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I am getting ready to purchase a car. Do you have any tips?

If you are buying a new or used car consumers should know the following tips:

  • Never purchase a vehicle on impulse or in response to high pressure sales tactics.
  • Have the dealer provide you with prior information on the vehicle, such as, title history and Carfax information.
  • Ask the dealership if the vehicle has had any prior damage or mechanical problems.
  • Determine the mileage of the vehicle.
  • Get all promises in writing. Fully understand all language contained in any financing statements, such as number of payments, insurance, early termination if it is going to be leased, etc.
  • Remember, once you purchase the car, it's yours. There is no three-day right to cancel.