A Guide to Buying Cars — Tips, Tricks, & Expert Advice — For Smart Buyers
Buying a pre-owned used car can be tricky, especially if you are not a “car person” or don’t have a wealth of past experience.
It’s different from buying a brand new car from a new-car dealer in that used cars can come from individual sellers, small independent dealers, large national dealers, public auto auctions, government auctions, repossession sales, and even from scammers.
Since new cars depreciate in value so quickly, buying a used car will allow you to take the advantage and buy cheaper, after much of the depreciation has already taken place.
However, since used cars have been previously owned, there are potential problems and risks that depend on a vehicle’s age, mileage, condition, and accident history.
There are steps that should be taken to help avoid these kinds of problems when buying a used car.
- How and where to find reliable used cars
- How to know what to pay for a used car
- How to find and negotiate the best used car deals
- Warnings about used car scams
- Used cars to avoid
- How to finance and pay for a used car purchase
- How to trade a used car if you still have a loan
- What happens after a used car purchase
We answer all these questions and more on this website.
We’ll help you choose the right car, show you how to avoid problems, find and negotiate the best deals, steer clear of common car scams and dealer tricks. We’ll also tell you how to find cheap insurance, buy extended warranties, and the best way to finance your purchase. We also provide a handy easy-to-use online car loan calculator.
And much more ….