Resources from the Book

Checklists When Test Driving a Car:

Test Driving Checklist – Before You Leave the Dealership
Test Driving Checklist – On The Road

Getting Your Credit Score:

Equifax.com – Click “Get Started Now” button $4.95 for 1 month’s access
Experian.com – Click “Get your credit report and Score” – $1
Transunion.com – Click “Free Score – Get It Now” $1. Charge for full report
Creditkarma.com – Gives you access to all of your financial information

Payment Calculators:

KBB.com (Kelly Blue Book) – Under the “Research Tools” tab, click on “Calculate payments”
Carmax.com – Under Research tab, click payment calculators

Insurance Quotes:

Insure.com – Just enter your zip code and get 2-4 car insurance quotes in minutes
Insurance.com – Compare real, personalized quotes from top carriers

General Auto Research:

Autoguide.com – Compare cars, use the side by side car comparison tool
ConsumerAutomotiveResearch.com – Auto Warranty Glossary of Industry Terms
Cars.com – Use Research New & Used tab, side by side comparison
Edmunds.com – Under Car Research, Compare New Cars , Buyers Guides, Incentives & Rebates
Carmax.com – Under Research, Car Reviews and Ratings
KBB.com – Under Research Tools, Compare cars, Insurance, 5 year cost of ownership charts
BBB.com (Better Business Bureau) – Under Auto Dealers for BBB approved dealerships
Yelp.com – Check for Car Dealers, Find helpful reviews on the dealers
DealerRater.com – Check under Car Dealerships by your zip code, by Manufacturers

To Trade or Not to Trade:

NADA Guides – New and Used Car Prices
KBB.com – Kelley Blue Book
Autocheck.com – Vehicle History Reports
CarFax.com – Show me the Carfax

Finance Department:

AutoTrader.com – Find Mortage and Refinance Rates
Edmunds.com – For Lease Specials

Service:

Safercar.gov – Safety Information for Consumers

Budget Checklist:

Budget Worksheets

Total Cost of Ownership:

Total Cost of Ownership Worksheet

Sample Dealer Invoice:

Sample Dealer Invoice