Car Shopping

Trade-in or Sell Your Car? The Upsides and Downsides

Buying a new car is an exciting time. But for any car owners looking to get rid of their existing vehicle first, they may ask the question: “should I trade in my car or sell it”? As any seasoned car shopper can tell you, there is no wrong or right answer, just the best option […]

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9 Questions to Answer Before Getting Auto Financing

A car is the largest purchase most people make in their entire lives, apart from buying a home and paying for college. So, it’s wise to be prepared before signing on that dotted line. If you’re in a position to pay cash for a car, that’s great. However, many of us rely on financing. This […]

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Used Car Prices Are Up. Here’s How to Save

Buying a used car is a like a scavenger hunt. Instead of following a straight line from point A to point B, you might zigzag from one used car website to a local dealership to a dealer in the next town over to Craigslist, in your quest for the right vehicle. And these days, that path […]

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Get Plugged Into the Costs and Benefits of Electric Cars

It seems you can’t drive a mile these days without stopping at a red light behind a hybrid or electric car. The uptick in vehicles running on batteries instead of gas is not surprising, as several major car manufacturers from GM to Ford and beyond continue to put out new models. While battery-powered options become […]

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How to Lease a Car and the Mistakes You’ll Want to Avoid

If you’re the type that craves a new set of wheels every few years, leasing a car may be an attractive option. While we don’t want to be a backseat driver, you should familiarize yourself with these car leasing essentials before you head to the dealership. Leasing vs. Buying Leasing a car is the auto […]

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Feel Buckled Into Your Car Payments? Refinancing Can Help

From aux cords to air fresheners, you can buy tons of accessories that make car ownership a more pleasant experience. But did you know you can also take out a new auto loan to benefit your wallet as well? From lowering your interest rate to decreasing your monthly payment, refinancing your car can make paying […]

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6 Tips for Staying Safe While Buying a Car

Your vehicle has been with you through it all: bringing home your now-toddler, countless summer road trips to the shore, and most recently, shuttling bags and bags of essential groceries and home goods during your monthly pandemic supermarket runs. It’s been a V.I.P. member of your family for years, but now it’s time for an […]

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How to Buy a Car Online: Tricks, Tips, and Tune-Ups

It’s incredible what’s available to you with just one click these days. All sorts of necessities, oddball buys … and now even four wheels. You might not have considered it before, but shopping for and buying cars online is becoming faster, easier and more common. Car shopping via your desktop, laptop, or even your phone, […]

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Should You Buy a New or Used Car?

You’ve phoned a friend. Polled your parents. Taken an online quiz and spent hours researching online. But you still can’t answer one seemingly simple question: Should I buy a new or used car? Of course, you’d love to slide in behind the wheel of a brand-new car. But when you’re trying to be budget conscious, […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Manufacturer’s Warranty and a Vehicle Service Contract?

We’ve all been there: on our commute, on a road trip, or on the way home in the rain — and the check engine light flashes on. Uh oh. Almost everyone deals with car trouble at some point or another, and no matter the situation, it’s a pain in the you-know-what. Fortunately, you can ease […]

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