Use the auto app to buy a car


Use the Bankrate Auto app to help manage your car purchase research.

Wondering when it's better to buy or lease a car? Best options about how and when to trade in? What the most fuel-efficient cars are? Find the answers you need to these questions and much more in Bankrate's award-winning editorial team and financial advisers.

Find videos, articles and blog posts in the Bankrate Auto app News & Advice section. You'll get the latest news and expert advice to help you make smart, informed decisions about your personal automotive finances.

Once you've decided what car you want to purchase, tap on Car Prices to find the True Market Value of the vehicle by selecting Year, Make, Model, Body Style and Location ZIP code, then tap Show Car Price. You'll be amazed at how accurate and fast it is to browse through hundreds of vehicles.  Also find out how much your old car is worth and what you can sell it for to help pay for that new car. You'll find the full color photo galleries most helpful showing bumper-to-bumper exterior and rich interior pictures to help you imagine what it would be like to sit in the driver's seat.

Now that you know what car you want to buy, you'll need to find out how much the monthly payment is going to be -- just tap the green What's My Payment? button to find out. You can quickly adjust the loan amount to take into account your down payment and see how that will lower your monthly cost. Once you've got your payment in the sweet spot, go one step further and find a qualified lender seamlessly by tapping Find Rates on the same screen. You'll be presented with dozens of customized rate quotes based on your loan criteria with clickable toll-free phone numbers and direct links for you to get more information from the lenders' websites. Remember to always tell them Bankrate sent you for the best quote!


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