Monthly Archives: September 2013

Used Car Buyers Checklist

Don’t Fall in love with the car before you’ve done your homework. Let someone else take the depreciation hit. (2-3 yrs old is best) Walk around the car and check paint, body panel gaps for evenness, chips, dents, etc. Check maintenance history (any records). Contact the previous owner (get the name from the title). Check

Now That I’ve Decided To Buy Another Car, What Should I Do With My Old One?

Retail value vs. Trade-in – Know right away: you are going to take a beating. You should only trade in if you just don’t want the headache. Sell it yourself – Appearance is a big part of selling your car yourself. Have it detailed (usually less than $100), and make sure your car has good (and good-looking!) tires

New Car Maintenance – Do you have to take your car back to the dealer for scheduled maintenance?

Any car dealer in the world would love for you to believe that you have to take your car back to them for maintenance. On the contrary, many independent repair shops can take care of the same repair needs that your dealer can. More often than not, you’ll actually find more talented technicians at independent