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Car Shopping Tips During the Global Microchip Shortage

05/05/2021
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.

Hybrid vs. Electric vs. Plug-In: What Are They & How Are They Different?

04/15/2021
Hybrid vs. Electric vs. Plug-In: What Are They & How Are They Different?
Get clear definitions of what is a hybrid car, what is an electric car, and what is a plug-in hybrid from the Edmunds experts. See all the key ways these vehicles are different from one another.

Are You Ready to Buy an EV?

04/15/2021
Are You Ready to Buy an EV?
Buying an electric vehicle isn't like buying an ordinary car. Here are a few things to consider before you purchase.

AWD vs. 4WD: What's the Difference?

04/09/2021
AWD vs. 4WD: What's the Difference?
What is 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.



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