Things to Know When Shopping for Pre-Owned Cars

shopping for a used car

Car shopping can be an overwhelming process. What kind of car is best for you? What kind of features do you need? However, it can be even more overwhelming if you’ve decided you’re in the market for a used vehicle. How do you know if your car will be reliable? Who can you trust to shop with? Visit us at Toyota Chula Vista to speak with one of our experts and ease your stress.

Online Vehicle Research

Online research is a crucial step in car shopping. It can get overwhelming at a dealership with all the choices. Start by searching our used Toyota models to see which models align with your needs. Are you interested in a fuel-efficient sedan like the Toyota Camry? Do you need the power of a truck like the Toyota Tundra? Consider family size, cargo needs, comfort and convenience tech, and more.

Of course, you also want to consider price. A good first step is to get pre-approved online from our Toyota finance center near San Diego. That way, you have an idea of the budget you are working with and if you’ll be able to qualify for a loan. You may also get an estimate of what your monthly payments will be.

Pre-Owned vs. Toyota Certified Pre-Owned

Another careful consideration when used car shopping is whether your car is reliable or not. Luckily, with certified pre-owned models, you can have the peace of mind of knowing that your vehicle has been thoroughly examined.

The vehicles in our certified pre-owned program have gone through a rigorous 160-point quality assurance inspection to make sure they will be reliable for you. Plus, we have an extensive history report to know what the car has been through prior to its arrival. The program also gives you a 12-month, 12,000-mile limited comprehensive warranty, as well as a seven-year, 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty to protect you once you leave the lot. You even receive one year of roadside assistance!

Don’t get overwhelmed with buying your next vehicle, as it should be an exciting time. Visit our Toyota dealership near San Diego to find a new Toyota or pre-owned vehicle that not only works for your budget, but provides you with comfort and reliability. We look forward to working with you.