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What does it take to be a good car buyer's agent?

Is It Worth it to Pay a Car Buyer’s Agent?

By Lindsay Graham | November 11, 2020

Is it worth to pay a car buyer’s agent? When you break down what we handle, suddenly our fee seems like a small price to pay for all the supervision we provide to our clients.

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You Don’t Have To Be Famous To Use Car Pal

By Emily Johnson-Erday | October 21, 2020

Wherever you go in the Big Apple, it’s possible that the person next to you on the subway just might be a movie star. If you were sitting next to Elizabeth Berridge, for instance, you might know her from her leading role in the hit film ‘Amadeus’, from her comic and iconic character roles on … Read more

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Car Shopping in the Age of COVID-19: An Update

By Angela Chance | September 25, 2020

Car Shopping in the Age of COVID-19 has completely changed since the onset of the pandemic. Here’s the current state of industry. The emergence of appointment-only and remote shopping In the early weeks of the pandemic, dealerships responded swiftly by adopting appointment-only and virtual operations. The bulk of the legwork in selecting a car and … Read more

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Customer Writes Poem About Her New Used Car

By Lindsay Graham | August 17, 2020

We love our clients because they are unique and creative people and we get to know each one during the car buying process. And our clients love us back and sometimes share their passions with us. What follows is a poem written by our recent client, Barbara Loots. USED All shiny from the dealer’s inventory, … Read more

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Sai Looking Spry in His 428i – Car Pal Lends a Helping Hand

By Angela Chance | July 27, 2020

Car Pal’s mission is to work with customers like Sai to help with buying a car. With a cross country move under his belt, middle school teacher Sai quickly realized that the time was right for his first set of wheels as he started a new life in sunny Miami. Armed with a budget, a … Read more

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Car Shopping During COVID-19

By Lindsay Graham | May 20, 2020

The absolute COOLEST development in car shopping in our strange new COVID-19 world is that so many dealerships are offering services that genuinely serve the buyer’s best interest rather than their own. Here are just a few examples: For efficiency, when they set appointments, many dealerships now take time by phone to figure out how … Read more

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The Minute You Step Into A Car Dealership

By Lindsay Graham | April 21, 2020

As we “celebrate” April Fool’s Day, don’t forget—there are no fools like the fools who believe they can get a “better deal” without hiring a car-buyer! The minute you go there into a car dealer, you’re losing. But it’s so easy to be fooled because the personnel are trained to invite you in. EVEN NOW … Read more

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Three Myths Exposed: Stress Free Car Buying vs. Saving the Most Money with a Car Buyer’s Agent

By Lindsay Graham | March 24, 2020

Dealer loyalty, “stress-free” purchase experiences, and nationally known buying services don’t necessarily guarantee you the best deal. It’s time to expose these three car purchase myths!

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Seven Reasons to Have a 3rd-Party Arrange Your Test Drive

By Lindsay Graham | March 10, 2020

You really don’t need to visit the car dealership except to test drive a car. Particularly NOW given current health concerns. Here are the seven reasons to have us or another 3rd-party car buying service arrange your test drive: You are there to experience the vehicle. That’s it. The sales associate is there to answer … Read more

Buying a used vehicle from out of town or out of state is easy with Car Pal's help.

Checklist for Buying a Used Vehicle from Out of Town or Out of State in 2020

By Lindsay Graham | March 2, 2020

Using the internet, many used car buyers go out of town or even out of state to purchase a used or pre-owned vehicle. This can be a good way to find a far better vehicle than you might find locally; or in many cases, a better overall deal in terms of vehicle, miles, and price. Here’s how it works.

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Car brokers and car buyers' agents differ significantly. Know the facts.

What’s the Difference Between a Car Broker and a Car Buyer’s Agent in 2020?

By Lindsay Graham | March 1, 2020

There’s a big difference between a car broker and a car buyer’s agent. Many brokers promote themselves as buyers’ agents, but in reality, they receive payment from dealerships as well as car buyers. Know the facts, so you can get your best deal!

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How To Choose a Reputable and Reliable Car Concierge in 2020

By Lindsay Graham | February 24, 2020

Do you know the qualities of a reputable and reliable car buyer’s agent? Here’s what you should look for.

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A car buyer's agent can save you time, stress, and money--so you drive away happy!

