Car shopping is stressful. Too many models to choose from and financing choices are overwhelming. The information here will help make buying a car as easy and stress-free as possible.

If you cannot make a deal, you might be wasting money. The advertised price of a car is typically just the beginning point. Dealerships inflate prices to give room for negotiations and to give you the impression you are getting a good deal even though they only give you a small discount.

Figure out your financing before shopping for a car. You can do this through your local credit union or bank. They will offer you lower interest rates if you show up in person, plus you can use their offers to bargain with the dealership, too.

If you are getting your car from an individual, get your mechanic to see the vehicle before you purchase it. If this is …