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Stories by Lauren Fix

Lauren Fix, The Car Coach®, is a nationally recognized automotive expert, analyst, author, and television host. A trusted car expert, Lauren provides an insider’s perspective on a wide range of automotive topics and aspects, energy, industry, consumer news and safety issues.
Used Cars, Flood Damage, Car Coach

The Car Coach: Beware of buying used, or new, cars with past flood damage

With car lots empty of new cars and the only option being a used vehicle, you need to perform due diligence before buying. Flood-damaged cars are something you may not consider when purchasing. And it is easy to hide from the buyer. However, every time there is a hurricane, extreme storm, or flood automobiles are ...

gas, mileage, tax, infrastructure bill

The Tax Man Cometh! Infrastructure bill includes new mileage and gas taxes

WASHINGTON: The government loves to spend your money. This is accomplished by more taxation and other user fees. The newest 3.5 trillion dollar infrastructure bill includes a “By The Mile Tax”. Those that are driving electric cars, which the government is pushing, will no longer be skirting road taxes you will now have to pay ...

The Car Coach, Dodge Charger, Hellcat

The Car Coach: 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody

The 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody is a “bad-ass” family sedan and the world’s only four-door muscle car. This could be a future collectible as manufacturers move to electric and hybrid platforms this could be the last of a dying breed of internal combustion muscle cars. Powered by a 6.2L high output supercharged ...