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Welcome to my car buying tips blog - My name is Carlton Wolf* and I've been in the retail car business for about twenty years. My passion is to help people navigate the new and used car buying process, get the best deal possible, and avoid car dealer scams.

I like to keep up with the latest dealership sales techniques as well as the most recent car buying trends. I took a short hyatis for a while and didn't update my blog for about 6 months.

Well, I've returned and not sure if I can pump four out a week but I will be blogging occasionally. I talk about the latest industry news and the best information possible to assist new car shoppers with their research as well as help people navigate the process of buying a new or used car.

Combine this information with my online car buying guide and you have the best free guide on how to buy a new or used car on the internet.

Below you'll find all of my recent and past articles related to buying new cars, used cars, auto finance, leasing, insurance, extended warranties, and any other topics related to the car buying process...Enjoy!

Latest Car Buying News and Shopping Tips

December 28, 2017

10 tips for end of the year car buyingHow to Choose a Reputable Car Dealership
So you've decided it's time for a new car, new to you at least. You've done your research and narrowed it down to a particular brand, maybe even a specific make and model. But have you considered who you will... READ MORE >>

Past Articles, Car Buying Tips, and News

Dec 3, 2017

10 tips for end of the year car buyingTop 10 Tips For Buying a Car at the End of the Year
The end of the calendar year can be a great time to get a deal on a new or used car. There's more to it than just strolling into the dealership on New Year's Eve though. Getting the lowest possible price takes... READ MORE >>

Nov 16, 2017

black friday car buying tips big rebatesBlack Friday Car Buying Tips
Is Black Friday a good day to go car shopping? It really depends on how you decide to go about it. We're a nation of bargain hunters. That's why Black Friday has become so big. Last year some 154 million... READ MORE >>

Oct 28, 2017

new car leasing pros and cons keysWhy You Should Do Your Automobile Shopping Online
Bored, irritated, frustrated. No, not a hormonal teenager but a description of someone trying to buy a car in a dealership. All you want to do is get some information about cars and It's like the sales people... READ MORE >>

Sept 2, 2017

new car leasing pros and cons keysFlood Damaged Cars are Trouble; Buyer Beware
Flood damage is expensive to repair, so vehicles that have been flooded are often totaled by their insurance companies. Many will then be repaired and resold. Such vehicles should be identified on the title but... READ MORE >>

Aug 26, 2017

new car leasing pros and cons keysNew Car Leasing Pros and Cons
We're all taught that if something looks too good to be true, it probably is. So what does that mean for those deals you see advertised everywhere? Can you really drive a new Lexus, BMW or Mercedes for $350... READ MORE >>

July 23, 2017

car parked on moneyHow Much Car Can I Afford?
Car buying guides always stress the importance of setting a budget before you start shopping. The reason is that without a hard limit you're likely to leave the dealership having spent much more than you wanted... READ MORE >>

May 23, 2017

keyboard car shopping onlineCar Shopping Online Will Save You Money
Most people buy their music and books over the internet. You might even have bought your last vacation that way. So why do car buyers persist in visiting dealerships... READ MORE >>

April 1, 2017

new or used car buying directional signShould I Buy a New or Used Vehicle
New car vs. used car? At first glance a used car seems to be the sensible choice. But if that's true, why do some 17 million Americans splurge on a new vehicle each year? They can't all be reckless spendthrifts... READ MORE >>

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About the Author

carlton wolf |

Since 2002, Carlton Wolf has shared his 18+ years of experience in the new and used retail car business within the pages of After years of helping friends and family members receive great deals when purchasing their vehicles, he was inspired to educate more people with his insider knowledge, tips and secrets. He has been called upon as an expert in the field by several local and national media outlets and has helped thousands of car shoppers save money during all aspects of the car buying process.