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Two drivers inspect damage to their cars after an accident

What Happens to My Car’s Value After an Accident?

By Stephanie Baum | March 26, 2019

After a car accident, your car may lose resale value, even if you have it repaired. This is known as diminished value. Diminished value affects you according to the details of the damage, the repairs, your insurance, and the state where you live. How should you handle this if it happens to you? Here’s what you should know.

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Car Pal client signs her paperwork for a vehicle at a Subaru dealership in Berkeley, CA

7 Important Things to Do Before You Sign for Your Next Vehicle

By Lindsay Graham | March 5, 2019

Whether you’re at home or at a dealership, here are seven important things to do before you sign the purchase papers for your next new or used vehicle.

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A beautifully restored antique vehicle sits in the sunshine. Vehicle Service Contracts (VSCs), more commonly referred to as extended warranties, can be a great purchase under the right conditions.

Should I Purchase an Extended Warranty (Vehicle Service Contract)?

By Stephanie Baum | February 5, 2019

Vehicle Service Contracts (VSCs), more commonly referred to as extended warranties, can be a great purchase under the right conditions. Do you know what to consider?

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As the year ends, many car dealers ramp up their ads and offer incentives on new car purchases made before December 31.

Ask Car Pal: What Should I Know About Making an End-of-Year Car Purchase?

By Stephanie Baum | November 15, 2018

As the calendar year winds to a close, many car dealers are ramping up their ads and offering incentives on new car purchases made before December 31. Is this a good time of year to buy a new car? What should you consider? Here are Car Pal’s recommendations.

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Shipping your newly purchased vehicle from elsewhere is easy with Car Pal's help.

Shipping a Vehicle Long Distance: Steps for Receiving an Out of State Car Purchase

By Lindsay Graham | November 11, 2018

Car Pal, LLC can help you purchase the vehicle of your choice and have it shipped to you from elsewhere in the US. When your vehicle arrives, this checklist will help you to inspect it properly before you sign anything, so you don’t miss any important steps.

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Aaron Flickinger discusses the secret sauce of outstanding customer service in car sales.

Aaron Flickinger, Car Pal Sales Superstar

By Lindsay Graham | February 28, 2018

Aaron Flickinger of New Holland Auto Group in New Holland, PA believes in customer care. In this interview, he discusses the measures that he and his dealership take to personalize the service they provide.

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Ryan Jones discusses what drives him to provide outstanding customer service in car sales.

Five Minutes with Car Pal Sales Superstar Ryan Jones

By Lindsay Graham | March 7, 2017

Ryan Jones of Classic Honda in Orlando, FL discusses why he loves his work, and what helps him achieve sales success.

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Car Pal National Car Buying Service helps clients through every step of buying vehicles.

Happy Sixth Birthday, Car Pal!

By Lindsay Graham | December 27, 2016

It’s Car Pal’s sixth birthday! For six years, industry insider Lindsay Graham has led the Car Pal National Car Buying Service to the delight of hundreds of customers. In this interview, she discusses what’s behind her success.

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At Car Pal, we enjoy getting to know our clients and the buying choices they make, such as this Toyota Corolla.

7 Car Pal Fun Facts

By Lindsay Graham | November 28, 2016

At Car Pal, we enjoy getting to know our clients and the buying choices they make. Here’s what we’ve observed over the past six years.

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At Car Pal, the best practices we follow help our clients get their best deals on vehicles like this red Toyota Sienna.

Five Best Practices I Follow at Car Pal

By Lindsay Graham | October 24, 2016

Consistent success depends on working methodically and ethically! In this post, Car Pal founder Lindsay Graham shares five of the best practices she follows in her day-to-day operations.

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Buying a car online? Here are five easy steps.

Five Ways to Simplify Your Online Car Purchase

By Lindsay Graham | October 6, 2016

You’ve decided that you would prefer to buy a car online rather than driving from dealership to dealership. However, you would like to streamline your efforts and avoid the hassle. Here are five of the best practices recommended by your Car Pal.

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A car buyer's agent can help you negotiate the best trade-in deal.

What Should I Know About Trade-In Negotiations?

By Lindsay Graham | September 29, 2016

Do you know this important trade-in tip?

