Buying & Selling

Articles about new and used car buying and selling. Everything from new car features & technology to car shopping tips. Find insights into car buying and selling whether you’re a first-time car buyer, a seasoned car-buying expert, or privately selling your car.

New Car Purchase

Selling Cars vs. Donating Cars: Which is Right for You?

by Kathy Teel on

Most folks are familiar with the process of selling a car, even if they’ve never actually sold or bought one. After completing some paperwork, one person walks away with some extra coin and another drives away in a new ride. Vehicle donation, however, isn’t as common. Donating your car to charity is a quick way […]

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Buyer Beware: How To Avoid a Car-Buying Scam by Cara Hopkins on

Buying a car is a big deal. Outside of a house, it is often the most expensive item in our possession. It is also one of the riskiest investments you will ever make. If you aren’t careful, you can find yourself paying hundreds (or even thousands) more than your car is worth. In the worst […]

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Best Times to Buy a New or Used Car by Kathy Teel on

When we need a new car, most of us go car shopping at times of the day and week that are most convenient to us. But did you know that certain times are better than others for purchasing a new or used car? Follow these tips to get the best deals and the lowest prices. […]

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What to Disclose When Selling a Used Car by Melissa Crumish on

After cleaning your used car in preparation for selling it, you now must decide how much information to disclose when talking with prospective buyers. This conversation can make or break auto sales. To help with your sales pitch, consider the following advice: Be honest. A potential buyer can verify if you’re being up front or […]

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Income Tax Implications of Selling a Used Car by Melissa Crumish on

There are many things to consider when selling a used car; some less obvious than others, including income tax liability. Income Tax Liability When Selling Your Used Car In a nutshell, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) views all personal vehicles as capital assets. If you sell it for less than the original purchase price, it’s […]

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Making an Auto Sales Contract by Melissa Crumish on

In most cases, your state will require a sales contract when selling your used car. The contract ensures that you and the buyer agree on all terms of the sale, eliminating any potential disagreements should any unexpected mechanical surprises occur down the road. Elements of an Auto Sales Contract Car sales contracts vary by state, […]

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RV and Motorhome Buying Tips by Kat Saks on

Ready to hit the road in an RV? Before you buy, do some research. Follow these RV buying tips to help you find the best motor home for your needs. Rent an RV First Give your dream-home-on-wheels a spin before you buy. Owning and maintaining a recreational vehicle can be a lot of work. Consider […]

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