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Cars & Motor Vehicles

New Cheap Gas
Used Renting, Leasing & Carpools
Accidents & Injuries Repossessions
Insurance Matters Repairs, Tags, Recalls & Other Ownership Issues  
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New Cars
Buying
Lemon Laws
Loans
Getting Your Car Fixed While Still Under Warrantee

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Buying A New Car

*Buying a Used Car In GA

*Lemon Law/As Is Purchases (GA)

Tips On Buying A New Car

Pricing A New Car (Consumer-SOS)

New Or Used Cars-Which Should You Buy?

Car Models-Which Ones Cost The Most To Insure

NADA Guides 
The National Automobile Dealers Association web page allows you to find values for new and
used cars, trucks, recreational vehicles, boats, and even airplanes.

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Car Loans

www.eloan.com
Search thousands of loans with no hidden lender fees.

www.bankrate.com

Get the Best Rate! To get the rate of your choice,
click on "select a state" in the box above and then click on your choice.

Auto Loan Finder


Google Search On The Lowest Rates
Get the best savings for auto loans, credit cards, savings accounts and CD's, home equity loans & mortgages and unsecured credit lines.     

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Used Cars

Buying Deceptive Practices & What To Do
Selling Sample Complaint Letters
Lemon Laws Where To Go For Help

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Buying A Used Car

Vehicle History Lookups-Learning About Prior Defects Before You Buy (Consumer-SOS)


Used Car Pricing Guide (Various Makes and Models)
Determine price by vehicle's make, model, year, mileage and accessories.

GA Car Sales Contract (Printable Form)

Buying A Used Car (With GA Resources)
Buying a used car can be a good deal or a costly mistake. Make sure you are getting a car that is in good condition and fits within your budget. Otherwise, you may be stuck paying for a broken down car. This shows what to do at each step in the car buying process. Click here Here for Espańol.

How To Buy a Used Car & Avoid Scams
In depth and with lots of links.

New Or Used Cars-Which Should You Buy?

Finding A Low Priced Used Car Nearest You
(AutoTrader.com) Select make model and year and then enter your price range. Auto Trader will find the best deal nearest you.

Pricing Used Cars & Trade-Ins (Websites)

Buying From a Dealer vs. a  Private Seller

NADA Guides 
The National Automobile Dealers Association web page allows you to find values for new and used cars, trucks, recreational vehicles, boats, and even airplanes.

Government & Non-Profit Brochures

Buying a Used Car (BBB)

Don't Get Soaked Buying a Flood-Damaged Car
(BBB)

Donating Your Used Car to Charity (BBB)
From December 1997, so tax laws may have changed.

How to Get a "Peach" Instead of a "Lemon"
(FTC)


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Selling A Used Car

Selling Your Car
Tips on selling your car, preparing it for sale, negotiating your trade-ins and more.

GA Car Sales Contract (Printable Form)

Pricing Used Cars & Trade-Ins (Consumer-SOS)
Websites that will show you the value of your car and where to sell it.

Tips On Where To Advertise , Trade-In Values, etc.

Advertising Through Auto trader
For about 25 dollars, Auto Trader can display your ad to a bevy of buyers in your area.


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Auto Repair, Tags & Other Ownership Issues
Repairs
Tags, Titles, Emissions, etc.,
Taxes
Damage Caused By Pavement
Auto Recalls

Where To Go For Help

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Repairs

Trouble Shoot Your Car's Problem By Plugging in The Symptoms
Find out what's wrong with your car using our troubleshooting guide. All you need to know is what the problem feels like, looks like, smells like or sounds like.

Dealing With Car Repair Shops (GA)

Repairs and Mechanics' Liens In Georgia
Applies to car repair and also to contractors and subcontractors who make house repairs.

GA Help Agencies

List Of  U.S. Car Manufacturers (Includes Links)
Plus some tips on resolving complaints.

Lemon Laws For New And Leased Vehicles (Consumer-SOS)

Auto Repair Encyclopedia

Where Else To Go For Help
 

BBB Brochures

Auto Repair and Services (September 1999)


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Cheap Gas

Tips To Save Gas (For Your Car)

Cheapest Gas Rates In Your Area (Gasbuddy)

GasPriceWatch
Has about 380,000 volunteer spotters. Prices are color-coded for freshness, and users can filter out old entries.

