Philip is an automotive expert who writes a syndicated column for NerdWallet. He has appeared on national TV and radio and once wore a hidden camera for ABC News to show how to haggle for a used car. His passion is helping people save money in their automotive budgets.
The latest from Philip
Turn Your Next Car Purchase Into a Vacation
If you treat shopping from afar as a “car-cation,” it can deliver lasting memories and a car you love.
What Is a Lease Buyout? Keep Your Leased Car or Sell It
You like your leased car and decide you want to buy it. Here’s how to do a lease buyout in 5 easy steps.
Tips and Traps When Buying a Used Car at Auction
If you avoid these common mistakes, you can save $3,000 to $4,000 when buying a used car.
Van Life Reality Check: 7 Questions to Shape Your Travels
Some key questions as you plan your new way of travel, and tips from those already rolling down that path.
Winter Tires Can Beat All-Wheel Drive in Safety, Savings
Snow tires are now “winter tires,” so-named because they are designed to handle snow, ice and extremely low temps.
Should You Snap Up a Post-Scandal Volkswagen Diesel?
They've been brought up to emissions standards and sometimes are a bargain. But are these used diesels a smart choice?
Fall in Love With Your Car Again Without Breaking the Bank
You may think detailing an old heap like yours is a waste of time and money. Quite the opposite.