Your Complete Guide to Using a Car Buyer’s Agent

By Stephanie Baum | February 14, 2020

If you’re like the majority of car buyers, you may not relish the thought of buying or leasing your next car. It’s not easy to shop in a dealership without feeling pressured, and there are hidden costs to buying online with a car buying service. How can you protect yourself? A car buyer’s agent just may be the hero you need.

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Knowing the secrets of vehicle deals can help you when you shop for your next car.

Vehicle Deal Secrets That Car Dealers Don’t Want You to Know

By Stephanie Baum | January 22, 2020

If you’ve ever bought a car, you probably know how difficult it is to negotiate for all the features you want AND get a good deal. Even the most reputable dealers will try their best to upsell you on options and services to increase their profit. And they don’t want you to know that some of the most popular pricing deals aren’t necessarily in your favor. Also, within a deal, while some items aren’t negotiable, others definitely are. Knowing the secrets of vehicle deals can work to your advantage when you’re negotiating your lease or purchase.

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Car Pal versus CarGuru

Car Gurus v. Car Pal

By Lindsay Graham | January 6, 2020

When you search for car-buying services, you’ll see lots of options, including CarGurus, TrueCar, Cars.com, and Costco. These auto-buying companies are very aggressive in gaining your business, but they’re much less aggressive in protecting you from bad deals.

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Is Dry Rot On My Tires Dangerous?

By Frank Anderson | January 6, 2020

Dry rot on your vehicle’s tires is a safety hazard that doesn’t receive enough attention. It goes without saying that when your tires have worn out to the point that you have little to no tread left, it is time to buy new tires. This is common sense; it’s an obvious hazard. What is less evident—but just as dangerous—are dry, rotted tires.

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Unless you're adventurous, use a car buyer's agent to help you avoid the "perks" of visiting a car dealership on your own.

Top 10 Reasons NOT to Use an Auto Buyer’s Agent to Purchase Your Next Vehicle Online

By Lindsay Graham | January 2, 2020

Using a car buyer’s agent will help you avoid these ten inevitable “perks” of visiting a car dealership on your own—unless you truly seek an adventure!

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Skillfully negotiating with a car dealer can result in great savings for you.

Negotiating with a Car Dealer? Here’s How to Win

By Lindsay Graham | December 28, 2019

What is negotiable when it comes to buying a new or used vehicle? When you’re negotiating with a car dealer, there are many details that extend far beyond the purchase price. What if the asking price of the car is non-negotiable? There are still many areas and ways to spend less money—and some of them may begin before you even begin shopping for your next car.

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Considering a FSBO vehicle? Here's what you should know.

FSBO: Is a For Sale by Owner Used Vehicle the Best Deal?

By Lindsay Graham | December 20, 2019

If you’re seeking a used vehicle, is it better to buy a car for sale by its owner, or from a dealership? How can you be sure to ask the right questions and get the best price? Car Pal has advice.

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Car Pal is here to make sure your vehicle lease or purchase process is a breeze!

Why We Never Hard-Sell You on Car Pal’s Services

By Lindsay Graham | July 15, 2019

We’re here to make sure your vehicle lease or purchase process is a breeze!

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What Does a Car Buyer’s Agent Do?

By Stephanie Baum | July 2, 2019

Are you wondering what a car buyer’s agent actually does? Car Pal frequently receives this important question from new and potential clients. Here’s what we do.

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A two-for-one deal may be extremely favorable under the right conditions!

Can I Save Money if I Buy Two Cars at One Time?

By Lindsay Graham | June 19, 2019

When a car dealer needs to meet a sales goal, making a deal on multiple vehicles at once can benefit the dealer AND the car buyer.

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How to Purchase a For Sale By Owner Car, Truck, or SUV

By Lindsay Graham | June 10, 2019

Many people consider a FSBO (For Sale By Owner) vehicle because they can often save hundreds—if not thousands—of dollars off a similarly equipped used car from a car dealership. Here are the seven easy steps to making a successful FSBO vehicle purchase.

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Be sure to do these important things after you bring home the car you've just purchased from a dealership.

What Should I Do After I Take My Car Home From the Dealership?

By Lindsay Graham | June 5, 2019

Whether you’ve bought your car new or a used car from a dealership, there are important steps to take once you get it home. Do you know what they are?

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What Should I Know About Buying a Former Rental Car?

By Stephanie Baum | April 2, 2019

Many rental car companies offer their former rental vehicles for sale—often at prices below market value and with warranties that seem reasonable. Buying a former rental car sounds like a good way to get a good deal. After all, rental companies regularly service and maintain their vehicles; what could go wrong? Here’s what you should know.

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