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A collection of articles to help you buy or sell your car, truck, or SUV

Whether you're buying or selling a car, truck or SUV, let these State Farm® articles help you understand all your options.

Buying a car

Buy a Car Online

Buy a Car Online

It’s becoming more common to buy a car online. We’ll offer helpful advice for car buyers for purchasing and leasing to ensure a safe and satisfactory transaction.

Using Car Safety Ratings

Using Car Safety Ratings

Crash test ratings and other vehicle information can help you make an informed new or used vehicle purchase.

How to buy a new car from a dealership

How to buy a new car from a dealership

Doing homework on vehicles, loan rates, and car prices might help keep the process from being overwhelming.

How To Buy a Used Car From a Dealer or Private Seller

How To Buy a Used Car From a Dealer or Private Seller

A used car is a great way to save some cash, but consider these tips before you buy.

Which Car is Right for You?

Which Car is Right for You?

Finding the perfect ride is all about asking the right questions.

Do You Have a Car Crew?

Do You Have a Car Crew?

Here’s who you need along for the ride, even before you hit the road.

How To Buy a Used Car From a Dealer or Private Seller

How To Buy a Used Car From a Dealer or Private Seller

A used car is a great way to save some cash, but consider these tips before you buy.

Things to Consider When Buying a Car

Things to Consider When Buying a Car

Trade-ins, payments, purchase price and down payments are all things to consider when buying a car. They can help you find the right car for your needs and wants.

Should You Buy an Electric Car?

Should You Buy an Electric Car?

Consider these six things before making the switch to electric.

Classic Car Buyer's Guide

Classic Car Buyer's Guide

Buying a classic or antique car might be one of the most exciting purchases you'll make. Check out some helpful tips to help you through the process.

How to Find the Best First Car for Your Teen Driver

How to Find the Best First Car for Your Teen Driver

Beginning drivers are at highest risk of a crash, so help them be safe.

Tips to help you with your next loan

Calculate Your Cars Depreciation

Calculate Your Cars Depreciation

Determine how your auto's value will change over the time you own it using this car depreciation calculator tool.

Leasing vs. Buying a Car Tips & Calculator

Leasing vs. Buying a Car Tips & Calculator

Thinking about leasing vs. buying a car? There are several pros and cons to each. This video & calculator will help you decide which works best for you.

Calculate Whether to Lease or Buy a Car

Calculate Whether to Lease or Buy a Car

Use this calculator by entering the details of the purchase and lease options and see if buying or leasing a car is right for you.

5 car loan basics you need to know

5 car loan basics you need to know

Understanding a few key basics may help you make a good decision about borrowing money to finance a vehicle.

Calculate Whether It's Better to Pay Cash or Finance a Car

Calculate Whether It's Better to Pay Cash or Finance a Car

Use this calculator to see if paying for you next car, truck, or SUV in cash is better than financing the vehicle with a low interest loan.

Calculate How Soon to Buy Your Next Vehicle

Calculate How Soon to Buy Your Next Vehicle

Is it better to buy a new car or keep the older one? This car depreciation calculator can help you determine how much your car is worth.

Calculate the Best Choice: New Car Rebate or Financing

Calculate the Best Choice: New Car Rebate or Financing

Is it always the best move to go with the special dealer financing? This online tool will help you find out.

New vs. Used Car - Calculate Cost of Ownership

New vs. Used Car - Calculate Cost of Ownership

Purchase price is just one consideration - you should also weigh depreciation and other factors. Use this new car vs used car calculator to help decide what kind of car you can afford.

Decide Which Auto Loan is Best for You

Decide Which Auto Loan is Best for You

Use this calculator to compare two auto loans by filling in their specifics and see which loan is right for your next car, truck, or SUV.

Selling a car

How to Safely Sell a Car in a Few Simple Steps

How to Safely Sell a Car in a Few Simple Steps

Selling your car on your own instead of to a dealership can be a good deal especially if your car has high value.

Additional tips to help with your vehicle

Latest Car Safety Features Becoming Must-haves

Latest Car Safety Features Becoming Must-haves

Car manufacturers have rolled out many new car safety features in the last few years. Learn more about adaptive headlights, blind spot detection and more.

6 Hacks to Minimize Car Depreciation & Calculator

6 Hacks to Minimize Car Depreciation & Calculator

Worried that your car is worth less before you even drive it off the lot? Learn more about how car depreciation works.

New Requirements for Backup Camera Systems

New Requirements for Backup Camera Systems

Backup camera systems are standard equipment on most cars manufactured after May 1, 2018. Learn more about how to further prevent back over accidents.

Manual vs. Automatic Transmissions

Manual vs. Automatic Transmissions

If you're in the market and don't know what type to look for, read this breakdown.

Auto Repair Questions for a Mechanic

Auto Repair Questions for a Mechanic

When you find out your car needs to be serviced, it’s important to know the right auto repair questions to ask a mechanic.

The information in this article was obtained from various sources not associated with State Farm® (including State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates). While we believe it to be reliable and accurate, we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information. State Farm is not responsible for, and does not endorse or approve, either implicitly or explicitly, the content of any third party sites that might be hyperlinked from this page. The information is not intended to replace manuals, instructions or information provided by a manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional, or to affect coverage under any applicable insurance policy. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information.