Another critical component to buying is determining your criteria. What vehicle type (coupe, sedan, SUV, truck, convertible, etc.), mileage and price range are you looking for?
This is where the Internet can be particularly useful. The Web site AutoTrader.com now features a Power Search tool that consumers can use to shop by body style, price and color preference or to compare new, used and CPO vehicles.
Because more than half of AutoTrader.com's visitors aren't set on the make and model of vehicle they want, this new tool is a flexible, quick and integrated way to collect information and help them make intelligent buying decisions.
Finally, when researching vehicles online, it is important to use a trusted source. Try to limit your search to reputable Web sites. If you do come across search sites that aren't known to you, be sure to confirm any information you may collect.
To learn more about buying a car, visit www.AutoTrader.com and enter your zip code in the Power Search box.
Information on the Web can help make the car-buying process easier.