Car Sales & Financing

Working Cars for Working FamiliesLearn how to secure a fair deal when buying and financing a car at

NCLC's Working Cars for Working Families


A working car can provide access to a better job or any job at all, health care, affordable housing, affordable child care, and a reasonable commute. But too often, abuses in the sale and financing of cars keep families from buying and keeping a safe, reliable car at reasonable terms. NCLC works to improve both policy and practice to ensure that working families get a fair deal when buying a car.

Electric Vehicles (EVs)

Policy Analysis

Reports and Press Releases
Comments,  Letters and Issue Briefs


  • Testimony of John W. Van Alst on "Consumer Protection in the Used and Subprime Car Market" before the Subcommittee on Commerce Trade and Consumer Protection of the Committee on Energy and Commerce United States House of Representatives, March 5, 2009
  • Testimony Before House Financial Services Committee on the Need for Race, Age and Sex Data on Non-Mortgage Lending, July 16, 2008
Model Laws


GM and Chrysler Bankruptcies

View our auto webinars.