Fall Harvest, Gilroy, CA © Photo by Tara & Jeff Mello

Tara specializes in providing both practical advice for consumers on car buying and selling, safety and technology. Media outlets that have featured her work include: Woman’s Day, Parade, Automotive News, Woman’s World,, Truck Trend,, Camping Life, Auto World, and Westways (AAA’s monthly with 8 million circulation), among others. For (15 million unique visitors monthly), she currently writes the Cars blog as well as the weekly Driving for Dollars column, providing both practical financial advice for consumers as well as insight into the latest developments in the automotive world. She also regularly provides practical advice to car buyers and owners for (2.5 million unique visitors monthly).

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Sample Articles

Articles that do not have links are not available online. Please contact Tara for a copy.

5 Best Used Cars for Senior Citizens

Minivan Comparison Test
Total Car Score

9 Great Family-Friendly Car Accessories

The Pros & Cons of Convertibles
Shop AutoWeek

5 Easy Ways to Find Cheap Gas
Driving for Dollars weekly column on

2013 Mazda CX-5 Road Test Review
Total Car Score

More From Washington’s Olympic Peninsula
Camping Life

On The Road In Louisville

The Ultimate Car Owner’s Guide
Woman’s Day

From Concept to Production
New York Magazine

Travel Guide To Knoxville and the Towns Near the Great Smokies

The Family-Friendly Guide To Buying A Car
Woman’s Day