The ABCs of Buying a CPO

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If you’re in the market for a used vehicle, you’ve probably heard the acronym CPO several times. CPO stands for certified pre-owned, which is simply a used car that is … Read more

Odometer Rollback Infographic

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More than 190,000 cars have their odometers rolled back every year, potentially costing victims in excess of $760 million in lost value and unexpected repairs.

What to do about a rolled back odometer

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Odometer fraud is a major problem for consumers and happens in every state. So, what do you do if you’re a victim of this scam? Unfortunately, many people who unknowingly … Read more

Flooded Cars on the Road in 2013 – An Infographic

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There are over 212,000 cars on the road today in the US that have reported flood damage. Two thirds of flooded cars (133,173) can be found in just 10 states. … Read more

Protect Your Vehicle and Your Wallet With an Extended Auto Warranty

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A vehicle is one of the biggest purchases you will make, and for most people, one that you will put to use every single day. Especially if you are buying … Read more

Buying Used Cars “As Is”

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What does it mean when a car is sold “as is”? It means that the transaction occurs for the car in whatever condition it is in at the moment of … Read more

How Hidden Damage Can Affect Used Car Values

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When looking to buy a used car it is important to know how much the car that you are interested in is worth. Many different factors determine vehicle value, for … Read more

The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy: How to Protect Yourself from Sandy-Flooded Cars

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Thousands of cars are damaged every time a storm hits, and Hurricane Sandy was no exception. Due to the excessive amount of rain that caused flooding, many cars were submerged … Read more

Proper Car Maintenance

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In order to prolong your car’s lifespan, it’s important to take care of it. Maintaining your vehicle helps its parts run smoothly and last longer. Getting the proper car maintenance … Read more

Buying a Used Car Online

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Before there was the option to shop for cars online, you’d have to spend hours flipping through newspaper ads, or take a weekend to drive around from dealership to dealership … Read more

Ownership History for Used Cars

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What’s in it for me? If you’re looking at cars for sale by owner, a one-owner car may be the way to go. These cars tend to have fewer miles, … Read more

Buying a Car from a Private Seller

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What’s in it for me? Buying from a private seller can be a great way to save money, especially if you’re on a budget. Since they’re not professional salespeople, you … Read more

Buying a Car For Your Teenager

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With summer break coming to a close, many parents are thinking about buying a car for their high school and college students before they go back to school. If you’re … Read more

The Smartbuyer Checklist suggested what to look for while inspecting the car

I recently purchased a CARFAX package to research backrounds on a Volvo model. Since I had little experience with Volvo the CARFAX info was critical. Having looked at over 12 … Read more

CARFAX saved me from a costly mistake

I was going to buy a low milage Expedition in excellant condition. I ran a CARFAX which showed the car was last smogged with over 200,000 miles on it and … Read more

Pre-Purchase Inspection Tips When Buying a Used Car

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You’ve taken a test drive and gotten a CARFAX report, now it’s time for the next step – a pre-purchase inspection. This inspection gives you an expert opinion on the … Read more

Taking a Test Dive

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Before You Drive: Start by adjusting the steering wheel, mirrors and seats for optimum visibility and comfort. Sometimes the seller will roll the windows down, turn on the radio and … Read more

New vs. Used Cars

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Before beginning your car search, the first thing you need to consider is – Should I buy a new or used car? New and used cars for sale have their … Read more

Where to find the best used cars

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Car Dealerships You can go to franchise or independent car dealerships when looking for a used car. Franchise and independent dealers both sell used cars, but franchise dealerships also sell … Read more

CARFAX saved me from making a costly mistake

My wife and I purchased a 5 vehicle CARFAX package when we decided to get her a new car. I’m sure glad we did, the dealers choices were mostly northern … Read more

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