Auto Basics
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Auto Loans: Table of contents

Chapter 1: Getting started

Before you go car shopping, do your homework. Know what you want and how you plan to pay for it. Then put on your happy shoes and go shopping!

Chapter 2: Shop till you drop

From auto dealers to auto brokers to the Web, here's what you'll need to know to track down the best vehicle at the best price.

Chapter 3: The buying experience

You know your budget and did your shopping. Now it's time to bargain with the seller.

Chapter 4: The leasing experience

Leasing a vehicle makes sound financial sense in certain situations and for certain people. For others it's a money trap.

Chapter 5: Financing the deal

Get a grip on the financing process as we help you shop for a loan and spell out many key questions you should ask before signing on the dotted line.

Chapter 6: Insuring your vehicle

Buying a new car, or a substantially different one than what you now own, will mean a change in your insurance costs.

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