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The Hot Wheels Market Is HoSince its inception in 1968, Hot Wheels cars have been a favorite among children and collectors. So what is the current market for Hot Wheels collectibles like? What determines value in the market? Let's find out!

The Power of Nostalgia

For collectors like Steve Ellison, the love of Hot Wheels grew from his childhood. He tells the Toronto Star that while he'd owned a few toy cars as a kid, decades later, he had the chance to get all of the cars he never had growing up.

The Buzz About Nio CarsFounded in 2014 on the principles of technological innovation and smart design, Nio has been generating some serious global buzz recently. In this article, we'll take a look at the Nio brand and why it is so distinct from other vehicle manufacturers.

Who is Nio?

Nio's Chinese name, Weilai, literally means "blue sky coming," which seems appropriate for the company's optimistic trajectory.

Originally, the company had little experience when it came to vehicle manufacturing; however, today it partners with a state-owned auto manufacturer to produce electric vehicles (EVs) to rival competitors like Tesla.

The Best Cars for TeensWhen you have a young driver in your household, you have to make some difficult decisions about what kind of cars they should drive. On one hand, you don't want an inexperienced driver in a expensive new ride. On the other hand, you want that inexperienced driver to have something dependable. In this article, we’ll discuss the best options for teen drivers.

Worst Cars for Teen Drivers

First things first, there may be some cars you want to avoid. Sports cars might entice teen drivers to drive fast, while massive SUVs and full-size pick-up trucks can be a challenge for inexperienced drivers to maneuver and park.

How to Get the Best Resale When it's time to sell or trade in your used vehicle, you'll want to get the most money possible for it. In this article, we'll discuss the most common factors that contribute to a vehicle's resale value.

Documentation

Having the right documentation can make a big difference in the final amount you receive. What sort of paperwork can be the most helpful for determining a car's value?

  • Paperwork from when you bought the car, showing the purchase price
  • Car history report, if available
  • Service records or receipts from maintenance, repairs, or upgrades
  • Insurance paperwork

What Makes a Vehicle StreetWhen you buy a vehicle from a dealership, you can be sure it's in street legal condition. If you buy a vehicle in a private sale, though, it's up to you to verify that it has everything it needs to be street legal. This is also true if you own an off-road vehicle (ORV) and would like to drive it on public roads.

While legal requirements vary slightly by state, this post will cover the basic requirements a vehicle must satisfy to be considered street legal.


Height Requirements

Many states have requirements regarding minimum vehicle height. Some states prohibit hydraulic lift suspensions. If the vehicle you purchase has been modified from manufacturer specifications (such as a "low rider" vehicle), check with your local department of motor vehicles to determine height requirements that may apply.