Is a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle the Best Choice? We Answer Your Burning Questions

By Jane Ulitskaya on April 30, 2021

You’ve likely heard the term “certified pre-owned” used at dealerships and in advertising from nearly every major auto brand. “Certified” sounds reassuring as you’re about to make one of the bigges... Read More
Best Used Cars for Car Seats

By Jennifer Newman on September 21, 2020

Whether you’re starting your family or growing it, you likely know that raising a child can be expensive. According to the Department of Agriculture’s most recent data in 2015, a middle-class famil... Read More
Can You Negotiate Price on a Certified Pre-Owned Car?

By Kelsey Mays on August 31, 2020

Certified pre-owned vehicles, or CPO cars for short, offer benefits ranging from extended warranties to low-interest financing, but they don’t come free. Cars.com’s analysis of more than 200,000 la... Read More
Are Certified Pre-Owned Cars Worth It?

By Kelsey Mays on August 31, 2020

Certified pre-owned programs have offered a premium echelon in the used-car market since their emergence in the 1990s. CPO cars, as they’re called, get multipoint inspections, vehicle history repor... Read More
What Is a Pre-Purchase Car Inspection?

By Brian Normile on August 16, 2020

A pre-purchase car inspection is an important step in determining a used car’s reliability. Read More
How Many Miles Is Too Many for a Used Car?

By Rick Popely on June 13, 2020

The number of miles on the odometer goes a long way to determining the value and desirability of a used vehicle. Read More
Cars.com Buying Guide: How to Buy a Car

By Mike Hanley on June 8, 2020

Shopping for a car can be a complex, time-consuming process in the best of times, and there are even more things to consider as car shoppers and dealers alike adjust to buying and selling in a new ... Read More
What to Ask When Buying a Used Car: 8 Key Questions

By Brian Normile on June 7, 2020

When buying a used car, a test drive is an important part of the purchase process. Just as important, however, is “test-driving the seller” — that is, thoroughly questioning the seller before you e... Read More
What Is a Fleet Vehicle, and Should I Buy One?

By Rick Popely on June 6, 2020

Roughly 1 in 5 new vehicles sold in 2019 was a “fleet” purchase, a car or truck bought by a rental car company, other type of business or a government agency that buys vehicles in bulk, from three ... Read More
Questions to Ask a Car Seller

By Joe Wiesenfelder on May 25, 2020

Find out as much as possible about an advertised vehicle before you go to see it, and get an early read on the seller, whether it's an individual or a dealership, to try and reduce your chances of ... Read More