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Buying A New Car

Pricing A New Car (Consumer-SOS)
Internet Resources on how much you should pay.

Facts on Purchasing a Car (Pennsylvania)

DMV FACT Sheet On Required Transfer of Tag, Title & Paperwork, Etc. (Pennsylvania)

Tips On Buying A New Car

New Or Used Cars-Which Should You Buy?

Car Models-Which Ones Cost The Most To Insure

NADA Guides 
The National Automobile Dealers Association web page allows you to find values for new and used cars, trucks, recreational vehicles, boats, and even airplanes.

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Car Loans

www.eloan.com
Search thousands of loans with no hidden lender fees.

www.bankrate.com

Get the Best Rate! To get the rate of your choice,
click on "select a state" in the box above and then click on your choice.

Auto Loan Finder


Google Search On The Lowest Rates
Get the best savings for auto loans, credit cards, savings accounts and CD's, home equity loans & mortgages and unsecured credit lines.    

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Used Cars

Buying Deceptive Practices & What To Do
Selling Sample Complaint Letters
Lemon Laws Where To Go For Help


Buying A Used Car

Buying a Used Car: Tips (Pennsylvania)

Tips On Buying a Used Car (Pennsylvania)

Auto Loans (Consumer-SOS)
Where to find low rates.

DMV FACT Sheet On Required Transfer of Tag, Title & Paperwork, Etc. (Pennsylvania)

How Can I Avoid Buying a Flood Damaged Vehicle? (Pennsylvania)

Odometer Reporting Requirements (Pennsylvania)
What you should know as a a used vehicle buyer or seller .

Used Car Pricing Guide (Various Makes and Models)
Determine price by vehicle's make, model, year, mileage and accessories.

How To Buy a Used Car & Avoid Scams
In depth and with lots of links.

New Or Used Cars-Which Should You Buy? (Consumer-SOS)

Finding A Low Priced Used Car Nearest You
(AutoTrader.com)
Select make model and year and then enter your price range. Auto Trader will find the best deal nearest you.

Pricing Used Cars & Trade-Ins (Websites)

Vehicle History Reports: Learning About Prior Defects Before You Buy
(Consumer-SOS)

Buying From a Dealer vs. a  Private Seller (Consumer-SOS)

NADA Guides 
The National Automobile Dealers Association web page allows you to find values for new and used cars, trucks, recreational vehicles, boats, and even airplanes.

Government & Non-Profit Brochures

Buying a Used Car (BBB)

Don't Get Soaked Buying a Flood-Damaged Car
(BBB)

Donating Your Used Car to Charity (BBB)
From December 1997, so tax laws may have changed.

How to Get a "Peach" Instead of a "Lemon"
(FTC)


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Selling A Used Car

DMV FACT Sheet On Required Transfer of Tag, Title & Paperwork, Etc. (Pennsylvania)

Odometer Reporting Requirements (Pennsylvania)
What you should know as a a used vehicle buyer or seller .

Selling Your Car
Tips on selling your car, preparing it for sale, negotiating your trade-ins and more.

Pricing Used Cars & Trade-Ins (Consumer-SOS)
Websites that will show you the value of your car and where to sell it.

Tips On Where To Advertise , Trade-In Values, etc.

Advertising Through Auto trader
For about 30 dollars, Auto Trader can display your ad to a bevy of buyers in your area.

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Auto Repair, Tags & Other Ownership Issues
Repairs
Auto Tags, Emissions, Titles, etc.
Damage Caused By Pavement
Auto Recalls
Where To Go For Help


Repairs

Auto Repair in Pennsylvania (Scroll to pages 7-9)
Includes disclosures auto mechanics must tell you about.

Trouble Shoot Your Car's Problem By Plugging in The Symptoms
Find out what's wrong with your car using our troubleshooting guide. All you need to know is what the problem feels like, looks like, smells like or sounds like.

List Of  U.S. Car Manufacturers (Includes Links)
Plus some tips on resolving complaints.

Deceptive Practices & What To Do (Consumer-SOS)

Lemon Laws For New And Leased Vehicles (Consumer-SOS)

Auto Repair Encyclopedia

Where Else To Go For Help (Consumer-SOS)


BBB Brochures

Auto Repair and Services



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Cheap Gas

Tips To Save Gas (For Your Car)

Cheapest Gas Rates In Your Area (Gasbuddy)

GasPriceWatch
Has about 380,000 volunteer spotters. Prices are color-coded for freshness, and users can filter out old entries.

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Motor Vehicle Laws
Driving Related Agencies
Auto Tags, Emissions, Titles, etc.
Violations & Penalties
Laws On Safety


Driving Related Agencies

Driver & Vehicle Services For Pennsylvania

Find A DMV Near You (Pennsylvania)

Motor Vehicle Departments (All 50 States & DC)
(Left Side Bar) Learn what you need to know about taxes, titles, insurance, licenses, fees, and fines, etc.

Department Of Transportation (DOTs) (All 50 States, Not DC)
For help with car related issues ie, car damaged caused by pavement, unsafe streets, traffic, bridges and roads, etc.

Driver-Related Forms & Applications (Consumer-SOS)
Title and registration forms, driving record forms and more.

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Violations & Penalties

Point System For Pennsylvania

License Suspensions & Reinstatements (Pennsylvania)
Includes forms.

What If I Get A Traffic Citation? (Pennsylvania)

Window Tinting Your Car-Pennsylvania Law

Points & Driving Violations in DC & 50 States
If you've recently received a traffic ticket, DMV.ORG can tell you how to interpret the citation, help you find out how the ticket will affect your driving record and auto insurance rates, or advise how to fight the ticket if you believe you're not guilty of the offense. Also find out if your state offers the option of paying your traffic ticket online.

