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.

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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Do We Really Need Car Dealers?

July 26th, 2019 by

People love to hate used car salesmen and used car dealerships. Heck, plenty of people like to hate new-car dealerships as well. Anyone who has ever felt like they got “ripped off” or pressured into something they didn’t really need or want probably has a pretty low opinion of the car-selling industry. And this kind…


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