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Buying a Car

1) Hire and independent diagnostic mechanic in that are when buying the vehicle 
ie from eBay motors. May charge $100
2) Do not fill out any forms using your SS# or driver's license. If paying from bank 
to theirs they don't need any of that information. Don't believe them even if they say 
it is needed to comply with money laundering laws.
3) Hos to pay long distance? Better to do this in person. Have an agreement in 
writing before getting there. A written sales order agreed by both parties
4) Make sure they have a title to sign over to you.
5) Authorize a wire transfer to them and pay them right there at the bank - from my 
financial institution to them 


1) Buying a used car

Buying a good used car


CARS

Cheapest times to buy a car:
1) November (specially around Thanksgiving weekend)
2) XMAS Eve or the whole month of December
3) New Years's Eve
4) Martin Luther King day
5) Columbus day or  Veterans day



FuelEconomy.govFind cars that protect the environment and save you money. 

Information on advanced technology, gas mileage tips, links, and car by car fuel ratings.



 If buying a new car go to www.ConsumerReports.org/cr/ncbk20 for new car price reports, side by side comparison of models and customized ratings. You need to subscribe to their website to have access to this information. Consumers Reports have valuable lists like “Recommended Cars”, “Best and Worst used cars” and “Reliable Used Cars by Price”. It also has a calculator that helps you decide to buy or lease.

You can also go to US News car and truck rankings at www.rankingsandreviews.com 

Google has special search results pages by selecting vehicles from www.google.com/base when you search for a specific car.

Yahoo Autos at www.autos.yahoo.com has teamed up with www.cars.com to include a car finder that helps you find what kind of car you might like according to price, driving style and fuel economy.

AOL autos at http://autos.aol.com has many car listings with car prices and mileage, also offers expert reviews on new cars from www.newcartestdrive.com which is an auto review site.



When buying cars online you will only see pictures , you can buy and allow to retunr in 7 days no questions asked. Always check car by an independent contractor. If you want to void dealing directly with a car dealership you can go to:

1)Carvana.com - Carvana®- Buy Cars Online‎ which is the first 360° online used car buying experience where consumers can search, finance, purchase, and take delivery of their car - all online. Another place you can go is Car Fax......or

2) Vroom: Buy, Sell or Trade-In Used Vehicles Online Buy, sell or trade-in a certified used car 

online from anywhere in the USA. 



www.carfax.com provides car history reports using the vehicle identification numver (VIN) for a 30 day fee. The report shows vehicle’s history, it is was a rental and how many owners it had.. They also have a used Car Listings you can search for used cars for sale based on vehicle history as well as year, make, model, price, mileage and other criteria.

Costco Auto Program The Costco Auto Program selects dealerships who meet strict requirements for ensuring member value, a streamlined buying experience and superior member satisfaction. Pricing and service are continuously monitored by conducting mystery shops of our own dealers, shopping the competition and surveying members to ensure our dealers remain competitive in their local markets.

TrueCar is a free service that helps car buyers connect with our network of over 10,000 new car dealers across the U.S. Each TrueCar Certified Dealer is committed to providing upfront pricing information for every vehicle on the lot – including full disclosure of any hidden costs or fees – in a hassle-free car buying experience for TrueCar members. The TrueCar car buying app provides tools to understand the current market price for brand new cars and trucks in your local area, and helps you understand the Guaranteed Savings* being offered by each TrueCar Certified Dealer. The app also includes a tool that reveals the TrueCar Price from any window sticker while on a TrueCar Certified Dealer's lot.

Find out how much a car will actually cost before you buy it at www.edmunds.com , there is a section there called “True Cost to Own” which lists the total cost like insurance and repairs for hundreds of vehicles. They also have a bargain section if you click on “new cars” and “incentives and rebates” to find out about cash-back and rebates and low interest financing. Also learn about trick and techniques salespeople use at the car dealership. You can get quotes from dealers, use a payment calculator to estimate monthly payments and it teams up with www.autotradercom to search for used cars online.

Another site to look at to find out the total cost to own before buying a car is www.autochannel.com . Check also the Kelley Blue Book at www.kbb.com and the National Automobile Dealers Association www.nadaguides.com for new and used car pricing and information guide.

The consumer automotive website www.IntelliChoice.com will tell you which certified pre-owned manufacturer sponsored programs are best if you are thinking about a used car. 


Used an auto loan calculator before you buy a car to find out how much are you really paying for a car at www.cars.com

Check Center for Auto Safety to check for recalls or notices of problems with your car.

TIP: If you have a reliable car and can afford the repairs then you don't need to buy an extended warranty on a car. If you feel you might not handle the cost of repairs then buy it. If you decide to buy this extended warranty buy it only from the manufacturer when buying the car. Buying from someone else, you run the risk that they will be gone when you need them.

Don't buy a car... use car sharing services instead like:

or rent a car when you need one like:

2)  Getaround  provides a peer-to-peer car-sharing marketplace that enables car owners to rent their cars to other people who needs those cars for specific reasons on a daily or hourly basis. They enable car owners to rent out their underutilized vehicles to a community of trusted drivers.
3) Hertz on demand  provides an hourly rental facility. Usually the cars are parked at designated places and customers book the car rental online and come to the parked car and just drive away by using their smart key. The company requires the customer to register their payment and driver license details and once they get accepted they can use the services as per requirement. The website of the company provides the exact location of the cars and how they can be booked.

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Paying your car loan