Posts by Brenda Stokes

Deciding on the Best Car Down Payment for You

When you're in the market to buy a new car, you might think only about the total cost of the vehicle. After all, that's what determines whether or not you can afford it, right? However, this approach can be a bit shortsighted. In reality, you need to think about how much you're willing to pay in the form of a down payment on this car. This amount will determine how much car you can actually afford. Continue Reading »

A Quick Guide to Comparing MPG

When buying a car, you have to evaluate a lot of factors to make sure you're getting the best deal possible. Sure it should have anti-lock brakes and power steering and all the other features you want. But one thing you may really want to consider is the MPG or miles per gallon. Continue Reading »

Using eBay to Sell a Car

When most people think about selling a car, they utilize typical resources like newspapers or classified ads. Online venues for this exist as well. However, many don’t think about using a site like eBay. Yes, it is an auction site, but it can be a great way to promote your car and sell it quickly and easily. Continue Reading »

Simple Tips to Make Merging Easier

Most people who have been driving for some length of time think they have a handle on how to manage themselves on the road. However, this is not always the case. In fact, some people have been driving under false assumptions. One of these assumptions is that you should merge into the lane you want to be in as early as possible. Continue Reading »

Evaluating Your Car's Down Payment

When you go to buy a car, your first instinct may be to opt for a financing plan that has a very low down payment. After all, the less you have to pay upfront, the better, right?

But this is a misguided way of thinking, especially since depreciation will devalue your car the moment you drive it off of the lot. With a super low down payment, you'll wind up spending more on the car than what it's worth. That's not a good way to enter into a new purchasing agreement. Continue Reading »

What You Get When You Buy a New Car

When you decide to buy a new car, you have to consider a lot of different factors. For instance, you might be confused about what the price actually includes. Do you just get the car or are there other perks involved? In reality, the cost of the car you buy takes into account more than just the vehicle in most cases. This initial price may scare you off a bit but don't let that discourage you within first looking deeper into what you actually get. Continue Reading »

Do You Need an Extended Warranty on Your Car?

So you've decided to buy a car. Excellent! It can be a really exciting time because owning a new car can give you financial freedom as well as literal, physical freedom on the open road. But just because you shook the dealer's hand doesn't mean the deal is done. You still have to go over the finer details of the contract and decide if you want to add a bunch of extras or not. Continue Reading »

Car Selling Safety: Meeting Potential Buyers for the First Time

The idea of selling your car online is a great one. It's super convenient and it puts you into contact with a much broader variety of people. Still, there are inherent risks with this because the people on the other side of the ad are strangers. A few people have been killed because the people saying they were interested in their vehicles for sale were actually con artists and criminals. Continue Reading »

Miss a Car Payment? Your Plan of Action

Whether you have a new or used car, it's likely that you need to make payments on it depending on its age. Now, your car is how you get to and from work and how you function in your day to day life. So what happens if you suddenly find yourself out of money and can't afford to pay your bill? There's nothing more frightening than the prospect of being without your vehicle. It could significantly limit your ability to fix your finances as well, since you'd have no way to get to work. Continue Reading »

Deciding on the Best Car Down Payment for You

When you're in the market to buy a new car, you might think only about the total cost of the vehicle. After all, that's what determines whether or not you can afford it, right? However, this approach can be a bit shortsighted. In reality, you need to think about how much you're willing to pay in the form of a down payment on this car. This amount will determine how much car you can actually afford. Continue Reading »