Do some homework before you shop for a car because spending time now may save you serious money later. Think about your driving habits, your needs, and your budget. A new car is second only to a home as the most expensive purchase many consumers make. 

This section contains resources that offer information about consumer laws and protections when buying a new or used car. There are fact sheets and legal lessons below. Select a different topic here.

Fact Sheets

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