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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.
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 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.

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 calculators and enter 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 Your Car Depreciation

Calculate Your Car Depreciation

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 pay in cash? This online tool will help you find out.

New Car vs. Used Car - Calculate Cost of Ownership

New Car 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.

Additional tips to help you with your next vehicle purchase

Latest Car Safety Features Becoming Must Haves

Latest Car Safety Features Becoming Must Haves

Today's new cars are packed with safety features. But which are most important?

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.

Buying a Car, SUV or Truck?

Buying a Car, SUV or Truck?

Find out how your car or truck rates in our annual auto insurance ratings — and how it will affect your premium.

How to Get the Best Value from Trading In a Car

How to Get the Best Value from Trading In a Car

Learn ways to max out the value of your trade-in.

Things to Consider When Buying a Car

Things to Consider When Buying a Car

Trade-ins, payments, purchase price and down payments: These essential elements can help you find the right car for your needs and wants.

Advice for Teens on Dealing With an Accident

Advice for Teens on Dealing With an Accident

A car accident as a teen can be tricky. Let us walk you through several tips to prepare before an accident happens and what to do after one occurs.

New Requirements for Backup Camera Systems

New Requirements for Backup Camera Systems

By 2018 most new vehicles will be required to come with this life-saving feature that can help prevent accidents.

Should You Buy an Electric Car?

Should You Buy an Electric Car?

Consider these five things before making the switch to electric.

In the market for a classic car? Here's the buyer's guide you need.

In the market for a classic car? Here's the buyer's guide you need.

How to inspect and buy the classic car that's best for your purposes.

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.

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.

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.

4 Auto Repair Questions to Ask a Mechanic

4 Auto Repair Questions to Ask a Mechanic

Navigate the auto repair process with confidence.

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