As long as there have been automobiles, there have been car salesmen and mechanics. The automobile industry has always been a unique entity where haggling for a better price for your new car is expected. In fact, it has become a game for some people. Some folks love to haggle, while others can't stand the thought of dickering, which is why a number of dealerships have gone to selling cars at a fixed price.
Car buying is indeed an oddity in the consumer-retail world. Where else are you allowed or expected to question the price of a product and offer a lower price? Would that work at the supermarket? At a bar or restaurant? Of course not. The only transaction that comes close is home buying, although that is a much more complicated matter with an array of moving parts affecting the price.
Having your car maintained can also be tricky. When should you change your oil? What tire pressure symbol can you trust? Plus there are plenty of misconceptions about our driving habits, as well as the realities of owning electric cars that need to be dispelled.
The only way to win at this roulette wheel of our automobile love affair is through knowledge. The better prepared you are, the better off your experience will be as a car owner. Ready to become a wise car guru? Let's go!