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The Used Car Blog

We want consumers everywhere to feel confident about their ability to engage in the used car process on their own terms. We’re going to be posting articles about every aspect of buying used cars, from giving you tips on how to judge the condition of a used car to knowing your way around financing options to what you should look for when test driving a vehicle.

The Auto Auction is Where Your Used Car Comes From!

March 23rd, 2018 by

Video Transcript The Auto Auction. When you hear this term, what goes through your head? I’m willing to bet the majority of your impressions out there are less than favorable, that dealer car auctions are brimming with the worst of the worst. Cars that have been impounded, abandoned, repoed, unclaimed stolen vehicles, salvaged and flood…

How to Shop for a Used Car: Steps and Tips

March 3rd, 2018 by

Buying a used car can be both exciting and overwhelming, as millions of used cars are bought and sold in the U.S. every year. When you’re looking to buy a used vehicle, options out there include purchasing from a franchised dealership, used car lot or a private seller. You car even buy a used car…

Why a Lower Priced Used Car Doesn’t Always Equal a Better Deal

February 24th, 2018 by

There’s an old saying that no two snowflakes ‘are exactly alike’. When it comes to buying a used car, that same adage holds true, even when shopping for vehicles of the very same make, model and year. Obvious physical differences that they have include their interior and exterior colors, seat material (cloth or leather), mileage,…

10 Common Mistakes First-Time Car Buyers Make (You’ll Want to Avoid These!)

January 27th, 2018 by

After the first car, many will buy several cars over the years, depending on how their lives change and how long their vehicles last. As anyone who’s bought a car can attest, being a first-time car buyer can seem daunting. First-time car buyers have a lot to think about, not just finding “the one,” but…

Pros & Cons of Buying a Used Car Online

January 20th, 2018 by

For many years now websites like TrueCar, Autotrader and Carfax have advertised their services as a means to buying a used car online. And although that fingertip browsing experience has changed the way people shop for used cars, you can’t actually purchase an auto through them. You still have to contact the seller, arrange financing,…

The True Cost of Putting Off Car Maintenance

January 18th, 2018 by

We’ve mentioned the importance of car maintenance before. On the face of it, auto maintenance keeps vehicles running better and helps them last longer, but at what cost? Across the country, average annual maintenance costs run around $550, depending on year, make, model, and usage. This includes typical auto services, such as oil changes, brakes,…

Is Buying a Used Car from a Friend a Good Idea?

January 14th, 2018 by

Friendships are golden, especially lifelong ones, and should be valued. When it’s time to buy a used car, you have several avenues to pursue including buying from a dealer, a private seller, and even buying a used car from a friend. Conventional wisdom tells us to not ever do business with someone close to you,…

How Important is Regular Vehicle Maintenance?

December 23rd, 2017 by

All new cars come with a vehicle maintenance log, and many new and used car dealers offer maintenance service plans, but what’s the big deal? Is “regular vehicle maintenance” just another way for dealership service centers to get another dollar out of your wallet, or is there something more? After buying a new or used…

How Many Miles Are Too Many when Shopping for Used Cars?

December 22nd, 2017 by

Whether you’re in the market for your first car or you’ve owned many cars, chances are good you’ve considered the merits of buying a used car, second-hand car, or “pre-loved” car. After all, used cars are less expensive, depreciate less, and are usually cheaper to maintain and repair. On the other hand, used cars are,…

THE ELECTRIC CAR SHOOTOUT: Chevrolet Volt vs. Nissan Leaf vs. BMW i3

November 17th, 2017 by

The world is shifting, and with it, the automobile. In another generation or so, gas powered cars may be a thing of the past, left only to enthusiasts and collectors. Electric cars are nothing new. In fact, the world’s first practical electric vehicle dates back to 1835, predating Karl Benz’ patent on his motorized carriage…

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400 North Johnson Ave El Cajon, CA

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Phone: (619) 588-4349

400 North Johnson Ave El Cajon, CA


Phone: (619) 588-4349

400 North Johnson Ave El Cajon, CA
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