New Car Buyers Guide

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New Car Buyers Guide

Do your research when buying a car. Compare buying with leasing, find out about dealership incentives, and learn about new car taxes and DMV fees. Learn how to get the best auto loan to finance your new vehicle.

In This Section
  • Guide to Buying a New Car

    Be prepared when you buy a new car by learning about manufacturer incentives, leasing, shopping online, new car taxes & fees & more.

  • Buying Online or at the Dealership

    Read our guide to help you decide whether to buy your car online or in person at a car dealership.

  • Researching a New Car

    Learn how researching a new car can be an important first step to getting you behind the wheel of a perfect vehicle.

  • Incentives

    When buying a new car, you’ll need a general understanding of vehicle incentives, what they offer, and how to find the best one for you.

  • Must-Have Dealership Incentives

    A dealership incentive is a great way to get into your perfect vehicle for a lower cost. Here’s how to find the best incentives from dealerships near you.

  • Car Insurance Rating Factors and Your New Car

    Learn how to spot the lesser-known price tag that comes with any new car: the impact it has on your insurance premium.

  • Trading In a Used Car

    If you’re in the market for a new car, consider trading in your old vehicle to the dealership for credit toward your new purchase.

  • New Car Taxes and Fees

    Use a state-specific vehicle tax & fee calculator to determine the new car sales tax on your next purchase.

  • Buying a Previous Model Year

    Learn how buying a previous year model of a car can save you money on your purchase.

  • Best Times to Buy a Car

    Buying your car at the right time can save you a lot of money. Learn when the best times are to buy a new car.

  • New Car Buying Scams

    Get informed about common new car buying scams so that you can better avoid them.

  • How to Read a Window Sticker

    Window stickers are filled with vital information about your potential car. Learn how to read and understand a window sticker.

  • Lemon Law

    Lemon law information & articles - find out if your car meets the definition & what consumer protections you have.

  • Tax and Tags Calculator

    Use your state's tax & tags calculator to help determine all of the expenses you can expect to pay for your new car.

  • Vehicle Rebates

    This guide will help you gain a general understanding of vehicle rebates, what they offer, and how to find the best ones for your needs.

  • State-Specific Incentives for EVs or Plug-In Hybrids

    If you’re planning on buying an EV or plug-in hybrid, you may be eligible for incentives or rebates based on your state of residence.

  • How to Get the Best Car Rebate

    Vehicle rebates can save you a lot of money on your new car. Find out how to research available rebates and negotiate the best price for your new ride.

  • Buying Your First Car

    Buying a car for the first time? Here is a first car buyers guide to help you make the right decisions.

  • Buying a Sedan

    Sedans are the most popular type of car on the road. Read our guide to buying a sedan to help find the right sedan for your needs.

  • Buying a Convertible

    Read our guide to help you decide on whether or not to buy a convertible.

  • Buying a Diesel Car

    Diesel cars can be a great alternative to gasoline cars. Learn the pros and cons of buying a diesel car.

  • Buying a Hybrid Car

    Before buying a hybrid car, learn all about the benefits and disadvantages of owning one.

  • Buying an Electric Vehicle

    Buying an electric car can help save you money on gas, among other perks. Read our guide to help you get in the right EV for you.

  • Buying a Subcompact Car

    Buying a subcompact car can be a great way to get an affordable and convenient car. Learn more about the pros and cons of subcompact cars.

  • Buying a Minivan

    Read our guide on buying a minivan to help you get the right minivan for you.

  • Buying a Commercial Vehicle

    Buying a commercial vehicle has a few more considerations than regular car purchases. Check out our guide to buy the commercial vehicle that works for your business.

  • Buying Pickup Trucks

    Before buying a pickup truck, read our guide to help you along the way.

  • Buying a Family Car

    Our guide to buying a family car can help you get your family into a safe and ideal vehicle.

  • Buying Luxury Cars

    Read our guide to buying luxury cars to help you get into the car of your dreams.

  • Buying a Car "As Is"

    Understand what it means to buy a car “as is” before you make your used car purchase.

  • Using a Car Buying Service

    Before shopping for a new vehicle, learn how using a car buying service can help ease the stress of buying a car.

  • Car Buying Mistakes to Avoid

    Follow the tips in our guide to help you avoid common car buying mistakes.

  • Car Upgrades

    Car upgrades can add appeal to your car, but can also be very costly. Read our guide to decide which ones are right for you, and which are unnecessary.

  • Specially Constructed Vehicles & Titles

    Homemade, kit, and specially constructed vehicles are quite attractive to many car enthusiasts. Here’s a guide to specially constructed vehicles and how to title them.