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The Guides Auto Team analyzes automotive products and services with a range of criteria to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions
  • Shipping
  • Loans
  • Warranty
  • Sales
  • Insurance


Our process starts with extensive research into the concerns consumers have around shopping for and purchasing auto insurance, warranties, loans and more.
To better understand customer needs, we deploy tools like consumer surveys, focus groups, expert consultations and customer review analysis.
Our aim is to present complete information and recommend multiple reliable providers in each category, allowing consumers to choose the brand that is right for their situation.


  • CarShield Aluminum Coverage

    Designed for new cars and luxury vehicles, CarShield Aluminum coverage applies to most electrical and computer-related systems in a vehicle.

    September 06, 2023
  • Is CarShield Legit?

    CarShield is a legitimate extended auto warranty company that’s known in the industry for its affordable monthly payments and range of coverage options.

    September 05, 2023
  • CarShield Platinum Coverage

    CarShield’s Platinum coverage is geared toward high-mileage vehicles and protects various components related to the powertrain and the electrical system.

    September 05, 2023
  • CarShield Motorcycle & ATV Coverage

    CarShield’s Motorcycle & ATV vehicle service contract provides coverage for components of specialty vehicles and offers several additional plan benefits.

    September 05, 2023
  • CarShield Diamond Coverage

    CarShield Diamond coverage is the most comprehensive extended warranty level from the company and the most similar to a new car manufacturer warranty.

    September 01, 2023
  • CarShield Silver Plan

    CarShield’s Silver coverage is a basic powertrain plan, protecting your vehicle’s most essential components like the engine, transmission and drive axle.

    August 30, 2023
  • CarShield Gold Plan

    CarShield’s Gold coverage provides enhanced powertrain protection for high-mileage vehicles, covering essential components like the engine and transmission.

    August 30, 2023
  • The Future of Electric Cars: What’s Holding Us Back?

    Consumers and industry experts explain Americans' hesitancy to adopt EVs, touching on everything from cost concerns to doubts about range and maintenance.

    August 29, 2023
  • Review

    Through in-depth research by our team, we rated 9.0 out of 10.0 because it provides extensive shopping features and good offer values.

    August 24, 2023
  • Taking a Car to College? Consider These Expenses First

    Parking and fuel costs, vehicle maintenance needs and auto insurance are a few of the expenses you should consider before taking your car to college.

    August 23, 2023
  • Best New Car Warranty

    Our review team found that the industry's longest and best new car warranty plans generally come from Hyundai, Kia, Genesis, Mitsubishi and Jaguar.

    September 01, 2023
  • Best Enclosed Car Shipping Companies

    Our 2023 industrywide review found that Montway, Sherpa, SGT, American Auto Shipping and AmeriFreight are the best enclosed car shipping companies overall.

    August 17, 2023
  • CarShield Cost

    We found that CarShield vehicle service contracts typically cost between $110 and $140 per month on average, depending on the coverage level you choose.

    August 16, 2023
  • CarShield Coverage

    Owners can pick from six different CarShield coverage plans that range from bumper-to-bumper extended warranties down to basic powertrain coverage.

    August 16, 2023
  • Sell a Damaged Car

    The best websites to sell a broken, salvage or otherwise damaged car are Peddle, Copart Direct,, and

    August 13, 2023
  • The 5 Best CPO Warranties in 2023

    The best CPO warranties come from Mitsubishi, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus and Land Rover because of the term limits, coverages and perks from the different brands.

    August 10, 2023
  • Everything Breaks Car Warranty Reviews (2023)

    The best extended car warranties in California come from Endurance, Olive, Carchex and autopom!, as they offer protection in compliance with state laws.

    August 30, 2023
  • Best Car Buying and Selling Apps, Edmunds, Carvana, CarMax and TrueCar offer the best car buying and selling apps with features like vehicle history reports and advanced search filters.

    August 08, 2023
  • How To Ship a Car by Train

    Options for how to ship a car by train are limited to Amtrak's Auto Train, which offers services from the Washington, D.C. region to Orlando, Florida.

