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How Not to Get Swindled on the Car Lot

Let’s be honest: plenty of salespeople out there want to cheat you or want to unnecessarily upsell you. Spotting the salespeople trying to give you a bad deal on a vehicle, though, is sometimes difficult. The best that you can do is come to the lot prepared. If you know even a little bit, you […]

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Is a Zero-Down Lease Right for Me?

This time of year is often when people lease a new vehicle. If you do your research, you’ll probably find a lease option right for your budget, and during that research, you’ll probably come across information about zero-down leases. Here are the facts you need to decide if a zero-down lease is right for you. […]

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How Much Should You Spend on Your Car?

Answering the big question—how much you should spend on a car?—can be tough, because there are many variables that come into effect, including your income, the total cost of the car, the monthly payment of the car, your down payment, and if you have anything to trade in. While it ultimately depends on your own […]

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Used Car Inspection Sheet

Before you buy a used car, there are a few things you should check. Some of these things are minor and may not tell you anything about the car, but others can keep you from making a big mistake. Tools for Inspecting Don’t go used car shopping without a flashlight, a jack, and a clean […]

To Keep or to Sell Your Old Car

So you’ve had the perfect trade-in car sitting around in your driveway, unused for a while. That would be perfect if you were planning to trade in for a new car. But you’re perfectly happy with your day-to-day vehicle. Well, here are two things to consider before you sell and some advice on how to […]

What in a CARFAX Report Affects Vehicle Value?

CARFAX gives vehicle buyers detailed reports of what a vehicle has been through. It details everything from how many accidents the car has been in, to how many different people have owned the vehicle, and even the service records of the vehicle. CARFAX is designed to protect the consumer from buying a vehicle that has […]

Trading Your Car: At The Dealership

You’ve always got options when you’re trying to get money for your car. You could sell it yourself, which might require a little more work than you’re really looking for, or you could drive it onto the dealership lot and trade it in toward a new purchase. But trading in your car is a process, […]

Negotiating For A Car, Part 2

Last month, we looked at the preliminary research needed for negotiating for a car. No doubt, it’s an exciting time for both you and the dealer you’ll work with, but as you begin the process of looking for a new vehicle, you should consider a few things before you jump into negotiation.   Understand your […]

Negotiating for a Car, Part 1

Negotiating for a Car, Part 1 A car price is not set in stone. Yes, there is a price attached to every vehicle, but that price isn’t a frozen figure. When you’re planning to purchase a car, consider the price of the vehicle, what you think it’s worth, and what you’re willing to pay. Often, […]