How the Heck Do I Buy a Used Car? - this session will answer that question

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Chaya of Mechanic Shop Femme

How the Heck Do I Buy a Used Car?
Thursday, October 29, 5:30-7pm
Register with an email address before 7pm October 28

Maybe you have a car and it’s on its last leg, or maybe you took a break from driving and now you want to buy a car? Or you are a first-time car buyer all together! You’re searching the web and are overwhelmed with the options, price tags and just the whole process.

Join Chaya of Mechanic Shop Femme to learn about the process from budgeting to negotiating so you end up with the car you want for a fair price and avoid buying a lemon.

Chaya Milchtein is an automotive educator, writer,and speaker and founder of Mechanic Shop Femme

Her work has appeared in publications ranging from the Chicago Tribune to Shondaland. With seven years in the auto industry under her belt and three years of virtual courses, you're sure to find her class engaging and her information easy to understand. 

You can find her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Register with an email address before 7pm on October 28. You will receive an email with a Zoom link the day before the event. This is part of a series. 

Please register for each program:
*Before Your First Car: A Virtual Car Class for Teens and Young Adults, November 24, 5:30-7pm:

*The Fundamentals of Car Insurance, December 16, 5:30-7pm:


Anonymous,  October 25, 2020 at 9:04 PM  

As I have never bought a new car and never will in this state with the price they charge for tabs on new vehicles. One rules stands tall. You get what you pay for. ALWAYS assume that there will be work that needs to be done on the vehicle, no matter what the seller tells you! Especially when buying from used car lots. Always make that assumption that work on the vehicle will be needed as part of your budget. 2nd Make sure parts are available still and what do they cost! Even with popular names like Honda or Ford. As an example I looked at a 2000 Honda Insight hybrid. The battery was going out and costed more than the price of what they were selling the car for! Also sometimes finding new old stock parts for older used cars can be a challenge. Dealerships like ford or honda do not seems to stocks parts like they used to since they focus more on newer vehicles. 3rd If buying a used car off a lot. If possible, do not make payments but pay in full to avoid more than the car is worth and other charges like having to buy into their insurance. Which often does not cover the vehicle breaking down once you drive it off the lot. Optional advise: If you do not have the total amount, then look see maybe use a cash/credit card combo. Sometimes credit cards like from BECU are comparable to any payment plans the car lot offers. Also if you own multiple vehicles like myself. Get broad form insurance! It covers you in any vehicle you are driving. Even a friends car, but does not cover a motorcycle or a company vehicle. Vern Fonk found me a policy that costs just over $300 for 6 months through National General. Hope this helps :)

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