download (61)Most know the basics when it comes to getting used cars, but it can be tricky first timers and buyers who aren’t familiar with the process. Following these tips can make the buying process a little less painful so that the focus can be on acquiring a new (old) ride.

1. Find a Reputable Dealership

The best way to make sure used car purchases are legitimate (and that the automobiles are in the condition advertised) is to buy from a reputable place. Car dealerships always have a pre-owned lot, and most all carry a wide variety of models and makes. Buying from individual owners can sometimes work out, but that also makes it easier for the seller to misrepresent or change the wreck or condition history. Dealerships, however, are typically held to higher standards and cannot get away with false representation.

2. Look into Certified Pre-owned

One option some people may overlook when it comes to getting another automobile is buying certified pre-owned. Warranties are hard to come by on most used cars, especially if bought from an individual owner. Extended warranties can sometimes be bought, but

download (59)Whether you are a high school senior about to graduate and looking to drive solo, or someone who just saved up enough money for a down payment, buying a car is a very important investment. Owning an automobile will contribute to your overall quality of life, and provide you with convenience and reliability. Below are some tips to keep in mind when shopping for used cars for sale.

Check with a Mechanic

No one wants to make a bad investment and risk losing thousands of dollars. Thankfully, buying a used automobile can decrease this worry. Firstly, used cars for sale have a wide range of prices, so you can avoid risking a large sum. People are often worried about the history of used vehicles and how many internal problems they may already have, but these worries can be assuaged by bringing the used vehicle to a mechanic for a check-up before you buy it. A mechanic can quickly tell you the condition of the vehicle and give you some peace of mind. This way, you’re not forfeiting reliability for lower prices. Another great thing about

download (60)When purchasing a vehicle, the first question a driver may find themselves asking is, “Should I get a new or used car?” Pre-owned auto purchases are more popular than ever, and rightfully so. Whether this is your first or your fifth auto purchase, the question will always come up. Going with a pre-owned auto has a number of benefits and advantages.

Lower Cost

The most obvious benefit of purchasing a pre-owned vehicle is the reduced cost. As of 2015, shoppers saved on average $10,000 by purchasing a pre-owned vehicle as opposed to its factory-fresh counterpart. When purchasing from a reputable car dealership, these savings are much more appealing, as the vehicle is fully inspected, and warranty and repair guarantees are available. Knowing that you are not getting a clunker is an important consideration of the pre-owned car-buying process, but when it is done right, the savings are especially difficult to pass up.

Low Commitment

Savings are important, but so are options. A drawback of purchasing a new auto is that the value depreciates by roughly 40% the second you drive off the lot. If you realize soon

images (20)To some people, cars are more a necessity than a luxury. It is something more than a mere transportation. If you possess an automobile, you can save your time and money. Travelling with your own car is quite a fun and you can enjoy your trip in a hassle-free manner. You can go out whenever you want. But, as you purchase a vehicle, greater responsibilities also lie to you. You have to take care of your automobile and also have to maintain it by servicing on a regular basis. If you hire a chauffeur, then you have to pay him well.

On the other hand, when your car gets old or junk and when it becomes unserviceable, it becomes useless. That time you can think of buying a new automobile in exchange of the old one. But, if your vehicle is not in a good condition, then it will be quite hard to find a potential customer for it.

Vehicles become unusable for certain reasons. Cabs, which are more than ten years old can create many problems while travelling. They need servicing and repairing almost

download (58)To some people, cars are more a necessity than a luxury. It is something more than a mere transportation. If you possess an automobile, you can save your time and money. Travelling with your own car is quite a fun and you can enjoy your trip in a hassle-free manner. You can go out whenever you want. But, as you purchase a vehicle, greater responsibilities also lie to you. You have to take care of your automobile and also have to maintain it by servicing on a regular basis. If you hire a chauffeur, then you have to pay him well.

On the other hand, when your car gets old or junk and when it becomes unserviceable, it becomes useless. That time you can think of buying a new automobile in exchange of the old one. But, if your vehicle is not in a good condition, then it will be quite hard to find a potential customer for it.