    August 07, 2023
  • Best Extended Car Warranty in California

    The best extended car warranties in California come from Endurance, Olive, Carchex and autopom!, as they offer protection in compliance with state laws.

    August 07, 2023
  • Best Ways To Sell a Car

    The best way to sell a car depends on what you want: selling to an online dealer is quick while selling to a private buyer can make you more money.

    August 06, 2023
  • ForeverCar Warranty Review

    Our ForeverCar review gives the warranty provider 9.1 out of 10.0 and names it Most Affordable for its strong reputation and unlimited-mileage plans.

    August 31, 2023
  • Classic Car Loans

    You can find the best classic car loans from J.J. Best Banc & Co., Woodside Credit, Digital Federal Credit Union and DuPage Credit Union.

    September 07, 2023
  • Jeep Extended Warranty Review

    The Jeep extended warranty is reasonably priced, but its limited coverage makes a third-party extended protection plan a better option for most car owners.

    August 04, 2023
  • Alfa Romeo Extended Warranty

    Mopar offers three options for Alfa Romeo extended warranty coverage, with one tier protecting the brand’s vehicles for up to 8 years/150,000 miles.

    August 04, 2023
  • Is an EV Extended Warranty Worth It?

    An EV extended warranty provides continued protection for your electric vehicle’s battery and other key parts after your factory warranty expires.

    August 03, 2023
  • Selling a Car With CarMax Review

    Find out how to sell your car to CarMax and whether the site gives good cash offers to decide if it’s the best car-selling option for you.

    August 23, 2023
  • Porsche Maintenance Cost: What To Expect

    Porsche maintenance costs are higher than average, so drivers should prepare to pay for expensive maintenance and pricey repairs if their cars break down.

    August 03, 2023
  • Lincoln Extended Warranty

    A Lincoln extended warranty can provide coverage for up to eight years or 150,000 miles once your factory warranty expires.

    August 03, 2023
  • There’s an Auto Technician Shortage. Expect Higher Car Repair Costs

    The U.S. needs over 100,000 new auto technicians per year to keep up with demand and to avoid a shortfall that could contribute to rising car repair costs.

    August 01, 2023
  • Car Shipping Costs Are on the Rise. Here’s Why

    Auto shipping costs have steadily risen over time due to factors such as increased gas prices, car carrier shortages and government-driven policy changes.

    August 01, 2023
  • Chevy Factory Warranty Review

    The Chevy factory warranty gives new vehicles bumper-to-bumper coverage for 3 years/36,000 miles and powertrain coverage for at least 5 years/60,000 miles.

    August 02, 2023
  • Kia Reliability Ratings

    Kia is one of the most reliable car brands on the market, and it has some of the lowest average repair costs compared to other vehicle manufacturers

    July 31, 2023
  • Toco Warranty Review

    Extended warranty scam calls are when people claiming to be representatives of your extended warranty provider attempt to solicit personal information.

    August 31, 2023
  • TrueCar Review

    TrueCar has an excellent customer service reputation and allows users to quickly list a vehicle and get a locked-in offer that’s good for three days.

    August 23, 2023
  • ToyotaCare: What Is It? (2023 Guide)

    ToyotaCare comes with every new vehicle purchased or leased from a Toyota dealership and covers routine maintenance for two years or 25,000 miles.

    August 31, 2023
  • Best Motorcycle Shipping Companies

    We found through our industrywide review that the five best motorcycle shipping companies are Montway, SGT, American Auto Shipping, AmeriFreight and uShip.

    July 29, 2023
  • What Are Extended Warranty Scam Calls?

    Extended warranty scam calls are when people claiming to be representatives of your extended warranty provider attempt to solicit personal information.

    August 31, 2023
  • EasyCare Warranty (2023 Review)

    We rate EasyCare an 8.1 out of 10.0 for its warranty plans and strong industry reputation. Learn more about the provider in our comprehensive review.

    August 30, 2023
  • Long-distance Car Transport (Guide)

    Get the facts about long-distance car transport and how much it typically costs. Learn about some of the top-ranked companies in the auto shipping industry.

    By Guides Auto Team July 25, 2023
  • How Much Does It Cost To Ship a Car?

