About Deanna Sclar Deanna Sclar, a leading auto repair expert and consumer spokesperson, has appeared on more than 700 radio and TV programs including Good Morning America, Today, and A.M. Los Angeles. She has contributed to such magazines as Family Circle, New Woman, and Redbook and is the author of the perennial bestseller Auto Repair For Dummies??.
PART I: New or Used: Deciding Which Option Is Best.
Chapter 1: Making the Right Decision.
Chapter 2: Figuring Out How Much Your Current Car Costs.
PART II: Auto Recycling without Tears: How to Buy a Good Used Car and Get Rid of Your Own.
Chapter 3: Good Places to Find Used Vehicles.
Chapter 4: What to Look for When Buying a Used Car.
Chapter 5: Shopping for Value and Negotiating the Deal.
Chapter 6: Saying Good-Bye to Old Faithful.
PART III: Untried and True: Buying a New Car.
Chapter 7: Deciding What You Want.
Chapter 8: Finding and Testing a New Car.
Chapter 9: Getting the Best Deal on a New Vehicle.
PART IV: Money, Money, Money, Money.
Chapter 10: Should You Borrow, Buy, or Lease?.
Chapter 11: Buying a Car with Your Own -- or Someone Else's -- Money.
Chapter 12: The Perils and Pleasures of Leasing.
PART V: Insuring Your Car: How to Cover Your Automotive Assets.
Chapter 13: My Premium Is How Much? -- Shopping for Insurance.
Chapter 14: Step-by-Step through an Insurance Policy.
Chapter 15: How to Protect Your Insurance Claim When Things Go Wrong.
PART VI: Protecting Your Investment.
Chapter 16: Warranties and Service Contracts on New and Used Vehicles.
Chapter 17: Beating the Bad Guys at Their Own Games.
Chapter 18: Finding a Good Repair Facility (And What to Do If You're Ripped Off Anyway).
Chapter 19: Renting a Car.
PART VII: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Things Not to Do During Negotiations.
Chapter 21: Ten Great Automotive Web Sites.
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