A vehicle is one of the biggest purchases an American consumer can buy — so why aren’t the ins and outs of car buying more well-known? Before deciding to buy a new car, lease, or purchase a used vehicle, read through these resources to make sure you do your research beforehand. There are more expenses associated with vehicles, not just the down payment and monthly payments.

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The Complete Guide
This car buying guide will teach you everything from when it’s time to buy a new car through to how you can maintain a new vehicle’s value over the long-term and everything in-between. Whether you’re a first time car buyer or a seasoned pro who has negotiated many vehicle purchases, this guide is for you.
Buying A Car
Buying a car at some point in time is a reality that we all have to face. Money Crashers has compiled a list of several important car buying steps that you should follow. Heeding the advice in this article will help you save money, get the best deal, and hopefully, reduce the amount of stress involved with purchasing a vehicle.


Buying A Used Car
Going the used car route helps you avoid the depreciation that all new cars get hit with when they are driven off the dealer’s lot. But going this route also introduces a gambling aspect.  CARFAX created a checklist to help guide you through the inspection of a used car.
How Much Car Can You Afford?
Buying a car — and financing one — is a major decision. It’s important to determine how much you’ll be able to afford before you make a commitment. These tips can help you understand how much you can afford for your monthly payment, down payment, and other costs associated with buying a car.
Tips To Lower Car Insurance Payment
 There are actually methods to save money on car insurance. It requires a continued commitment to safety, paying attention to details, living in the right area, avoiding complacency with your coverage and, by all means, not being responsible for your adolescent driving (more on that one later).
Financial Advice for Buying A Car
 Buying a car is one of the priciest purchases you can make, so it’s definitely a subject that requires some financial advice.
Buying A Car From A Private Party
Going to the auto dealer isn’t the only way to buy a used car. Many car buyers purchase used vehicles from individuals, also known as private parties. Keep in mind that buying a car from an individual is much different from shopping for one at a dealer. Consider these important factors.
Buying vs. Leasing
This article contains a helpful breakdown of the differences between buying and leasing, as well as a thorough pros and cons list to help you make your decision.


3 Mistakes People Make When They Need A Car Loan
Knowing the common mistakes people make when dealing with getting a vehicle can help you avoid them. So here are the major ones.
Tips for Saving On Your Car Loan
Save money on auto financing by knowing these few tips.

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