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Car loans customers offered "avalanche" of advice

New and used car finance customers can often face a deluge of advice and figures when shopping for a new vehicle, one expert has suggested.

New and used car finance customers can often face a deluge of advice and figures when shopping for a new vehicle, one expert has suggested.

In an article for the Wall Street Journal this week, Katherine Boehret states that the amount of information available online through forums, blogs, reviews and research can be overwhelming.

However, she notes that although there is a great deal of information to choose from on sites such as Kelley Blue Book and Carfax, car loans customers would be advised to pay heed to some of them.

Ms Boehret states that both Edmunds.com and ConsumerReports.org have data on the models that can currently be purchased used or new - and adds that lists of best and worst cars can also be a useful tool.

"At the end of the day, test-driving a car will be a true test as to whether or not you like it … But knowing your stuff before you visit a dealership can save money and time," she advises.

This week, Auto Express suggested an eight-point checklist for used car buyers and this was preceded by news that mycarcheck.com and Nationwide Auto Centres were recommending their 15-point checking service.


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