Vehicles become unusable for certain reasons. Cabs, which are more than ten years old can create many problems while travelling. They need servicing and repairing almost

download (57)The first tip is to never buy on the first trip to the dealership. Many prefer haggle free car buying, but it is practically impossible if one wants to get a good deal. There is no shame in finding the lowest, best deal before signing as it’s near impossible to get out of it afterwards. Be aware that many dealerships are okay with matching prices as well, so taking a day or so to shop around is smart.

Research

For the most haggle free car buying experience, do some research. Anyone that walks in with actual car facts, pricing and even quotes will find that there will be little to no dispute at the offer presented. This basically shows them that they can’t mark the vehicle up too much and ensures the very best deal on buyer’s terms. Just be sure any car facts have all the options included to be safe.

Many are surprised at how much easier it is to obtain the vehicle they desire when they are well prepared. The salesman or woman is just doing their job, but they will want the

images (18)Experts advise at buying used, not just to save money but because cars today are built to last unlike they were prior to the 1980’s. Of course, there are still some precautions to take as used cars are only as good as their previous owner. Plus, doing a bit of research will ensure one doesn’t end up with a lemon.

Depreciation? Not an Issue

As stated before, a new car depreciates the moment it leaves the lot, and that’s at a whopping 20 percent. They also may lose up to 10 percent more in the first year. So if the car was originally $40,000, it would lose around $12,000 loss in the first year.

How can one buy and avoid that loss? It’s simple, buy a car that is about a year old. While hard to come by, they are definitely not impossible to find. If that’s too difficult, two or three years old is still a great deal. This is because the depreciation comes to a halt in the second year and then picks up again around five years old; so there is that sweet

images (19)If you are looking to buy a car for a strictly functional purpose and not as an investment, a used car is the right choice. Why?

One of the reasons why more people are buying used cars is the freedom from the worry of that first parking-lot dent or the fading sheen of its doors. You simply have to drive the car you bought and not worry about its depreciation like you would have to if it was a new car. You can buy used cars from two sources primarily:

1. Certified dealers

2. Private party

Private Deal isn’t always a Good One

A private party could be anyone from a family member to a colleague to a person you ran into on the street. It means anyone who wants to sell their car. You may think of choosing to go this way to save a few bucks because buying a used car from a private party is cheaper than buying it from a certified dealer.

But, buying from a private party does not guarantee a trouble-free experience. It involves too much risk because of the following reasons:

  • You may

download (56)If you serve, or have served, in the Armed Forces purchasing a car can cause a few irritating problems. Regular changes of address make it difficult to build a credit record to qualify for car loans, while an address on a military base is often not recognised by vehicle insurers.

Riding to the rescue come a number of specialist car dealers who deal exclusively with members of the military, whether they serve in the Army, Royal Navy or Royal Air Force and who have created businesses that supports military personnel in all areas of vehicle ownership and rewards them for the job they do. They also often supply discounts to ex-military servicemen and women and also to retired military personal as well, whether they are from the ranks or are, or have been, commissioned officers.

What’s more, they also often assist serving police men and women and retired police officers, including members of the National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO) and also members and ex-members of the Prison Service.

As well as supplying cars tax-free to service personnel based overseas, these specialists negotiate deep discounts

download (54)Buying a car is both exciting and stressful, and either way, most people want the process to be as quick and painless as possible. While there are multiple options when buying a vehicle, there are at least five reasons why buying from a car dealership may be a better deal.

Post-Deal Benefits

Extended warranties, repairs, oil changes, and tire rotations are just a few of the extra incentives that private sellers are unable to offer. Additionally, lemon laws do apply to private sales, but there is much more security when making a transaction with a car dealership, and peace of mind is invaluable.

Referral Rewards

Car dealerships offer further rewards for new customer referrals. Most customers probably take that at face value, but what good salespeople understand is the fact that word-of-mouth is, by far, the most effective method of advertising. If you happen to know someone who is in the market for a new vehicle, many car dealerships offer a $50 and even $100 cash reward for a referral. Most individuals are eligible to receive a bonus, and these rewards can really add up.

