Holiday Car Shopping: Everything You Need to Know

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CARS.COM — For many people, the end of the year means car-shopping time. Whether it’s to trade in your old wheels in anticipation of winter, upgrade your ride after months of saving or surprise a special someone with the ultimate giant red-bow-bedecked gift, November and December are popular months for car shoppers.

There are good deals to be had in November, and according to Autodata Corp., December should bring the gift of even more cash and financing incentives for car shoppers. If you’re in the market, check back with us right here throughout the holiday season as we bring you updated info on incentives and deals, along with sleigh-fuls of advice on surviving the season without the wheels falling off.

In the meantime, here’s everything you need to know about car shopping this holiday season:

New, Used or Certified Pre-Owned?

How to Negotiate With a Car Dealer

6 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Bought My First Car

Buying Your First Family Car

Pros and Cons of Buying a CPO Vehicle

The Basics of Buying a CPO Vehicle

What’s the Average Car Payment?

Inside the Finance and Insurance Room

How to Win the Car Financing Game

What Is an APR?

Making Sense of New-Car Warranties

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News Editor Jennifer Geiger joined the automotive industry in 2003, much to the delight of her Corvette-obsessed dad. Jennifer is an expert reviewer, certified car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats — many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer Geiger

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