Michael Zak

Michael Zak

Michael Zak

Editor, AOL Autos

Michael Zak is an editor and writer for AOL Autos. He is a graduate of Kalamazoo College where he majored in History and studied abroad in Strasbourg, France at the Université Marc-Bloch. A native of metro-Detroit, Michael has been a long-time follower of the auto industry. Areas of interest for him include green and hybrid engineering, performance vehicles, the history of the auto industry, and general automotive news. When he is not working on content for AOL Autos, Michael enjoys playing hockey and golf, reading, writing, spending time with his friends and family, and traveling.

Which Month Is The Best Month To Buy A New Car?

Throw out everything you thought you knew about car shopping. According to a big new study from TrueCar, August -- not late December as is commonly accepted -- is the best month to buy a new car.

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Drivers Say They're Ready For Autonomous Cars

More than three-quarters of 2,000 licensed drivers surveyed by Insurance.com said they would likely consider buying an autonomous vehicle if and when they become available.

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Study Shows Drivers Fight Fatigue With Dangerous Strategies

With millions of Americans getting behind the wheel for long road trips this summer, driving while fatigued is a given. Drivers are combating the issue in the wrong ways, according to a new survey.

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Criminals Are 'Cloning' Cars To Move Drugs And Stolen Vehicles

That government service truck you passed the other day might not have been as official a vehicle as you thought. Rather, it could have been an impeccably disguised drug mule.

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How Car Types Determine Insurance Premiums

It has been well documented that your car insurance rates are determined by a number of factors. These include your age, driving history, marital status, geographic location and credit history, to name a few. Your premium is also determined by the type of car you drive, though not in the way you might think, according to a new study from WalletHub.

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Used Cars In Five Segments Will Soon Be Cheaper

Used cars across five different segments will soon get much cheaper, according to a new study from Black Book. If you're in the market for one of these types of vehicles, you may want to hold off on shopping until late spring or summer.

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