How Are Blue Book Prices Calculated?

When people are looking to buy a used car, they often consult the “blue book,” which is Kelley’s Blue Book– now found online at www.kbb.com.   The Kelley Blue Book (KBB) is a reference for those who want to buy used cars, but aren’t too sure what the price should be. KBB does the work [...]

How is a Credit Score Calculated?

If you’re thinking of making a big purchase, such as a home or vehicle, it’s a good thing to know your credit score.   In theory, a credit score tells banks and lenders how you deal with money. Are you creditworthy? Do you pay your bills in full, on time? A high credit score means [...]

Should You Buy a Used Car from a Dealer or Private Seller?

It happens sooner or later: you don’t just want a new/different car or truck, but you need one. Then you’re faced with figuring out whether to go to a car dealer or buy one from a private seller.   Car dealers are in the business of selling and leasing cars and trucks on a daily [...]

Four Ways to Keep Your Brakes in Tip-Top Shape

Let’s face it. When it comes to safety on the road, your brakes are the most important part of your car. When cruising through traffic at high speeds, the idea of your brakes failing is a total nightmare. Fortunately, cars are built well to prevent this type of catastrophe. Still, even slightly damaged brakes can [...]

How Do You Know When You Need to Replace Your Tires?

A while ago there was a TV commercial that said, “There’s a lot riding on your tires.” That’s so true. Think about it—tires are what connect your big, heavy vehicle to the ground. When the tires move, you move. When they’re in good shape, you’re in good shape.   Eventually, though, tires wear down and [...]

443 Auto Sales Will Help You Find a Quality Used Car

When you’re buying a used car, you need to make sure of one thing: you’re not getting into deep water or overpaying. Kelley Blue Book and CarFax are two great tools for helping you determine the true, fair value of the vehicle you want to buy.   At 443 Auto Sales, we know how to [...]

Should I buy a Used Car from a Dealership or a Private Seller?

Buying a used car can be a good deal, but it depends on a number of factors. One of the chief questions to ask is this: “Should I buy a used car from a dealer or a private seller?”   Dealers are established businesses, whereas private sellers could be anyone, anywhere. Do you want to [...]

How Many Miles Should You Get Out of Your Car

First time car buyers always want to know how many miles they can expect to get out of a car, especially if they are buying used. While there is not chart or recommended regulation to gain guidance from, there is one essential factor that every car owner should understand: you get out of the car [...]

Buying a Car? 5 Easy Steps to Getting the Best Value for Your Money

For many people, their car is almost a home away from home. It is more than just a way to get from point A to point B. They often do business in it, they eat in it, some important decisions are made in it. Ultimately, finding the right automobile for you and your family, and [...]

Should I Trade-In Or Repair My Car?

When you own a car, there’s an inevitable question you’ll eventually have to ask yourself: “Is it time to trade my car in for a different, newer model, or should I pay for repairs and keep it just a little while longer?”   If you’re the kind of person who always looks for bargains and [...]