Auto City Used Car Blog

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.

Used Car Buying Then and Now

November 16th, 2019 by

Anyone younger than 30 might not realize how much things have changed around used car buying. For those who are Millennials or younger, we’ve assembled this used car buying and then and now so you can fully appreciate how much easier your life is these days when it’s time to buy your next used car….

What Aftermarket Products are Actually Worth it when Buying a Car?

September 6th, 2019 by

There are two major types of aftermarket products that can be added to whatever car you purchase. One set of aftermarket products are those offered by the dealership where you’re buying your car, the cost of which are typically rolled into your finance contract. The other kind of aftermarket products are all the different things…

Auto City Introduces Day One Credit for Bankruptcy Car Loans

June 28th, 2019 by

Auto City has been helping people in the greater San Diego area fall in love with a different kind of car shopping experience for more than a decade. We saw every piece of the car shopping process that was broken and fixed every one of them. From haggle-free up-front pricing to a great selection of…

More Affordable Car Insurance

June 1st, 2019 by

In our previous article, How to Buy Car Insurance, we mainly advised that you pay attention to the amounts of different kinds of coverage included to make sure you have enough insurance but not more than you need, and then emphasized the importance of shopping around to get the best deal possible in a very…

Is It Better to Finance a Car Through a Dealer or my Credit Union?

May 4th, 2019 by

When you’re shopping for your next used car, it’s all too easy to get totally wrapped up in finding the vehicle that’s right for you. Your search might begin online to narrow down options, and then you’ll visit various dealerships to check them out in person, take them out for test drives and so forth….

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…

Bankruptcy: Making a Fresh Start with a Car Loan

March 25th, 2017 by

Getting a used car loan during or soon after a bankruptcy is actually a great way to start rebuilding your credit score – just make sure you make your payments on time. Waiting isn’t going to improve your credit, but obtaining credit and managing debt responsibly will help your credit recover. There are two major…

Advice for Used Car Shoppers with Bad Credit

March 15th, 2017 by

The good news is, there are many lenders out there who finance bad credit and want your business. You shouldn’t despair or fear that you will be stuck taking the city bus until you get good credit. In fact, far from the truth! Many lenders, in fact, have various kinds of bad credit auto loans…

How to Read a Used Car Finance Contract

December 17th, 2016 by

Financing a used car usually starts with a financing application and ends with a finance contract.  When it comes to knowing what you’re looking at when a finance contract for a used car loan is in front of you, many people don’t feel they know enough to really evaluate it. Below are all the major…

Where Should People with Great Credit Get Their Financing?

November 5th, 2016 by

At Auto City we work hard to provide financing for all. People who already have great credit sometimes wonder what route they should go for their financing. With so many options available to them based on their good credit, how do they sort out which ones are offering the very best terms? The different routes…

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