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What is Dealer Holdback?

What is Dealer Holdback?

Dealer holdback is a percentage of the price of a new car, typically 2-3% of MSRP, that is returned to a dealer from the manufacturer after a car is sold. This money is typically used to help dealers pay for finance charges they have accrued while keeping unsold cars on their lot.  This is a […]

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Negotiating Car Dealer Add-On’s & Accessories

Dealer Add On Infographic

So you’ve learned how to negotiate a new car and think that guarantees you a good deal.  Well think again!  Did you know a majority of a car dealer’s profit comes from add-ons in the Finance Office? Dealerships want you to think the hard part is over and that it’s time to let your guard down.  But as you’re getting ready […]

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What are the different roles of the people at a car dealership?

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Shopping for a car can be a daunting task. There’s the pressure of finding the right car, then you’ve got to negotiate the deal, and figure out how to pay for it all. So let’s eliminate one of the ‘pressure points’ by examining who works at the car dealership, and what their role is in […]

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How to buy a car with bad credit

Review of True-Car

Bad credit doesn’t mean you’re a bad person. But it’s easy to feel like one when you get turned down for a loan. That salesman suddenly stops being your best buddy, and you get shooed out the door like a drunk uncle at a wedding. You still need a car to get back and forth […]

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Deciphering a vehicle history report

Thanks to computers and the internet, we have instant access to data. It would’ve taken weeks to obtain ownership information in the 1970’s. Letters would have to be written, file cabinets would cough up information, then typewriters would smudge out a response. All you really had to rely on back then was the seller’s word. […]

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What paperwork do you need to sell your car to a private party?

What paperwork do you need to sell your car to a private party?

Alright, it’s time to get rid of your old beater. Maybe the dealer didn’t offer you enough for trade in. Or maybe you just need some room in the driveway. Either way, selling a car yourself usually allows you to get a higher price. So place that ad, and start taking phone calls! Obviously, you […]

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Should You Buy or Lease?

So you’ve got your eye on a shiny new Putt Putt Intimidator XE. It’s got all the features that you want; navigation, shiatsu massage seats, power-folding running boards, a bazillion horsepower. But there’s one problem; it cost an arm, a leg, a kidney, and you’ll have to sell one of your children just to afford […]

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What Car Expenses Can I Deduct On My Taxes?

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According to the IRS, if you use your car in your business, you can deduct car expenses. If you use your car for both business and personal purposes, you must divide your expenses based on actual mileage. And commuting to your regular workplace is not considered business travel. What car expenses can you deduct? The […]

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How to buy a car with bad credit…Get a loan and then GET OUT of the loan!

how to buy a car with bad credit

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have bad credit, it’s important to know that you still have options when trying to find money to buy a car.  You’re likely to pay a lot more in interest than a borrower with good credit, but you don’t have to be stuck in a bad […]

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Negotiating With Car Insurance Companies

Negotiating With Car Insurance Companies

You don’t have to wait until your insurance policy expires or you buy a new car to shop around for new auto insurance.   You can switch insurance providers at any time and they are required to refund a prorated amount based on premiums you paid for coverage past your your termination date. And when you […]

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