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  • Buying and Owning a Car

    Before you start shopping for a used car, do some homework. It may save you serious money. Consider your driving habits, what the car will be used for, and your budget. Research models, options, costs, repair records, safety tests, and mileage — online and through libraries and book stores. Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • Buying a Used Vehicle? Don't Get Taken for a Ride!

    Used vehicles are almost always a lot less expensive than buying new ones, but they can also involve some uncertainty. Spending a little time on research may save you money and future problems. Read More

    By:
    Office of the Attorney General, Iowa Department of Justice
  • How to Sell Your Vehicle in Iowa

    Selling a vehicle can be simple. Before advertising the vehicle, make sure you understand state and federal requirements to avoid problems between you and the buyer. Content Detail

    By:
    Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Lemon Law

    If you buy a new car that is always in the shop, it might be a lemon. Find out if your car qualifies as a lemon. Content Detail

    By:
    Iowa Attorney General
  • Take the Scare Out of Auto Repair

    Here are some things consumers can do to reassure themselves -- and protect themselves against being cheated in auto repairs. Read More

    By:
    Office of the Attorney General, Iowa Department of Justice
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  • Used Cars - Information from the Federal Trade Commission

    An overview from the Federal Trade Commission of what's involved in buying a used car. Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
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