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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.

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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….

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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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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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It pays to get all the facts before you consider buying a former rental car. Photo credit: Robert Haverly on Unsplash

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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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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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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