Infographic: What you need to know about buying a car
Drive it away today
Turn on the radio this time of year, and you’re guaranteed to hear two things: Christmas carols and loud ads for “End-of-the-Year Mega-Car Sales Events.” Your local Motor Mile is awash with 0% financing, factory-to-dealer incentives, and wacky wiggling tube men. In truth, the end of the year is a pretty good time for auto bargains, if you really need a car (especially one in a snowy driveway with a giant red bow on top). But don’t start kicking tires until you’ve read my newest infographic. “Driver’s Ed” is a short guide to the smartest ways to beat the dealer and drive a hard bargain.