Are You Car Clueless? Cars.com Can Help!

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of cars.com. I tend to think I know a little about everything, but I'm what I affectionately call "car clueless". I mean, I know how to drive. I can put gas in. I can check the oil though changing it would be a different story. I conceptually understand how to change a tire, but that's where my knowledge on automobiles fizzles out. Luckily, I have a husband, Dad, and brothers that I can turn to when I need help, but sometimes a girl just wants to do things on her own. Richard and I are planning on purchasing a car next year. We have an older van that Jake has been eyeing for a long time. Why would a 21 year old want a van? Well, because there are no middle seats and he's a drummer. Plenty of room for his gear. Anyway, Richard and I can always hit up the local dealerships, but I thought it would best to put in a little research. I navigated my way over to cars.com to see what a "car clueless" person such as myself could figure out. Right … [Read more...]

How To Approach A Car Dealership In Confidence

Buying a car is hard enough, but having to go into a dealership on top of it puts the icing on the cake. It’s an intimidating situation, especially for someone not familiar with cars. The best way to tackle the circumstances is to prepare yourself. Think about why you’re in the market for a car and how you think they’ll be able to help you. Try not to overthink it and be yourself. Remember that they’re the ones selling you a car. You’re the buyer, and they need to win your business. See how to approach a car dealership in confidence. Do your Homework Not that you have to go in there knowing exactly what you want, but do a little research ahead of time. Get an idea for the kind of car you’re looking for and show them that you’re serious. Research why you like a certain type of car and how it’ll fit into your lifestyle. Brainstorm colors you’re interested in, as well as makes and models. What you find out beforehand doesn’t have to be your final decision. Be open to what the … [Read more...]