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Buying or selling a car can be a tedious experience. Articles in this section touch on car buying and financing, insurance, warranties, VINs, and the Kelly Blue Book.

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How AFV Tax Credits Work

Sometimes when the U.S. government wants to encourage a certain behavior, it'll provide incentives. If you drive an alternative fuel vehicle (AFV), you might be eligible for some serious savings.


10 Tips for Haggling Over a Used Car

10 Tips for Haggling Over a Used Car

One of the most anxiety-inducing parts of buying a used car is negotiating the price. Learn 10 tips for haggling over a used car at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Tips for Selling a Used Car Online

10 Tips for Selling a Used Car Online

Selling a car online can be just as nerve-wracking as buying one. Learn some tips for selling a used car online at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Red Flags for Used Car Buyers

10 Red Flags for Used Car Buyers

Buying a car is exciting, but when it's used – you'd better have a checklist. Lean more about used car red flags at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Tips for Buying a Used Motorcycle

10 Tips for Buying a Used Motorcycle

Even though they're considerably smaller, buying a used motorcycle is not unlike buying a used car. Learn more about motorcycles at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can you return a used car?

Can you return a used car?

If you just bought a used car and don't like it, can you return it? Find out and learn about used car returns at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do dealerships make more off new or used cars?

Do dealerships make more off new or used cars?

New cars cost more than used cars, so dealerships must make more off the new ones, right? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How long are you responsible for a car after you sell it?

How long are you responsible for a car after you sell it?

If you've sold a used car, the last thing you want is to be responsible for it after you sell it. Find out what you need to know at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What’s the best time of year to buy a used car?

What’s the best time of year to buy a used car?

When's the best time of year to buy a used car, and what else should you consider? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is it possible to lease a used car?

Is it possible to lease a used car?

If leasing works for new cars, why don't more people lease used cars? Find out if it's even possible to lease a used car at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can you find the keypad code for a used car?

Can you find the keypad code for a used car?

What happens if you get a used car with a keypad system but not the code that goes with it? Find out if you can get the keypad code for a used car. See more »