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GM Factory Pre-Owned Collection Website Takes Used Car Salespeople (Mostly) Out Of The Equation
GM Factory Pre-Owned Collection Website Takes Used Car Salespeople (Mostly) Out Of The Equation

In 2013, General Motors announced plans to sell new cars online -- well, almost. The company's Shop-Click-Drive service lets customize rides, get trade-in estimates for their current cars, secure pricing and financing for new GM vehicles, and even arrange for delivery. Of course, state franchise...Read More»

2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
Is Your Car Affected By The Volkswagen Diesel Scandal? Check Your VIN

We're one month into the Dieselgate fiasco, and there's no relief in sight for Volkswagen owners. In fact, as more of the automaker's offices are raided and plundered by investigators, we wouldn't be surprised to see new and unpleasant revelations come to light. Among those bombshells could be an...Read More»

Vroom.com
Vroom.com Asks: Would You Buy A Used Car If You Knew You Could Return It?

We've all seen them. Many of us have considered buying from them: those shady-looking used car dealerships protected by chain-link fences that line downtown streets and shabby suburban avenues. "Sure, the prices seem good," we think to ourselves, "but can I really trust a guy who sells cars out of...Read More»

Accenture Automotive Survey: What Digital Drivers Want
Survey: 76% Of Shoppers Would Consider Bypassing Dealerships & Buy Cars Online

If you're like many folks, you have an aversion to conventional car dealerships. (Honestly, no one likes haggling.) Also, if you're like many folks, you buy a lot of things online. So, you might not be surprised to hear about a new survey, which shows that 76 percent of consumers around the globe...Read More»

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Gas Insurance Start-Up LoveMyGasPrice Will Reimburse You If Fuel Prices Rise Too High

These days, everything can be insured: cars, homes, our health, our pets, various body parts. But would you pay insurance for gas? A Houston-based start-up called LoveMyGasPrice hopes that the answer is "yes". The premise is pretty simple: You agree to pay LoveMyGasPrice $3.99 per month. In doing...Read More»

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Worried About Recalls? Just Check Your VIN On The Department of Transportation's New Website

Last summer, we told you about the Department of Transportation's plan to develop a website that would allow motorists to see if their ride had been recalled simply by typing in their vehicle identification number, or VIN. As of today, that website is officially up and running. Maintained by the...Read More»

GM recalls for 2014 as of June 30, 2014
Did GM's Website Tell You That Your Car Wasn't Recalled? Check Again

If you own a General Motors car, truck, or SUV and you've recently checked the company's customer service website to see if your vehicle has been recalled, you should probably check again. According to Detroit News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that GM's website has been...Read More»

Fuelcaster
Fuelcaster App Predicts The Rise & Fall Of Gas Prices (And It's Free)

Spring is a terrible time to buy gas. The closer we get to May 1 -- the day that every fuel station in the country has to switch to summer-blend gasoline -- the higher prices typically go. That's because the supply of "regular" gas gets scarcer as refineries ratchet down production in advance of...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz website (German version)
Mercedes-Benz Follows The Lead Of Tesla & GM, Moving Sales Online

Over the past few years, salespeople have been losing ground. A growing number of cafes and restaurants allow customers to place orders on phones or tablets, reducing waiters to food-runners. Some retail boutiques work in a similar way. And that's to say nothing of online stores ranging from Amazon...Read More»

2014 Nissan Versa Note
2014 Nissan Versa Note, Now Available At Amazon

Once upon a time, Walmart seemed very, very weird. "Who would want to get groceries, gardening supplies, and oil changes, all in the same place?", we wondered. Then the internet hit the mainstream and showed big-box retailers how it's done. Seriously, have you looked at Amazon lately? If you can't...Read More»

Lily Tomlin as Ernestine the operator
Posting Car Complaints Online? Chrysler, Ford, GM Are Listening

So, you're driving along, minding your own business, when your car starts making a funny noise. Or there's a gap in the upholstery that you hadn't noticed before. Or your windows won't roll up properly. You get home, and like most tinkerers in this day and age, you fire up the interwebs and do a...Read More»

RoadTrippers.com
RoadTrippers Puts Eager Drivers On The Road Less Traveled

If you're looking to plan a late-summer road trip, there are dozens of ways to do it. You could take the tried-and-true route, using a service like Google Maps. Or you could download one of the many, many navigation apps available for Android, Apple, and other mobile devices. But those services...Read More»

The Internet
Automakers Cough Up $4.6 Million To Change The Web Forever

The internet is about to get a little more complicated. According to a report in the Detroit Free Press, Chrysler, Fiat, Ford, General Motors, Hyundai, Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen have all applied for new domain name extensions. Launching websites that end in .Jeep and .Toyota should boost...Read More»

DrivingTests101.com
DrivingTests101 Helps Teens And Others Prep For Driver's Exams

Spring has arrived ahead of schedule, and with it has come the usual surge of eager car shoppers. But spring is also an important time for drivers-to-be: now that roads have been cleared of snow, moms, dads, elder siblings, and others are sliding into passenger's seats and patiently, nervously...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Cruze reviewed at TotalCarScore.com
Scores From TheCarConnection Rank Rides at TotalCarScore.com

Here at TheCarConnection, we try to provide a little something for everyone: news, recall notices, shopping advice, even political commentary. But at the heart of it all are our new-car reviews, written by TCC's staff of experts. Now, you can find those scores included on a new site called...Read More»

Chrysler's online Owner's Center for Jeep vehicles
Chrysler & Mopar Launch Site For Car Owners At 2011 LA Auto Show

Looking for a digital owner's manual for your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram vehicle? How about an easy way to order replacement parts or customized gear for your ride? Chrysler and its service, parts, and customer-care brand, Mopar, have created a series of websites to meet those needs and more --...Read More»

GMC's updated website with Facebook integration
Buick, GMC Now Let You Share Your Dream Ride On Facebook

General Motors' marketing team have working overtime to make the company's brands attractive to tech-friendly consumers. A couple of weeks ago, the company announced that its popular OnStar system would finally come to non-GM vehicles on July 24 (i.e. yesterday), and now the automaker has unveiled...Read More»

iMingle
Need Insurance? iMingle Offers Policy Discounts To You And Your Facebook Friends

No one enjoys paying for insurance. It's like placing a bet that something terrible is going to happen, and really, who wants to think about that? Making matters worse: rates always seem to be on the increase, and you're never entirely sure that you're getting the best deal. Thanks to the internet...Read More»

Experian Automotive's CheckMyRide.com
Love Your Car? Share That Love On The New Social Network, CheckMyRide.com

People are passionate about their cars -- if they weren't, we'd be out of a job. But some people are more enthusiastic than others, and for those folks, Experian Automotive has created a new social network, CheckMyRide.com. The site's premise is pretty straightforward: users create accounts, then...Read More»

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