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5 Experts Share The Most Important Things You Need To Know When Buying A Car

Posted 10.15.2015 | Business

Windows down, open road ahead of you and keys in the ignition -- is there anything better? But before you can get behind the wheel of your very own ca...

Cash Is King (and the King Is Dead)

Neal Wooten | Posted 09.18.2015 | Money
Neal Wooten

I'm 50 years old so clearly from the proverbial old school. Times change so fast I can't keep up with them. Case and point -- my wife and I just bough...

Auto Repair: No Place for Women

Lora Frost | Posted 06.18.2015 | Women
Lora Frost

I learned a powerful lesson when I took that car for its first drive with a working clutch. Knowing I could fix anything on my own was liberating and I was hooked on the freedom of knowing that I could learn anything.

What Are the Biggest Myths About Car Dealerships and Salesmen?

Quora | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business

Having worked in dealerships for nearly a decade, I don't think auto dealers are half as bad as many consumers seem to think they are. Are dealerships perfect? Of course not. Are they paramount examples of ethical business practices? No. But are they any less ethical than most retail businesses?

How Much Do Car Salesmen Really Make?

Quora | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business

The short answer is that most car salespeople don't earn a whole hell of a lot of money. Dealership salespeople average about 10 car sales per month, and earn an average of about $40k per year. If you do the math, that's about $330 per car.

'Failure Is Only a Resting Place' (Part One)

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.13.2015 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

My life's mission has been to bring entrepreneurship to students of all ages by inspiring them and giving them the tools they need to succeed. When I ...

13 Emotional Stages You Experience When Buying A Car

Posted 09.12.2015 | Money

We go through a full spectrum of emotions when making a big financial decision like buying a car. It’s an exhausting and financially draining roller...

You Just Realized You Signed A Bad Deal On Your Car. Now What?

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business

Car buying can be a nightmare -- everybody knows that.

7 Ways To Avoid Being Ripped Off When Buying A Car

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business

Know before you go.

What Are Car Salesmen Really Doing When You're Left Waiting in a Dealership?

Quora | Posted 05.30.2015 | Business

Salespeople who are about to make a sale are often worried they're going to lose a sale, so their tendency is to say yes to whatever the customer asks. Obviously, that's not a profitable response, so a sales manager's job is to counsel the salesperson and keep them in the right frame of mind.

Anti-Tesla States Jabbed With Luddite 'Award'

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 02.06.2015 | Business

The votes are in for the inaugural Luddite Awards, intended to call out the stifling of innovation. The winners of the dubious honor are four states w...

The Best Techniques for Negotiating with Car Dealerships

Quora | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business

Don't negotiate. Tell the salesperson and sales manager that you'll sign the paperwork the minute they hit your target figure. Politely decline any counter-offers, give them your phone number, and leave.

Texas, New Jersey Mocked As Luddites For Banning Tesla Sales

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.08.2015 | Business

Four states that some argue are stifling innovation by preventing Tesla Motors from selling electric cars directly to consumers are in the running to ...

What Are the Best Bargaining Techniques When Buying a Car From a Dealer?

Quora | Posted 12.01.2014 | Money

I used to sell vehicles from 2005-2007. I was the #2 top selling salesperson at both of the stores of where I worked. When I was working at a high volume dealership, I was averaging about 23 vehicle sales a month.

Marketing to Women... Some Advice for the Auto Industry

Jenny Darroch | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Jenny Darroch

When marketing to women, don't assume all women have the same needs. Look for differences between women and develop products and marketing approaches to suit a greater variety of needs.

What Your First Step In Digital Marketing Should Be

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 11.10.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Think your business is 'too complicated' for an app or there isn't 'an app for that' yet? Go get a sobriety test.

Dealership Deal With My 4-Year-Old Son

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

We talked about different truck models, colors and engines. You name it; we chatted about it. But since I personally love cars, I put myself in his shoes and totally got it.

Test Drive Tips That Could Save You Thousands

Brian Moody | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Brian Moody

When you do take your test drive, there are a few specific things you should be looking, listening and sniffing for. Yes, sniffing.

GOP Rep Explains Why Used Car Salesmen Are Good For Congress

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

House Republicans are awesome, because they'll trick you into buying a car you can't afford. That was the message from Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) a...

The Secret to Beating a Car Dealership

Adam Levin | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Adam Levin

While it's true that getting a good price is a big part of the hunt, the biggest, most important, super-secret strategy to turn the stealth hunter (them) into the prey: stand tough and fight to maximize your dollar throughout the process.

7 Businesses Making Lots Of Money In Ways You Wouldn't Expect

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.15.2013 | Business

It's true -- most companies reap profits in obvious ways. Google earns a lot of money through advertising, Apple from selling iPhones and iPads and re...

Car Stereotypes in LA: Part II

Marlon Regis | Posted 07.16.2013 | Comedy
Marlon Regis

Your tastes, your habits, your wants and needs all personify your vehicle, or is it the other way around? We know who you are regardless, without even seeing that face behind the wheel.

Avoid These Common Car Shopping Mistakes

Brian Moody | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business
Brian Moody

Here are five common mistakes shoppers make that you should avoid if you want to get the best deal on your ideal car

Not Happy With Your New Car? Return It!

AP | Posted 09.09.2012 | Money

DETROIT -- Chevrolet is trying to pull more customers into its dealerships this summer by offering a money-back guarantee on new cars and trucks. T...

Sharon Silke Carty

New Car Dealers Make Surprising Profits | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business

Turns out car dealers don't make that much money when they sell you a new car. Car dealers made an average of $23 for every new car they sold in 20...