Category: Car Buying Tips

Articles all about how to buy a used car.

CPO vehicles
18
May
2024
Posted in Car Buying Tips

Defining a Certified Pre-Owned Car (CPO)

A certified pre-owned (CPO) car is a used vehicle that has undergone a rigorous inspection and refurbishment process to meet specific quality standards set by the automaker. These cars are usually in better condition and come with additional warranties compared…

car broker
20
Dec
2023
Posted in Car Buying Tips

How a Car Broker Can Secure Your Next Vehicle

For anyone diving into the often-tricky world of car shopping, a car broker can be a game-changer. These pros cut through the confusing world of buying a car, bringing savvy and negotiation skills that often mean big savings and a…

04
Sep
2023
Posted in Car Buying Tips

How to Save Money for Your Next Ride

Purchasing a car involves more than merely selecting a make and model; it also requires careful financial planning and strategizing. Whether you’re drawn to a sleek new vehicle or a dependable older model, knowing how to save for the down…

online car purchase
18
Aug
2023
Posted in Car Buying Tips

Shopping for a Vehicle: Dealership vs. Online Buying

In the age of the internet, purchasing a vehicle has never been more accessible. But should you head to the dealership or click through to an online sales platform? Let’s explore the benefits and drawbacks of both approaches. Buying at…

11
Aug
2023
Posted in Car Buying Tips

Understanding Dealer Handling Fees

When you’re buying a car, dealer handling fees are those extra costs that come with the purchase. It’s good to have a clear picture of these fees before you finalize the deal. Let’s break down what you should expect, what…

02
Jun
2023
Posted in Car Buying Tips

Online Car Buying Tips and Tricks

In recent years, the automotive industry has seen a significant shift in consumer behavior, with an increased number of people turning to online platforms to purchase cars. This novel approach to car buying offers convenience, transparency, and the ability to…

checklist
26
May
2023
Posted in Car Buying Tips

Used Car Checklist: What Dealers Inspect

If you are looking to buy a used car, it’s likely that you will end up buying one from either a new car dealership or a dedicated used car dealer. Both types of dealerships have a decent variety of used…

auto insurance
03
May
2023
Posted in Car Buying Tips

Everything You Need to Know About Car Warranties

Purchase a new or used vehicle and a warranty accompanies most purchases. If the vehicle is new, the manufacturer supplies a set of warranties. If the vehicle is used and purchased through a dealership or used car lot, it may…

Enterprise Rent-a-car
07
Feb
2023
Posted in Car Buying Tips

Advantages and Disadvantages of Purchasing a Rental Car

With new car prices shooting through the roof, consumers would do well to examine their used vehicle options. One of the more popular choices is rental car vehicles owned by Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, and others. A rental car is typically…

bid auction
02
Aug
2022
Posted in Car Buying Tips

How to Win at Car Auction

Car dealers understand that turning over inventory quickly is the key to profitability. Adding cars to your inventory and finding satisfied customers to purchase them means you are doing your job. However, when inventories run low, your sales will suffer,…

car dealer
29
Apr
2022
Posted in Car Buying Tips

The Perks of Buying a Used Car Instead of a New One

Buying a new car can be an expensive decision, and many people wonder if there’s some way to cut costs by buying a used car instead. Lucky for you, the answer is yes! There are plenty of perks that come…

15
Apr
2022
Posted in Car Buying Tips

Gap Coverage May Save You Thousands of Dollars

Here’s a thought: you buy a new car and within months it is stolen or totaled following an accident. You believe that your insurance coverage is excellent, but are soon rudely awakened when your finance company sends you a bill…

01
Apr
2022
Posted in Car Buying Tips

Car Loan Essentials & Requirements

If you are in the market for a new car, most likely you will finance one. After all, few people can come up with the funds necessary for an all-cash deal. Financing, though, is fairly straightforward. This means there are…

Car dealer and customer shaking hands
31
Mar
2022
Posted in Car Buying Tips

What is a Program Car?

What is a program car? That’s a good question and it is a term that is unfamiliar to most consumers. In brief, a program car is a used vehicle, one that was used by a car dealer for an executive…

car dealer
01
Mar
2022
Posted in Car Buying Tips

Dealer Markups and How to Avoid Them

With the semiconductor shortage throwing a wrench into supply chains, manufacturers are dealing with uneven inventories nearly across the model range. We saw this problem arise in 2020 due to the global pandemic, then worsen in 2021. For 2022, the…

27
Dec
2021
Posted in Car Buying Tips

Why Are Cars So Pricey?

Cars and why they cost so much. Have you seen the prices of new cars lately? They’re downright expensive and that fact means fewer Americans can afford them. The average transaction price for vehicles sold reached $46,329 in November 2021,…

Chevrolet Dealer
21
Dec
2021
Posted in Car Buying Tips

How to Avoid Overpaying on a Used Car

Used car costs and how to save money on your purchase. Prices for new cars are up by more than 30 percent over the past year, according to separate reports from iSeeCars.com and Consumer Reports. The increase is staggering, brought…

Dodge Coronet
10
May
2021
Posted in Car Buying Tips

Before Making Your First Purchase: What to Check in a Used Car

Year in and year out, thousands of first-time car buyers head out to purchase their very first car. Just in 2020, there were 39.3 million pre-loved or used cars sold in the United States. The number of sales is almost…

21
Jan
2016
Posted in Car Buying Tips

Awesome Reasons Why A Mercedes Is The Best Option For First Time Drivers

Finding a car for a first-time driver is not easy because there are so many variables to consider. Plus, the insurance companies don’t want to take the risk, so the cost of the car is generally sky high. For the…

30
Oct
2015
Posted in Car Buying Tips

The Rookie’s Guide To Car Depreciation – And Why It’s So Important

Mention the phrase ‘car depreciation’ to anyone inexperienced in car buying, and you are likely to raise a yawn. It’s certainly not the most glamorous subject – but it’s also one of the first things you should know about when…