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Workshop takes mystery out of car buying

Ok, so you finally bought your dream car. You sunk in as much money as you could scrape together, and you’re ready to ride. But are you? What about the taxes, insurance and gas? There’s a lot more to owning a vehicle than just driving it off the lot.

You can learn how to buy a car and the costs to maintain one at “Auto-Buying Basics,” a free workshop that begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the York County Library on East Black Street in Rock Hill.

The workshop, which is part of our “Know Your Dough” series, is geared especially for teens and young adults who might be shopping for their first car. Tavis Johnson, manager at our York branch, will explain how to find a used or new car, insurance and maintenance costs, and share resources for managing repairs and other issues.

Handouts will be provided and books on the topic will be available for checkout. Register here. A drawing for door prizes will be conducted.

“Know Your Dough: Inspiring Financial Freedom” is an eight-month series being conducted free for the public by the library and Family Trust. The workshops are held the second Tuesday of each month through April. Participants can attend one or all the workshops.

Other workshops will be:

Understanding Home and Auto Insurance: Jan 8

Investing with Confidence: Feb. 12

Identity Theft: Who’s got Your Number?: March 12

Getting Old is Not for Sissies™: April 8