Car Pal is a National Car Buying Service with Over 10 Years of Experience
We like our clients to be as informed as possible about what we do, so we encourage you to learn more about our services and how we work hard on your behalf to find you your perfect new, used or leased car or truck.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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!
Do you know the qualities of a reputable and reliable car buyer’s agent? Here’s what you should look for.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
We’re here to make sure your vehicle lease or purchase process is a breeze!
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.
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.
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?
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.