Financing

If you aren’t

download (53)One of the most important purchases you will make is a car. Although buying brand new automobiles has its perks, there are just as many advantages, if not more, to picking a car pre-owned by someone else. Below is a list of five reasons that used automobiles are worth your time.

Certification Programs

Most dealerships have a selection of used vehicles that come with a certification program. That means that the vehicle is guaranteed for a certain length of time or up to a set amount of miles with a warranty. It also means the car’s history is available and that there are no reported accidents or damage.

Less Depreciation

Brand new automobiles depreciate significantly when driven off the dealership’s lot, while used vehicles do not. So, buying a car pre-owned will cost less, which saves you money, and on top of that, you will have the opportunity to resell it at a later date for closer to what you paid. This is also an excellent insurance policy for younger drivers who may decide to go for a different style of car a year or two later.

Choice

download (55)Buying a car is not as easy as buying groceries at the mall. One cannot walk in, chose a car, swipe the credit card and drive out with it. You need to analyze the details as it will be one of your most prized possessions for a long time.

If you want to be an expert car buyer, you need to first decide upon the car model that you wish to buy. It should be in your budget. Once you are sure about the car model, you will have to choose a source for buying your car. There are various sources for buying a car. Ideally, you can look into the following five important sources for buying a car easily:

  1. The Online Market

One of the many boons of the digital era is the huge online marketplace which offers you to browse, and scan cars from the comfort of your home. Instead of going from one dealership lot to the other, you can sit back and go through every car in detail.

If you know what you are looking for, you can type the exact keywords and

download (52)Used cars for sale make for excellent first cars for new drivers. Not only will you find a wide selection to choose from, but you’ll save money as well. Take pride in your recently purchased vehicle by picking up a few fun accessories that will make the automobile feel new.

LED Bulbs

Change both your interior and exterior lights so that they have newer LED bulbs. These bulbs are available for almost every make and model sold on the market and are brighter than traditional bulbs. They also last much longer, which means you’ll save money by not having to replace them as often. These bulbs also double as an additional safety feature for nighttime driving.

Steering Wheel Cover

Used vehicles for sale sometimes have wheel covers that show signs of wear and tear. Replace yours with a brand new one that will contribute to the look of your automobile. Additionally, you can pick up one that has the added benefit of heating up to keep your hands nice and toasty when the weather is cold and there’s snow on the ground. These covers are battery operated

images (17)While buying a pre-owned car can offer you the same comfort and luxury without having to spend a huge amount, there are possibilities of getting duped or paying more than the worth of the car. So it is recommended to take the help of Pre-purchase Inspection services or ensure that you personally check each and every single aspect of the car before you buy it.

Here are a few useful tips that can help you to select the pre-owned used car for your use.

Used Cars Evaluation Tips: Exteriors

    • Though checking the exterior might seem a pretty easy task it does require a great deal of focused attention. For most people if the car is free of rust, dent and scratches, the exteriors are alright. But you should also pay an equal attention to check the alignment of panels and look for the considerable gaps as many times during repairs the improper assembling of car can result in misaligned panels. Along with that you should also check for the consistency of paint color. Ideally each part of the exterior should reflect the regular consistency of shade.

 

    • One

images (16)The purchase of a new car can be one of the most rewarding experiences one can encounter. Either out of meticulous planning or necessity, every car buyer spends a great a deal of time considering their options while purchasing a new car. However, sometimes finding the right car that fits your requirements can become a tedious task and in Pennsylvania, it is an occasional issue.

Being the sixth most populous state in the United States, Pennsylvania has a dense population of various age groups scattered across its area. Amongst the different age groups of Pennsylvania, senior drivers find it laborious to search for a new car that suits their specific needs such as appropriate safety equipment and comfort. Therefore, while purchasing a car, extensive research of your options becomes an essential prerequisite.

So, which are the best cars for senior drivers?

