Maine issues car-buying guide for consumers


GARDINER, Maine (AP) — In time for President’s Day holiday weekend car sales, a state agency is promoting its guide giving tips on how Maine consumers can evaluate financing options for a buying a vehicle and protect their rights.

The “Downeaster Guide to Consumer Credit” is put out by the Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection.

The bureau says the guide gives pointers on things such as how to get the best price for a trade-in, compare credit options and learn about a vehicle’s reliability before making a purchase.