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Research and articles related to how to buy or sell a car

Financial Advice

BUYING OR SELLING A CAR

Articles and research about vehicle ownership and purchases

Research and articles related to how to buy or sell a car

Financial Advice

BUYING OR SELLING A CAR

Articles and research about vehicle ownership and purchases

What is GAP Insurance?

Published September 16, 2014 | Updated February 14, 2015

Learn what GAP insurance is and how to determine if you need GAP insurance on your new car loan

Opting for Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP) on your new car loan is a wise decision, especially if you're financing the full MSRP of the vehicle. Learn when to say "yes" or "no" when your lender asks if you want GAP. [MORE]

Trading In Your Car: Pros & Cons

Published October 31, 2013 | Updated December 14, 2014

Factors to consider when deciding whether to sell your car or trade in your car to a dealership

This article will help you evaluate whether trading in your vehicle to a dealership or selling it privately will benefit you the most. The more work you put into the sale, the more money you can gain from the sale. [MORE]

10 Used Car Buying Myths & Mistakes

Published August 6, 2014 | Updated November 15, 2014

Avoid these mistakes and myths next time you're buying a used car or truck

Whether you're shopping at a dealership, online, or even know the person selling you their used car, familiarizing yourself with these 10 Used Car Buying Myths and Mistakes can save you from a financial nightmare. [MORE]

Prepare Your Car to Sell or Trade In

Published August 27, 2014 | Updated November 1, 2014

Before you trade in or sell your used car, follow these tips to make sure you get the best offer on your used car

Before you trade in or sell your car, doing these simple things can help ensure you receive good offers from potential buyers, sell the vehicle quickly, and have a positive overall sales experience. [MORE]

Financing a Vehicle for Your Business

Published October 16, 2014 | Updated October 31, 2014

Business owners should consider these factors when financing a commercial vehicle or vehicle for their business

Does your business need a company vehicle? This article covers what factors a lender will consider when deciding if they can finance a vehicle for your business, whether you're purchasing a commercial vehicle or regular consumer car. [MORE]

How to Shop for a Car

Published December 1, 2011 | Updated October 5, 2014

Doing some basic research before you shop for your new car can save you time and money

If you're buying your first car, make sure you walk into the dealership prepared to ask the right questions. Here are some car buying tips you should know before you start test driving. [MORE]

Tryin to decide between a new car or a used car? Consider these factors.

New vehicles quickly depreciate in value, used cars don't. New vehicles are more reliable, but used cars may not have been well-maintained. Consider these pros and cons to help decide between a new or used vehicle. [MORE]

What Everyone Should Know About 0% Offers

Published June 4, 2012 | Updated August 7, 2013

Zero percent offers aren't always as great as they seem

Advertisements for new cars and trucks with 0% financing can seem like a really great deal, but many people don't realize these offers may come with tons of fine print. This article covers some common pitfalls of 0% financing offers. [MORE]

3 Tips for Buying a Car from a Private Seller

Published March 15, 2013 | Updated July 1, 2013

Learn how to protect yourself when buying a car from a person or private seller

If you're thinking about purchasing a car from someone, it's a good idea to do some homework and objectively assess the deal. Whether you know the person or found the listing online, asking some basic questions can help you make your decision. [MORE]

9 Auto Scams to Avoid

Published March 1, 2012 | Updated June 14, 2013

Whether you're buying a vehicle from a dealership or a person, there are a multitude of ways a seller may attempt to pull a fast one on you, the buyer. This article covers how to identify these types of scams and how to protect yourself from them. [MORE]

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