It takes a certain skill to know how to look for and buy used cars, but we want to make sure everyone is equipped with that knowledge. That’s why we’re here to give you our top four tips to know when shopping for used cars at St Cloud Toyota. Visit our dealership today to take a closer look at our inventory and even set up a few test drives!
1. Become Familiar with the Pricing of the car you’re Looking for
Knowing the price range of the model of the Toyota you’re considering buying is essential. Look up the MSRP for the new models and get a sense of the range of prices for the pre-owned versions.
Becoming familiar with the pricing will make negotiating a lot easier. Once you’re ready to make the purchase, St Cloud Toyota can even help you out with Toyota financing so that your monthly payments don’t come as a surprise.
2. Do your Research on Car Models and Features
It’s important to have standards when it comes to certain safety and tech features. Knowing exactly what you're looking for can help streamline the process of finding the perfect car for your lifestyle.
Not every pre-owned vehicle will be exactly what you’re looking for, but every Toyota can be customized to meet your needs. We can also keep your car running as smoothly as the day you bought it at the St Cloud Toyota service center.
3. Ask about Vehicle History Reports
If you’re worried about getting a Toyota that was “previously loved,” there are plenty of resources to make sure that the vehicle is high quality. Reports like Carfax give a detailed history of any repairs and maintenance made on the car you’re looking to purchase. Reviewing these before buying can save you a lot of trouble in the long run.
4. Consider Toyota Certified Pre-Owned vehicles
If you’re really looking for new-car quality, St Cloud Toyota offers a range of Toyota Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. Vehicles with this classification go through a rigorous 160-Point Quality Assurance Inspection and come with excellent warranties. You’ll have a hard time believing it was ever used.
Come into St Cloud Toyota today with any other questions you may have about car models, specs, features, or purchasing pre-owned. Our knowledgeable staff is eager to help!