 cars were stolen per day, which is about 15% less than the number of thefts per day in 2208. Still, car thieves aren't too lazy to work on holidays, and some have remarkably high theft rates compared to average. Look at it this way: drivers nursing a hangover may...

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Do I Need Special Motorcycle Insurance?

Riding a motorcycle can very well be one of the most freeing and thrilling experiences a motorist can have. This vehicle brings with it a different sensation than what one derives from driving a car. There is, however, the issue of safety when riding a motorcycle. This is the main reason that laws...