Some people are well-versed on car makes and models as well as the value of each. But most buyers are not confident about their ability to select the right vehicle. If the second group is where you fall, you will find help here.

You need to be informed when you step onto the car lot. What can you afford? How many passengers do you need to be able to accommodate? How much gas mileage should the car have? Consider if you want a two door or four door car. Jot down all the things you want, and take the list along so you are not likely to forget any.

If it’s not negotiated down from its sticker price when car shopping, you’ll be losing money. There is no reason to pay that much. Dealerships inflate prices to give room for negotiations and to give you the impression you are getting …