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Find Your Ideal Car with AAA's Auto Buying Tools

Most people find car buying to be stressful. You find yourself wondering if you're getting a good price. Can you really trust this vehicle? Is it a good value for the money? Don't worry, AAA's tools can help.

Members in participating areas also have exclusive access to great deals from our car buying service. In addition, AAA has a range of other products and services to make car buying easier:

  • AAA pre-negotiated pricing
  • Your choice of thousands of AAA Approved Auto Repair shops throughout North America that meet AAA's stringent standards.

To learn more about buying a car through AAA, visit your local AAA website.

Buying a Car? The AAA Car Buying Guide Can Help!

AAA’s car buying guide provides car buying tips and advice you need to take home the car of your dreams. Some handy tips from AAA to get started:

Analyze Your Car Needs

The first step in buying a car is to analyze how you will be using it.

  • How much driving will you be doing?
  • Which features and options are most important to you?
  • How much you can comfortably afford to spend on a vehicle?

Remember, too, that hidden costs and extras can easily add 10% to the purchase price. Above all, never buy on impulse. Buying a car can be an emotional decision, but it's important to be clear-headed when buying a car. AAA can guide you, helping you research various cars, trucks, vans and SUVs as well as providing price quotes. Finally, be sure to ask your insurance provider for a quote on the new car.

AAA can point you to the best car for your needs, refer you to dependable dealers and partners, and help you obtain low rate financing.

AAA Can Help You Find and Buy Used Cars with Confidence

Sometimes buying a used car can feel like a game of chance. Luckily, AAA helps take the guesswork out of the whole process. AAA members can take advantage of our years of experience and wealth of helpful information about buying used cars.

Kicking the tires is just the beginning. Here are some helpful tips to get you started before your test drive:

  • Before you buy a used car, verify the reading on the odometer.
  • Check the windows, door locks and seat adjustments.
  • Check the headlights, brake lights and turn indicators.
  • Check for rust behind the bumpers and around the rocker panels below the doors.
  • When you decide on the used car you want to buy, be sure to have it checked out by a certified mechanic at a AAA Approved Auto Repair facility.
  • If maintenance records are not available, find out where the car has been serviced and check with the facility.

Always remember to consult your local AAA club for additional information and other services they can provide. We’re always ready to help with your automotive and travel needs. It's a benefit of membership!