Auto City has helped thousands of customers make successful used car purchases. We have literally seen it all: the stress, mistakes, myths, and all the unanswered questions. We created this guide so people everywhere will know exactly how to WIN the used car shopping game. Why? Because we think everyone deserves to get a great deal on one of the most important purchases they’ll ever make.
Avoid These Common Used Car Shopping Mistakes
Dealerships Versus Private Party Sales
How to Research Dealerships
Demystifying Used Car Prices
Avoid These Used Car Scams
New Trends in Used Car Buying
What Does a Good Deal Really Mean?
How to Find Cars
Should You Consider Prior Rental Cars?
Avoiding Cars with Branded Titles
Questions to Ask by Phone Before Visiting Dealership
Tips for Making Private Party Appointments
How to Read a Vehicle History Report
Aged Inventory and Great Deals
The Cosmetic Walkaround
Check the Tires
Test Driving a Used Car
Have a Mechanic Inspect the Car
Negotiating the Price of a Used Car
Should You Purchase a Service Contract?
Should Your Purchase GAP Insurance?
Safe Ways to Make and Accept Paymments
Leasing Versus Financing
If You Have Great Credit
If You Have Challenged Credit
How to Read a Financing Contract
What to Do After Your Purchase
Insuring Your New Ride
Write a Review
Finding a Great Mechanic
When You Have a Vehicle to Trade or Sell