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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 Best Used Cars for Uber and Other Ridesharing Services

June 16th, 2018 by

If you’ve joined the growing ranks of Uber drivers out there, or are thinking about it, owning the right car can be a difference-maker between putting more cash in your pocket each month, or not. Buying new is probably not an option for most due to several factors, starting with the higher price of a…

When and How to Change Engine Oil in Your Car

May 5th, 2018 by

When you get into a new car or used car, one of the first things you likely will ask is how to maintain it or how well it has been maintained. In the case of a used car, knowing whether or not it’s been maintained, such as by seeing oil change records and other service…

How Should I Inspect a Used Car?

April 21st, 2018 by

There’s an old saying that you should never “buy someone else’s problems”. When shopping for a used car, those words certainly hold true, whether it’s through a dealership, online, a private seller or even a friend. There are many top-quality used vehicles out there, but avoiding a lemon is so important as choosing poorly oftentimes…

Why Used Car Price Haggling is a Thing of the Past

April 14th, 2018 by

Used car price negotiating, or “haggling”, is an American tradition nearly as old as apple pie, hotdogs and filing one’s tax return by April 15th. For anyone who’s experienced it, price haggling can be awkward, uncomfortable and downright stressful at times. There are anxious give-and-take moments between the customer and the salesperson involved, as both…

How to Buy a Used Car for a Teenager

April 7th, 2018 by

Buying a used car for a teenager in your life can be both rewarding and challenging. If it’s their first vehicle, it means an exciting new world of independence and responsibility. You want to present them with the keys to a car that’s fun to drive, but on the flipside it needs to be safe,…

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,…

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,…

How to Increase Your Car’s Resale Value

September 30th, 2017 by

Let’s talk about how to increase your car’s resale value.  According to multiple sources, in the past decade, the average length of vehicle ownership in the United States has climbed to 6.5 years!   You might plan to keep your car that long, or perhaps only 2-3 years.  But when it comes time for you to…

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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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