Quick Auto Buying Tip for 8.17.11 – Avoid the “Hurry” Trap of the Car Dealer

Even Auto Buying Services such as Car Pal must beware of falling into the “hurry” trap, and urge you, the car buyer to  be wary as well. While it is sage to hurry a bit if you are purchasing a one of a kind used car (so it doesn’t get sold prior to your making your final … Read more

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Assertiveness Training 101 with Car Pal – Includes Life In and Outside a Car Dealership

What does assertiveness and a visit to the car dealership have to do with life in general?  The CEO of Car Pal, Lindsay Graham, spends a lot of time in deep philosophical contemplation about the meaning of her work. A question she regularly asks herself is, “How can I help my clients beyond saving them from … Read more

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Car Pal Examines: Are You in The Best Car Dealership to Buy a Car?

There are so many critical considerations that go into buying a car. We  strongly believe that your car should be your pal! We will discuss many of the considerations to keep in mind over the next few months, but first things first, how to select the perfect car dealership.Four indications you are in a great car dealership:1. Your salesperson … Read more

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Personal Car Buying Service vs. the Big Name Car Buying Services

So, you are about to make an automobile purchase, and you think you might try a car buying service such as USAA or Costco. These are a few of the well-known car buying services which are frequently used by its members. Kudos! You have just made a great decision to get assistance. Why? Not because you lack the ability … Read more

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Car Pal’s Answer to: “Will a Car Buying Service Help Me Avoid the Car Dealership’s Documentation Fee?”

As a former “insider” in the car business, my inside joke about the infamous “Doc” fee tacked on to virtually every vehicle purchase in America began in 1997 when I was instructed to explain to clients that the documentation fee is to pay for the processing of the paperwork.  I never quite bought into the … Read more

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