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FTC returns money to customers of deceptive auto dealerships

Kira Krown
Buying a car is a big purchase that most of us have to finance. Many people who financed vehicles they bought at Tate’s Auto had their vehicles repossessed. Why? According to the FTC, Tate’s Auto
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Peer-to-peer car sharing: A potentially risky side gig

Kira Krown
If you’re looking for a way to make some extra money, you might be thinking about renting out your car through a peer-to-peer (P2P) app like Getaround, Turo, or HyreCar. Like other P2P companies that
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Buying a car or truck?

Jim Kreidler
One thing that comes with being in the military is almost constant change — new cities, new homes, new friends — and new cars. As part of Military Consumer Month, if you’re thinking about buying a new
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FTC says companies’ warranty restrictions were illegal

Seena Gressin
Sometimes good gizmos go bad. If the gizmo — whether a motor vehicle, home appliance, or other consumer product — is under warranty, you may want to bring it to the dealer for repair. Or, you may
Consumer Alert

FTC Announces Auto Buyers Study Reports

Jim Kreidler
Many of us depend on our cars — for work, errands, shuttling kids, and visiting loved ones. Maybe we love the freedom and convenience cars give us — but many of us find the car-buying process
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Getting stimulus checks from car dealerships? Nope.

Jim Kreidler
During these difficult economic times, scammers will do almost anything to try to get your money. Including, it turns out, making bogus claims about economic stimulus checks to lure customers to auto
Consumer Alert

Behind on car payments because of the Coronavirus?

Amy Hebert
Are you worried that you won’t be able to make your next car payment because you’ve lost your job or income because of the Coronavirus? Or are you already behind on your payments? You’re not alone
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Do you have a 2012, 2013, or 2014 VW Passat TDI?

Lesley Fair
If you have a 2012, 2013, or 2014 Passat 2.0L TDI and got the approved emissions modification, Volkswagen has identified a potential problem with the “fix” it installed on your car that needs your
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