Used Car Buyers Guide

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.

In This Section
  • Guide to Buying a Used Car

    Follow this guide to buying a used car to help get you in the right car for the right price.

  • Buying a Car Online

    Online car shopping for used & new cars is quick & easy. Ordering vehicle history reports can also save you time & money.

  • 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.

  • Paperwork When Buying a Car

    Be prepared with the appropriate paperwork & applications when you buy a car - bill of sale, title transfers, duplicate titles, license plates & registration.

  • 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. Get a title history check with just a few clicks.

  • Bill of Sale

    Bill of sale requirements & information, listed by state.

  • 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.

  • Buying a Used Truck

    Buying a used pickup truck can be a great way to save money. Read our guide to help you buy the right used truck for you.

  • 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.

  • Buying a Car Out of State

    Buying a car out of state can help you get the car you want at the price you want. Read our guide to learn the tips and considerations involved in buying a car out of state.

  • Used Car Buying Scams

    Make sure you know about used car buying scams before buying a used car, so you can steer clear and get the deal you want.

  • Buying a Cheap Car

    Buying a cheap car doesn’t automatically mean you are buying a bad car. Learn how a cheap car can be a great bargain.

  • Car Auctions

    Find out how you can take advantage of car auctions to get a great deal on a good car.

  • Used Car Buying Mistakes

    Read about these common used car buying mistakes and how you can avoid them.

  • Buying a Classic Car

    Classic cars come in many varieties with different considerations for each. Follow our guide to ensure you get the right vintage car for you.

  • Buying a Used Electric Car

    Our guide to buying a used electric vehicle can help you get into the right car for you.

  • Buying a Car with a Salvage Title

    Salvage titled vehicles can be good options, as long as you’re educated on how to buy. Learn the dangers and tips to know before buying a salvaged vehicle.