ERIC Number: ED300533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Your Automobile Dollar. Money Management.
Baran, Nancy H., Ed.
This booklet is designed to help first-time car buyers determine if they can or should buy a car and how to get the most from their car-buying dollar. Leasing and renting options also are discussed. The booklet outlines the process of buying a new car, starting with a review of sizes, types, and features. This is followed by a rundown on showroom and road tests, guidelines on negotiating, and pointers on the sales contract, warranty, and service contract. Information is also provided on taking delivery and obtaining the official documents. Sections on financing and insurance are included. The booklet also discusses the pros and cons of selling versus trading a car and explains how car-buying services operate. Identifying the best buys on used cars is shown, and guidelines on maintenance and repairs and resolving consumer problems are provided. Resources and cost-cutting tips also are given throughout the booklet. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Budgeting, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Credit (Finance), Guidelines, Maintenance, Money Management, Motor Vehicles, Postsecondary Education, Purchasing
Money Management Institute, Household Financial Services, 2700 Sanders Road, Prospect Heights, IL 60070 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Household Financial Services, Prospect Heights, IL. Money Management Inst.