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Buying a used vehicle is a real challenge, but fortunately it is not one that has to be as hard as it seems on the surface.  The real trick is knowing exactly what to look for when buying a used vehicle and not settling for anything less.  Here is what you need to know… [click to continue…]

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Just about everyone in the United States of America has at least a very basic grasp on auto loans, but that may be about where the understanding ends.  This is akin to understanding gravity enough to know that you can jump and you will come down, but getting an auto loan is like needing to send a man to the moon; a basic grasp is only going to yield the most simplistic of results.  That could translate into a less than optimal loan, and that is certainly not a goal worth striving for. [click to continue…]

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How Auto Insurance Impacts Auto Loans

November 18, 2012

Most lenders are going to require that any vehicle loan they sign off on comes with an insurance policy, usually one with full coverage to boot.  This means that when you are looking at different loans from different lenders, you need to consider the other side of the overall equation: the cost of insuring that […]

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When to Buy a Vehicle

November 8, 2012

It is common wisdom that one should strike while the iron is hot, but when is the right time to buy a new vehicle?  The answer is hard to define, but let’s look at the typical times that are considered to be prime buying periods and how they actually look from different vantage points that […]

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Auto Shopping Tips

October 29, 2012

Shopping for an automobile is an exciting experience, but it is also an experience that can result in buyer’s remorse and other negative feelings at best and in many cases a vehicle that is not exactly what you wanted.  This is true not only when looking at the vehicle, but the auto loan too.  The […]

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Auto Loans on Bad Credit? Of Course!

October 19, 2012

So many people think that auto loans are only for those with great financial means, but that is far from true.  While those with great financial means are certainly more than capable of getting an auto loan, financial stability is far from a requirement to get an auto loan.  All that you need to get […]

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Auto Shopping Online? Get an Inspection

October 9, 2012

If you are looking to buy a car local or online, you should really consider a professional inspection.  If you have not been considering purchasing a car online for some reason, perhaps the reason you did not was because you were unaware of just how important a professional inspection really is.  Here is what you […]

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Auto Loan Secrets Experts Don’t Want You to Know

September 29, 2012

There are auto loan secrets that the professionals do not want you to know, and knowing them can literally be the difference between saving a bundle or paying far too much.  There are four secrets that you really need to know about auto loans if you want to get the best deals.

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Sell Your Car Easily

September 19, 2012

Selling your vehicle should be an easy affair, but getting the best price is an act of making the entire purchase a no-brainer for the buyer.  There are a few simple and easy things that you can do to swing the decision making balance towards a firm ‘yes’ in this regard.  Here are some of […]

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How to Shop For Your First Car

September 9, 2012

For most Americans the purchase of a first vehicle is a rite of passage, the first step on the road to the American Dream.  Some people choose to buy a vehicle from a relative or accept a hand me down, but that is not what we are discussing.  We are discussing the very first automobile […]

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4 Secrets to Getting the Best Car Loan Possible

August 31, 2012

America invented the automobile and modernized the ancient highway system to accommodate it, yet decades later people still do not understand the secrets of getting the best car loan possible.  Literally generations have passed since the advent of the affordable motor vehicle, and yet people still get denied when they could be approved, and most […]

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How to Buy The Car of Your Dreams

August 21, 2012

The car of your dreams may not be as far away as it seems, at least if your dreams are at least founded somewhat in reality.  While most people might secretly lust after the most exotic Italian supercar or the most luxurious German sedan, they also have more down to earth ideas as well.  It […]

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Build Your Credit With an Auto Loan!

August 11, 2012

When people tend to think of auto loans they tend to do as the result, or the goal of obtaining excellent credit.  While this can in fact be true, the opposite is also true; a great auto loan could be just what you need to move up the credit scoring ladder.  It doesn’t matter if […]

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Making Your First Car Payment

August 1, 2012

Getting an auto loan in today’s economy is a big deal, so be sure to treat it as such and celebrate each and every car payment for what it is.  Just what is a car payment?  Each auto loan installment, or payment, is a step towards a better and brighter financial future for you and […]

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Should You Shop For a Loan Online?

July 22, 2012

When it comes to buying a new car or truck, most people do not realize that they have a lot of lenders just waiting to help you out.  There are so many options to consider that many people do not honestly know where to start.  A good place to start looking for an auto loan […]

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Secret Truths About Leasing

July 12, 2012

Leasing may seem like a great option for most car shoppers, and there are certainly some benefits.  But hidden amongst these benefits are a few downsides that dealers try to underplay in order to make transactions happen.  Sure monthly premiums tend to be lower and the prospect of a new vehicle loan at the end […]

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Six Common Myths About Auto Loans

July 2, 2012

There are a great number of myths going around about auto loans, but few of them are true.  In fact, just like other modern myths, there is probably more false than correct when it comes to the rumors about shopping for auto loans.  The truth about auto loans is far more logical and optimistic than […]

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3 Secrets to Buying a Car Online

June 22, 2012

Buying a car online may seem dangerous or even scary to some, but the fact is that with a few little secrets you can get what you want for a price you probably would not believe.  In fact, there are really only three secrets to keep in mind when shopping for a new car online.  […]

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Shopping For a Car Online

June 12, 2012

Shopping for a car used to be a tedious task that involved reading through the classified sections of a local newspaper and possibly visiting local car lots.  The digital age has changed the entire car shopping paradigm for the better, and has massive changes to offer: a wider variety of vehicles to choose from, greater […]

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A New Way to Shop For Insurance

June 2, 2012

Getting insured is critical in an overly litigious age when people place more value on winning rather than on being fair, and it is often an obligation to completing a vehicle loan. The bottom line is that everyone is looking to cash in on any accident in any way that they can these days, and […]

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Making Your Final Car Payment

September 8, 2009

The day has finally arrived, the day you have waited for since signing your loan documents five years ago…you are about to make the final payment on your vehicle, and it is now completely yours! Hopefully your vehicle is in good condition and you are approaching this final payoff with relief of now owing nothing […]

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Why Loaning Is Better Than Leasing

September 7, 2009

To buy or lease? That seems to be a pressing question for many people who are considering a new vehicle. It used to be that the only way to have a new vehicle was to purchase it, either outright or via a vehicle loan. But now leasing is also an option and many people choose […]

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Steps To Buying Your First Car.

September 6, 2009

The big day has finally arrived, and you are ready to begin looking for your first car! There are so many types, styles, sizes, and designs of vehicle to choose from on the market today, it can seem like an overwhelming task to make a choice of what will be the best vehicle for you. […]

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Selling Your Car Before It’s Paid Off

September 5, 2009

There are lots of reasons for selling a vehicle, even one that still is under a vehicle loan. Sometimes the payment just becomes unmanageable and there is nothing else to do but sell the vehicle and choose a less expensive one. Trading in a vehicle that is still under a loan agreement can be difficult, […]

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Get A Mechanic You Can Trust

September 4, 2009

There are few items that require the level of maintenance of an automobile, and few that are as critical to our day to day lives as the vehicle that we use to drive to work, to school, to the grocery store, and to visit loved ones. Keeping that vehicle in proper and safe working order […]

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