Is It Better to Buy a Used Vehicle or Lease a New One?

Woman Buying a Car

Are you thinking about leasing a new car? Why is it better to buy a used car than to lease a new one? What is the better option financially?  While leasing a brand-new car for a monthly payment may seem tempting, it makes more sense, financially, to buy a used car. That’s because leases have […]

How to Find Value When Shopping for a Used Car

Used Car Prices

Okay, so you have in your mind that you’re ready to look for a used car or truck. What do you do? If you’re like most people, you’ll probably go online and do some research. This is a good idea. From the comfort of your computer or device, you can see what’s “out there,” and […]

3 Ways to Save Buy a Used Car With Bad Credit

Credit Application for a Used Car

Look, we all get in financial pickles, and sometimes the predicament we’re in so great that it destroys our credit. Is the system fair? No, probably not. But it is what we have, and if you have bad credit and need to purchase things such as a used car, there are still things you can […]

5 Things to Look At When Buying a Used Car

Inspecting a Used Car

So you’ve made the decision to buy a used vehicle, but aren’t sure the things you need to evaluate to determine whether or not you’re buying a gem with a lot of life in it, or whether you’re buying a clunker you’ll regret purchasing in a month. As such, when you’re in the market for […]

When is The Optimal Time to Buy a Used Car?

Buying a Used Car

If you’re the kind of person who is looking for “the best deal for the best price,” then you’ve probably asked yourself this question: “What is the optimal age to purchase a used car?” And then you wondered… “A year old? Two-years-old? More than that?” Considerations One of the things that people worry about when […]

Ways to Maximize Your Used Car Investment

Checking Out Car Features

When you’re thinking about buying a used vehicle you ideally want to maximize your investment. You want a decent vehicle rather than a “lemon,” right? And you want the best vehicle for the most affordable price.  Focus on Features With that in mind, how can you maximize your investment by buying a used vehicle? First, […]

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 […]

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– […]

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 […]