Shop for Used Cars in Wentzville

July 26, 2017  

Used Cars in Wentzville

Now that you have decided to buy one of the numerous reliable used cars in Wentzville, it is time to go to the dealership. It helps to keep some tips in mind as you shop:

  1. Budget. If you will be financing, your monthly car note should be no more than 20% of your take-home income. Many dealers are pleased to offer auto financing with any credit rating.
  2. Save money where you can. Do not limit your choices to a single vehicle. Being willing to consider other makes and models can save you hundreds of dollars.
  3. Compare prices. Before visiting the dealership, look online for the cars that interest you and their prices at competing dealers.
  4. When you locate a car or 2 that are good possibilities, check their vehicle history reports to learn of maintenance conducted, recalls that have been (or haven’t been) addressed and crash data. You can access this information with each vehicle’s VIN or vehicle identification number.
  5. Take a test drive. This not only is an excellent way to determine whether you are a “good fit” for a particular vehicle but is also necessary to assess the car’s condition. Evaluate comfort, amount of room for passengers and gear, dash lights, smells, tires, brakes, cleanliness inside and out (including under the hood), A/C and heater and all exterior lights.
  6. Inspection. Have your own mechanic evaluate the vehicle. This additional cost could potentially save you thousands if there is an underlying issue with the auto.
  7. Negotiate. If you have done your homework, discussing price should be simple and straightforward.
  8. Complete all paperwork. Know in advance whether you plan to purchase additional warranties or other amenities. Do not be pressured into buying them.

Shop for dependable used cars in Wentzville at 5 Star Auto Plaza. Call us at (636)940-7600.

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  • St. Charles Used Cars

    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
  • St. Charles Used Cars

    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
  • St. Louis Used Cars

    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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