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Car Buying Tips - Used Car Buying Tips

  • How to Locate Used Car Deals

    How to Locate Used Car Deals

    Have you been thinking of buying a used car?  If so, maybe you haven’t put much thought into how to locate deals on used cars. There are many choices available to make the best decision......

  • Car Buying Tips & Tricks

    Car Buying Tips & Tricks

    In the savage jungle of automotive marketplace, car buying has no rules. No one answers to any higher authority other than the dollar. The buyer wants to pay as little as possible. The seller wants to......

  • What Is A VIN number?

    What Is A VIN number?

      VIN refers to the Vehicle Identification Number. Since 1981, the VIN has been composed of 17 character (numbers and letters) codes that authenticate a vehicle and its owner. Between 1954 and 1980,......

  • What is a Salvage Car?

    What is a Salvage Car?

    A salvage car has received enough damage that its repairs exceed its value. An insurance company has paid the claim and taken ownership of the vehicle. The vehicle’s plates and an original title......

  • What is the Kelley Blue Book Price?

    What is the Kelley Blue Book Price?

     The Kelley Blue Book price refers to an industry standard, the Kelley Blue Book, a publication that uses a series of factors to determine the current value of a......

  • How to Use a Car Value Calculator

    How to Use a Car Value Calculator

    In the days before the Internet, when an owner wanted to know the value of his vehicle, he visited a car dealer wishing for a car value estimator. The car dealer had a small book with a blue......

  • How To Read A Vin Number

    How To Read A Vin Number

    Everyone has usually wondered about how to read a VIN, or Vehicle Identification Number but it is really just as easy as plugging the number into any of a dozen web sites that will decode the sequence......

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    How to Calculate the Down Payment on a Used Car

    Many people believe you can't finance a used car purchase. Fortunately, these people are mistaken. Banks and credit unions routinely finance used car purchases. In fact, most......

  • How To Inspect A Used Car

    How To Inspect A Used Car

    1. Get Ready to Inspect Before you purchase a used car, it is important that you examine it thoroughly. Put on old......

  • Is Buying an Ex-Fleet Car a Good Idea?

    Is Buying an Ex-Fleet Car a Good Idea?

    What is a Fleet Vehicle?The word "fleet", suggests that the vehicle is just one vehicle in a group of cars owned by the same registered owner. A fleet vehicle can be defined in a few......