Buying a used car, truck, or SUV is the perfect way to get the most value during your car buying experience. The first owner has already had to deal with the depreciation, allowing the next buyer to pay far less than when the vehicle was purchased brand-new. Purchasing used usually allows buyers to get a nicer trim level of the vehicle they desire. On the other hand, there may be some doubt when it comes to getting a used vehicle. Pre-owned vehicles could have underlying repair needs, maintenance intervals may be coming, and it might not have any warranty left. Also, loan interest rates generally are lower on new vehicles. In this way, it is critical to have a plan to understand what you require, what you can afford to pay, and to find a credible dealership to purchase your next vehicle from.
A great quote doesn't mean it's a good deal. Other dealers might not have the equipment to adequately service all used vehicles. We suggest that you purchase from a dealer that's been in business for a while and will not vanish when something breaks. Read recent customer reviews to learn how problems are managed and if other people had positive experiences at the dealership. Purchase your next vehicle with confidence by buying from a reliable dealership.
Decide what car you need, so you can shrink the search. If you've got a large family you might need an SUV or minivan, if you're single, then maybe you go for the sports car. Determining what you need is just the start, because now you need to find one for sale, without too many miles, and in good shape. It is not as easy as buying new, but with our large collection of used cars we will likely have what you want.
In most cases, what we want takes a back seat to what our finances allow. To make sure you can get the most vehicle for your money, figure out what you can afford to spend before you search for vehicles. How much money are you willing to use as a down payment? Use a loan calculator and run some calculations to find your sweet spot of a payment. Better yet, before you come test drive the car of your dreams, get pre-approved for a loan. You'll have an idea of the payment cost and it will save you time in the end.
Do not forget about trading-in your current car. Your current vehicle could be worth money and may even be enough to give you a down payment on your new car. A trade-in combined with a down payment will let you get a better deal. We'll take almost any car on trade, even if it has negative equity. Reach out to one of our professionals to set up an exclusive appraisal of your car.