Should you pay for your teen’s first car?

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It seems like only yesterday that your son or daughter was taking his or her first steps and now is ready to drive. A certain trepidation is likely to be … Read more

CARFAX Makes Car Shopping a Breeze


How we shop for used cars online has remained the same for years, no matter what used car listing website you tried. Typically, you plug in a make/model to get … Read more

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


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


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”


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

Flooded Cars from Hurricane Sandy

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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