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Motor Vehicle Laws
Driving Related Agencies
License, Tags, Titles, Emissions.... 
Violations & Penalties
Laws On Safety

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Driving Related Agencies

Georgia Department Of Motor Vehicles

DMV Frequently Called Phone #s (GA)
Where to call for licenses, registrations, tags, titles and permits, etc.

Motor Vehicle Departments (All 50 States & DC)
(Left Side Bar) Learn what you need to know about taxes, titles, insurance, licenses, fees, and fines, etc.

Department Of Transportation (DOTs) (All 50 States, Not DC)
For help with car related issues ie, car damaged caused by pavement, unsafe streets, traffic, bridges and roads, etc.

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License, Tags, Emissions....

New Timeline for Registering & Titling a Newly Purchased Vehicle (Georgia Law 40-2-29)
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2011:
Both Registration and Title for a newly purchased motor vehicle from a source other than a registered dealer must be applied for at the owner’s County Tag Office no later than seven business days after the Date of Purchase.

Tags, Titles, Forms & Emissions Testing (GA)
License plates and vehicle registration information.

Used Cars-Still Haven't Got Your Title Yet? (GA)
Your rights to a title from a used car dealer and other issues.

Driver's License Info (GA)

Transferring Your Tag (GA)

Transferring Your Car Title (GA)
Forms and what to do.

DMV Frequently Called Phone #s (GA)
Where to call for licenses, registrations, tags, titles and permits, etc.

Preparing For Your Driver's License Exam (GA)
Questions are based on material in the Georgia Driver's Manual. Also has game where you match street signs with their meanings. 

Registering Your Vehicle In Georgia (Main Page)

Car Title Information Page (Georgia)

GA Vehicle Registration & Title Requirements for New Resident

Georgia Motor Vehicle Registration For Existing Resident

Drivers From Other Nations (GA Requirements)
Learn what documents you'll need to get a valid GA driver's license.

FAQs On Transferring Car Titles (GA)

Teenage Driving Restrictions (GA)
What teenagers can and cannot do on the road.

Driver-Related Forms & Applications (Consumer-SOS)
Title and registration forms, driving record forms and more.

License Renewal Procedures For Older Drivers (All 50 States & DC)

Driver's License & Traffic Accident FAQs (Nolo.com)

Emission Testing in All 50 States & DC
Chart with Basic Facts, Fees, & other requirements for every state and DC.

For More Help See Repairs, Tags, Recalls & Other Ownership Issues


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Taxes

Calculating the Ad Valorem Taxes for a Vehicle (GA)
Figure out your tag fee by using a combination of fair market and wholesale values.

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Violations & Penalties

Georgia DUI Laws And Court Cases (Consumer-SOS)
Special consumer-SOS Section on Driving Under The Influence in GA.

The Georgia Point System
Learn how many points you'll get for each kind of violation. Your license will be suspended if you accrue 15 or more points in any consecutive 24- month period.

The Law on Speeding Tickets (GA)

Traffic Court (Georgia)
What happens when you go to traffic court,
When can your driver's license be taken away, the # of points
given for different traffic violations and What traffic offenses are felonies?

Traffic Offenses (GA)
Scroll down for DUIs, the point system and other offenses.

DMV Frequently Called Phone #s (GA)
Where to call for questions on penalties, licenses, registrations, tags, titles and permits, etc.

Your Rights Against Police Searches (GA)

Criminal Offenses and Your Rights In GA
See left hand index for information about drug possession, DUI license suspensions, and traffic violations.

Georgia Traffic Laws, DUI & Open Container Laws (Google) 
See 2009 Exception for Wine bottle resealed by restaurant (OCGA 3-6-4)

Speed Limits For Passenger Vehicles  (All 50 States & DC)

Lemon Laws For New And Leased Vehicles (Consumer-SOS)

Driver's License & Traffic Accident FAQs
(Nolo.com)

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GA DUI Laws And Court Cases

DUI Penalties (GA)

What Happens After Your DUI Arrest? (GA)
Information on pre trial and trial procedures as well as what happens to your bond money.

