A multi-brand car dealer in Colma, California
Hybrids & Electrics

Are Car Dealers Even Ready To Sell You an Electric Vehicle?

With battery prices dropping and model selection increasing, it’s clear that EVs are becoming increasingly prevalent in the automotive marketplace. However, electric cars still have several obstacles left to overcome, such as a paucity of convenient charging stations. But the car dealers themselves may also be standing in the way. Not all car dealers are …

A CarMax sign on the front of a CarMax superstore on September 24, 2020, in Colma, California
Tips, Tricks & Trends

CarMax Will No Longer Sell New Vehicles, but the 24-Hour Test Drive Still Stands

After 27 years, America’s largest used-vehicle retailer, CarMax, recently announced it’s exiting the new-vehicle retail business. The Fortune 500 company is dumping its last two franchised dealerships, both Toyota, to specialize in used-car sales. The news comes after the auto retailer touted its new 24-hour test drives. Why did CarMax pivot after a quarter-century of …

View of car salesman showing vehicle to family
Tips, Tricks & Trends

5 Car Buying Myths That You Need to Forget About

Car dealerships and the whole car-buying experience have gotten a bad rap over the years and it’s no surprise considering there are so many myths that we’ve been led to believe. However, just like in any other business, not everything that we have all heard about dealerships and buying a car is true, but the …

Used cars at a dealerhip
Tips, Tricks & Trends

How To Prevent Buyer’s Remorse When Buying a Used Car

Buyer’s remorse is a real thing. For those unfamiliar with the terminology, buyer’s remorse is when a consumer acquires a product or service and finds themself regretting their purchase shortly thereafter. This happens in all industries, including car sales. But, when dealing with cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs, buyer’s remorse is a lot more regrettable …

The Chevy Spark is the cheapest brand new car for sale in the US. It is a hatchback often available with significant discounts.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Are Overpriced SUVs Killing off Cheap Cars?

If you’ve felt like brand-new cars have become increasingly expensive year over year, you’re not alone. While big names such as Toyota and Honda previously excelled in the sub-$20,000 market, they’ve now moved upmarket with SUVs. As a result, a video by CNBC covers the subsequent quick disappearance of cheap cars in the U.S. Since …

A picture of one of Carvana's car vending machines.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Can You Negotiate a Car’s Price at Carvana?

The art of negotiation isn’t just reserved for white-collar business folks looking to strike deals with their competitors, it’s also a crafty art if you’re into buying cars and “win one over” on the poor car salespeople. But what if you don’t like negotiating? Then you can always shop for a car at Carvana, a …

A used car with a for sale sign in its window sits on 19th Avenue on June 9, 2011, in San Francisco, California.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Dumbest Mistake You Can Make When Selling Your Car

There’s no shortage of expert tips and tricks for buying a car. It’s not uncommon to find countless pieces of advice about negotiating a good buy, figuring out your trade-in value, and avoiding mistakes. But there’s also need-to-know information to help when you’re on the other side and looking to sell your car. When it’s …

Finance and sales manager Warren Cox speaks with a customer about a Dodge Charger
Tips, Tricks & Trends

First-Time Car Buyer? Here Are a Few Car-Buying Tips

If you’re a first-time car buyer, then it can be tough to navigate through the car sales process, especially if you don’t have any credit history. Don’t worry, you’re not alone as the car-buying process can daunting if you’re just getting familiar with it. Here are some tips that can help out when it comes …

A photo of the 2020 Ford Bronco outdoors.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

These 5 New Vehicles Are Worth Waiting For

Unless you’re already a billionaire, 2020 probably hasn’t been your year. 2020 is a wash. It’s a year to hunker down and wait for better things to come. With that said, the car market has been wild this year, along with everything else. Many people aren’t sure if it’s time to buy now since driving …

A silver, topless 2021 Lexus LC 500 on a coastal road.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

When’s the Best Time To Sell a Convertible?

Regardless if you’re using Carvana, Carmax, or Craigslist to sell your convertible, you want to get the best price possible. And just like there’s an ideal time to enjoy your drop-top, there’s a recommended time to sell it. Though before you do, there are a few things you need to take care of. Selling a …

Ford trucks are seen on a sales lot, with close-ups of the grilles
Trucks & SUVs

Pickup Truck Sales Appear To Be Pandemic-Proof

Thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, millions across the U.S. are unemployed and scores of small businesses have had to permanently close. It hardly sounds like ideal conditions for vehicle sales to thrive or even survive, right? It turns out that people still need pickup trucks for work, even during a pandemic. Recently-released third-quarter truck sales numbers …

2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock: The newest Dodge drag racing machine with 807 horsepower.
Sedans & Coupes

Dodge Challenger Sales Outpace Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro

It has been said that the only thing that can unite rivals is a common enemy. The COVID-19 pandemic is that enemy. The rivals were the various automakers across the globe. I’m not saying they all hugged each other and sang Kumbaya, My Lord, together. I am saying that during the pandemic lockdowns, the rival …

A person doing car buying research on their laptop.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

How to Pick the Best Car Dealership to Buy a New Car

Although dealerships nationwide are switching to more of an online approach to selling cars, buying a new car nowadays can still be a daunting process. Aside from the usual hassle of having to go down to the dealer and test drive the car and awkward drink the sub-par coffee while the salesperson talks to the …

Toyota Corolla 2007 model year rear view driving in the country
Tips, Tricks & Trends

What Are the Best Cars to Flip for a Profit?

Flipping cars a fun hobby and a good way to make some money if you know what you’re doing. Of course, just like flipping houses, it takes time and experience to get to know the car market and get your resources in order to get the most money from flipping a car. But if you’re …

Best time to sell your car
Tips, Tricks & Trends

How Much Money Can You Save By Not Owning a Car?

With the global pandemic still hanging around and the threat of an uncertain economic future, it’s easy to want to tighten your belt and save for the future. You could cut costs by clipping coupons, eating at home as opposed to getting takeout, and if you work from home, you can even sell your car. …

Trading in your vehicle
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is it Worth it to Swap Your Car Lease?

If life throws you a curveball and you end up needing to get out of your car lease early, then you do have some options. One option is to return the lease early, but you might end up paying a lot in penalties for it, so an easier way is to swap the lease over …

a red mercedes that is a perfect example of the type of car that is better to buy in a private sale
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is it Better to Buy a Car for Sale by Owner?

When you are looking to buy a car, there are a lot of different avenues to take. Car shopping options can be overwhelming. In fact, buying a new car is out of the financial wheelhouse for many. That leaves you with either buying a certified pre-owned car from a dealership or a used car from …

a car dealer shakes hands with clients.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Do Dealers Really Use Shady Sales Tactics?

When it comes to buying a new car, it’s natural for you to think that the dealership salesperson is out to take advantage of you and will do anything to get you to buy a car. After all, they’re trying to make as much profit as possible in order to afford that fancy suit they’re …

Car Sales: A man inspects a car inside a dealership
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Are National Lease Specials Too Good to Be True?

If you’re shopping for a new car, then chances are that you’ve come across some really tempting, budget-friendly lease deals on a car dealer’s website. For example, Honda’s current national lease special for the 2020 Honda Passport is for $329 per month for 36 months with $3,099 “due at lease signing.” It sounds like a …