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The Costs Of Keeping An Old Vehicle Vs. Buying Something New

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When you’re deciding whether or not to get a new vehicle, the cost of the option you pick may be the big deciding factor. Here are some of the costs that come along with each decision. Costs of Keeping an Old Vehicle The biggest cost that you will have is probably upkeep for an older vehicle. You may find yourself going into the auto repair shop with increasing frequency. A radiator here, a timing belt there, and you might find yourself spending more money on a yearly basis to keep your old car than you would to trade up. Read More»

5 Ways to Mentally Prepare to Trade in Your Vehicle at a Car Dealership

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Often, when people go to a car dealership to look at potential vehicles, trading in their current vehicle is an afterthought. This lack of preparation can cause you to be unhappily surprised at what you are offered for your trade-in vehicle and can make you walk away from a reasonable deal for your car. If you currently own a vehicle, you should mentally prepare for the process of trading it at a dealership before you even consider looking at new vehicles to purchase. Read More»

Three Accessories You Shouldn't Overlook For Your First Truck

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With light truck purchases on the rise from 2009 through 2014, it’s no surprise that people are looking for accessories to go with those pickup trucks. When you buy your first pickup truck, the options for customization can be dizzying. Before you spend money on aftermarket parts and accessories that aren’t going to do anything more than look pretty, you should take some time to prioritize your purchases. In fact, here are a few accessories that can prove to be worthwhile investments for new truck owners. Read More»

Should You Lease Or Purchase A Vehicle For Your New Teen Driver?

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If your teenager has already enrolled in a driver’s education course in anticipation of getting his or her own license, you may be bracing yourself for the bevy of expenses that will soon be coming down the pike. Unless you’re planning to let your teen borrow your family’s current vehicle whenever he or she wants to drive, you’ll likely need to go car shopping. And even once you’ve decided on a suitable car in your price range, you’ll need to take into account the taxes, insurance, and other potential expenses that will need to be paid once ownership is transferred. Read More»

3 Strategies For Negotiating For Your New Car

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There are some great things about the experience of buying a new car, or a new used car. If you’re trading in a car that’s on its last legs, it can be a fun feeling to drive out of the dealership in a new, smooth ride. But the not-so-fun part of the whole experience is settling on a price that fair to you and the dealer. There are few sales experiences that are higher pressure than the sales experience you’ll have at a car dealership. Read More»

Make Sure You Are Insured When Test-Driving A Used Car In A Private-Party Sale

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When purchasing a used car in a private-party sale, it is especially important to take the vehicle for a test drive. This is the best way to see how the car handles and whether it runs smoothly. During a test drive, however, you don’t want to leave yourself uninsured. Few drivers stop to consider whether they are insured when test-driving a used car, but everyone should take the time to make sure they will be protected while behind the wheel. Read More»