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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.


How Consumer Guide Automotive Ratings Work

 How Consumer Guide Automotive Ratings Work

The Consumer Guide automotive ratings review and rate cars based on certain criteria. Learn about the Consumer Guide automotive ratings at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How AFV Tax Credits Work

 How AFV Tax Credits Work

AFV tax credits act as incentives for consumers to buy alternative fuel vehicles. Learn about AFV tax credits and hybrid tax credits. See more »

Do car commercials greenwash?

 Do car commercials greenwash?

Auto manufacturer greenwashing is a technique that involves using eco-friendly arguments to sell cars. Find out if some car commercials greenwash. See more »

Is it smarter to buy or lease a car?

 Is it smarter to buy or lease a car?

Is it smarter to buy or lease a car? Read about the pros and cons of car ownership and leasing before you decide whether to buy or lease a car. See more »

How to Lease a Car

 How to Lease a Car

Leasing a car isn't for everyone. Learn the pros and cons of leasing a car to find out if it's the right choice for you. See more »

How to Buy a Fuel-efficient Car

How to Buy a Fuel-efficient Car

Buying with fuel economy in mind doesn't require you to own a vehicle you don't want. Find out about buying fuel-efficient cars. See more »

How VINs Work

 How VINs Work

Learn where to find your car's VIN, what the numbers mean and how you can use VINs to help prevent theft or learn about the history of a used car. See more »

How Kelley Blue Book Works

 How Kelley Blue Book Works

Kelley Blue Book is the standard automotive price guide for dealers and consumers. Learn how Les Kelley started Kelley Blue Book in 1926. See more »

12 Tire Buying Tips

 12 Tire Buying Tips

Our 7 tire buying tips help you navigate the many choices available for your car or truck. Read our list of tire buying tips to know what to look for. See more »

5 Car Insurance Tips

 5 Car Insurance Tips

These 5 car insurance tips help you get the right coverage for your money. Read our list of 5 car insurance tips to make sure you choose wisely. See more »