New and Used Car Searches Require Both Patience and Research

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This car search has been interesting.
Your family has finally reached the point where you are in need of a fourth car. With one daughter away for her sophomore year in college, and another daughter turing 16 this summer, you have found that the need for a fourth car provides several options.
You began by looking at new cars to buy or to lease, but then decided to also look at what available used options you could find. Interestingly enough, even though you have never really bought used cars before, you found yourself leaning toward those far more affordable choices. Your husband has several friends who are car geeks, and you have been able to have a mechanic look over some of the used models that you have been most interested in. You have also been able to have one of your husband’s buddies who does auto detailing look at your choices as well. With a list of three used cars and one new lease that you feel really good about, you are able to move into the final stage of negotiations feelings as if you are making some pretty knowledgeable decisions.
More than anything, however, the one thing that you have really learned a lot about is that the ability to perform excellent auto body work is a skill. From detailing a classic Chevy car to fixing the minor dents and scratches before a car is turned in on a lease, finding the right auto body work shop is important. For while some people claim to provide fast and less expensive auto body work, if the paint does not hold, or if the dent still casts a shadow under full sun, it really does not matter how fast and how inexpensive the charge was. If you care for your car and want to make sure that you get the best service for your money it is important to go to an auto body work shop that is highly recommended and one that can provide references.
Both the new and used automobile markets are interesting, and the buyers who end up being the most happy with their decisions are the people who take the time to do some real research.

  • According to Highway Loss Data Institute research, property damage liability claims dropped as much as 10% when adaptive headlights were introduced into the market.
  • Requiring anywhere from $0 to several thousand dollars up front, the down payment on many leases is negotiable.
  • Estimates indicate that the average car on the road is now slightly more than 11 years old.



  • You may be part of the 33% who indicate that night vision is the second most popular new car technology.
  • Oone thing that is increasingly common is that 43% of consumers indicate that they see the dealership as a place to learn.
  • Until you have spent some time looking online and visiting both new and used car lots, it is difficult to know what kinds of questions to ask during the buying and leasing process.


  • By the time a family has bought and sold five or more cars, they are usually pretty good at realizing some of the most important things to look for when talking to both private owners and dealerships.
  • U.S. vehicle sales in 2014 reached the one million mark.
  • You need to have a budget in mind when you begin the process of looking at car purchases and comparing those to leases.
  • In the year 2014, Americans purchased 16.5 million new autos, according to the tracking company Autodata.
  • New transaction prices reached a record high in 2014 when they averaged $32,386 a vehicle, according to a new report by Edmunds Key Insights.
  • Getting a trusted mechanic to look over a used car option is a wise decision.



  • Aotomobile purchases are very dependent upon a buyer’s preferences. For instance, some people buy the same make for all of their car and truck purchases.



  • CCadillac has been a leading luxury auto brand since the year 1902; in the year 2014, Cadillac sold 263,697 vehicles worldwide.
  • According to a 2015 J.D. Power U.S. Tech Choice Study, 40% of drivers describe blind spot detection and prevention features as the most preferred technologies.
  • Realizing lease contracts limit the number of miles you can drive is important. These restrictions typically are 9,000, 12,000 and 15,000 miles a year.
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Alice Stratt

I'm Alice, from Bristol Tennessee, and I love NASCAR. I've never raced myself but I grew up right there off the track, watching my dad race the #94 car and learning how to work on my own engine. Now I'm all grown up and have a shop of my own, but I still help out in the #94 pit for my old man. Want to learn more about NASCAR or auto repair? Read on!