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The Beginner’s Guide to Picking the Perfect Bicycle

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I had always been a bike purist. Up until recently, I’ve been riding the same bike I got for my 10th birthday. Sure, it still got me where I needed to go, but it was definitely time for an upgrade. As a total beginner, I discovered picking the right bike isn’t as simple as I thought. From frame size to extra features, here’s how to find your perfect ride.

Choose the right bike type based on your needs

When I walked into my local bike shop and they asked what I was looking for, I had no idea what to say beyond, “a really cool bike.” I didn’t know where to start, so I told them I just wanted something for riding around the neighborhood. Even then, I discovered there were options.

The National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) lists the general types of bikes you can

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Guide to Selling Your Car

Selling an old car or truck privately doesn’t have to be complicated. With a little research and organization, you can simplify the process and get the most profit possible.

Use this simple step-by-step guide to help you along the way. Additionally, you can check out the other guides in this section, including:

Step 1: Determine the Vehicle’s Worth

Sometimes the decision to sell a vehicle privately comes down to the amount of profit you’ll gain through the transaction.

Before you can decide whether or not the process will be worth the effort, you’ll need to find out exactly how much your car is worth.

A few resources that will estimate your vehicle’s current market value include:

If your car isn’t worth as much as you thought, you may want to consider it for trade-in value at a dealership instead.

Step 2: Gather the Paperwork

If you wait to do

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Dealer’s Guide to the Used Car Rule

Introduction

Most car dealers who sell used vehicles must comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) Used Car Rule. In fact, car dealers who sell, or offer for sale, more than five used vehicles in a 12-month period must comply with the Rule. Banks and financial institutions are exempt from the Rule, as are businesses that sell vehicles to their employees, and lessors who sell a leased vehicle to a lessee, an employee of the lessee, or a buyer found by the lessee.

The Used Car Rule applies in all states except Maine and Wisconsin. These two states are exempt because they have similar regulations that require dealers to post disclosures on used vehicles. The Rule applies in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.

This booklet defines the Rule’s requirements, explains how to prepare and display the Buyers Guide, and offers a

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New Cars, Used Cars, Car Buying Guide

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Buying a New or Used Car can be one of the most chaotic, intimidating, and frustrating experiences you will encounter.

AutoFinder.com has been helping car buyers since 1999 by eliminating the negatives associated with purchasing a New or Used Car.The reason is simple, all car dealers in our network recognize today’s consumer has changed. They have more tools available to educate themselves and are no longer willing to play the games of the past.The Dealers in our network understand this and realize the consumer is interested primarily in the Best Price, and the smoothest transaction. Using our service bypasses the typical showroom salesperson and the commission associated with the purchase.The lead is handled direct by the internet sales office and their job is to offer the best price quote on a new or used car lose your business. Simply fill out the short form

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