When thinking about shopping for a vehicle, you most likely imagine just handing over your money. However, it can be quite complex. You will know what you need to do if you read this article. Heeding the following advice will help you get a better deal.

Have a mechanic look over any used car you are considering. If a dealer refuses, shop somewhere else. To the untrained eye, it’s almost impossible to determine whether a vehicle has been damaged in a flood, wreck or fire. A mechanic can identify these and other issues before you agree to buy the car.

You should never pay a car’s sticker price. What the dealers list on the sticker is not what they actually think they will get. When you need help with negotiating, ask a loved one to come along. Before you set foot on the lot, research the vehicle to determine what …