    Car shipping costs range from a few hundred dollars for in-state transit to over $2,000 for a 3,000-mile shipment, but is the cost to ship a car worth it?

    By Guides Auto Team September 05, 2023
  • How To Ship a Car

    Find out how to ship a car by reading our guide and learn about the auto transport process, shipping costs and which companies offer the best services.

    By Guides Auto Team July 25, 2023
  • Door-to-Door Transport (Guide)

    Door-to-door transport is the most convenient way to ship your car. Our guide explains the process, the costs and why door-to-door shipping might be right for you.

    By Guides Auto Team July 25, 2023
  • Autopom! Reviews: Coverage Plans and Costs

    We’ve awarded autopom! with 8.7 out of 10.0 stars in our comprehensive review, along with the distinction of our Excellent Customer Service award.

    August 31, 2023
  • Extended Manufacturer Warranty

    An extended manufacturer warranty can give car owners peace of mind after a mechanical breakdown by potentially covering the cost of auto repairs.

    September 01, 2023
  • Olive Warranty: Reviews and Coverage Costs

    Olive warranty plans earned an impressive 9.0 out of 10.0 stars due to the company's reputation, coverage, costs, transparency and customer service.

    August 31, 2023
  • RoadRunner Auto Transport Reviews

    We give RoadRunner Auto Transport a rating of 8.3 out of 10.0 for its nationwide service, affordable prices and wide range of shipping options.

    By Guides Auto Team July 18, 2023
  • Mercury Auto Transport Review

    Searching for a reliable auto transport company? Click here to read our in-depth review of Mercury Auto Transport, including information on costs and services.

    By Guides Auto Team July 27, 2023
  • 5 Best Classic Car Transport Companies

    Enclosed classic car transport can protect your valuable vehicle along its journey. We recommend Montway Auto Transport as the best classic car shipping company.

    By Guides Auto Team July 13, 2023
  • Enclosed Auto Transport (Guide)

    Enclosed auto transport is the best way to ship your car safely. Read our guide to learn about the average costs for this shipping method and its pros and cons.

    By Guides Auto Team July 27, 2023
  • Omega Auto Care: Reviews and Warranty Costs

    We give Omega Auto Care 8.7 out of 10 stars in our review for its solid coverage options and the uncommon maintenance benefits offered with each plan.

    August 30, 2023
  • Car Shipping Cost Calculator

    Calculate car shipping costs with our car shipping calculator; no personal information is needed.

    By Guides Auto Team July 27, 2023
  • Carvana Review

    We’ll explain how buying or selling a vehicle with Carvana works and see whether they offer good value based on quotes and reviews from customers.

    September 06, 2023
  • How To Sell Your Car to a Junkyard

    Learn how to junk a car by contacting junkyards and getting bids for your scrap vehicle or by selling it to a company like Peddle to get rid of it.

    September 04, 2023
  • Scrap My Car

    Find out how to scrap your car by selling it to a company like Peddle or Copart — or to a junkyard — so you can ditch your clunker and walk away with cash.

    September 04, 2023
  • Honda Care: Is It Worth Buying?

    Honda Care vehicle service contracts provide critical component coverage in the event of a mechanical breakdown after your car’s factory warranty expires.

    August 05, 2023
  • Best Websites To Sell Your Car Online

    The best websites to sell your car online include, Carvana, Peddle, CarMax, Copart, CarGurus and Vroom, and we’ll tell you what each one offers.

    September 01, 2023
  • Peddle Review

    Peddle reviews show that customers rate the car-selling website highly for its ease of use and fast payments, and it’s a good place to sell an old car.

    August 22, 2023
  • Where Do Car Repairs Cost the Most in 2023?

    The highest average car repair costs are in California, Hawaii, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia in 2023, while repairs typically cost the least in Ohio.

    August 31, 2023
  • Cheap Car Shipping

    Our research team found that the top three cheap car shipping companies of 2023 are Montway Auto Transport, Sherpa Auto Transport and AmeriFreight.

    July 31, 2023
  • Open vs. Enclosed Car Shipping

    Deciding on open vs. enclosed car shipping largely depends on your budget, car make and model, time frame and willingness to accept potential damages.

