Buying a car is a big decision. Then again, so is the choice to start working towards improving your credit. And, the choice to take care of your used car is the difference between it lasting 100,000 miles and 200,000 miles. Because these topics are all important—to both us and you—you’ll find everything from simple articles to very detailed complete guides below, organized by subject.
Used Car Buying Resources
When you’re ready to buy a car, you’re suddenly faced with a host of terms you might not come across in your everyday life. Want to learn about “as-is” sales, loan terms and what exactly a buy here pay here car lot is? Take a look through these resources to help you learn what you need to know to find your right car.
How to Buy a Great Car as a Single Mom: A complete guide for choosing and getting the right vehicle as a single mom. You’ll learn about credit and the car buying process, how to choose the right car for your needs and how to get financing for it, along with so much more.
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Glossary of Used Car Buying Terms: Need to know what a loan term is or the difference between a coupe and a sedan? This page explains terms you’ll come across during the car buying and car financing process.
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How to Buy A Good Used Car with Bad Credit: Want to know absoulutely everything about buying a used car? This guide is exactly what you're looking for. Plus, it's easy to quickly scan if you're just looking for information on clean titles, insurance or how important it is to bring a mechanic.
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Credit Education Resources
Credit and the car buying process often go hand-in-hand. A better credit score often means you’re able to get more favorable loan terms and can also open doors that would otherwise be closed to you. J.D. Byrider believes we help put our customers in a good position to improve their credit, but there are many things you can do on your own to raise your credit score. But, the first step to improving anything is to understand it. That’s why we have a selection of articles from basic introductions to thorough guides.
How to Understand and Improve Your Credit: A complete guide on credit from a nationally recognized leading credit expert John Ulzheimer. He shows you how to understand and how to improve your credit score in this comprehensive resource.
Read the Ultimate Credit Guide Here
How to Build Credit After College: Another article from credit expert John Ulzheimer, this teaches recent graduates how to build and manage their credit.
Learn How to Manage Your Credit as You Graduate College
Used Car Care and Maintenance
The major difference between a car still running at 300,000 miles and one that died after 100,000 tends to be how well it was taken care of. If you want to get the most from your vehicle and your investment, you need to invest a little time and money into it. J.D. Byrider customers get oil changes for $10 or less, but you’ll also want to take other steps to keep your car running well, many of which are detailed in the articles below. You can also learn other maintenance tips, like how to get the most from your fuel budget in this section.
How to Save Money at the Pump: The Best Strategies from the Experts: Want to make your gas budget go a little further? Learn from the world’s best—the hypermilers.
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