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.

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…

How to Become an Educated Car Shopper

August 31st, 2019 by

Auto City launched The Used Car Blog in July 2016 in order to start a revolution in the used car industry. The goal of our effort is simple: To help anyone become an educated car shopper. Why is this part of our mission? We know many used car dealerships and used car salespeople have created…

Modern Car Quality: They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To. Or Do They?

August 23rd, 2019 by

When you see a post on social media about someone experiencing some kind of product failure, someone will inevitably respond by commenting, “They don’t make ‘em like they used to.” Whether you’re talking about toasters, computers, dryers, televisions, refrigerators or just about any other product you can think of, people often feel the quality is…

What Exactly is the Check Engine Light?

August 16th, 2019 by

In the movies featuring airplanes, the “flashing red warning light” is a thematic indicator that “something has gone wrong” and “the hero must save the day.” Granted, a warning light in the real world doesn’t usually mean your life is at stake, but the check engine light (CEL) can be worrying, particularly if everything else…

Car Maintenance of the Future: Disrupting Car-Care

August 9th, 2019 by

Cars have changed in all kinds of profound ways in past couple decades thanks to the tireless forward march of technological change. There was a time when a lot more people performed many regular car maintenance tasks themselves, and even handled minor repairs as well. But nowadays cars have become so technologically advanced and complicated…

Used vs New Cars in 2019

August 3rd, 2019 by

If you need to replace a car in 2019, should you buy used or new? The used vs new debate is one that has been around for decades in terms of the basics and we already posted an extensive blog post on new versus used cars. New cars take a major hit on depreciation for…

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