DUI Laws (All 50 States & DC)

Traffic Laws For All 50 States & DC 
Rules of the road, speeding, points, etc. 

Search Past Questions and Attorney Answers (All 50 States & DC)
Attorneys give state specific answers to questions relating to family law, divorce, adoption, child custody, insurance law, product liability, landlord/tenant, real-estate/real property, traffic law, probate-wills, trusts-estates, workers comp, tax law and more.

Lemon Laws For New And Leased Vehicles (Consumer-SOS)

Driver's License & Traffic Accident FAQs
(Nolo.com)

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Laws On Safety

Driver Safety Info Center (Pennsylvania)
O
btain safe driving tips for motorcyclists, school bus drivers, teen drivers, older drivers and school bus safety tips for parents and students. Also, visit this center to learn what you can do if you are concerned about a person’s driving ability. Physicians, who are required by law to report to PennDOT any patient 15 years of age or older, diagnosed as having a condition that could impair the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, can learn more about the law by visiting this center

FAQS On Obtaining Records on Your Driving History and Records of Other Drivers (Pennsylvania)

Speed Limits For Passenger Vehicles  (All 50 States & DC)

Requesting Driving Records (50 States & DC)
How to do so in every state.

Minimum Levels Of Required Auto Insurance (All 50 States & DC)

Traffic Laws For All 50 States & DC 
Rules of the road, speeding, points, etc. 

Seat Belt & Child Restraint Laws (All 50 States & DC)
Not sure how often this is updated. Also check link below.

Child Safety Laws & Regulations (All 50 States & DC) 
Child protection laws on car safety seats, seatbelts, helmets, consumer goods, swimming pools, playground structures, toys and more.

Driver's License & Traffic Accident FAQs (Nolo.com)


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Driver-Related Forms & Applications

Motor Vehicle Forms, Publications and FAQs (Pennsylvania)

More Motor Vehicle Forms In A Different Format (Pennsylvania)

License Suspensions & Reinstatements (Pennsylvania)
Includes forms.

Driver & Vehicle Services For Pennsylvania

DMV Forms & Publications (50 States & DC)
Choose your state. Many forms can be completed online.

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Auto Recalls

Office Of Defects Investigation Car Recall Database

www.recalls.gov
A "one stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls. Has recall information on cars, boats, medicine, consumer products, food, cosmetics and environmental products. Just follow the tabs to obtain the latest recall information, to report a dangerous product, or to learn important safety tips.

List Of  U.S. Car Manufacturers (Includes Links)
Plus some tips on resolving complaints.

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Where To Go For Help (Also For Reporting Bad Car Dealers, Sellers & Repair Shops, Etc.)

Driver & Vehicle Services For Pennsylvania

Attorney General Consumer Complaint Forms & Contact Numbers (Pennsylvania)
Consumer Complaints

Pennsylvania Department of Banking
Regulates the financial institutions below.

BBB National Complaint Database
Find the business by name, phone number or web address. To increase the chance of finding the company you are looking for just enter a part of the company's name.

Better Business Bureaus (Throughout The U.S.)

Occupational Licensing Boards (Consumer-SOS)
Find out who regulates car dealers and repair shops.

Find The AARP In Pennsylvania
The AARP offers legal advocacy for seniors and may also have state specific consumer brochures which are available to everyone.

DOT In All 50 States & DC

National Auto Dealers Association (703) 821-7144  
Call their automated response line for disputes with new car dealers, vehicle problems, safety issues and recall information.  

American Automobile Association (202) 942-2079 
You may want to ask for their help in dealing with one of their bonded repair shops.  They may be willing to act as an intermediary to help you resolve this matter. 

The Automobile Manufacturer Who Supplies Cars To The Franchiser  
The manufacturer has a right to know if the franchiser's shady practices are ruining its good name.  Make it clear to the franchiser that you will file a complaint with the car manufacturer unless the matter is taken care of immediately.  Remind them that if the manufacturer learns of their shady dealings they could lose their franchise and be put out of business.  You can find a listing of U.S. car manufacturers and their consumer help lines at your local library or on the Web.

List Of  U.S. Car Manufacturers (Includes Links)
Plus some tips on resolving complaints.

Call For Action  
Volunteers hear consumer complaints and then act as mediators between the aggrieved consumer and seller.  These volunteers often have the clout of a major TV station behind them and this makes sellers much more cooperative. 

Find Your Local Newspaper, Magazine, Radio & TV Stations
Give them a little bad press and you're bargaining power increases tremendously. Select your state, and then click on your county or city for the proper media to report to. (DC Not Included).

National Help Orgs For A Variety Of Consumer Problems
The Elderly, Environment, Families, Fraud, Health & Safety, Insurance The Handicapped, Medical Problems, Telemarketing and more.

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Deceptive Practices

How Can I Avoid Buying a Flood Damaged Vehicle? (Pennsylvania)

Odometer Reporting Requirements (Pennsylvania)
What you should know as a a used vehicle buyer or seller .

List Of  U.S. Car Manufacturers (Includes Links)
Plus some tips on resolving complaints.

Where Else To Go For Help (Consumer-SOS)

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Sample Complaint Letters

Complaint Letter To Used Car Dealer

Complaint Letter To Consumer Protection Agency

List Of  U.S. Car Manufacturers (Includes Links)
Plus some tips on resolving complaints.

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Repossessions

Auto Repossession-Your Rights & Remedies 
(Pennsylvania)

Repossessions Your Rights & Responsibilities

Where Else To Go For Help (Consumer-SOS)

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