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Buying a Used Car From a Dealer

Whether you’re 16 or 60, buying a used car can be an exciting experience. But it can also be a big financial commitment, with some industry reports estimating that the average price of a used car is
Consumer Alert

FTC says companies’ warranty restrictions were illegal

Seena Gressin
Sometimes good gizmos go bad. If the gizmo — whether a motor vehicle, home appliance, or other consumer product — is under warranty, you may want to bring it to the dealer for repair. Or, you may

Ideas for Buying Hearing Aids

If you’re one of the tens of millions of people in the country with hearing loss, you probably know that hearing aids can cost several hundred to several thousand dollars. That’s especially true for

Auto Warranties and Service Contracts

If you're buying a new or used car, the salesperson might try to sell you an auto service contract to help protect against unexpected or expensive repairs. While a service contract might sound like a

Warranties for New Homes

For many people, a home is one of the most expensive purchases they will ever make. It’s important to understand the different types of coverage (builder warranty versus home warranty or service
Consumer Alert

FTC's tips for happy holiday shopping

Gretchen Abraham
Keep your holiday shopping merry and bright with an early gift from the Federal Trade Commission: tips to help you watch your wallet, shop wisely, and protect your personal information. Make a list
Consumer Alert

FTC looks for revised Used Car Buyers Guides

Colleen Tressler
The FTC’s Used Car Rule says that dealers have to display a Buyers Guide in every used car they have for sale, and give it to buyers after the sale. The FTC recently checked out how dealers are

Auto Repair Basics

The best way to avoid auto repair rip-offs is to be prepared. Knowing how your vehicle works and how to identify common car problems is a good beginning. It's also important to know how to choose a