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Know what to check in the interior of any car you consider buying.

Used Car Interior Inspection: What to Check

By Lindsay Graham | September 15, 2016

When you buy a new-to-you used car, it is important that it looks shiny and appealing on the outside. But what about the inside? Here are five important things to check before you buy.

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Know what to do before your test drives so you can make a sound decision about your car purchase.

Your Car is Your Pal! Things to Check Before You Test Drive a Car

By Lindsay Graham | August 29, 2016

Since your car will also be your new pal, you want to make sure you really like it and it meets your friendly standards. This video is a couple of years old, but it still is a great reminder of things to check before you start the test drive. 

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At Car Pal, we've got you covered!

Five of the Top Reasons to Use Car Pal as Your Auto Buyer’s Agent

By Lindsay Graham | August 3, 2016

If you seek to save time, money, and stress as you buy your next car, Car Pal has you covered!

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This client in Beverly Hills had a great experience using Car Pal as her car buying agent.

Five Reasons Why Being a Car Buyer’s Agent is Awesome and Five Reasons Why it is the Hardest Work Imaginable

By Lindsay Graham | March 4, 2015

At Car Pal, we never give up. When your new vehicle is finally safely parked at your home, it’s an accomplishment worth savoring each and every time.

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Buying a Car the Hard Way

By Lindsay Graham | June 24, 2013

Car Pal received a phone call the other day from Denver, Colorado. The caller said that he found Car Pal on the internet when he was looking up, “National Car Buying Service.” I was delighted to receive his inquiry, and asked how I could help him. He said, “How is your company different from Cars.com?” … Read more

What To Say to a Pushy Car Dealer

By Lindsay Graham | June 10, 2013

Alter as needed for you, of course, this is just to suggest the basic idea/outline and to help you move smoothly and rapidly through the car dealership at test drive time.   These answers apply if you have retained Car Pal to assist you, however, feel free to adapt creatively to suit your specific situation. … Read more

The Great Deals Clients have gotten from using a Car Buyer’s Agent to purchase or lease a car

By Lindsay Graham | February 21, 2013

From time to time a new prospective client calls and asks, “so what kind of screaming deals have you gotten for your clients?” I realized that the best way to answer this question is to write a blog about how to benefit from hiring a Car Buyer’s Agent! First, I have placed this photo of … Read more

Our service fee is much lower than what you save as a result of using Car Pal Car Buying Service. If we can't get you the value you deserve, you don't pay us.

The Value of Using a Car Buyer’s Agent

By Lindsay Graham | February 17, 2013

Our service fee is much lower than what you save as a result of using Car Pal Car Buying Service. If we can’t get you the value you deserve, you don’t pay us. It’s that simple.

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Car Pal Endorses Tech Check Mobile Auto Inspections Service

By Lindsay Graham | November 20, 2012

Mobile auto inspection services are a growing trend! We’re pleased to endorse Tech Check Mobile Auto Inspections in the Triangle area of North Carolina.

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Buying a Car Following a Discharged Bankruptcy

By Lindsay Graham | December 16, 2011

Here we are in a period of mortgage loan modifications and high unemployment as well as unprecedented financial struggles for many folks who have never had to be as mindful in the past about each extra dollar they spend. Some consumers have even had to pull the plug and declare bankruptcy. Despite the feelings of powerlessness and helplessness that … Read more

Car Pal Client’s Beautiful Summary of His Car Purchase in Upstate NY

By Lindsay Graham | September 3, 2011

Normally a Car Pal client testimonial would be on our testimonial page. However, this one is so well-written, so poetic, and describes so beautifully the typical American family’s need to avoid pain and go for the gain when it’s time to start thinking about buying a new car, truck, SUV, or minivan.

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

By Lindsay Graham | August 17, 2011

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

Car Buyer’s Agent, Car Pal and Lindsay Graham present: Tip 12A

By Lindsay Graham | August 6, 2011

Tip 12A – Getting the Best Interest Rate when you Buy a Car and you have great credit:  (12B and 12C cover other credit situations, click YouTube link below this video to see those.) Avoid the Dealership Hassle Let Us Be Your Car Pal Schedule Your Free Consultation Sign up to receive our insider’s knowledge … Read more

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