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What you need to know about buying a car

Here's how to buy, finance, and care for your car like a pro.

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Today, your car is a lot more than a mode of transportation—it's a core part of our lives. A recent study by Chase Auto Finance found 60 percent of Americans have an emotional connection to their cars. Meanwhile, 42 percent of men claim to have a longer relationship with their cars than their significant other.

You spend so much time in your car—an average of 2.5 hours each day, to be exact—it's important to buy a make and model that can cruise through all of life's biggest milestones.

Whether you're looking for your first grown-up car or moving somewhere new, we hope the stories below will put you behind the wheel when choosing your next ride:

Should you buy a new or used car?

To buy new, or not to buy new, that is the question. In this story, we weigh the pros and cons of both.

Quick tips for how to refinance your car loan

Approximately 15 million US households have auto loans, but many people don't know they can refinance their loan with their banks and possibly get a better deal. This story will teach you how to do just that.

The best times of year to buy a car

Whenever supply exceeds demand, you're likely to find discounts. Mark your calendar for the best days to save.

Moving? Here's how to buy a car for your new home

Relocating to a new town, city, or state can be stressful. Here's how to buy a car for the next chapter of your life.

Best cars for your next road trip

Want to embark on a road trip? Go coast to coast in one of these rides.

Should you buy or lease your next ride?

Deciding whether to buy or lease a car is easier said than done. These five questions will help you make the best decision for your lifestyle—and budget.

5 things to know before going hybrid or electric

Anyone who wants to reduce their carbon footprint has probably thought of buying a hybrid or electric car. Here are five things to consider before you take the plunge.

Car buying tips from a Chase leader

Bruce Jackson, the Head of Retail Lending for Auto Finance at Chase, shares how to buy a new car with confidence.

5 high-tech car options that are totally worth it

Car add-ons can be expensive, but they also present an opportunity to customize your new car. These five investments are well worth the splurge.

Here's how to graduate to your first grown-up car

For many, graduating from college is a rite of passage into adulthood; it's when you land your first full-time job, move out of your parents' house, and make major purchases, like a car. A Chase Auto Finance executive shares six tips for buying a car that matches your new, adult lifestyle.

4 signs it's time to break up with your car

Nothing lasts forever, including your car. Jim Manelis, Head of Direct Lending for Chase Auto Finance, shares telltale signs it's time to split with your ride.

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