If there is one thing that always makes people more squeamish than standing up to speak in front of a group of people, it is buying a used car. Pass the antacids, we all could be in for a night full of indigestion and pain. But the fact is some of today’s smartest vehicle shoppers are buying used cars that serve them (and their bank accounts) very well. Many used cars sale experts agree: There has never been a better time to buy a used car. Read more . . .
Selling your car can be a long and drawn out process if done the wrong way. Save yourself some time and money by following the steps below:
- Research the value before you place a classified ad. Too high a price will scare people away.
- Take into consideration the mileage, condition, and the records you have kept. People will be more willing to buy a car if you kept good records of all maintenance.
- When arriving at an asking price look at several online sources and get an average cost. Most sites use different databases for pricing information and your best price is an average from all of the sites. Read more . . .
With electronic funds transfer, online purchasing, and credit cards everywhere, the problem of identity theft is a hot topic for consumers, retailers, and law enforcement. Recently a series of ads running in heavy rotation on television has pointed out the problem in a blatantly in-your-face way. But now identity theft has a new wrinkle. The stolen identities aren’t those of people; they are the identities of cars. In fact, if you are driving a used car these days, that car might not be what you think it is, and the difference could end up costing you thousands of dollars. Read more . . .