Used Car Buyers Guide
Our used car buying guide covers everything from buying online to going through a dealer or private party. Get info on test drives, lemon laws, & more.
- Dealer Versus Private Party Purchases
Deciding to buy a used vehicle from a car dealer or from a private party can be hard. Read the pros & cons of both & save time & money.
- Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles
Certified pre-owned vehicles can be a great, budget-friendly purchase for anyone not ready to buy a brand new car. Check out our guide to buying a CPO vehicle.
- Test Drive a Used Car
A test drive is one of the best ways to know a car is right for you. Follow our guide help get the most from your test drive.
- Lemon Law
Lemon law information & articles - find out if your car meets the definition & what consumer protections you have.
- Avoiding Flood Damaged Cars
Flood-damaged cars can be dangerous, yet several remain on the market. Find out how you can avoid buying a flooded car.
- Used Car Vehicle History Report
Order a VIN check to learn the history of your next used car purchase. Vehicle history reports reveal info such as previous accidents & registration records.
- Used Car Taxes and Fees
Buying a used car doesn’t shield you from extra costs associated with car purchases. Learn about the taxes and fees your used car will likely incur.
- Used Car Work Sheet
Complete a used car worksheet to inspect the exterior, interior, tires, engine, suspension, frame, transmission, brakes, steering & more before you buy.
- Used Car Inspection
Get a used car inspection from a mechanic & conduct your own inspections to uncover potential repairs & hidden problems, & possibly lower your purchase price.
- Used Car VIN Check
Order a vehicle history report before buying or selling a used vehicle. Obtain a VHR online & review title history with a few simple clicks.
- Bill of Sale
Bill of sale requirements & information, listed by state.
- Demo, Fleet, and Rental Cars
Learn what demo vehicles, fleet cars, and rental cars are, and the pros and cons of purchasing these types of vehicles.
- Car Auctions
Find out how you can take advantage of car auctions to get a great deal on a good car.