    July 30, 2023
  • Car Shipping From California to Hawaii

    Top companies for car shipping from California to Hawaii include Montway Auto Transport, SGT Auto Transport, American Auto Shipping and AmeriFreight.

    July 30, 2023
  • How Long Does It Take To Ship a Car?

    While how long it takes to ship a car depends on the distance traveled and carrier availability, cross-country transports normally take about a week.

    By Daniel Robinson July 30, 2023
  • Historical Auto Loan Rates

    Although auto loan rates haven’t reached the highs of the 1980s, they’ve fluctuated quite a bit over the last several decades. We’ll look at trends since 1972.

    June 14, 2023
  • Are Americans Ready for an Unexpected Car Repair?

    We conducted a survey of 1,000 participants and found that over 36% of Americans may be unable to afford an unexpected car repair cost of more than $500.

    August 31, 2023
  • How To Tell if Your Car Shipping Company Is a Scam

    We'll run through various types of car shipping scams, reveal red flags you should look out for in providers and explain how to avoid falling for scams.

    June 08, 2023
  • What Is a Used Car Warranty?

    A used car warranty takes care of certain repair costs related to mechanical breakdowns caused by defective parts and workmanship flaws on older vehicles.

    July 08, 2023
  • Used Car Warranties

    A used car warranty takes care of certain repair costs related to mechanical breakdowns caused by defective parts and workmanship flaws on older vehicles.

    By Guides Auto Team August 04, 2023
  • Best Extended Car Warranty Coverage Plans

    Endurance Supreme, ForeverCar Platinum Plus and Olive Complete Care are three of the best extended car warranty plans for bumper-to-bumper coverage.

    By Daniel Robinson July 28, 2023
  • Guide to Military Car Shipping for PCS Moves

    Military car shipping can be required at short notice and may entail quick vehicle shipments. We’ll rank top military providers and mention discounts.

    By Guides Auto Team July 30, 2023
  • Car Warranty vs. Car Insurance: A Comprehensive Guide

    Learn more about car warranties vs. car insurance and discover how each option could provide you with peace of mind in different ways when driving.

    By Alexandra Carver June 15, 2023
  • International Car Shipping: How Does It Work?

    International car shipping can be expensive, but it doesn’t need to be complicated. Learn more about the process and cost of international auto transport.

    By Guides Auto Team July 30, 2023
  • What Is an Extended Car Warranty?

    An extended car warranty is an optional vehicle protection plan that covers certain car repair costs in the event of a mechanical failure or breakdown.

    By Guides Auto Team August 31, 2023
  • Amtrak Car Shipping: How To Use the Auto Train

    Amtrak car shipping is an easy way to get vehicles from Washington, D.C., to Florida. However, it's of limited value if you need to move a car elsewhere.

    By Guides Auto Team July 30, 2023
  • 5 Best Car Hauling Companies of 2023

    The five best car hauling companies are Montway Auto Transport, Sherpa Auto Transport, SGT Auto Transport, American Auto Shipping and AmeriFreight.

    By Guides Auto Team June 21, 2023
  • What Does a Car Warranty Cover?

    Whether bought from an automaker or a third-party provider, a car warranty covers expensive repair costs caused by defective parts or faulty workmanship.

    By Guides Auto Team August 31, 2023
  • Should You Get an Extended Warranty in 2023?

    You should get an extended warranty if you want to gain peace of mind about repairs for an older or high-mileage car that you plan to keep for a while.

    By Guides Auto Team August 31, 2023
  • How To Shop for an Extended Car Warranty

    Learning how to shop for an extended car warranty comes down to carefully checking out coverage plans, transparency, customer service and typical costs.

    By Guides Auto Team August 31, 2023
  • How To Buy an Extended Warranty

    Learning how to buy an extended warranty and making sure you get the best plan involves comparing quotes from dealerships and third-party providers.

    By Guides Auto Team August 31, 2023
  • Ox Car Care Warranty Review

    Ox Car Care warranty plans are directly backed by the company and come with unique benefits. Customer reviews are mixed, though, for this newer provider.

