Buying a vehicle

Having your own vehicle symbolizes independence, but it also means practicality as a direct way to get to work or family obligations.  But how do you to find a reliable car at a great price on fair terms? Following find tools and resources to help you with your car search:

Good News Garage

Massachusetts

http://goodnewsgarage.org/

Good News Garage is a program of Lutheran Church Social Services to create economic opportunity by providing affordable and reliable transportation options to people in need.  Programs are available in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.  Each state has specific guidelines for who qualifies to receive assistance.

Mass.Gov

Massachusetts

http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/consumer-rights-and-resources/autos/

Interested in buying or leasing? Unsure about auto laws and regulations in Massachusetts? You can find all of that and more on this site created by the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation.

Autobytel

Resource and Tool

http://www.autobytel.com/

Autobytel is an online leader offering consumer purchase requests and marketing resources to car dealers and manufacturers and providing consumers with the information they need to purchase new and used cars.

Kelley Blue Book

Resource and Tool

http://www.kbb.com/

Want to know the value of your new or used car? Kelley Blue Book, Cars.com, and Edmunds.com are well-known names in car value and consumer information. They also offer a wide range of research tools on topics such as, comparing cars and selling your car.  

Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

Resource and Tool

https://www.consumerfinance.gov/consumer-tools/auto-loans/

Looking to get the best auto loan? Learn how to prepare so you can save money, reduce stress, and get the auto loan that’s right for you. 

ConsumerReports.org

Tool

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/index.htm

Looking for a car? Do you research on the ratings of consumer value on ConsumerReports.org

Bank Rate

Resource and Tool

http://www.bankrate.com/auto.aspx

Bankrate’s auto page features car loan rates, auto loans and information to help with your next car purchase.

Federal Trade Commission

Resource and Tool

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/buying-owning-car

Read tips on buying vs. leasing, negotiating the best deal, financing, getting the most out of warranties and service contracts, using gas efficiently, and avoiding repossession.

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