Know the Difference Between a Hybrid and a Fuel Sipper? A Glossary of Vehicle Types

hybrid and fuel sipper-glossary of vehicle typesThere are many types of vehicles in the auto industry today and many ways to classify them. In fact, there are so many often-overlapping car classes, drivers often don’t know the difference between a hybrid and fuel sipper or a crossover and SUVContinue reading

The VIN on Your Vehicle: How All Those Numbers Add Up

vin on your vehicleEvery car, truck or motorcycle in the world today, other than a few antiques, has a unique vehicle identification number (VIN) stamped on it. The VIN on your vehicle serves as its unique fingerprint. VINs are used to track each vehicle, making it possible to get a vehicle history report when shopping for a used car.   Continue reading

Looking Over A Used Car — Inside, Outside And Under The Hood

looking over a used carIf you are thinking of buying or leasing a used car, it is a good idea to inspect the car’s condition before making any final decision. Though it is helpful to consult a professional mechanic, you can identify most potential issues by looking over a used car yourself. Continue reading

Getting A Used Car? Consider These 5 Key Safety Features

getting a used car - safety featuresDrivers are increasingly interested in safety features when they’re car shopping, according to a survey we conducted at Swapalease. Although the technology is constantly advancing, you can still have quite sophisticated safety features when you’re getting a used car, as long as you know what to look for.  Continue reading

What’s The Right Car For You? Answer These 4 Questions To Find Out

the right car for youIf you’re looking for a vehicle, you know all too well that there’s a seemingly endless array of cars and SUVs to choose from. So how do you choose the right car? Continue reading

Check Out The DOE Fuel Economy Website For Another Take On Your Car’s Mileage

fuel economy website, mpg ratingsWhen shopping for a new car, most people research different models and take into consideration the posted MPG ratings of each vehicle. The mileage ratings listed on window stickers and in advertisements are known as EPA averages, because they are based on a testing method developed by the Environmental Protection Agency.  Continue reading