Follow These Used Car Tips Buying with Poor Credit in St. Louis

March 27, 2018  

Used Car Tips Buying with Poor Credit in St. Louis

You do not have to spend all your savings when buying a pre-owned vehicle. Financing is always an option, even with substandard credit. Here are a few used car tips buying with poor credit in St. Louis to help you in the journey:

  • An auto that is at least a year old is a great deal since it depreciates the most during the first year of ownership.
  • In general, to save even more money, choose a car with a smaller engine, manual transmission and one that uses gas rather than diesel.
  • Buying at the end of the month or the end of the year can net you some dealer incentives on Fords and pre-owned Jeeps for sale.
  • Make a checklist to determine the type of vehicle that will meet your specific needs.
  • When deciding on a make and model, take upfront costs and ongoing costs into your budget.
  • Don’t be afraid to negotiate with the sales person at the dealer. Use some online research in your favor to get the best price.
  • Inspect your chosen vehicle carefully and completely. Having a friend with you who knows cars can help you determine if something is wrong.
  • Find a reputable dealer. Ask around for recommendations and check reviews online.
  • Do you really need the “extras” offered with the vehicle? Check to see which ones will cost you and which ones are free.
  • Look over all the documentation associated with the vehicle, including servicing records, manuals, financing package and the sales contract.
  • Know your rights associated with purchasing the car. You do have recourse if you purchase a lemon, although this happens only rarely.

Visit 5 Star Auto Plaza today to browse our extensive inventory and make use of these used car tips buying with poor credit in St. Louis. Call us at (636) 940-7600.

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