Car Buying Tips

Looking to buy a new car? Preparing for a family road trip, or braving snowy winter roads? Need to get beyond the bumper? This vehicle ownership information gives you maintenance and safety tips and more.

5 tips for buying a new car

There are a lot of things to consider before buying a new car. Check out these five tips for buying a new car before you actually begin.

Auto loan vs. auto lease

If you're weighing the pros and cons of leasing vs. buying a car, this article explains the 5 differences between an auto loan and an auto lease.

Negotiating a car price

Negotiating a car price can be one of the most intimidating parts of buying a car. Use these tips to learn how to negotiate a car price.

Car care: How to take care of your car

When you buy a new car, you want it to run well for a long time. Use these tips to learn how to take care of your car to extend its life and value.

Insurance for salvage title cars

Can you insure a car with a salvage title? Take a look at our Salvage Title Insurance infographic to discover how car insurance for salvage vehicles works.

11 questions to ask when buying a used car

Thinking of buying a used car? View our helpful used car buying guide — from what to ask when buying a used car to a used car checklist, we have you covered.

3 things to consider when asking, 'Should I get a new car?'

You've been asking yourself ‘Should I get a new car?' Answer these 3 questions first to help decide whether buying a new car is right for you.

Tips for spotting flood-damaged cars

Flood-damaged cars can make their way onto the sale lot & into your garage. Learn how to spot signs of flood damage & what questions to ask with these tips.

Tips for test driving a new car

Are you in the market for a new car and ready for a test drive? Get tips for test driving a new car with this Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance guide.

The real cost of car ownership

Buying a new car? Learn about the hidden costs of owning a car including depreciation and fuel costs before making the big decision.