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Car Buying apps for 2020

Research shows that 60% of vehicle buyers are going online to research and buy vehicles, and a burgeoning number of them are using mobile apps to do so.

As PC Mike Wendland reports, using the right app can help you get a new set of wheels in no time.

CarMax includes direct access to over 40,000 vehicles for sale, allowing you to compare and contrast 10 cars on your phone screen, all at a single time. The app also issues price alerts when the price of the vehicle declines. The app is free for iOS and Android.

Used Car Search Pro scans the lots of more than 40,000 dealerships across the U.S., along with “want ad”-type listings from private owners, for used cars for sale that are unique to your needs. The app offers a unique price analysis tool to make sure you’re not overpaying for a vehicle. The app is free for iOS and Android.

AutoTrader allows you to search for vehicles and scan a free vehicle history of any car you  like, right on the app. It offers a great “reviews” feature on all the vehicles included on the site, making it easy to get the input from other drivers about a vehicle you’re mulling over. The app is free for iOS and Android.

Mike is a veteran journalist whose video "PC Mike" reports have been distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations since 1994, making him one of the most experienced tech reporters in the country. His tech stories and videos have appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, the Today Show, The New York Times, USA Today and in numerous national newspapers and magazines. In addition to the PC Mike tech blog, he also publishes the Roadtreking.com RV Travel Blog in which he travels North America in an RV reporting about interesting people and places.