When thinking about buying a car, its important to be as informed as possible. These answers to frequently asked questions will help keep you from getting taken for a ride.

  • What is a Buyer’s Guide?
  • What should I look for when buying a used car?
  • Should I finance my car through the dealer?
    How do I know what how much I can afford to pay for a car?
  • How do hybrids work?
  • What are the advantages to buying a new or used car?
  • What is “packing payments?
  • What if I change my mind after I buy the car?
  • What tax incentives are available for alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles?
  • What can I do if I bought a bad car? (the Lemon Law)
  • Should I buy from a dealer or an individual?
  • What should I be cautious of when buying a used car?
  • What type of car warranty options are there?
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