Car Buying Tips & Advice

Tips and advice that you need to know before buying your next car, truck or SUV.

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Should You Pay More Than MSRP for a Car?

09/03/2021
Should You Pay More Than MSRP for a Car?
Whenever a hotly anticipated vehicle is released or inventory is low, prices tend to rise since there are more buyers than sellers. Here are a few tips from the Edmunds experts on how to minimize or avoid the added fees.

What Is MSRP? Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price for New Car Buying

09/03/2021
What Is MSRP? Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price for New Car Buying
Here's what you need to know about MSRP, sticker price, invoice, and other car-buying vocabulary basics.

When to Pay Sticker Price for a New Car

09/03/2021
When to Pay Sticker Price for a New Car
It doesn't happen often, but there are times when full sticker price is what you'll wind up paying for a new car.

Car Shopping Tips During the Global Microchip Shortage

09/01/2021
Car Shopping Tips During the Global Microchip Shortage
A global shortage in semiconductor chips has slowed down automotive production and caused inventory shortages of both new and used vehicles. Here's how this impacts car shoppers today.

How to Buy a Car

05/05/2021
How to Buy a Car
Here's everything you need to know about how to buy a car, from beginning to end. This article will focus on how to buy a new car, but we also show you where to go to buy a used car.

When Is the Best Time to Buy a Car?

05/05/2021
When Is the Best Time to Buy a Car?
The best time of year to buy a car doesn't boil down to just one weekend, month or season. You have lots of opportunities to find great deals and discounts on cars, and we list them here, along with some pros and cons for holiday weekends.

Should I Buy an Out-of-State Car?

05/05/2021
Should I Buy an Out-of-State Car?
Thinking about buying a new vehicle from another state because you can't find what you want close to home? Or just because you saw a better deal? Here are all the facts on out-of-state car buying that you'll need to keep in mind.

How to Buy a Used Car in 10 Steps

05/05/2021
How to Buy a Used Car in 10 Steps
Edmunds experts explain how to locate, price and negotiate to buy the used car you want.

How to Read a New Car Window Sticker

04/30/2021
How to Read a New Car Window Sticker
It's easy to navigate the sea of text and numbers on a new car's window sticker, once you know the key blocks of information it contains.



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