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20 Essential Car Maintenance Tips

The modern automobile is no longer just a piece of luxury that only individuals of stature can have the bragging rights of owning. Almost everyone, every family, has a vehicle to call their own. For many, it has become an important extension of their house. Some have even decided to forego with the whole house ...read more

Car Care Tips: Myths vs. Reality

Believe any of these 7 myths at your costly peril. Some automotive maintenance myths seem to have taken on lives of their own. Sure, they seem like logical, sound pieces of advice, but when it comes to maintaining your car, they could end up costing you extra money and time in the long run. ...read more

What to do Before Buying a Car

Last week I decided to buy a new car. The one I picked out gets great gas mileage and has a lot of cool features, but the most important thing is I got an amazing deal on it. For some, buying a new car is a stressful, drawn-out process, but it doesn’t have to be. One of the biggest challenges is simply that ...read more

Top Shopping Tips From a Former Car Salesman

Matt Jones here. Before I joined Edmunds as a consumer advice editor, I worked as a salesman and sales manager in car dealerships for 12 years and was involved in thousands of sales. I learned a lot of things that make car shopping easier for people, and in this article, you'll find some of my favorite tips. ...read more

10 Car Buying Tips

Are you thinking about buying a car this year, but have no idea how to go about it? Buying a car is a big financial decision, and one you shouldn’t just rush through over the course of a weekend. Start your research with these 10 car buying tips to help you find an affordable car that also fits your lifestyle. ...read more

New Car Buying Advice

Set up your loan in advance. If you’re borrowing about $25,000 for a new car, a difference of only two percentage points in the interest rate can add up to more than $1,000 over the lifetime of the loan. And that can easily happen if you’re not paying attention to the financing terms. Even before you know which ...read more