Some of the worst things in life have one thing in common: it’s harder to get out of them than it is to get in. But unlike cults, open wells and vacation timeshares, walking away from your Fair car is as quick and easy as ordering it on the app. Here’s our quick three-step guide on turning in your Fair ride to ensure you won’t face any surprises when you're ready to move on to another car—or give some other mode of transportation a try.
4 Scary New Repossession Techniques
More Americans are behind on their auto loan payments—and that means boom times are here for repossession companies, who are using increasingly high-tech methods to haul away the cars of delinquent drivers. Here are some of the scariest ones we’ve heard.
When you think of your monthly expenses, what does a few hundred dollars typically get you? Pilates/Crossfit/yoga classes? Well, what if two Benjamins (and a few Jacksons) could get you a car? In fact, this exact scenario is entirely possible if you’re into these six Fair models—each one running you less than $300 per month.
Experiences Are Replacing Possessions As What Define Us
There was a time when the American dream was defined by what we owned: a house, car, jewelry, furniture, artwork. Having stuff meant we were successful and statused and, man, we just loved it all. But, as the saying goes, times have changed. People—particularly Millennials—have come to understand that owning something actually carries significant life-inhibiting costs: time, maintenance, storage, repairs, even your peace of mind. Here are six reasons that millions of people are simplifying their lives for the better by owning less stuff.
Your Fair Car Includes It. What It Covers May Surprise You.
Just like us, our cars need regular checkups to make sure they’re in good shape. Thankfully, every Fair car comes with two annual routine maintenance visits, covering oil and filter changes, tire rotations, and multi-point inspections. So how do you, maintenance-minded Fair customer, take advantage of this important benefit?
A Temporary Employer Insisted I Get an Auto Loan. The Damage Was Quite Permanent.
In my first autumn out of college, I got a job working for the campaign of a state school board candidate in the Gulf Coast region of Texas. It was not my dream job. In fact, it was glorified temp work. But that didn’t stop the consultants who’d hired me from insisting that I procure, as a part of my duties, a permanent set of wheels. Agreeing to their demand turned out to be one of the biggest mistakes of my life.
We Owe More On Cars Than Credit Cards. That's A Problem.
Since the beginning of the auto industry, car loans have been how most of us who don’t have a spare $35k in our money clips can afford a vehicle. But have you ever examined what you’re really taking on when you agree to an auto loan—or how perilously deep this river of debt actually runs?
I’m not a doomsday prepper or anything, but most of my financial commitments are probably soft enough to pull off a pretty decent bug-out plan. Amid my loose fiscal attachments, however, one long-term contract has managed to stay chained to me like an ankle monitor: my cable TV plan.
Flexibility Is Key To Mastering The Freelance Life
The notion of work is changing. Nowadays, even those of us with full-time jobs are more likely to set our own hours, dress codes and other previously set-in-stone elements of office life. For those working the gig economy, the freedoms are even greater—and it can be equal parts awesome and stressful.
Your Decision Comes Down To Convenience vs. Value
If you’ve ever wanted to part with a car, you know how hard it can be. After all, you’re giving up the one physical object that’s been a part of all your awkward dates, mind-numbing commutes, and off-key power ballad sing-alongs. Here are three ways to get rid of a car that’s outlived its place in your life.