Tag: buying

The FTC enforces the Contact Lens Rule, which gives you the right to get your contact lens prescription from your eye doctor – whether you ask for it or not – at no extra charge. This right also is known as the automatic prescription release...

If you’re in the market for a used car, but don’t know where to begin, the FTC welcomes you to its new webpage, ftc.gov/usedcars.

The page is chock-full of free information on everything from comparing cars, costs, and warranties and...

Before you start shopping for a used car, do some homework. It may save you serious money. Consider your driving habits, what the car will be used for, and your budget. Research models, options, costs, repair records, safety tests, and mileage —...

Halloween is right around the corner. And if you’re looking to top off your costume by wearing cosmetic contact lenses, read on.

Cosmetic contacts – also known as costume or decorative contact lenses – can change the way your eye looks...

Buying a car can be exciting, but what if there are strings attached? Some buyers told us that they financed a car through a dealership, signed a contract, and drove the car home, only to be told that the financing didn't go through and they had...

Get the Vehicle’s History

How can I learn a vehicle’s history?

Visit the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) website, vehiclehistory.gov, to get a vehicle history report with title, insurance loss, and salvage...

It’s time to come clean about household products: from laundry detergent to toothpaste, using more than recommended pours money down the drain and can be bad for your appliances, your belongings, and the environment.

Here are some tips that...

You’ve seen the ads — car dealers hyping big discounts, low prices and low monthly payments, and great financing deals.

Ads about good deals on cars? Not a problem. Leaving out important details about how you qualify for those deals? That’s...

Before you head to a car dealer, take a few minutes to watch four new 60-second videos from the FTC: Spotting Deceptive Car Ads, Buying a Used Car, Financing a Car, and Understanding Car Add-ons. You’ll get quick, important tips for each stage of...

Car ads might promise low payments, no interest, or zero down. But is there a catch? Here’s what you need to know.

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