Buying a Car

Need advice and help buying a car? This free lesson covers car buying tips and the things you should think about before making a purchase.

Assess and research before you buy

man and woman looking at sticker price of a car

Conduct some research before deciding which car to buy. Consumer Reports' annual survey of new and used cars looks at value, performance, and safety. Also check out publications such as the Consumer Buying Guide and resources listed at the end of this lesson, and try to narrow down what you want in a vehicle.

Here's a Car Buying Comparison Sheet to help you conduct an assessment.