Georgia DUI-Answers To The Most Frequently Asked Questions

DUI Case Law For Georgia
The left hand index has all you want to know about Georgia DUIs.

DUI Laws (All 50 States & DC)

Georgia Traffic Laws, DUI & Open Container Laws (Google) 

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Laws On Safety

Criminal Offenses and Your Rights In GA
See left hand index for information about drug possession, DUI license suspensions, and traffic violations.

Speed Limits For Passenger Vehicles  (All 50 States & DC)

Cell Phone & Texting While Driving Laws (All 50 States & DC)

GA DUI Laws And Court Cases (Consumer-SOS)

Minimum Levels Of Required Auto Insurance (All 50 States & DC)

Seat Belt & Child Restraint Laws (All 50 States & DC)
Not sure how often this is updated. Also check link below.

Child Safety Laws & Regulations (All 50 States & DC) 
Child protection laws on car safety seats, seatbelts, helmets, consumer goods, swimming pools, playground structures, toys and more.

Driver's License & Traffic Accident FAQs (Nolo.com)

See also Violations & Penalties


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Driver-Related Forms & Applications

*Driver-Related Forms & Manuals (GA)

DMV Frequently Called Phone #s (GA)
Where to call for forms, licenses, registrations, tags, titles and permits, etc.

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Auto Recalls

Office Of Defects Investigation Car Recall Database

www.recalls.gov
A "one stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls. Has recall information on cars, boats, medicine, consumer products, food, cosmetics and environmental products. Just follow the tabs to obtain the latest recall information, to report a dangerous product, or to learn important safety tips.

List Of  U.S. Car Manufacturers (Includes Links)
Plus some tips on resolving complaints.

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CarPools

RideSmart (877) 433-3463
This free service links you up with a car or vanpool in your area. They seek to reduce traffic congestion by making it faster, cheaper and less stressful for you to get to work or day care. Ask for their list of carpooling tips for joining and participating in a safe, reliable car or vanpool.

e-Rideshare-Carpool Listings In All 50 States Plus Other Countries
Choose a state or country or Zip Code to search for listings by carpool destination.

CarPoolWorld (Throughout The US and Beyond)
Free worldwide ride share and carpool matching.

National Sites For Ridesharing


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Where To Go For Help

DMV Frequently Called Phone #s (GA)
Where to call for licenses, registrations, tags, titles and permits, etc.

GA Specific Help Agencies (Consumer-SOS)

GA Better Business Bureaus

Occupational Licensing Boards (Consumer-SOS)
Find out who regulates car dealers and repair shops.

Find The AARP In Your State
The AARP offers legal advocacy for seniors and may also have state specific consumer brochures which are available to everyone.

Find Your Local Newspaper, Magazine, Radio & TV Stations
Give them a little bad press and you're bargaining power increases tremendously. Select your state, and then click on your county or city for the proper media to report to. (DC Not Included).

List Of  U.S. Car Manufacturers
(Includes Links)
Plus some tips on resolving complaints.

Better Business Bureaus (Throughout The U.S.)

Government, Trade Associations, & The Media

DOT In All 50 States & DC

Department Of Transportation (DOTs) In All 50 States (Not DC) 

National Help Orgs For A Variety Of Consumer Problems
The Elderly, Environment, Families, Fraud, Health & Safety, Insurance The Handicapped, Medical Problems, Telemarketing and more.

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Deceptive Practices

Complaints About Titles FAQs (GA)

Odometer Tampering (GA)

Help Agencies In Your State

Where Else To Go For Help

List Of  U.S. Car Manufacturers (Includes Links)
Plus some tips on resolving complaints.

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Sample Complaint Letters

Complaint Letter To Used Car Dealer

Complaint Letter To Consumer Protection Agency

List Of  U.S. Car Manufacturers (Includes Links)
Plus some tips on resolving complaints.

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Repossessions

Basic Debt Collection and Consumer Protection In Georgia
See situation # 9 and #10 for Auto R