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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 Sell a Car in a Few Simple Steps

How to Sell a Car in a Few Simple Steps

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

Tips to help you with your next loan. 

Build Car-Buying Confidence With State Farm Bank

Build Car-Buying Confidence With State Farm Bank

Financing a new vehicle can be confusing without the right information

What's at Stake? Calculate Your Car's Depreciation

What's at Stake? Calculate Your Car's Depreciation

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

Leasing vs. Buying a Car?

Leasing vs. Buying a Car?

Looking to get a new ride? Our guide will help you figure out whether it's smarter for you to lease or buy.

Tips to help decide whether to buy or to lease a car

Tips to help decide whether to buy or to lease a car

Enter the details of the purchase and lease options and see which one looks best.

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 advantages of paying for a car with cash

Calculate advantages of paying for a car with cash

Is it always the best move to pay in cash? This online tool will help you find out.

Calculating How Soon to Buy Your Next Auto

Calculating How Soon to Buy Your Next Auto

Hold on to your car longer, or sell and buy a new one? This tool helps you decide.

Choosing a new car rebate or better deal on financing

Choosing a new car rebate or better deal on financing

If buyers take a rebate incentive, will it grow to be more than is saved with low interest?

New Car vs. Used Car - Calculate Ownership Costs

New Car vs. Used Car - Calculate Ownership Costs

Purchase price is just one consideration. Also weigh depreciation and other factors.

Tips to help decide which auto loan is the better deal

Tips to help decide which auto loan is the better deal

Compare two auto loans by filling in their specifics and see the best way to go.

Additional tips to help you with your next vehicle purchase. 

Get the Car Features You Want and Need

Get the Car Features You Want and Need

Follow these four steps to figure out which vehicle extras you want, need and can afford.

6 Hacks to Minimize Car Depreciation

6 Hacks to Minimize Car Depreciation

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.

New Features That Improve Car Safety

New Features That Improve Car Safety

Five modern safety features in cars can help prevent accidents.

New Requirements for Rear Visibility Technology

New Requirements for Rear Visibility Technology

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.

8 Tips for Buying and Maintaining Your Car

8 Tips for Buying and Maintaining Your Car

Helpful hints before you look for a new vehicle and ideas to keep it in tip-top shape.

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.

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?

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.

Tips for choosing the first car for your teen to drive

Tips for choosing the first car for your teen to drive

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

Smart Tips for Car Buying

Smart Tips for Car Buying

Consider these tips before buying a car.

4 Auto Repair Questions to Ask a Mechanic

4 Auto Repair Questions to Ask a Mechanic

Navigate the auto repair process with confidence.

The information in this article was obtained from various sources not associated with State Farm®. While we believe it to be reliable and accurate, we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. The information is not intended to replace manuals or instructions provided by the manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional. Nor is it intended to effect coverage under our policy. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information.