Cars.com Android app eases the car-buying process

by Caitlin M. Foyt

Cars.com is the perfect tool for a person who's looking for a new ride. That's because the app makes searching for a car, and making a price comparison, a cake walk.

The app is easy to navigate. The main menu is broken down into three different tabs: "Search," "Find Dealers" and "Tools."

Just click on "Search," and specify whether you want a new, used or certified car. Then, distinguish the make, model, max price range and within how many miles you'd be willing to travel to go pick up a car.

The "Find Dealers" tab has information about the dealership or independent seller. Cars.com lists the name of the seller, the address, how many miles away they're located, their phone number and a map to their location. You can also search the seller's used-vehicle inventory, and check out the website.

Aside from these general search capabilities, the app also has a bunch of additional resources. Tap on the "Tools" tab, and you can calculate monthly payments, use an affordability calculator, refer to some other shopping tools on Cars.com, or share a listing with a friend.

There's not a whole lot to it, but the fact that Cars.com's is so simple, I think, is the reason why it's such a great app. Shopping for a new car tends to be a headache, but this app could save you time and energy.

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