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Best-Selling Cars

Car-Seat-Friendly Cars

Shopping for a vehicle with a growing family in mind? Explore our top-10 lists for the best-selling cars with car seat LATCH systems and top-selling vehicles that can accommodate three car seats.

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Car News

Harvey & Irma's Effects on Your Car

If you suspect that your car, truck, or SUV was damaged by water related to Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma, read this article. It's got helpful information about what to do, and how to check for flood damage.

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Buying a Car

AWD vs 4WD: Which to Choose

Do you know the difference between all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive? This article explains these two systems, and gives examples of AWD and 4WD vehicles.

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Car Reviews & Comparisons

6 Top Customer Appraisal Questions

Millions of customers count on CarMax as an easy and convenient way to sell a car. We've got answers to your top appraisal questions so you can sell your car with confidence.

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Buying a Car

Tips to Help You Decide on a New or Used Car

Read this article for useful tips and answers to questions like, Should I buy a new or used car?

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Buying a Car

Great Ways to Save Money on Your Next Used Car Infographic

Are you looking for great ways to save money on a used car? Here are some tips that CarMax associates share with their friends and family members.

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Buying a Car

2017's Most Wanted Cars

We’re taking a closer look at the most searched cars and trucks on carmax.com in 2017. Shoppers across the country are looking for Jeep Wranglers, Ford F-150s, and Honda Accords. They also want lots of vehicle features to enhance their rides. Shoppers in Atlanta want a Chevy Tahoe and third-row seats. People in Washington, DC, like looking for a Jeep Wrangler and Bluetooth®. In Austin, shoppers are hunting for a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and leather seats. And, in Boise, folks can’t get enough of the Ford F-150 with 4X4 power!

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Buying a Car

12 Great Ways to Save Money on Your Next Used Car

Lots of folks are ready to buy a car or truck, but they’re not sure where to start and they don’t want to pay an arm and a leg. We’ve come up with a dozen different ways to help you save money on your next used car.

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Buying a Car

Used Car Shopping? Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

If you’re looking for a new car or truck, but don’t want to pay a premium, you’ve got options. Choose a fully-optioned, lower-mile car that’s two years old and pay less than a new, base model version of the same vehicle. This and other tips in this article.

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Buying a Car

12 Smart Tips for Buying the Right Used Car

Here are 12 handy insider tips our own store associates share with their friends and family members.

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Buying a Car

Cars & College: A Complete Guide

As you prepare for college, your mind may be focused on signing up for classes, settling into your dorm, and meeting new friends. At this point, car ownership, and transportation in general, is probably the furthest thing from your mind. Unfortunately, neglecting this important decision could leave you scrambling for a ride when it’s time to find a job, leave campus for events, and attend social engagements around town.

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A Glossary of Automotive Terms

Looking for a used car and curious about all those terms? What’s ‘AWD’ mean, for example? How about horsepower? Read on, and be in the know!

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The Mysteries of Turbos and Superchargers, Revealed

You don’t have to drive a high-dollar vehicle to feel the extra kick of power that comes from a turbocharger or supercharger. These days, they’re more popular than ever!

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Car News

Gifts for Car Lovers (and Car Likers)

For many of us, having a car is part of your everyday routine. You need a car to commute to work, drive your kids to sport practices and school activities, and zip to the grocery store to load up on the week’s groceries. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Americans drove more than 2.45 trillion miles in 2015 and spent the equivalent of seven 40-hour workweeks behind the wheel.

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Top Features We're Thankful for This Holiday Season

We’ve got a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. We’re thankful for the things that make driving a late-model vehicle such a comfortable and rewarding experience. Modern convenience features take the hassle out of driving! Here are five car and truck features we’re thankful for.

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Car News

How to Identify and Avoid Flood Damaged Cars

When you’re shopping for a new or used car, no matter where you live in the U.S., there’s a chance you’ll come into contact with a water-damaged vehicle that has been repaired, retitled, and offered for re-sale. Vehicles on used car lots may be passed off as sound—but could actually have been exposed to water and moisture that compromised metal bodywork, structural elements, and electrical and electronic components.

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Are LED Headlights Better and Brighter?

Light-emitting diodes, better known as LEDs, have helped light up the dashboard displays and interiors of cars for a number of years. With the arrival of LED headlight technology, LEDs are now playing an important role in your car’s exterior lighting.

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Top 10 Minivan Features for Families

Whether you’re looking for family-friendly minivan features or used minivans for sale, you need the total package. Today’s minivans have a lot of amenities, but not all feature packages are created equally. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Minivan features are wide and varied, but some options stick out above the rest. Here are 10 great features for family-moving minivans.

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Buying a Car

Stay on the Road with Traction Control

You've likely encountered a caution sign warning drivers about icy road conditions, loose gravel, or flooding. Even if you didn't see a sign, being aware of slippery road conditions is critical to driving safely, and traction control can help you do that.

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Buying a Car

Manual vs. Automatic Transmissions

When you’re buying a new car, you’ve got important decisions to make. One decision you’ll face is the type of transmission you’ll have in your car.

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