Ford Fusion Hybrid

Before a few years, the prime reason for buying a hybrid car was its fuel economy. However, the Ford Fusion Hybrid goes one step ahead than providing just fuel economy. With the inclusion of mature technology, the car appeals to the senior

download (51)Buying a new car has its own advantages. But due to the ever increasing financial woes around the globe and depreciating value of automobile sector, buying a used car has made things simpler. Nowadays, a pre-owned car is being accepted by a large number of car buyers and its sale is not restricted to people with subprime credit.

How to get the Best Deal while buying a used car?

Apparently, used cars require more of your attention than new cars. It is because used car buyers have to assume the risk of ending up with a lemon. In order to land up a good deal, the following four things should be kept in mind:

1. Paperwork

Just because you are buying a used car does not mean that the vehicle should be anything but safe. Certified pre-owned cars make your work easy and provide you with a proof of their proper functioning. The extended warranty that comes with a certified pre-owned car guarantees you of smooth driving for a certain length of time or up to a fixed number of miles.

2. Overall Look

Focus your attention to the

download (49)For many years now, Ohio has proven to be an economic asset to the nation due to its well set geographical location. The southern border of Ohio River has largely boosted Ohio’s cargo business. Also, Ohio’s well-developed highways make it the 10th largest highway network in the United States. A rich economy and easy access to better roads has led to a huge car buying and selling activity in the State of Ohio.

However, very few are aware of the rules that can ease the whole process of selling a car in Ohio. Therefore, if you live in Ohio, you will need to familiarize yourself with the rules so that you can sell your car without any problem.

Here are some useful tips that will help you to understand the laws related to selling a car in Ohio:

1. Providing Accurate Title Information

Under the laws of Ohio, you need to obtain complete ownership of your car before you can sell it. In other words, if you still have a few car payments to make, it is required of you to pay off the loan amount before

download (50)Buying a new car can be quite overwhelming at times and it requires a lot of effort. A car should be seen as an investment rather than a simple purchase. This is because its value can depreciate over time and if you want to sell it at a profit it will be beneficial to you. Almost everyone these days buys a car by using a loan and thus there is a lot of financial commitment involved. Some helpful tips to be followed while buying a car are as follows.

1. You must be informed

Always do your research and be as informed as possible. This is because there are many dealers and sellers who will try to make unwarranted demands. Thus use the internet and reach all those automobile magazines to gain more knowledge and information. Let your salesperson know what you require from your car.

2. Don’t go alone

Take someone along with you who has enough knowledge on cars and will be able to help you. Someone can also be helpful for a second opinion if at all such a situation arises.

3. Decide and stick

download (48)When it comes to buying used cars, the search becomes more difficult and tedious for people. You need to keep a lot of things in mind, and also take a lot of care while purchasing a particular used car. A lot of companies have an affordable range of used cars up for sale from various other leading car manufacturers. The range of choices for used cars is limitless, and from this vast number, you need to filter and pick the perfect car that you can drive back home with.

You can pick a reputed car dealer and purchase the right car for you and your family. However, there is a lot that you can do on your part to ensure that you do take the ideal car back home with you.

Before making purchases for any used car, be sure of the following aspects for a safer drive and a longer car life.

Check Vehicle History

Before you finalize on a specific used car, ensure that you have full knowledge and information on its history. You need to have an idea about how long the car has

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When selling your unwanted car, it’s important to remember about the fantastic benefits you can get by using a car-buying service. Whilst selling privately can often get you more money, it can also be time-consuming, as there are no guarantees how long it is going to take.

With the car industry booming, more options than ever before are available for people looking to rid themselves of their unwanted vehicles. In the past, you only really had one option – to sell privately; however, today – you no longer have to experience the uncertainty of not knowing whether your car will sell or not.

Although, it differs from service to service, there are numerous benefits that you can enjoy, from selling your car to a car-buying service. Perhaps the biggest perk of them all, is the fact that you can get rid of your vehicle in a matter of days, if not hours.

When selling privately, you have to think about everything and do all the work yourself. There’s the adverts that often cost you money, meeting potential buyers, making sure you get paid, and