Protect Your Investment at the Auto Dealer in St. Charles

May 12, 2016  

Protect Your Investment at the Auto Dealer in St. CharlesAny large money purchase can be a valuable investment. This includes property, a home or vehicle, whether they are purchased new or pre-owned. When buying a used car from your local auto dealer in St. Charles, be sure to have all of the facts before signing the financing contract.

It is important to protect yourself during and after buying a used auto, even if the car is being sold “as is.” The dealer is required to evaluate the condition of the auto and give the buyer documentation that it is safe to drive. Your best bet, even with that, is to have a comprehensive inspection of the vehicle in question by a certified mechanic of your choosing. An experienced technician knows the “red flags” that may signal an issue with one or more of the vehicle’s components. Obvious issues like rust, leaks, a bent frame, bulls-eyes in the glass, a mold or mildew odor and a dirty engine can all signify a deeper problem. In addition to a professional inspection, get a copy of the vehicle history. This should indicate if the car was involved in a crash or had a recall and whether or not that was repaired.

Paying in cash, financing with an excellent credit score or for auto loans with no credit should all be for a pre-owned vehicle that is in good condition that you can trust for the type of driving that you will be undertaking. It really pays to do your homework and get all promises of drivability in writing.

Contact 5 Star Auto Plaza at (636)940-7600, your hometown auto dealer in St. Charles for a premium used car.


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    Review Your DealerThey did me a great deal by working with  me on my trade in. I got into something I actually wanted and didn’t break the bank. Read More
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    Review Your Dealer5 Star Auto Plaza even won my husband over with their sales techniques. There was no high pressure tactics or belittling us. I was also impressed with all the clean cars and their selection. I would go back without hesitation. Read More
  • Chesterfield Used Cars

    Review Your DealerI made an appointment at 5 Star Auto Plaza. They showed me the car and gave me a test drive. They were  very friendly, courteous, and didn’t try to hard sell me. The car sold itself, yet they made the experience easy. Read More
  • St. Louis Used Cars

    Review Your DealerI found the gentlemen  I dealt with at 5 Start Auto Plaza quite respectful and seemed to really have my best interest at heart . My salesman really worked with me on picking out the perfect car for me. I appreciated the personalized approach he offered. Read More
  • O’Fallon Used Cars

    Review Your DealerDidn’t have to go through a big deal on getting a deal. I told them what I thought the car was worth and they worked with me to get me there. Read More
  • St. Peters Used Cars

    Review Your DealerI  wanted a new car for myself so I started checking out some cars online. I found a Lexus LS430 and decided it was the perfect car for me, I just needed to find the right priced one. I found one at 5 Star Auto Plaza, they worked within my budget and I got the car [...] Read More
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    Review Your DealerThey gave me a great price on my trade in and the overall price was very fair according to blue book. I am more than pleased with how the service was here. Read More
  • St. Charles Used Cars

    Review Your DealerFriendly faces and attitudes made all the difference for me from past experiences. They even detailed my suv upon delivery. Great experience. Read More
  • St Charles Used Cars

    Review Your DealerLast summer I purchased a F150  from these guys.  After looking at several local dealerships, I found 5 Star Auto Plaza had the best prices, they had honest sales people and a great selection.  My truck is a great, it runs perfectly and it we absolutely love it!   Read More
  • St. Louis Used Cars

    Review Your DealerRecently after filing for a bankruptcy, our SUV broke down so we need a new family car.  We were really concerned after being turned down by another local auto dealer and our bank for a car loan due to our lack of credit after the bankruptcy.  We were truly elated to find 5 Star Auto [...] Read More
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