Car financing, explained
Learn what to expect if you’re thinking about financing your next car.
Getting Pre-Qualified: Shop with Personalized Financing Terms
If you’re in the market for a used car, getting pre-qualified is a good first step in your financing journey. Learn more about how the process works at CarMax and what to expect.
Wed, Jan 25, 2023
How to Trade in a Car: Everything You Need to Know
Are you looking to trade in your car and want to learn about the process before shopping around? We've compiled useful advice from experts at Edmunds and CarMax to help you maximize your offer.
Mon, Jan 16, 2023
How to Finance a Car: Everything You Need to Know
We interviewed CarMax financing experts to give insight into everything from the importance of down payments to what it takes to get pre-qualified. Get rid of the confusion surrounding used car financing—and read on for answers.
Thu, Sep 29, 2022
6 Most Common Car Appraisal Questions
Thinking of selling your car? We want to make the experience as easy as possible. Here are the six most asked car appraisal questions to help you get started.
Thu, Dec 9, 2021
How Much Car Can I Afford?
Ready to upgrade your ride? Check out this list of our most-asked car budgeting and financing questions to help you navigate how much you can spend on your next used car purchase.
Tue, Sep 14, 2021
Buying vs. Leasing
Lease vs. buy: which is right for you? Here are some of the ins and outs of leasing vs. buying a car.
Thu, Aug 30, 2018
Car Loans Vs. Car Financing
This article explains the difference between direct car loans and dealer-arranged car financing. At CarMax, we present financing terms in a way that makes sense to you, through a transparent, hassle-free process.
Fri, Aug 10, 2018
How to Sell Your Car
How you sell your used car is up to you. But at CarMax, we’ll give you a same-day written offer for your car and you don’t have to buy a car from us. Here are tips and pointers for getting a real offer for your car from CarMax.
Tue, Jul 3, 2018
Boost Your Car-Buying Budget
Ready to upgrade your car or truck? These budgeting tips can really help boost your chances of getting the vehicle you want.
Wed, Jan 10, 2018
Car Financing for First-Time Car Buyers
This article addresses some of the main concerns of the first-time car buyer. Find answers here to your first-time buyer questions about used car loans, financing a car, understanding credit ratings, and budget tips.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017
Why Your Down Payment Matters
Buying a used car or truck is more stress-free when you understand how financing works. Learning about down payments is a great place to start.
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Car Financing: How to Budget for Your Next Vehicle
Arming yourself with knowledge about the car buying process helps ensure you won’t feel intimidated when it’s time to make your purchase. And when you know how much you have to spend, you’ve got sturdy guardrails to help you stay on track.
Wed, Mar 8, 2017