What Paperwork Should I Get When Buying a Car?

June 15th, 2016 by

What paperwork should I get from a dealership? You’re almost there: it’s nearly time for you to drive your new car home! You’re not completely done, however, until you’ve filled out the required paperwork. Here’s what you can expect to see from the dealership during your last visit before driving home your dream car: Buyer’s…

Bringing the Correct Documents When Buying a Car

June 14th, 2016 by

What documents do I need to bring when I’m buying a car? Congratulations; you’re ready to get a new car! In all the excitement of choosing your new vehicle, however, it’s easy to forget exactly what you need to bring with you to the dealership to finalize your purchase. Don’t let this happen to you—use…

Trading in a Car

June 13th, 2016 by

How can I make my trade-in worth more? Trading in a car can be stressful, but we’re here to help make the experience go as smoothly as possible. We’ve created a road map to help you understand how the trade-in process works, as well as give you a few tips to guarantee you’ll get the…

The Financing Process

June 11th, 2016 by
financing a car

How does financing a car work? Once you’ve chosen your perfect car, it’s time to figure out your financing. Here’s what you can expect in the financing process when you get an auto loan from your dealership: Step 1: Complete a credit application The dealership will have you fill out a credit application, which they…

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June 10th, 2016 by
Paying Taxes

What taxes and fees should I prepare for when buying or leasing a car? It’s a story that a lot of people know all too well. They fall in love with a car that has a price tag at the top of (but still within) their budget. What they don’t consider before heading to the…

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Service Contracts

June 9th, 2016 by
Broken Down Car

Service Contracts & Extended Warranties What’s the difference? You’ve probably heard the terms ‘service contract’ and ‘extended warranty’ before. They basically mean the same thing—a contract or agreement in which a company pays to cover certain repairs and services on a vehicle. Depending on your situation and your vehicle, a service contract can make a…

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Post-Purchase FAQ’s

June 7th, 2016 by
Car Buying

What should I know after I buy a new car? Q: How and when will I receive my vehicle license plates? A: Once the loan on your new vehicle has been approved and secured and the funds have been received by the dealership, we’ll submit the necessary paperwork to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)….

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PermaPlate & Undercoating

June 6th, 2016 by
New Car

Should I buy PermaPlate and Undercoating add-on’s for my new car? A new car is a large financial commitment, and as such, it’s something that we naturally want to protect. The first time you notice that your car has a scratch or a rust spot is always a downer. PermaPlate and undercoating are two dealership products that help…

Car Insurance

June 5th, 2016 by
Car Insurance

I’m buying a new car, what do I do about car insurance? Buying a car is a big investment, so it’s important to notify your insurance agent as soon as possible of a recent purchase to make sure you have the proper coverage. But if you’re buying a car over the weekend, don’t worry…you normally…

How a New Car Is Priced

June 3rd, 2016 by
New Cars

How does a dealer come up with a car’s price? The recommended price of a new vehicle is usually determined by the automaker. The MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) is the price estimate that the automaker publishes for any given model and trim line. Since it is just a suggestion, dealers can sell a vehicle…

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