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

How to buy a car online

Internet sales of cars are booming. Here's how to securely buy a car online.

How to use vehicle safety ratings to help you purchase a car

From IIHS safety ratings to consumer satisfaction surveys, there are lots of reviews that can help you learn more about new or used vehicles.

Buying an electric car

As you get ready to buy an electric car, we have some questions you can ask along with information about charging.

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.

Tips for buying a new car from a dealership

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

Things to consider when buying a car

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

Tips for choosing the first car for your teen to drive

Help beginning drivers enhance their safety by considering these suggestions for their first car.

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.

Tips to help you with your next loan

Calculate your vehicle depreciation

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

Should I buy or lease a car?

Check out our pros and cons list to help you make an informed decision.

Calculate whether to buy or lease a car

Enter the details of the purchase and lease options to help decide if buying or leasing a car is right for you.

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.

Should I finance a car or pay cash for it?

This auto calculator could help you find out what might be the best move for you.

Calculate how soon to buy your next car

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

Calculate the best choice: New car rebate or special financing

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

New vs. used car — calculate cost of ownership

Purchase price is just one consideration. Also weigh depreciation and interest costs to determine the total cost of car ownership.

Tips to help decide which auto loan might be the better deal

Purchasing a car? Here's a car loan calculator to help you compare and decide which loan may be best for you.

Selling a car

How to safely sell a car in a few simple steps

Consider these safety tips when selling a car privately.

Additional tips to help with your vehicle

Latest car safety features becoming must haves

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

What Is Car Depreciation and Some Tips To Minimize It

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

Rear visibility technology

Most new vehicles are now equipped with this life-saving feature that can help prevent accidents.

Manual vs. automatic transmissions

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

What to know when discussing car repairs with a mechanic

Learn how to find a reliable mechanic and how to determine what jobs you need done.

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