How Much Do You Know About Car Buying?

Simple Test to Check Your Car Buying Knowledge

The process of buying a car has dramatically increased in complexity since our grandfathers’ days.

This means there are more opportunities to make mistakes. And it lets dealers take advantage of our lack of knowledge. Those of us who think we know how to be smart about car buying and financing may discover that we know less than is required.

You can find out just how much you know by trying our new Car Buying IQ Test. Answer a few questions and get your score. Also see the real answers when you’re done.

It’s Easy to Get What You Need to Know

The key to being a smart car buying consumer is research and preparation — before you ever visit a dealer. We are fortunate these days to have the Internet, which makes it easy to get the information we need.

Every car manufacturer has a web site from which you can learn about and compare models and options, as well as find special limited-time offers available through local dealers. Then there are sites such as where you can get reviews, safety and reliability ratings, test results, discounted prices, and much more.

Consumer Reports magazine (and web site) provide a wealth of information, vehicle evaluations, reliability predictions, and owner survey ratings — for both new and used vehicles. Many savvy consumers consider this magazine as their car buying “bible.”

Insurance company sites provide quick online rate quotes on any vehicle you are thinking of buying. We like It’s an Allstate company but is completely online without the costs of agent offices, which means lower insurance cost to consumers.

Finally, this web site, Best Car Deals, provides a wide variety of information and advice that is helpful to anyone thinking of buying a car.

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