Everything you need to know to make smart choices about buying a used car. Eric, the car dude, dreams about beautiful cars – like the 93 Thunderbird that he spotted in a used car lot. But he’s also pretty savvy about cars. He knows from experience that “looks” aren’t everything. So he wasn’t about to get suckered by the salesman into buying a car until he had it checked by an independent auto mechanic. Good thing he did. He found out that the transmission was about to fail. Eric didn’t have any problem saying “thanks but no thanks” to this dream. Lucky for the viewers, Eric likes to share his knowledge about cars. Car Dreams is Eric’s tour of what to look for in a car before you even consider taking it to an auto mechanic for inspection. Even for teens who know nothing about cars, this interactive experience is fun, easy to understand, and thorough. For teachers, it’s a great tool for giving teens a solid foundation in smart consumerism, especially when it comes to buying a used car. Interactive photos, sounds, actions, and information show what to look for when checking out a used car. Eric covers a lot of ground as he explains how to thoroughly inspect a car, what to look for when taking it for a test drive, different types of insurance, and car titles. There’s even a game to test your knowledge. Teens can watch this CD by themselves and have fun pointing and clicking their way through the program. Teachers can use this in a group setting, and will enjoy the accompanying Discussion Guide on CD.