5 Ways to Get a Better Deal on a Used Car

By: Prince George Toyota   |   28 Nov 2021
5 Ways to Get a Better Deal on a Used Car

There are plenty of reasons why people choose to buy used vehicles over brand-new ones. What works for some might not work for others, and at Prince George Toyota we’re here to support the needs of every customer who walks through our door. That’s why we’ve created a number of programs and tools to help Prince George drivers get the best deal on their next used car. Take a look at our top 5 quick tips on how to get a better deal when you shop for your next pre-owned ride!

1. Shop With a Trusted Dealer

It can be tempting to jump on buying a used car that is priced to sell, but our team suggests doing your homework to find a reputable dealer first. Private sales and untrustworthy dealers can withhold vital information about a pre-owned car, including accident history, recalls, the number of previous owners, and more. We don’t ever want to see somebody drive away in an unsafe vehicle, no matter how good the price, so opt for a dealer that you can trust - chances are they’ll be happy to work within your budget and help you find the perfect vehicle for your needs.

2. Consider a Toyota Certified Used Vehicle

Buying through the Toyota Certified Used Vehicle Program (TCUV) is one of the best ways to guarantee you’re getting a top-quality used car for the best price possible. TCUVs must meet strict criteria to be eligible for the program, and undergo rigorous testing before being added to our inventory. When you shop TCUV, you get peace of mind that you’re getting a like-new car with the benefit of used-car prices!

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3. Do Your Research

When you want the best deal on a used vehicle, it’s important to do your research. Narrow down makes and models that interest you, take a look at the features they offer, and consider how these features will fit your lifestyle: Do you need all-wheel drive? Is Bluetooth connectivity essential? How many seats do you need? What fun features will make you feel excited about your new-to-you ride? Knowing what you’re looking for will help you stay focused on shopping for vehicles that suit your lifestyle, and not getting sidetracked by bells and whistles that won’t meet your needs down the road. You can find plenty of information about various models and their specs by clicking “learn more” on any vehicle you see on our Toyota Vehicle Lineup Hub, or by following the Prince George Toyota Blog!

4. Review Your Finance Options

Plenty of people come to us not quite sure what they can afford - and that’s OK! Our Finance Department can help you find out your credit score and review what types of vehicles and financing terms are available to you. We’ve seen plenty of drivers get excited about a vehicle that they ultimately don’t get approved for, or, vice versa, find out they can work within a bigger budget than were expecting. Setting realistic auto-loan expectations from the get-go is a vital step in the car-buying process, and we are here to help from start to finish.

If you prefer to start your search online, you can take advantage of our handy electronic financing tools, like our Car Loan Calculator, Credit Counselling Services, and trustworthy Online Financing Application.

5. Stick With Your One-Stop Used Car Dealer, Prince George Toyota!

We might be a tad biased, but we think that choosing Prince George Toyota for all of your used-car-buying needs is a great choice! We check all the boxes for how to get a better deal on a used car: 

✔ We’re Prince George’s most trusted Toyota dealership

✔ We carry Toyota Certified Used Vehicles

✔ We offer financial assistance from our dedicated team of experts, and

✔ We stock a wide selection of used vehicle inventory to meet any need and budget.

Better Used Vehicles Live at PGT!

We’re here to make sure you drive away happy in the perfect used car, truck, or SUV for your lifestyle. Take a look through our pre-owned inventory, or simply reach out to our sales team and tell us what you’re looking for. We’ll work hard to track down the best used car for you!

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