Should You Care More About Age or Mileage When Buying a Used Vehicle?

Car Mileage

When used car shopping, certain people are very particular about what they want… for instance, if there’s a certain body shape/style for a certain year that later gets changed, they’re willing to get the “older” version specifically to get “the look” they want for that vehicle. Which is more important when buying a used vehicle– […]

Why You Should Test Drive Before Buying a Used Car

Test Driving Used Cars

You should take a test drive before buying a car. How else will you know how it handles on the road if you don’t test it out for yourself? The Benefits of Taking a Test Drive Taking a test drive is a great way to test how a vehicle you’re interested in handles on all […]

What Will a Vehicle History Report Tell You?

Vehicle History Reports

What will a vehicle history report tell you? It details who owned the vehicle, if/when it was in any accidents, and tells the title status, mileage and more. Typically, people get the vehicle history report from Carfax.com, which is a major provider, though there are others like AutoCheck.com. How to Obtain a Vehicle History Report […]

A Checklist to Follow Before Buying a Used Car

Checklist When Buying a Used Car

Okay, so you have it in your mind that you’re going to buy a used car. Now what? Do Your Homework First, you’ll want to do some research about different vehicles to see what others are saying about them. Narrow down your choices by reading reviews and checking prices. For instance, you can do an […]

Warning Signs of an Untrustworthy Used Car Dealership

Untrustworthy Used Car Dealerships

If you’re thinking about buying a used car, how do you know if the dealership you’re visiting is a “bad one?” Attitude Firstly, how is their attitude? When you talk with people there, are they interested in talking with you or do they ignore you? Are they rude to you? If so, find another dealer, […]

How Are Used Cars Priced?

Used Car Prices

How are used cars priced? Like real estate, the used car market follows the rules of supply and demand. When a certain vehicle is in short supply but high demand, the price goes up. If there are plenty of them around and demand isn’t that high for them, the price goes down. Market Trends Dealers […]

Why Buying a Used Car From a Private Seller is Risky

Buying a Used Car

One lady wanted a used car for her 16-year-old son to use to get to work and back. So she saw that her neighbor across the street had a “for sale” sign on his old Pontiac Grand Prix. After some negotiations, the lady bought it for just $600– a bargain, right? It didn’t turn out […]

Common Car Care Myths

Car Myths

Although there is a great deal of information available to consumers about their vehicles, there is also a bunch of misinformation . What are some current car care myths? Oil Changes Prevalence For the longest time, people assumed you had to change the oil every 3,000 miles. And for a long time, that was true. […]

Signs It’s Time to Junk Your Car

Junking a Car

Some people like keeping their vehicle ‘til it’s “on its last leg.” That said, when is a good time to “junk” your car or truck? If you’ve had the vehicle for what seems like forever, and you take it to a mechanic who tells you it needs costly repairs, it might not be worth fixing […]

Here’s How You Can Keep Your Car Clean

What happens to the exterior of your car (staying clean versus getting dirty) is pretty much determined by the weather in your area, so it’s out of your control. But what happens to the interior is very much something you can have some control over, since it’s your domain. What do you think is the […]