Thursday, July 14, 2011

Looking for a Used Car? Here Are 8 Used Car Buying Tips

The Uftring Auto Group Multi-Dealer Used Car Sales Event (whew!) is nearly upon us. With over 600 used cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers to choose from at the East Peoria Event Center, you're sure to find a high quality vehicle to fill the need in your automotive life.

We know that shopping for a used car can be a daunting task. A car is a big investment and you want to wisely spend your money. We are constantly buying used cars, and with years of experience we've picked up a few useful tidbits along the way. Take a look at Gary Uftring's used car buying tips from his interview on Good Company. This short video will provide you with a number of things you should do to ensure you're getting a quality car.

Some highlights of Gary's used car buying tips:
  1. Talk to the previous owner if possible
  2. Take the car to an independent technician for inspection
  3. Check the car thoroughly
  4. Ask to see the reconditioning report from the dealer
  5. Take the car for a test drive
  6. Ask to put the vehicle on a lift so you see underneath
  7. Run an auto check like Carfax
  8. Have the dealer explain and show you what they've done (repairs, replaced equipment, etc.)
    Use these tips and you should have no trouble telling a stud from a dud. At the Uftring Auto Group, we only sell you used cars that we would be comfortable with a member of our family driving. If we wouldn't sell it to them, we won't sell it to you. Take a peek at the 600+ used cars we'll have at the sale, and then come see them (many located inside with crisp, refreshing air conditioning) starting Friday at the East Peoria Event Center.

    The Uftring Multi-Dealer Used Car Sales Event will be held from Friday, July 15 - Saturday, July 23, at the East Peoria Event Center. Hours are 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. on the weekdays and 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays. We'll also buy your car - and you don't even have to buy from us! We hope to see you there!