09/10/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Everything You Need to Know About the Cash for Clunkers Program

The Senate passed legislation to inject $2 billion into the Cash for Clunkers program through Labor Day weekend. However, there is no guarantee the money will last until then. Furthermore, it's highly unlikely this bill will be extended again once the money runs out. Since there is no national advertising targeting our community related to this program, here are a few helpful tips from [href="http://www.fueleconomy.gov/"]. Before buying a hybrid, make sure your daily commute consists of driving in a lot of stop-and-go traffic. If not, it may be in your best interest to consider other available fuel-efficient vehicles.

Lastly, don't wait until the last minute to shop for a vehicle. If the government money runs out before Labor Day, you're out of luck. Also don't gamble on ordering a vehicle. Production or shipping delays could hinder the vehicle arrival before the program ends. Try to find a vehicle that's in stock.

By following the aforementioned tips, this should keep you in the driver's seat.



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