The following are a list of random car buying tips and articles on how to buy a car that I have written and they should provide some very valuable insider tips on buying a car.
Some of these are more fun and informational than they are actual step by step tips to buying a car, but I felt they were very relevant and wanted to share them with you. For my complete step by step car buying guide click here: 11 Steps on How to Buy A Car.
That being said, you will still find some excellent car buying tips for negotiating, how to make a smart buy, buyers remorse, etc.
And, as always, if you don't find what you are looking for on this page, then please don't hesitate to contact me with any of your car buying questions.
One of My Top Tips!
One of the top tips you'll find throughout my website is that competition maximizes your savings and saves you the most time getting to the bottom line.
In fact, it's so easy now with the Internet to save thousands of dollars before you ever leave your house. Yes, save thousands before you even change out of your PJ's!
If you are looking for a new car, truck or SUV I highly recommend you complete one simple request and get up to 5 competing quotes from local dealers through Edmunds.com.
See for yourself what a little competition can do for you!
Not only will you save a bunch of money, but those quotes will help make some of the car buying tips below easier to follow along with. Car buying tips like setting a budget and the benefits of online car shopping are made easier and you'll quickly find that competition equals immediate discounts!
7 Types of Car Buyer
What type of buyer are you? What's the best way to buy and some tips for maximum savings!
New vs Used Car
What's the better buy? Should you go with the new or used car? Here is my take and 8 things to consider when making your decision. Also additional new car buying tips.
How To Buy A Car
These 6 easy steps are an abbreviated version of my 11 step car buying guide. If you're looking for a quick reference guide on how to buy a car, well then look no further...
Tips on Buying A New Car
Negotiating tip for non negotiators. Whether you do not like to negotiate or don't know how, here are some simple new car buying tips for those dreaded negotiations.
Tips on Buying a Used Car
Negotiating tip for non negotiators. More car buying tips, this time regarding used car negotiations for those that don't like or don't know how to negotiate.
Best Time to Buy a Car
So, what is the best time to buy a car? Well, there are several and if you follow these new and used car buying tips you stand to save thousands of dollars buying at the right time. Timing is everything and keeping more money in your wallet is the key.
Car Buying Websites
My review of some car buying websites and related car buying resources that you may find useful while shopping for your new or used car.
Online Car Shopping
5 key reasons to shop online. This is not so much car buying tips, but car buying keys and why online shopping is so powerful and convenient.
5 do's and 1 don't make up these 6 steps to a smart buy.
Car Dealer Fees - Gonna Getcha'
If you've purchased a vehicle from a car dealership before then this car buying tip may hit home. You know when you got into the finance office and all of the sudden there are a bunch of fees that weren't disclosed to you earlier.
If you've never purchased from a car dealer, then get ready, because you may see some, if not all of these stuffed in your contract.
Used Car Salesman
If you really want to know what chaps a used car salesman's hide, then check this out. Typically, if you're getting under a salesman's skin it's because they aren't making as much money from you as they could. Here's 7 things that drive them crazy while saving you money.
The Badger Car Salesman
This little guy is hilarious. If this is your first time buying a car and you want to get an idea of what the stereotypical car salesman is like, then these videos are a must see!
Free Car Buying Extras
These very common extras are not always free, but they very easily can be. Ask for these extras too late and they'll go from freebies to you paying full retail.
Are liquidation sales for real? Are car dealers really accepting all credit applications and selling cars for a loss in order to move their overstocked units? How much do you stand to save? Buyer Beware!
You may have experienced this dreadful emotion first hand and/or know someone that has. Either way it's no fun! Here's how to avoid it and what to do if you've got it.
Car Down Payment
How using a larger down payment can equal massive car dealer profits. How and when to talk down payment with the dealership.
Get It In Writing
You've probably heard this before, but car buying is the time to actually follow this advice.
VIN Number Decoder
Decoding those mysterious 17 little VIN digits. Includes a complete list of 2009 passenger cars and a thorough breakdown of each makes VIN.
Know What They Know
These aren't car buying tips in the traditional sense, but if you want to know what they know, then this information could prove to be very useful.
How To Sell Cars
Car salesman 11 steps To the sale. This is car salesman 101 for those of interested in knowing what to expect during your encounter with the salesman. If you want to become a salesman this will give you a leg up on the process.
Car Salesman Salary
If you're looking to break into the business, or if you're just curious, then you've come to the right place. I'll show you exactly how much or how little they make. It might surprise you...
The Car Salesman Dictionary - Car salesmen have a long and unusual list of slang words and slang phrases they use. If for no other reason then for the pure entertainment value, you'll want to read this.
Now that you've had a chance to review these "random" car buying tips, it's time to put it all together in my easy to follow car buying guide and get ready to save yourself a bunch of time and money!