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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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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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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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