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Avoid Car Dealer Options and Add Ons with these 3 Questions!

There’s nothing a car salesperson loves more than ignorant, clueless car buyers. Buyers who haven’t done their research are more likely to pay more than a car is worth. But it’s not always a higher sticker price that gets you. A lot of the additional costs will go into overpriced dealer add-ons that profit dealerships significantly. To avoid being the clueless car buyer opting for a dozen pricy add-ons, make sure you always ask these three questions before you set foot in any dealership.

The Top 3 Least and Most Reliable Car Brands

Around 41 million people will buy used cars in 2019. That’s a lot of people and a lot of used vehicles. While everyone has specific requirements, most people will want a sturdy car that won’t require a visit to the mechanic too often. Unfortunately, not all vehicles are made equal. That’s why we’re going to share with you the top three least-reliable used cars to buy in 2019, so you won’t make the mistake of bringing home an unreliable vehicle.

10 Things You Need To Know Before Buying A Used Car

The used car search can be overwhelming! Whether it’s your first or your fifth, most car buyers tend to get so caught up in the process that they forget the essential details. It happens. That’s why buying any vehicle requires patience and research. There are a host of considerations you need to take into account before settling for a used car. In this resource, we’ve created a checklist of things you should consider while conducting your used car search and before buying.

4 Basic Car Maintenance Tips All Owners Should Know

Cars are an essential part of our everyday. We drive them to work, to visit our family and friends, and attend fun events on the weekend. But how often do you maintain your car? And do you know what to look out for? Car maintenance is crucial to road safety, and there’s nothing more important than keeping yourself and your loved ones safe on the road. In this guide, we’re going to help you become a more informed driver by showing you four basic car maintenance tips that every car owner should be familiar with.

Rules of the Road: What You Need to Know About Buying a Car

If you’ve ever felt like the deck was stacked against you while shopping for a car or truck, you’re not wrong. The truth is, the dealer has always had the upper hand. That’s because in most cases, the person selling you the vehicle knows the car-buying game way better than you do. But that’s not your fault. Unless you’re in the business, why should you be expected to know all the tricks of the trade?

Dealers Can Smell Ignorance: Arm Yourself Against Their Tricks

These days, it’s rare for someone to start their car-buying research when they walk into the dealership. In fact, 86 percent of car-buyers conduct research online before even walking onto the lot. The internet has changed the game. That said, not all sites are created equal. The majority of automotive search tools on the internet only feature cars that dealers pay to be promoted. These tools are closer to advertising sites than unbiased search engines.

5 Things You Never Knew About About Car Pricing

When it comes to buying a car, knowledge truly is power. There’s a direct correlation between how much you know and how good of a deal you’re going to get on your next vehicle — new or used. It’s really that simple! Know your model, be aware of prices in your area, have a firm grasp on what’s important to you in a car, and understand the ins and outs of the negotiation process.

How to Decide the Right Car for You

From 2000 to 2017, 275 new and existing car models were offered in the U.S. This is a dizzying amount of options, so it’s no wonder that buying a new or used vehicle gets stressful. We get so overwhelmed that we typically consider only a small handful of vehicles, often based on what’s popular or what friends and family drive. It’s understandable. An abundance of choices can be paralyzing! But a tool like CoPilot can help you make sense of it all.

How Dealers Turn Car Buying Into a Shell Game

Remember the shell game? It was a con you’d see on street corners in big cities (like my native Chicago). The “dealer” would move a ball or a pea rapidly among three cups, and you’d have to guess where it ended up. It would seem easy until you started betting on the outcome, at which point the dealer would hide the ball using sleight of hand. The ball would vanish, as would your money.

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