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 and into your garage. You need to know how to spot them. Learn 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.