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April 21, 2016

Let Technology Do the Work When Buying a Used Car

Used care buying is now easier than ever with the help of the Internet. There are many websites that can help you make a more informed used car purchase, enabling you to learn more about the car. Here are a few sites to keep in mind if you are planning on a used car purchase.

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  1. AutoTrader.com

According to some sources, this is the second most popular car buying website. Here, you can research new, certified and used cars, read news and reviews, find car and dealer locaters, and consult calculators for monthly payments and affordability.

You can find out what your car is worth to a private buyer or a dealer. You can compare cars. The site will highlight the differences between cars that interest you. You can learn about the benefits of buying a certified pre-owned car.

 

  1. Edmunds.com

This site also provides research on new, certified and used cars, car ratings and reviews, tips and advice on car buying, online forums, and calculators. You can find trade-in values for cars, get selling tips, find out what’s hot, and look at best car lists.

 

  1. KBB.com

This is the Kelly Blue Book site. It also tools you can use to search for new and used cars with a fair purchase price calculator, experts’ reviews of cars, car and dealer locators, advice on cars, and useful top 10 lists about cars.

 

  1. Cars.com

This site also allows you to research for new and used and certified cars, provides dealer locator information, advice on cars, calculators, service tips and advice, and even a car blog.

 

  1. JDPower.com

This website allows you to search car listings based on the car features that matter most to you. You can search cars by make, model, year, price, mileage, transmission type, color, location, and more. Based on what features you select, the site will deliver custom search results.

Even if you are not sure what particular make and model you want, you can search for a car that fits your lifestyle or driving preferences, such as cars for city driving, eco-friendly cars, family-friendly cars, luxury cars or performance cars. Then, after you have narrowed your search to a few cars, you can look at photographs of the cars, ask for a quote from a dealer, or even ask the dealer any questions you might have about a vehicle or vehicles.

Many of the listings also include a free vehicle history report that gives the ownership history of the car, including how many previous owners there were, where the car was owned, and any accidents that affected the car. You can also find out if there are any open recalls related to the particular make and model of the car, the car’s service history, any title problems and other information.

Internet research can only do so much when it comes to buying a used car: you’re eventually going to have to go see a car in person.

As you search for used cars, don’t forget to visit the PAACO Automotive Group. We have many Dallas-area locations to serve you. Visit us today or give us a call at 877-810-4555 to learn more.

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