Tuesday, May 3, 2016 6:24 pm

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We want to empower consumers with the information they need to feel confident throughout the entire car-buying process.

At the heart of this mission are Certified Dealers, who are committed to a faster, easier buying experience.

One part of the process you may be wondering about is the tendency for car prices to change. The simple answer is supply and demand.

The base price or manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of a particular car does not fluctuate much. But to meet or drive changes in demand, manufacturers often offer incentives such as cash back or bonus cash. Dealers have the same opportunities to offer incentives based on their stock, which often happens towards the end of the month.

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6:19 pm

When is the best time to buy a new car

Who isn’t looking to save money?

Myths abound. Rainy Sundays. The day after the Presidential Election. The coldest day of the year. TrueCar.com, which powers [PROGRAM_FULL_AND_LINK] found out exactly what days are the smartest days to buy and studied the percentage saved off the average MSRP, while accounting for seasonal fluctuations in average MSRP. The data is broken out by month, by day of the week and by type of car. What follows are those findings. We hope they will help you find your new car for a great price. And of course, when you are ready to purchase, visit [PROGRAM_FULL_AND_LINK].

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6:14 pm

3 Things to Keep in Your Car for Emergencies

From flat tires to overheated engines, you never know when or where you’ll be stranded with your car.

Here are three relatively inexpensive items that will keep you prepared for some of the most common situations you’ll face on the road. Read More…

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 3:51 pm

When-Is-Best-Time-to-BuyConsumers looking to save on a new car or truck should do their shopping in August, according to the analysts at TrueCar, Inc. the negotiation-free car buying and selling platform. TrueCar.com is the authority on new car pricing and trends, and their data powers [PROGRAM_FULL].

Projections for the best times to buy a new vehicle are derived from a historical analysis of average transaction prices as well as average incentives; this report analyzes monthly industry sales data for the time period between 2009 and 2013 to determine that August is the best time of the year to buy a new car. Read More…

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 3:09 pm

August_Best_Time_To_BuyAs the calendar transitions from summer to autumn, August has historically shown to have the lowest average transaction price of the year at $29,296 (a 2.4% decrease or $716 savings vs. month of year average). Read More…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 8:00 am

TrueCar/ALG Understanding Cost of Ownership

When purchasing or leasing a new car, it’s important to understand how much that new car is actually going to cost over the long run.

Beyond taxes and fees, monthly payments, and any finance charges, new car buyers must also take into account other expenses such as the costs of maintenance, insurance, and fuel. An intangible “cost” is the depreciation of the car that most dramatically reduces the residual value of a new car over the first few years of driving it.

If you plan to keep your new car for less than five years, it’s important to know how well the vehicle will hold its value over time, because its residual value will be important when it comes time to trade it in for your next new car purchase.

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Monday, February 3, 2014 12:21 pm

buying-dos-and-donts-lede-Couple_Car_Shopping1Although everyone enjoys owning a new car, buying a new car can sometimes be an overwhelming experience. We’ve compiled this list of car-buying dos and don’ts to help you improve your new-car shopping experience. Read More…

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