Shopping for a Car This Weekend? We Can Help

Summer car-shopping season is in full swing as the Fourth of July approaches, and this weekend is sure to mark another primo opportunity for purchasing. If making America great again is critical to you as a consumer when you hit the dealer lots, don't forget that the Jeep Cherokee just topped our American-Made Index for 2018. But if patriotic pursuits aren't a priority — if you haven't even figured out what kind of car is best for you and your needs, let alone where it comes from — we can help you decide. Check out the links below to ensure you get the vehicle that's right for you at an equally agreeable price.

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What car should I buy? That depends on a lot of factors, but our reviews can help. Check out our recent additions: 

Should I buy new or used? Read up on the pros and cons of each. If you go used, review our used-car buyers' checklist and consider whether you want a certified pre-owned car.

How much can I afford? Read our primer. Then use our Price Comparison Tool while you shop to find what's right for you.

Should I finance, lease or pay cash? That depends, but this might help you decide.

How do I get the best lease rate? Bone up on common lease terminology, plus our tips.

How do I get the best financing rate? Our game plan lays out some advice. While you're at it, here's what you need to know about auto loans and what you'll need to get one.

Anything I shouldn't do when I'm at the dealer? Yep. Avoid these pitfalls.

Should I get an extended warranty? That depends. Here's what you need to know.

How do I sell or trade in my old car? Learn how to prep your car before you sell it to a dealer, how to trade it in and how to deal with taxes and other considerations. If you still owe money on your old car, read this. Finally, if you want to sell it private party, here's how to create the picture-perfect ad and how to seal the deal.

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