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Buying a Car For Dummies
     

Buying a Car For Dummies

by Deanna Sclar
 

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Buying a car is never easy. Besides spending a sizeable amount of money on this investment, your liveliness probably relies on this vehicle. You need to know that your car will get you from point A to point B in a timely and safe manner—so buying a lemon is not something you can afford to do.

Buying A Car For Dummies is for you if you need to find

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Buying a car is never easy. Besides spending a sizeable amount of money on this investment, your liveliness probably relies on this vehicle. You need to know that your car will get you from point A to point B in a timely and safe manner—so buying a lemon is not something you can afford to do.

Buying A Car For Dummies is for you if you need to find out how to buy, sell, insure, drive, protect, or rent a vehicle. It doesn’t matter how old you are (as long as you can legally drive and have a license), this book can make your experience with cars a smooth ride.

Buying A Car For Dummies can help you save a truckload of money over the life of your vehicle as you find out all you need to know about new and used car ownership in this entertaining and informative reference guide. This dependable book covers all avenues of buying and owning a car, from negotiating a fair price to finding reliable insurance to saving money on routine servicing. You’ll stay in the driver& #8217;s seat as you discover how to:

  • Calculate how much you current car really costs you
  • Weigh the pros and cons of buying new or used
  • Get the best trade-in, resale, or donation value for your vehicle
  • Pick out a cherry and avoid lemons—expert advice for buying a reliable used car
  • Determine what features and options you really need in a new car
  • Get the straight scoop on financing or leasing your car
  • Find an insurance policy and company you can trust
  • Protect your automotive assets—from steering wheel locks to full-blown security systems
With Buying A Car For Dummies as your guide, you can park you fears, frustrations, and anxieties as you discover how to decide between buying or leasing new wheels, how to negotiate with car dealers, how to foil car thieves and carjackers, how to protect yourself in a breakdown or accident, and how to protect your automotive assets with insurance, warranties, and service contracts. Plus, the book features a list of ten great automotive Web sites for pricing information, ratings, industry news, diagnostic troubleshooting, and more.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
For many, the experience of buying a car is as unpleasant as a root canal, and author Sclar (Auto Repair for Dummies) provides just the right medication. A well-known consumer advocate and expert repair consultant, she presents numerous tips on first deciding whether to buy a new or used car and, the best part, the truth about auto financing. With this handy and briskly narrated advice, listeners can now feel better as they steer their way through negotiating a fair price, getting insurance, establishing an affordable maintenance plan, picking cherries and avoiding lemons, determining what options are really needed, and calculating how much a car really costs. Highly informative, this guide is recommended for all public libraries.--Dale Farris, Groves, TX Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764550911
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/21/1998
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
664,061
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.89(d)

Meet the Author

About Deanna Sclar Deanna Sclar, a leading auto repair expert and consumer spokesperson, has appeared on more than 700 radio and TV programs including Good Morning America, Today, and A.M. Los Angeles. She has contributed to such magazines as Family Circle, New Woman, and Redbook and is the author of the perennial bestseller Auto Repair For Dummies®.

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