    August 30, 2023
  • Car Shipping to and From Hawaii

    We'll explain the details of car shipping to Hawaii, from average costs and the typical process to top providers for moving a vehicle to the Aloha State.

    By Guides Auto Team July 30, 2023
  • Top Moving and Car Shipping Tips for Peak Season 2023

    If you’re making a move this summer, you might be looking for the best way to ship your car. Check out our peak-season moving and auto transport tips.

    By Guides Auto Team July 31, 2023
  • What Is a Dealership Warranty?

    It’s convenient to buy an extended warranty from the dealership when you purchase a car, but should you? We’ll help you make an informed coverage decision.

    By Guides Auto Team August 31, 2023
  • When Is the Best Time To Buy Cars?

    Regardless of whether you are buying a new or used vehicle, December is the best time to buy a car due to the great deals on the current year’s models.

    By Guides Auto Team August 31, 2023
  • Best Car Warranty Companies

    The best car warranty companies are Endurance, Olive, CarShield, Carchex and Protect My Car based on reputation, customer experience, cost and coverage plans

    By Daniel Robinson August 31, 2023
  • Should You Ship a Car or Drive It?

    Is it better to ship a car or drive it when making a long-distance move? We'll explain the car shipping process and help you to make the right choice.

    By Guides Auto Team July 29, 2023
  • Our Auto Loans Consumer Survey Results Explained (2023)

    Our survey of auto loan consumers showed that most people got the loan terms and monthly payments they expected through an easy application process.

    By Guides Auto Team February 28, 2023
  • How To Ship a Car to Another State

    Learn how to ship a car to another state in this guide, where we reveal ways to save money and avoid hassle if you need a cross-country shipment.

    By Guides Auto Team July 27, 2023
  • Truck Shipping

    Truck shipping services can move your pickup across the country with options like open or enclosed shipping, taking the hassle out of moving it yourself.

    By Guides Auto Team July 27, 2023
  • Car Warranty Quotes

    To get the best deal on an extended warranty, compare average car warranty quotes for bumper-to-bumper and powertrain warranties from leading providers.

    By Guides Auto Team August 31, 2023
  • Cheap Car Warranty

    In our research, we found ForeverCar, Olive, CarShield, Concord Auto Protect and Endurance offer the cheapest extended car warranties in the industry.

    By Guides Auto Team August 31, 2023
  • Consumers Credit Union Auto Loans

    Our review team rates Consumers Credit Union auto loans 9.3 out of 10.0 for the company’s reputation and its wide range of loan amounts and term lengths.

    By Daniel Robinson July 18, 2023
  • Best 72-Month Auto Loan Rates

    The 72-month auto loan rates you find depend on the amount you’re financing, your credit score, the loan-to-value ratio, your down payment amount and more.

    By Laura Shaughnessy September 07, 2023
  • CarShield Reviews

    CarShield earned a rating of 8.9 out of 10 from our team based on review standards that take into account cost, coverage, reputation and customer service.

    By Guides Auto Team September 01, 2023
  • Montway Auto Transport Reviews

    After reading hundreds of Montway Auto Transport reviews, our team found that the company offers an outstanding shipping experience and affordable rates.

    By Laura Shaughnessy August 14, 2023
  • Best Car Shipping Companies

    The best car shipping companies in 2023 are Montway Auto Transport, Sherpa Auto Transport, SGT Auto Transport, AmeriFreight and American Auto Shipping.

    By Guides Auto Team August 09, 2023
  • Auto Loan Refinance

    Refinancing an auto loan involves replacing your existing loan with another, giving you a chance to get better rates and terms for monthly car payments.

    By Laura Shaughnessy August 21, 2023
  • Preapproved Car Loan

    Getting preapproved for a car loan means getting a financing offer that can help you find the best rates, be financially flexible and know what you can afford.

    By Daniel Robinson August 06, 2023
  • Honda finance review

    Honda Financial Services provides loan options for borrowers who want to lease or purchase vehicles. See what we discovered about Honda finance opportunities.

    October 05, 2022
  • Car Loan Calculator

    Using a car loan calculator can help you determine your monthly payment before you take out a loan. See why auto loan calculators are important and how to use them.

    By Guides Auto Team March 31, 2023
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