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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.

How To Make Money With Your Car

March 20th, 2021 by

With many people looking to fill gaps in employment thanks to the global pandemic, it’s worth understanding how there are more ways than ever for putting your car to work in order to make money. There are both full-time and side-hustle opportunities, but which ones are really worth it? What are the pros and cons…

The Hassles and Headaches of Buying a Car from a Private Owner

February 20th, 2021 by

If it’s time for you to buy a used car, how are you planning to shop for one? You have two main routes to find used vehicles, including dealerships in your area as well as cars for sale by owner. When you’re shopping for a used car among the for sale by owner options in…

Why is a Good Used Truck so Hard to Buy?

February 4th, 2021 by

If you’ve ever decided to look around to purchase a good used truck, you were probably disappointed by how hard they are to find. Why is a good used truck so hard to buy? And if you want to make a go of it, what should you look for when buying a used truck? Limited…

Will the Pandemic Impact How We Buy Cars Long-Term?

October 31st, 2020 by

When the COVID-19 global pandemic hit the US, it hit hard. Most people alive today haven’t experienced such a sudden upheaval seemingly overnight. Most of the economy came to a screeching halt. Schools shut down entirely and went fully remote. Businesses scrambled to figure out how they could keep operating. Many people lost their jobs…

When Will Gasoline Cars Become Obsolete?

October 17th, 2020 by

If you live in California, you might have a somewhat skewed perspective on this because electric vehicles make up more of the overall fleet of cars here than any other state in the US—but it’s the exception to the rule, and it’s still a tiny percentage (about 2.1% in 2018). In most places throughout the…

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…

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