Car Buying Tips & Advice

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

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05/10/2020
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.

03/31/2020
Coronavirus Zero-Interest Car Loans and Deals
Automakers are offering auto loan finance deals including no-interest loans and deferred payments for qualified buyers. We round up current offers and supply resources to find more.

03/23/2020
Car Dealerships Step Up During Coronavirus
Dealership service and sales departments are taking extra steps to keep Americans on the road during COVID-19. We're collecting customer testimonials about their experiences during the pandemic.

03/19/2020
Online Car Shopping During Social Distancing
How do you buy a car — a traditionally time-intensive exercise requiring extensive personal interaction — in the age of COVID-19 and social distancing? We have a number of online shopping resources that make it easier than ever to research, view inventory, and even initiate a sale from the safety of your own home.

11/05/2018
Tips on When to Buy a Car to Get the Best Deal
The best time 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 the holiday weekends that are advertised as offering great car deals.

04/30/2018
AWD vs. 4WD: What's the Difference?
What's the difference between all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive? Which is right for you in snow, ice or sand? Edmunds sorts out the confusing terminology, explains how AWD and 4WD work, and lays out the pros and cons. Here's handy information for buying your next car, truck or SUV.

06/06/2016
25 Tips for Easier Family Car Shopping
Use these 25 tips to streamline your road to the purchase of a new family car.

12/09/2019
What New-Car Fees Should You Pay?
What fees should you expect to pay when you buy a new car? This chart from Edmunds shows the most common ones you may encounter.

10/24/2016
What Happens in the Finance and Insurance Office?
The finance and insurance office is where you sign the sales contract, but it's also where you'll be pitched additional products, such as extended warranties. Here's how to make smarter decisions in the F&I room.



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