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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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5 Extended Warranty Tips

So you've purchased your new car. The next question is if you want to buy the extended warranty to protect your new investment. Is it worth it? What kind should you get? Here are some tips about extended warranites.


Can you sell a car that has been under water?

 Can you sell a car that has been under water?

Would selling your flood-damaged car help recover your losses? Is it even legal? Find out if you can sell a car that has been under water. See more »

Is the end of the month really the best time to buy a car?

 Is the end of the month really the best time to buy a car?

Dealerships have to maintain quotas, which affects prices. Find out if the end of the month is really the best time to buy a car at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is a car really an investment?

 Is a car really an investment?

A car should only be considered an investment if it's a collectible classic. Learn more about whether a car is really an investment at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How AutoCheck Works

 How AutoCheck Works

Do you know how AutoCheck works? Keep reading to learn How AutoCheck Works and find out what separates AutoCheck from the competition. See more »

How can a new car cost only $3,000?

 How can a new car cost only $3,000?

How can a new car cost only $3,000? Keep reading to discover if a new car can cost only $3,000. See more »

 How to Get a Copy of Car Title

Do you know how to get a copy of a car title? Find out how to get a copy of a car title in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How J.D. Power Ratings Work

 How J.D. Power Ratings Work

The JD Power ratings review and rate automobiles based on certain criteria. Learn all about the JD Power ratings at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How NHTSA Ratings Work

 How NHTSA Ratings Work

The NHTSA ratings review and rate automobiles based on certain criteria. Learn all about the NHTSA ratings at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Consumer Reports Automotive Ratings Work

 How Consumer Reports Automotive Ratings Work

The Consumer Report auto ratings review and rate automobiles based on certain criteria. Learn all about the Consumer Report auto ratings at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How CARFAX Works

 How CARFAX Works

CARFAX developed a unique business. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about CARFAX. See more »