Choosing a used vehicle makes a lot of sense for many people. While some of our customers choose a used car to save some money or as a way to avoid the initial depreciation on a brand new model, others pick a used car to help out the environment by keeping a vehicle on the road longer. Whatever your reason for looking at used cars for sale, we have a huge selection of vehicles for you to choose from so that we can help you find the perfect one for your needs.
When you are looking at used cars for sale, it can be tempting to want to buy from a private seller in the area. Although you can probably pay less by going with someone looking to get rid of their old vehicle, you also take a lot of risks going that route. You have no real protection when you buy a vehicle from a private seller – if something goes wrong, it is your problem, not theirs. You also have a more limited selection of vehicles with a private seller, especially when looking for a local person.
When you choose a reputable dealership for used cars for sale, however, then you get a lot more protection and have more options. There are laws and regulations that car dealerships have to follow, as well as consumer protection laws in place to make sure you are treated fairly. At dealerships like DePaula Chevy, you can find Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles that give you the great price of a used car with the peace of mind that comes from buying a new model. And when you shop with us, you will always know where to turn when you need service, maintenance, or when it is time for your next vehicle.
When you start looking at used cars for sale, you typically want to look for models that are fairly new with relatively low mileage on them. While newer models with low mileage are going to be more expensive than older ones that have been around the block, they will also typically be in better condition. Be sure to know what you need specifically, especially in terms of specs like towing capacity, interior cargo space, and seating. Then ask questions to make sure any vehicle you choose will meet all of your needs.
Other than avoiding the risks of buying from a private seller rather than a reputable dealership, the biggest thing to avoid is a vehicle that will cost you more in the long run. Before you buy any used car, be sure to give it a thorough inspection to see if it is damaged or needs any work. Let it sit turned off for a while and inspect it inside and out.
Check the interior for signs of damage, smell it to make sure it does not stink like an ashtray or mildew, and check all the lights and electrical systems. Then get down on the ground and look at the bottom and underside of the vehicle. If you see rust damage, then pick a different car because rust will continue to damage the vehicle and cost you money. Start it from cold and listen to how it sounds, you want to make sure it starts easily.
Here at DePaula Chevy in Albany, NY, we are proud to offer the best selection of used cars for sale anywhere around. Call or come visit us today to talk with one of our friendly and knowledgeable salespeople who will help you find the perfect vehicle. We do not rest until you drive away completely happy with your car.