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Fraud Awareness

Stopping Fraud in Car Sales

July 12, 2018

In becoming your trusted adviser when it comes to the life cycle of your vehicle, we want to make sure you are equipped with the knowledge needed to use our site safely for everything from negotiat... Read More
Watch Out for Flood of Water-Damaged Used Cars

By Fred Meier on June 25, 2018

CARS.COM — The flooding in Texas and Louisiana from Hurricane Harvey’s torrential rains disrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans and also left in its wake hundreds of thousan... Read More
Should You Buy a Hail-Damaged Car?

By Matt Schmitz on May 10, 2018

Sometimes you can score a great deal on a hail-damaged car, but if you don’t take the proper precautions before finalizing the purchase, well, there could be hail to pay. Several states were ... Read More
Video: How to Find a Mechanic You Can Trust

By Matt Schmitz on February 26, 2018

CARS.COM — We hear an awful lot about lying lawyers, untrustworthy accountants and unscrupulous insurance salesmen. But one of the most mistrusted professionals out there is the auto mechanic. Acco... Read More
Got Bad Gas? Here's What You Should Know

By Matt Schmitz on February 26, 2018

CARS.COM — Are you experiencing sputtering and other uncontrollable noises, perhaps a bit of sluggishness when driving your car? You may have bad gas, and you’re not alone. Contaminated gasol... Read More
Is Employee Discount Pricing Really a Deal?

By Rick Popely on February 26, 2018

When you are in the market for a car, finding a good deal is almost always a top priority. Whether you are shopping for a Nissan, GM, Toyota or and other brand, getting the best deal at a car deale... Read More
How to Avoid Used-Car Scams

By Cars.com Editors on February 26, 2018

CARS.COM — Along with the number of consumers conducting transactions online, internet fraud has increased during the past several years. Big-ticket transactions are a primary target, but that shou... Read More
Storm Surge: Beware of Title-Washed Cars

By Kelsey Mays on February 26, 2018

CARS.COM — Shopping for a used car in Mississippi? Beware of title washing. The Magnolia State has the highest density of title-washed cars in the country, with 1 in every 44.6 used cars bearing a ... Read More
What's the Best Way to Take Payment for My Used Car?

February 26, 2018

CARS.COM — Whether you’re dealing with a buyer in person, via email or over the telephone, always be careful when accepting payment as the seller of a used car. Scam artists are good at what ... Read More
When Going Gets Tough, Set Your Car on Fire

By Colin Bird on February 26, 2018

Yeah, those long-term financing deals were great when times were good, but with folks losing their jobs and home values dropping, some people are reporting their cars stolen, then collecting insura... Read More
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