Carfax is known as the number one consumer reporting tool when it comes to buying used cars. While other companies, such as AutoCheck, exist, Carfax remains the ‘go to’ when it comes to vehicle reporting. Many people, however, do not understand exactly what a vehicle report is, nor how to read them. It’s very important when shopping for a used car that you understand Continue reading
You’re a mile from home when the dreaded check engine light comes on. I know as a female my first reaction is that my engine is going to blow up any minute now. After about ten minutes of panic, twenty-five phone calls, and a series of text messages to my boyfriend to be on standby Continue reading
In today’s market, cars last longer. Warranties are frequently offered for up 100,000 miles, which would have been unheard of twenty years ago. High mileage vehicles can be purchased and kept running easily. If you’re in the market for a used car, or already have one, we’ve developed a list of surefire ways to keep your car running. They’re pretty easy, and if followed, the life of your car will easily be extended. Continue reading
Yes, it the end of summer. As sad as it is, there’s still plenty of warm weather ahead! Even better, there’s plenty of good deals. There’s a lot of logic to buying at the end of a season. At the end of winter, you get the best deals on sweaters, and you stock up for next year. You can buy that great jacket on sale, or those warm cashmere mittens. Yes, you can finally afford them! Continue reading
We’ve all dealt with them. The sales people who badger you, say unbelievable things, and seem so self-centered you wonder if they’ve ever closed a deal in their life. The worst, getting to the end of a deal, and realizing you’re dealing with a sleaze bag. Unfortunately, they’re out there. Fortunately, we have a list of tell-tale signs to help you avoid them. Continue reading
So many car dealerships are eager to sell you a vehicle. Most don’t care which vehicle it is as long as you’re willing to pay for it. As the consumer, you need to be concerned with the price, the drive quality, the options, and gas mileage, and so much more. If you’re having trouble getting started, make two lists: one column should be NEEDS and the next should be WANTS. Make sure you check off your needs list first, and then you can start adding wants in. Continue reading
We’ve developed a list on common mistakes that buyer’s make. Looking over the list, most of it has to do with lack of car buying education. Your best weapon when it comes to buying a car – is knowledge. Know your rights, know your credit score, know what you can afford, know how to test drive, know how to get financed, and most of all,know what the car is worth.