If your Fourth of July holiday has meant road-tripping in a car you can’t wait to get rid of, there’s good news and bad news. First, the bad: Because the holiday was on a Wednesday this year — never mind that it’s at the beginning of the month every year — discounts are generally less plentiful than they are at the end of the month during the auto industry’s summertime car-shopping peak. Most Independence Day deals have run their course and there’ll be a lull for the next couple of weeks.
The good news? You can still find incentives and great deals on a new car just by getting yourself informed. If you’re new to the car-shopping game or just want a refresher on some pointers for the best price, we’re here to help this week and every other. Check our links below for more.
What car should I buy? That depends on a lot of factors, but our reviews can help. Check out our recent additions:
Which cars have the best deals right now? Check out our top deals for July. As always, your discounts may vary, so check with your dealer for specifics.
Should I finance, lease or pay cash? That depends, but this might help you decide.
Anything I shouldn’t do when I’m at the dealer? Yep. Avoid these pitfalls.
Should I get an extended warranty? That depends. Here’s what you need to know.
How do I sell or trade in my old car? Learn how to prep your car before you sell it to a dealer, how to trade it in and how to deal with taxes and other considerations. If you still owe money on your old car, read this. Finally, if you want to sell it private party, here’s how to create the picture-perfect ad and how to seal the deal.
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