Shopping for a used car can seem like a chore, but when you find the right dealership, shopping can be fun. At DePaula Chevrolet, we also make it easy. If you live near Albany, used cars can be found on countless dealership lots; however, those dealerships do not all offer the same level of service. Too often, dealerships use pricing to lure you in, only to tack on extra fees that raise the final price while they make up the paperwork. They trick buyers into purchasing vehicles that seem low in cost or talk you into buying a vehicle you don’t really want just for the sale. When you come to DePaula Chevrolet, we’ll treat you like royalty because you deserve a break from the exhausting sales tricks most other dealerships employ.
To make shopping easier, we offer our buyers the means to buy entirely online if you want, so you never need to leave the comfort of your home until you pick up your vehicle. If you prefer to visit our dealership to test drive and see the massive inventory we have in person, you can do that, too. Either way is fine with us because we’re here for you no matter how you want to buy your used car. All that matters is that you get the car you want for the price we promised. We value transparency, and you deserve to know exactly how much you will spend on a used vehicle, so there are no surprises when you sign the paperwork.
We value our customers at DePaula Chevrolet, and we know the reason we stay in business is because of our customer support. The way our customers feel when they come to our dealership is what keeps them coming back year after year. That’s why we train our sales staff to provide the best customer service through a certification process, so every customer gets a great experience every time you walk through the door.
We’re not new to sales or providing service; our dealership has been in business since 1985, and we know the value of giving our customers a transparent, service-oriented relationship that isn’t just about the sale. Read the thousands of reviews our customers have written about us to see what they have to say, or just come on down to the dealership to find out how we treat people who come to visit. Expect a great experience!
When you’re searching for a used car, you probably want to save money on the initial depreciation of a new vehicle. That’s a smart way to buy, and it’s better for the environment, too. We sell both your typical used vehicles and Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) options that come with warranties for added peace of mind. Our used lot typically has over 200 cars for sale from every brand, in any make and model. Whatever you’re looking for, we probably have it, from high-performance sports cars to heavy-duty trucks. Buying a used car from a dealership like DePaula Chevrolet offers you a lot more protection for your investment than if you buy from a private seller, especially if you buy a CPO.
You may wonder what the difference is between used and Certified Pre-Owned, so we’ll provide a short description of each. A Chevy CPO has to qualify for the program by being less than six years old and having less than 75,000 miles on it. Then, it needs to pass a history exam that shows it has a clean title and no mysterious problems like accidents in its past. If all that goes well, a CPO vehicle gets a thorough inspection and reconditioning, including a check for any recalls, before it can go on the lot with the certification. When you buy a CPO, you get extra benefits like the Chevy 6-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, a 12-month/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, and six years of roadside assistance, among other great benefits.
About half the vehicles we sell used are qualified as CPOs, and the other half are sold used. Being able to sell used vehicles outside of the CPO process means we can pass on savings to our customers who may want to purchase a vehicle under $10K or who are willing to buy a car with more mileage on the odometer because they know a certain vehicle will last a long time. Because we are a dealership, we have to adhere to laws and regulations that make sure our customers are protected, and we go above and beyond just sticking to the law. We treat our customers fairly no matter what type of vehicle you want to buy, and regardless of the budget you have to spend. All our used vehicles are inspected and detailed, so you can trust each vehicle is safe and clean before you buy it.
With each new year, certain car brands we know from experience are probably going to be around for a long time. We know the big producers aren’t going anywhere, but several producers from around the world are making a name for their own brands with a great deal of success.
Companies like Toyota and Honda have come a long way in the US, and most buyers are aware of the reliability of the vehicles these brands produce. Because so many people buy Toyota and Honda vehicles, you are likely to find them on almost any used car lot. They are excellent choices for brands to buy used, not just for reliability, but because they hold value and have excellent safety ratings, too. With hybrids being offered across both brand lineups, buyers may discover opportunities to purchase these fuel-saving vehicles used.
Brands like Kia and Nissan are now up and coming in much the same way Toyota and Honda once were. Kia offers a wide range of vehicles that are priced lower than more well-known brands, but they offer quality and reliability alongside the best brands out there. Both JD Power and Kelley Blue Book have given several awards to Kia overall as a brand.
Nissan also tends to be priced lower than other brands but is one of the most popular in the US with leading sales trends for several years and its own list of awards. The SUVs they produce are very popular, and all their vehicles come with a bevy of technology features, safety tech, and have great style. For several years the Nissan Leaf has been available as a fully electric model, and fortunate buyers may find one used if going green is your interest.
One more company from across the ocean has managed to become a heavy hitter in the automotive market: Subaru. Contending with winter weather will never be easier in a Subaru outfitted with its famous all-wheel drive. Subarus last a long time and can conquer anything Mother Nature throws at you.
Of course, we stand behind Chevy as a brand, especially for buying a used vehicle. With so many Chevys on the road, you will find lots of them on used lots, so you know you are likely to be able to find one when you shop. Few manufacturers have so many choices of vehicles, with SUVs in every price range and size, sedans from compact to full-size, and trucks from midsize to heavy-duty. Chevy has often received awards for its dependability as a brand, including consistent recognition from JD Power.