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
In This Hot Used Car Market, Used Plug-Ins Can Be a Deal
With used car prices up dramatically and gas prices peaking, older plug-in vehicles might be a good deal for some.
So You Think You Know How to Start a Car
Only about a quarter of 2021 models still use a traditional key. Your next key? Probably your phone.
How to Buy an Electric Car
Shopping for an EV takes a different strategy. Here's what you need to know to get a good deal.
6 Rules for Buying Your First Car
Break it down into an orderly process: budgeting, financing, choosing a car and then negotiating a clean deal.
5 Reasons Your Car Needs a Dash Cam
If your ride doesn’t already have a second set of eyes, it’s easy to find one with features that fit your needs.
Is It Finally Time to Get an Electric Car?
More electric vehicles are now available, but make sure an EV fits your lifestyle before you buy or lease one.
Yes, You Can Sell a Leased Car
Rising used car values offer a chance to get out of a lease you can't afford or even sell and pocket some cash.