What to do with ‘Ole Bessie – Trading in your Car

What to do With ‘Ole Bessie? Trading in an automobile can be a very emotional experience, particularly if you have had “‘Ole Bessie” for awhile. Owners often place sentimental value on their vehicle that is higher than the vehicle is actually worth, which makes it difficult when it comes to trading it in for a … Continue reading What to do with ‘Ole Bessie – Trading in your Car

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Reading Between the Lines — What Auto Loan Documents Really Say

You’ve negotiated all that you need to negotiate. The purchase price is right. The trade has been successfully negotiated. All that is left is the loan document itself. Read and sign, and you’re on your way, with keys in hand and the salesperson and finance person beaming as you drive away in your new vehicle. … Continue reading Reading Between the Lines — What Auto Loan Documents Really Say

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Obtain a Pre-Approved Car Loan for Ease and Convenience

You will afford yourself a great deal of flexibility and savings by getting pre-approved for a car loan before you shop. Following are but a few of the benefits: Pre-approval puts you in the driver’s seat by eliminating the expense and pressure of dealer financing. You will not have to sacrifice dealer rebates or discounts … Continue reading Obtain a Pre-Approved Car Loan for Ease and Convenience

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Where to Start when Financing a New Vehicle

Financing a new automobile, but not sure where to start? There are several important factors to consider when financing a new vehicle, but knowing your credit score is critical to understanding how much it could cost you to finance that new car. Credit Score Credit scoring is a method by which creditors determine whether or … Continue reading Where to Start when Financing a New Vehicle

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Be Prepared for Negotiating Car Prices

Auto dealers have a pat repertoire of questions designed to pigeon-hole potential car buyers into long-term finance agreements. Regardless of your previous car buying experience, or whether you are looking to buy new, used, or lease, understanding key questions frequently used by auto dealers, as well as pertinent answers, will strengthen your negotiating power: Questions … Continue reading Be Prepared for Negotiating Car Prices

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