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First-timers and veterans shopping new or used cars: know what to remind yourself to do, ask and learn, from verifying the condition to closing the sale.
Whether or not you are a car person, make sure you are aware of trends or news that may affect your search, financing or how you purchase.
Learn how to prepare; what to watch out for, ways get the most for your money, and how to complete the transaction at the dealer or with a seller.
Yes, there are ways to protect yourself and get the best used car around. Know whether to buy certified pre-owned, how to finance and more.
Explore whether certified pre-owned is best for you, pros and cons, what to ask and compare, and how to find the best programs and incentives.