If you are looking to purchase a new car to break in on a Summer Road Trip this year, you should evaluate all of your options to ensure that you can get the best deal for your driving needs. In the past, this meant visiting various dealers and private sellers all over your city or state. Fortunately, there are various car buying apps that help you along the car buying process. Here are the top four car buying apps that are currently available.
Kelley Blue Book
Originally an authoritative website for buyers and sellers looking for the value of cars, Kelley Blue Book has released an app that does the same thing. The app version of Kelley Blue Book allows for users to check the full value price and condition-adjusted value prices for various makes and models. This car model comparison app also includes additional features such as dealer locator. The Kelley Blue Book app is available for free on Google Play and the Apple Store.
Similar to the Kelley Blue Book app, the Edmunds App provides buyers with various values. It also provides the manufacturer’s suggested retail price to compare with Edmund’s adjusted value price. This provides buyers a good benchmark for comparison when engaging in private transactions. Edmunds is available on Google Play and the Apple Store.
Car and Driver’s Buyers Guide
The Buyer’s Guide app by Car and Driver is a useful app for both people with extensive knowledge about cars and those who are completely clueless. This app allows users to first select a car make and model and then read reviews by users and authoritative sources in the car industry. The Buyer’s Guide app also provides a price range and other information. When viewing each car model, buyers can read through a list of specifications and descriptions. Users of this app can also search for vehicles that have been tagged as ‘fuel efficient’ or other related features. Vehicles that users may be interested in buying can be saved in a folder that Car and Drivers calls the ‘Garage’. Buyer’s Guide is available for free on both Google Play and the Apple Store
The Car Compare app is a tool that allows users to view over 50,000 car models. This app lists the specifications of each car as well as other information such as gas mileage and value. Users of Car Compare can compare up to 10 cars at the same time while ranking them by preference and best-value. Car Compare is available on Google Play and the Apple Store.