Read detailed information for the new and used car buyers, including pricing, financing, trade-ins, service contracts, and a consumer worksheet.
Consumer Protection 101: Automobiles
These links provide information for consumers on buying, financing, reclaiming and automotive repairs.
Facts About Buying a New Car/Cómo Comprar un Auto Nuevo
Find basic information for the new car buyer, including pricing, financing, trade-ins, service contracts, and a consumer worksheet.
Gather questions to ask dealers about low-interest loans and other promotions.
Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Alternative Vehicle Fuels
Read extensive information about alternative fuel vehicles, including purchasing, fueling, and maintenance.
FAQs for Buying a Used Car
Discover answers to the most commonly asked questions about rights and responsibilities when buying a used car in the District.
Facts About Buying a Used Car/Cómo Comprar un Auto Usado
Learn information on dealer and private sales, warranties and payment options.
Understanding Vehicle Financing / Entendiendo El Financiamiento Vehiculos
Take a tutorial on vehicle financing terms, options, and federal protections.
Find information about who holds rights to financed or leased cars, including the buyer, creditor, and lessor's rights to possession.
Read basic information on car repair, including choosing a garage, calculating repair charges, and troubleshooting before undertaking repairs.
Auto Service Contracts
Learn facts about service contracts: coverage, cost and responsibilities.
Locked Keys in the Car
Follow the Keys to hiring a reputable locksmith.
Improving Gas Mileage/Lo bueno, lo mejor y lo óptimo: Cómo optimizar el rendimiento de gasolina
Discover how driving efficiency and proper maintenance contributes to better gas mileage.
Find out how to evaluate the claims of gas-saving products.
Find local gas prices as reported by consumers-updated daily.
Source: Federal Trade Commission