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

    Be prepared when you buy a used car by learning about car inspections, vehicle history reports, used car sales tax & fees & more.

  • 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

    Learn the benefits & guarantees of buying a certified pre owned vehicle complete with an inspection & warranty.

  • Test Drive a Used Car

    Get the most out of a used car test drive by utilizing pre- & post-trip safety inspections, mechanic inspections & vehicle history reports.

  • Avoiding Flood Damaged Cars

    Order a vehicle history report to make sure you don't purchase a flood-damaged vehicle. Know what to look for under the hood & inside the used vehicle.

  • 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

    Include vehicle tax & fees when you budget for a used car purchase. Be prepared as vehicle taxes & fees could greatly increase the purchase price.

  • 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. Obtain a VHR online and review title history with a few simple 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.