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The Used Car Blog

We want consumers everywhere to feel confident about their ability to engage in the used car process on their own terms. We’re going to be posting articles about every aspect of buying used cars, from giving you tips on how to judge the condition of a used car to knowing your way around financing options to what you should look for when test driving a vehicle.

Driving Habits that Help Your Car Last Longer

October 20th, 2018 by

Interestingly, many people know why cars break down, but never really think about what makes a car last longer. True, you could just turn the key and drive, change the oil occasionally, and get rid of the car when it gets too expensive to run, but there are ways you can help your car last…


The Importance of TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor System)

October 20th, 2018 by

Tires are literally your only connection to whatever road you travel, so it goes without saying that they are critically important to your vehicle’s performance, fuel economy, ride quality, and safety. While tire wear represents a long-term concern, usually wearing out in 25,000 to 50,000 miles, tire pressure is a more immediate concern, fluctuating day…


When and How to Change Engine Oil

August 25th, 2018 by

When you get into a new car or used car, one of the first things you likely will ask is how to maintain it or how well it has been maintained. In the case of a used car, knowing whether or not it’s been maintained, such as by seeing oil change records and other service…


The Best Used Cars for Uber and Other Ridesharing Services

June 16th, 2018 by

If you’ve joined the growing ranks of Uber drivers out there, or are thinking about it, owning the right car can be a difference-maker between putting more cash in your pocket each month, or not. Buying new is probably not an option for most due to several factors, starting with the higher price of a…


When and How to Rotate Tires

June 2nd, 2018 by

Most good unicycles have one, bicycles a pair, and all cars at least four. Of course, we’re talking about tires, which serve several purposes on the modern automobile. Tires give vehicles the traction they need to get around on some of the most demanding terrain our State has to offer, from pothole-ridden city streets or…


When and How to Change Engine Oil in Your Car

May 5th, 2018 by

When you get into a new car or used car, one of the first things you likely will ask is how to maintain it or how well it has been maintained. In the case of a used car, knowing whether or not it’s been maintained, such as by seeing oil change records and other service…


How Should I Inspect a Used Car?

April 21st, 2018 by

There’s an old saying that you should never “buy someone else’s problems”. When shopping for a used car, those words certainly hold true, whether it’s through a dealership, online, a private seller or even a friend. There are many top-quality used vehicles out there, but avoiding a lemon is so important as choosing poorly oftentimes…


Why Used Car Price Haggling is a Thing of the Past

April 14th, 2018 by

Used car price negotiating, or “haggling”, is an American tradition nearly as old as apple pie, hotdogs and filing one’s tax return by April 15th. For anyone who’s experienced it, price haggling can be awkward, uncomfortable and downright stressful at times. There are anxious give-and-take moments between the customer and the salesperson involved, as both…


How to Buy a Used Car for a Teenager

April 7th, 2018 by

Buying a used car for a teenager in your life can be both rewarding and challenging. If it’s their first vehicle, it means an exciting new world of independence and responsibility. You want to present them with the keys to a car that’s fun to drive, but on the flipside it needs to be safe,…


The Auto Auction is Where Your Used Car Comes From!

March 23rd, 2018 by

Video Transcript The Auto Auction. When you hear this term, what goes through your head? I’m willing to bet the majority of your impressions out there are less than favorable, that dealer car auctions are brimming with the worst of the worst. Cars that have been impounded, abandoned, repoed, unclaimed stolen vehicles, salvaged and flood…


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