Buying a Used Car

Get informed and become a smart shopper with the latest used car reviews, news, and videos.

What Is Buy Here Pay Here?

If a traditional lender isn't an option for your upcoming car purchase, Buy Here Pay Here may be a good solution.

Car Specs: Why They’re Important

We've defined many common car specs for shoppers who are unclear about dimensions and other important terms.

What’s the Oldest Used Car You Should Consider?

If you're interested in a used car but unsure how old is too old, you've come to the right place.

Should You Buy Back Your Totaled Car?

Only in rare cases does it make sense to buy back your totaled car. Here are some issues to consider.

Leasing a Car: What Type of Damage Will You Be Charged For?

We explain exactly what you'll be charged for when it's time to turn in your lease.

Buying a Used Car: What’s a Rebuilt Title?

Ever wonder what the phrase "rebuilt title" means in a used-car listing? We explain exactly what to expect when you see those words.

Can You Sell Your Used Car to a Dealership?

If you don't want to sell your used car privately, will a dealership buy it? We have the answer.

Buying a Car: Is It OK to Buy a Former Rental Car?

We've listed some pros and cons of buying a car that was once used as a rental.

Buying a Car as a Recent College Grad: 5 Tips

Done with college and ready to buy a car? Awesome! Here are five excellent tips on the car-shopping process from AutoTrader's editors.

Should You Fix Dents and Scrapes in Your Older Car?

Your car is scraped and has a few dents. Should you bother fixing it?

Should You Consider Volvo?

Volvo offers one of the youngest product lineups in the industry.

Why Is Trade-In Value Lower Than Retail Value?

We explain why you shouldn't expect to get a retail price for your car if you trade it in for a new one.

Buying a New Car: Getting the Most Money for Your Trade-In

We've listed a few tips that will help you get the most money for your trade-in when it comes time to buy a new car.

CPO Program Review: Volvo

Interested in buying a Volvo with a certified pre-owned warranty? Here's everything you need to know about Volvo's CPO program.

Should You Consider Lexus?

Lexus has undergone an infusion of style and personality over the past few years.

Buying a Used Porsche 911: Everything You Need to Know

How to choose from a half-century of Porsche 911 models.

Buying a Used BMW 3 Series: Everything You Need to Know

Looking to buy a used baby BMW? Check out these tips on how to find the best secondhand entry-level Bimmer money can buy.

Car Insurance: Do You Need Collision and Comprehensive Coverage?

If you own your car, you can drop your collision or comprehensive insurance, but that only makes sense if you can afford to do so.

5 Steps for Choosing Auto Insurance

Whether buying car insurance for the first time or responding to a life change, these 5 steps can provide a foolproof battle plan.

The Art of Switching Car Insurance: 6 Things to Know

Switching car insurance entails buying new coverage as well as canceling the old. This is how to do it.

8 Simple Winter Car Care Tips

We've rounded up eight simple car care tips to keep your car looking and driving at its best, no matter how harsh your winter is.

Your Car Has Been Through a Natural Disaster: What’s Next?

Your car has been flooded by a natural disaster. What is your next step to get back on the road again?

Flexdrive: Multiple Cars, No Commitments

Here's a look at how Flexdrive, the automobile subscription service, works.

The Truth About Worn Tires

Michelin wants to open a dialogue about how tires change as they wear down. Are all worn tires equal?

Can You Buy a CPO Car From an Independent Dealer?

Can you only get a certified pre-owned car from a factory dealer, or can a used-car dealer sell you a CPO car, too? We're taking a look.
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