In Response to Covid-19

Auto City Used Car Blog

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.

Where Did All the Used Cars Go?

September 12th, 2020 by

Here’s a scenario we’ve been hearing a lot of people tell us about lately: Some time after the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic hit the US, you realized you need to replace your vehicle. You were nervous about the health and safety risks of being exposed to the virus by interacting with private sellers, so…


Has the Pandemic Caused Used Car Values to Plummet?

June 26th, 2020 by

Thanks to the novel coronavirus outbreak and COVID-19 pandemic, everyone saw the economy shut down practically overnight. Needless to say, this was unprecedented. Since the widespread issuing of stay-home orders and business closures that began in mid-march, more than 46 million have filed for unemployment benefits. The impact of the shut-down was swift and hard…


The Risks of Remote Car Buying

May 9th, 2020 by

The rise of remote car buying was well on its way even before the novel coronavirus outbreak. But with the COVID-19 global pandemic in full swing, more people than ever are interested in finding ways to buy what they need without leaving home, and that includes cars. While distance car buying had its issues and…


The Top 10 Useless Features You Don’t Need in a Car

April 17th, 2020 by

If it’s time for you to replace your current vehicle and you’ve decided to buy used instead of new, you’re already on the right track. After all, if you buy a newer used car, you’ll avoid the huge depreciation hit you take when you buy new. Buying a high-quality used car gives you a lot…


8 Benefits of Buying an Electric Car

February 1st, 2020 by

As the electric car becomes more common, it’s easy to forget that there was an earlier attempt to make it happen, back in 1990s. The technology wasn’t as good back then, so they had a limited range (80-100 miles), which is why they simply didn’t catch on back then. The good news these days is…


Used Car Buying Then and Now

November 16th, 2019 by

Anyone younger than 30 might not realize how much things have changed around used car buying. For those who are Millennials or younger, we’ve assembled this used car buying and then and now so you can fully appreciate how much easier your life is these days when it’s time to buy your next used car….


Fuel Economy Fact and Fiction

October 4th, 2019 by

The highest prices for gasoline are almost always being paid by drivers in the state of California. Right now the average price of gasoline in the state is around $3.80/gallon, though it’s well above $4/gallon in Los Angeles. Lots of people are looking for ways to get more miles out of every gallon of gas…


4 Things That Can Go Wrong with Online Used Car Shopping

September 21st, 2019 by

Ordering stuff online that you know you’ll always use on a regular basis makes sense, like your favorite brands of personal care products (shampoo, deodorant, soap, toothpaste, shaving products, and so on). You know what you like and you can search online for special deals and free shipping when you buy in bulk – all…


The Quick and Dirty “How to Maintain Your Car” Guide

September 14th, 2019 by

So, you bought a car. Congratulations, you’re well on your way to increased freedom and mobility! It’s a great feeling starting out in a new car or used car – everything is new, or at least new to you. Still, if you don’t maintain your car, those good feelings won’t last very long, as neglected…


What Aftermarket Products are Actually Worth it when Buying a Car?

September 6th, 2019 by

There are two major types of aftermarket products that can be added to whatever car you purchase. One set of aftermarket products are those offered by the dealership where you’re buying your car, the cost of which are typically rolled into your finance contract. The other kind of aftermarket products are all the different things…


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