Buying a used car has a lot of advantages—it saves you from the dreaded new car depreciation that hits most cars as soon as you drive off the lot, and it generally makes the car you want a lot more affordable than if you bought it new. It also means that the car you’re buying... Continue Reading →
Scammers are the worst. As marketplaces continue to grow their online presence, scam artists are stepping up their games (from all over the world). In 2015, 44.9%—or almost half of all consumer complaints—were related to online fraud. OfferUp, a popular site for buying and selling items has made attempts to end the trend. But lately... Continue Reading →
You’ve probably heard people refer to ‘book value’ when talking about a car’s price. The ‘book’ they’re talking about is usually the Kelley Blue Book.
The pandemic has disrupted the global supply chain, which is having ongoing impact on all sorts of products, from appliances to computers to cars. One of the component shortages affecting all three is semiconductor chips. It's created a new car shortage that's also impacting the used car market. How serious an issue is it for... Continue Reading →
When you're looking at used cars, you might notice some signs of wear. Which ones are just cosmetic, and which ones could be signs of more serious problems? Here's our guide to common used car problems, and whether they're only superficial or warrant further inspection. Paint One of the most common things you’ll notice about... Continue Reading →
A lot of things have changed in the car industry since the start of the pandemic. Some things will likely go back to the way they were. But a lot of new ways of doing things—that were necessary adaptations for the pandemic—may prove to be better ways, and may turn out to be permanent changes.... Continue Reading →
There are a lot of elements that go into a car purchase. It has to fit into your budget, and to meet your needs as far as cargo and passenger space, performance, and fuel economy. Ideally, it should match your aesthetic—most of us have reasonably strong preferences about the style of a car, and its... Continue Reading →
You typically hear a lot about CARFAX when you’re shopping for a used car. It might sound like one of those unnecessary add-ons, but it actually has a lot of useful information—and exactly the things you need to know about a car you’re considering buying. The most obvious things to look for on a CARFAX... Continue Reading →
What's the best way to finance a car? What do you need to pay attention to, to make sure you don't get stuck in a bad loan?
Warranties have always been a hot topic in the automotive world. Whether it’s their extensiveness being touted by the manufacturer’s marketing team, or their availability being plastered across a sign at a used car lot, it’s hard to go through a car sale without hearing someone talk about warranties. (Or without wondering, 'are extended car... Continue Reading →