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April 13, 2017

Best Used TrucksAre you tired of borrowing your friend’s truck whenever you need to haul large items? Is your current car constantly getting stuck on dirt or unpaved roads? If so, it’s time to start considering your options for a used truck! There are many situations in life where you need a vehicle specifically designed to load and unload big items. Sometimes, you’d rather cart around certain items in a truck than make a mess inside your car. Everyone could use a good truck!

Buying used is almost always a better idea than buying new. Used trucks have wonderful value; you’ll definitely end up getting more bang for your buck. Most used trucks will drive reliably for years. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider a used truck, as opposed to a new [...]

March 28, 2017

Are you feeling overwhelmed about buying a new (used!) car? We don’t blame you. The process of buying ANY vehicle can come with its challenges. It’s difficult to know where to start, how to get the process going, and how to know how to find good used cars. There are tons of options out there, and it can be hard to know how to pick the best option for you. Enter PAACO!

Here at PAACO, we’ve seen it all, and we’re here to provide you with some of the tips we’ve learned over the years by working with consumers just like you. If you’re considering buying a used car sometime in the near future, don’t leave home without consulting these tips:

Three words: Do your research! Doing your research beforehand is key. Do not stop at a dealership without [...]

March 22, 2017

Ack! The world of used car pricing can be a complex animal. There are several factors that go into the used car pricing process. You, as a consumer, should be aware of what these factors are:

  • Dealer Retail Price. When it comes to used car pricing, there are a few important terms to be aware of. Dealer retail price is one of them! The dealer retail price is the highest price point, and it is definitely the price that the dealer would like to sell it for. However, this is really just a jumping-off point to start negotiations.
  • Asking Price. The asking price of any used car is the amount the seller asks for the car. Remember, everything is negotiable, and this includes the asking price.
  • Using Pricing Terms. Do some research into the various used [...]
March 10, 2017
7 Tips on How to Get the Best Insurance Used Car Rates

best insurance used car ratesHere at PAACO, we’re experts when it comes to used vehicles. And, this expertise extends to insurance! We’ve compiled a list of valuable tips on how to get the best insurance used car rates. Read on for more:

  • Check for discounts. Sometimes, insurers do provide discounts and awesome price breaks (yes, it can happen!) Make sure to do your research, and look into any discounts that may be available to you.
  • Read online reviews. One of the best things to do when you’re researching insurance carriers and costs, is to read online consumer reviews! You would do this for any other product, right?
  • Don’t just assume anything. Never, ever assume that one company [...]
February 28, 2017

used car dealersAre you preparing to buy a used car? If so, you’ll want to ensure that you’re getting the best deal possible! Luckily for you, the used car experts here at PAACO have rounded up some essentials tips for you to follow. Read on!

  1. Figure out your budget, and stick to it. This tip is absolutely crucial. Before you even begin the process of seeking out the used car of your dreams, you must set a budget! This way, you won’t be tempted to spend a lot more than you know you should. Decide beforehand what you can afford to spend — whether that’s from personal savings, the maximum monthly amount you’re willing to pay on a loan, etc. Trust us, setting a budget before you start shopping will save you [...]
February 27, 2017

used car lemon lawAttempting to understand the ins and out of lemon laws can be challenging, to say the least. Here, we’ve provided a mini-guide into how lemon laws function with your used vehicle. But first, a refresher on what lemon laws entail…

What are lemon laws? Lemon laws are state-by-state laws that offer a solution for consumers who purchase defective vehicles and related products.

What are the requirements for a car to qualify as a lemon? This can vary per state, but generally, in order to qualify as a lemon, your car must meet the following criteria:

1)  The car in question must have a substantial defect (i.e., a problem covered by your warranty that completely impairs the car’s use) that prevents the vehicle from running properly

2) This defect must be covered [...]

February 23, 2017

affordable used carsAre you in the market for a new (used!) car? If so, you’re probably wondering how to get the best deal possible. And, you’re not alone! Every year, millions of Americans are on the hunt for the most affordable deals when it comes to used cars.

There are tons of choices out there, which can make the whole car-buying process feel pretty overwhelming. But, don’t stress! The PAACO team has you covered. Here, we’ve listed some tips for how to find the most affordable used cars around. Read on!

1) Figure out your budget. Before you even begin shopping around, it’s important to nail down your budget. What are you will to spend on your new car? What is your exact pricing threshold? Asking yourself these questions beforehand can help you stick to [...]

February 21, 2017

extended vehicle warrantiesTo help you determine whether you need an extended vehicle warranty, the PAACO team has compiled a mini-guide to these types of vehicle warranties. Read on!
First, what IS an extended vehicle warranty? This is a contract that is designed to help offset any repair costs incurred after you purchase a used or new vehicle. Essentially, extended warranties are insurance policies for your new car.
What are some key questions to ask myself, when it comes to deciding whether I need an extended vehicle warranty? We’re glad you asked! Here are some of the major questions to ask, to help determine whether you need this type of warranty.
1) Will you be keeping your car for a long time? If you’re the type of person that keeps the same [...]

February 15, 2017

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January 31, 2017

common mistakes before buying a carIf you’re in the market for a new vehicle, it’s important to understand that there is a lot at stake. After all, you don’t want to waste your hard-earned time and money, trying to find the perfect car. Research is key. In addition, understanding some of the most common mistakes that other consumers make when buying a car can be helpful, as well. This way, you can seek to avoid repeating any mistakes that may cost you!

  1. Do your homework. The worst thing you can do is to show up at a dealership, without having first done some research on the type of car you’d like to have. You should never treat buying a car like you would a trip to the mall. Doing your homework is [...]
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