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Automotive Shopping Guide To Car Buying & Leasing

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Auto Shopping Basics

> How to buy your car
> Buy or lease
> Financing options
> Car buying services
> Car insurance

Choosing the Right Car for you

> What's right car for you?
> What to consider
> Is a hybrid car right for me?
> What can you afford?
> Selecting a type of your car
> Gas mileage
> Options
> Warranties
> Extended warranties

How To Research

> Shopping for the best deal
> How to choose a dealership
> Check your credit report and score
> Right value of the car

Used Cars

> Pros and cons of buying used cars
> Where to shop for used cars
> Buying a used car online
> Kelly blue book and other price guides
> What to look for when buying used
> How to study a car model's reliability
> How to find a reliable used car
> Used cars to avoid
> Lemon laws
> How to check vehicle history

Understanding Car Prices

> Understand how dealerships make money
> Factory Invoice Price
> Rebates
> Sticker price
> Dealer markup
> Dealer's front-end profits
> Dealer's back-end profits
> Dealer hold-backs
> Rebates or low rate financing: which should you choose?
> What's your target price?

Leasing

> How does a leasing work
> Understanding the real cost of leasing
> When leasing is right for you
> When leasing is bad for you
> How leasing price is determined
> How to get the right price for leasing
> Leasing terms and conditions
> What happens when the lease ends
> Can I end the lease early?

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Shopping Strategies

> When to buy
> Secure the financing before going to dealership
> Reading the ad correctly
> Test driving
> How to get the best deal
> Inspection before taking delivery
> New car lemon laws

Negotiation Skills

> Get prepared before going to a dealership
> Shop around
> Don't buy in a hurry
> Don't negotiate price with a sticker price
> Know the sales tactics and don't fall victim.
> Don't mention your trade-in until last moment; or sell it separately
> Read the statement carefully before signing

Online Auto Buying

> Pros and cons of online buying
> How to buy a new car online
> How to buy a used car online
> Buying a car on ebay
> Bidding techniques
> Safety tips

Financing

> Financing options
> How much down payment is required?
> Credit score and interest rates
> How to negotiate better finance rates and terms?
> Dealer financing
> Monthly payments

Latest News

July 7, 2014
Attempted Burglary at Jim Bass Ford Saturday Night Caps Week of Car …

Article from San Angelo LIVE!: San Angelo police responded to a tripped motion detector in the service area of Jim Bass Ford, 4000 block of Houston-Harte Expressway, at 11:37 p.m. Saturday night that developed into a manhunt for the suspects. Upon arrival, police could be seen shining flashlights as they cased out the perimeter of [...]

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July 6, 2014
Wait Three Months Before Buying A New Car

Article from Lifehacker Australia: Driving a new car can be a great experience, but paying for it is a lousy one. To balance the need for a new car against your financial resources, consider a three-month waiting period before buying a new car. Photo by Stew Dean. No, this isn’t advice about impulse buying, but [...]

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July 4, 2014
GM to Recall 8.45 Million More Vehicles in North America

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Solid US job gains pointing to a stronger recovery

Article from Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier: WASHINGTON (AP) — The 5-year-old U.S. recovery is gaining momentum from a surprisingly robust job market and moving the economy closer to full health. Employers added 288,000 jobs in June and helped cut the unemployment rate from 6.3 percent to 6.1 percent, the lowest since 2008. It was the [...]

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July 3, 2014
Ford F-150 Pickup Is Most ‘American-Made’ Car

Article from Fox Business: What’s more all-American than a Ford (F) pickup truck? Not much, according to a new index by Cars.com. The 2014 Cars.com American-Made Index ranked the truck, which is assembled in Michigan and Missouri, at the top of its list for the second year in a row. The Toyota (TM) Camry occupied [...]

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