People look for a lot of things in a car when they shop — some want a sporty car, a sexy car, or a car that’s ultra efficient. Above all else, what trait people look for the most is American made. Consumer Reports reveals that, given the choice, 78% of people would rather buy a product […]
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Tips For Buying A Used Car At Auction
For most of us, buying a car is the second largest financial commitment we’ll make in our lifetime. So naturally, we all want to get the best deal possible for our dollar! If you’re looking for used cars for sale, an auction can be a great way to pick up a quality new set of […]
Essential Money-Saving Car Buying Tips
The great thing about being a customer for a new car is that it is you sitting in the driver’s seat. While some dealership sales people might not want you to think so, you call the shots. While painless car-purchase may sound like a contradiction in terms, the determined among us can achieve this minor […]
Should You Buy An Extended Warranty?
Extended warranties aren’t for everyone, but they can be a good purchase for a lot of consumers. Here’s how you can decide if an extended warranty (aka service contract) is right for you: 1) Do you have the ability to pay for a big repair? The worst-case scenario with any vehicle is that a major […]
Used Car Value: How Much is a Used Car Worth?
We recommend three car valuation guides that are popular with both consumers and auto industry experts: NADAguides.com, kbb.com (Kelley Blue Book), and Edmunds.com. When it comes to a used car, each of these guides will give you two numbers – the wholesale value (also known as the trade-in value) and the retail value.
What is Dealer Holdback?
Holdback is money that an auto manufacturer pays a dealership to stock their inventory. You’re probably wondering why a dealership needs to be paid to stock inventory. After all, if the dealer wants to sell cars, don’t they need cars on the lot? Why do they need to be paid for that? The answer is […]
7 Tips For Buying A Car From A Private Seller
Buying a car from a private party can be a great way to save some money. Millions of people buy and sell their cars privately every year, and 98% of the time the transaction is honest and forthright. Nonetheless, it’s imperative that you that you follow these tips so that you don’t get taken advantage […]
When Is The Best Time to Buy a New Car?
Just like fruits and vegetables, there are good times of year to buy a new car, and there are bad times. The car-selling season officially begins in March, and it runs through mid to late October, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that those are the best times to buy. For instance, if you’re looking to […]
Car Buying Tips: Don’t Get Emotionally Involved
First, a little philosophy. Cars are not worth being attached to. They’re just plastic, aluminum, iron, some rubber, and some oil: they’re just a “thing.” They get old, they wear out, and even worse, they can be destroyed at any time. You can park your car on the side of the road on a Friday […]
Car Buying Negotiation Tips: Patience and Walking Away
When it comes to buying a car, be patient, and don’t be afraid to walk away. First of all, patience is a blessing when it comes to buying a car. Any buyer that doesn’t have to buy right away has the advantage. Sellers have to sell within a certain amount of time. A private seller […]