8 Steps to Buying a New Car
Ronald Montoya
09/11/2017
8 Steps to Buying a New Car
Buying a new car doesn't have to be a daunting process. Here's how to research, locate, price and negotiate the purchase of a new car.
10 Steps to Buying a Used Car
Edmunds
08/17/2016
10 Steps to Buying a Used Car
Here are 10 quick steps to help you locate, price and get a deal on a good used car.
What New-Car Fees Should You Pay?
Peter Gareffa
07/25/2017
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.
Asking, Trade-In, Wholesale: Pricing Basics for Used-Car Buying
Edmunds
Asking, Trade-In, Wholesale: Pricing Basics for Used-Car Buying
Here are some key used-car pricing terms you'll encounter as you shop, along with some examples of how car dealers and private-party sellers use them. Understanding the lingo can help you get the best deal.
How Much Car Can I Afford?
Ronald Montoya
04/02/2018
How Much Car Can I Afford?
To stay on budget, your car payment shouldn't exceed 15 percent of your monthly take-home pay. Our Affordability Calculator can help you plan.
AWD vs. 4WD: What's the Difference?
Peter Gareffa
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.
5 Car Lease Strategies You Didn't Know About
Matt Jones
08/16/2018
5 Car Lease Strategies You Didn't Know About
Here are some insider tips that can help you make the most of your next lease. Take advantage of these expert leasing strategies to save more money, gain flexibility, and even exit a lease early.
How to Lease a Car
Matt Jones
06/13/2016
How to Lease a Car
If you're new to leasing, we bet you have some questions: What's a good lease deal? What does "residual value" mean? Here are your answers.
Should You Lease or Buy Your Car?
Ronald Montoya
04/19/2017
Should You Lease or Buy Your Car?
Weigh the pros and cons of leasing vs. buying a car to make the right choice when you finance your next vehicle.
10 Steps to Selling Your Car
Edmunds
04/26/2017
10 Steps to Selling Your Car
Turn your used car into cash by following these 10 simple steps to advertising, showing and selling your car.
How to Close a Used-Car Sale
Edmunds
07/27/2017
How to Close a Used-Car Sale
What paperwork do you need in a private-party car sale? Edmunds has sale-closing advice for both buyer and seller.
How to Trade In a Car
Edmunds
06/04/2018
How to Trade In a Car
Trade-in offers are typically lower than you'd get from a private party, but trading in is far more convenient than finding a private-party buyer. Follow our tips on how to trade in a car and you can get the most money.
Getting the Best Car Loan Interest Rates
Matt Jones
05/22/2018
Getting the Best Car Loan Interest Rates
Worried about getting the best interest rates for your car loan? Use these six tips, and the chances of getting overcharged for an auto loan will drop dramatically.
Buying a New Car When Interest Rates Are High
Ronald Montoya
04/11/2018
Buying a New Car When Interest Rates Are High
New-car loan interest rates are the highest they've been since 2009. This touches all car buyers, but it's particularly bad for people with bad credit. Here's how to minimize the impact of higher interest rates when you're car shopping.
How Much Car Can I Afford?
Ronald Montoya
04/02/2018
How Much Car Can I Afford?
To stay on budget, your car payment shouldn't exceed 15 percent of your monthly take-home pay. Our Affordability Calculator can help you plan.
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Warranty and Roadside Assistance Coverage: What You Need to Know
Ronald Montoya
02/07/2018
Warranty and Roadside Assistance Coverage: What You Need to Know
Worried about what's covered and what isn't? Here's what you need to know about the new-car warranties and roadside assistance programs.
Understanding Extended Warranties
Matt Jones
08/15/2017
Understanding Extended Warranties
Get the facts on extended auto warranties: service contracts that can cover repairs after your factory warranty expires.
5 Questions to Ask Before You Say Yes to an Extended Warranty
Ronald Montoya
08/09/2018
5 Questions to Ask Before You Say Yes to an Extended Warranty
Asking yourself these five questions will help you determine if you need an extended warranty on your new car. If you do decide you do want one, they'll help you save money.
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About Tips & Advice

Our "Tips and Advice" stories cover all aspects of car buying and selling, as well as important vehicle ownership issues. Looking to purchase or lease your next car? Will you be trading in your old car or selling it yourself? Have any safety, warranty or maintenance concerns? We'll provide the expert car advice and tips you need to make safe and economical decisions.