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Need to buy a car? With the advent of the Internet, car shoppers have increasingly become savvier when it comes to making a car purchase. Doing your car buying homework has never been easier. Likewise, now selling your own car online is as easy as buying one. The Internet gives you an opportunity to market your own car in much the same way a deal would. Whether you are burying or selling a car, you'll find the tools and resources you'll need to get started with your online car shopping or car selling experience. Buy or Sell a Car

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Top 10 Tips You Must Know When Buying a Car by Alex Fir

1. You should purchase your new car at or around Christmas time because with everybody buying their Christmas presents, not many of them are looking to buy a new car, and it forces dealerships to up their sales strategies. Salesmen are more willing to haggle down to your prices to close the deal.

2. You can also get a good deal from July to October because that is the time of year when dealerships are trying to get rid of their inventory to make way for the new models.

3. Purchasing a car online is becoming a great way to get a new car. Just wait for good rebates and incentives online and shop around. Print out your information from the best quotes and bring it to the dealer that you are most willing to work with. Bringing in lower quotes from another company might be your best bet in getting a good deal.

4. You should visit FightingChance.com if you are hoping to find new car prices, dealer incentives, and the best rebate offers. This site is the first place that you should go for great advice on buying a car. Itís even more informative than the Kelley Blue book. This program for buying new cars can literally save you thousands of dollars.

5. A good place to start when going into a dealership is to bring a copy of your credit score with you. It can lower your interest rates on your car loan. Your car dealer should not know more about you than you do.

6. You can avoid a common scam that dealerships pull. You will often hear that your financing fell through and that you have to respond by paying more money on your loan. Donít believe it. Itís another reason for you to get a copy of your credit score.

7. Another common scam by dealership salesmen is for them to tell you that they have found you a lower rate, but that they want you to re-sign your loan papers. Usually, that is a downright lie. Once they pull up your financing information, they have the upper hand if you donít know the details about your credit information. You can get a copy of your credit information online at equifax.com for about $10-$15. Itís better to pay $15 now than thousands later.

8. Donít bring in a car for trade in if you still owe money on it. The dealership rarely pays the rest of the loan on time which will result in you having to pay a great deal of late fees to the bank. If you do decide to bring a car in that you owe money on, get it in writing from the dealership that they will pay the balance on the car within 10 days.

9. Sometimes a dealership may not have all of your options and must order the car directly from the dealership. If this happens they will often ask you to pay $500-$1000 for a deposit on the car. Try not to pay more than $500 and be sure to pay with a credit card because sometimes the dealership will tell you that there was a price increase on the vehicle and will want more money. If you pay with a credit card you have room to dispute the amount being taken from you. If you pay by check, you can just consider the money gone.

10. You should never buy a car when you are in desperate need for one because a dealer will see that and take advantage. You should never wait until an old car is dead before searching for a new one because you should give yourself time to shop around for one and get the best deal possible. Desperation often clouds your judgment.

Are you planning to buy a car? Visit Auto Loans Center for the latest news and information on auto loans.

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Tips on Selling Your Car by John Mussi

When we decide to sell our car we always want to get the best value for it. Even if it is worth only $500, we would still want to sell it at $1000 if possible. Here are some tips that can increase the car's value and make selling it easier too.

To learn more about the pricing of your car, try to look for the same models in your specific zip code. The further the place is the more likely the difference in their car prices, unless it is a collector's item car.

The next thing you do is clean the engine. Everything that the buyer sees under your hood will be detrimental to his decision. So clean the engine, battery and radiator. Also tighten up the belts that may provide weird sounds. Also check the fluids, sparkplugs and add antifreeze to the radiator.

After fixing the things under the hood, also fix up the body of the car. Clean the body very well and remove all the bugs and dirt. If the windshield and the lights are broken replace it. Also try to touch up the body with paint if it is rusting. After you have cleaned your car, apply Armorall. To make the wheels look good to, spray it with silver spray paint. Then fill the tires up with the proper psi and make them shinier and blacker with tire products.

Next, you would need to make the interior look good too. Clean the interior plastic with Armorall or 409 spray cleaner. Let the spray sit for a few minutes and then spray again and then wipe it all off. Other things that you must clean with Armorall or 409 spray are the interior vinyl and the headliner. Vacuum the interior very well. Spray and scrub the interior fabric with a soft bristle plastic brush.

Make the dashboard look good by buying those preformed dashboards. This is important to look good because a dashboard is in the buyer's face. If the car is expensive, have the car seat replaced by an upholsterer, if not, you can get some cheap seat covers. Replace some missing parts like door lock knobs and rear view mirrors with generic stuff. If the steering wheel is also damaged, put some steering wheel cover.

After you've done all the stuff to make your car look beautiful you are now ready to put it in the ads. Try to make it stand out form the crowd and also get the extra 3 line boxes. Be descriptive as possible and get a CARFAX history report.

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About The Author

John Mussi is the founder of Direct Online Loans who help homeowners find the best available loans via the http://www.directonlineloans.co.uk website.

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