How to Buy a Used Car

Used Cars in a RowKnowing how to buy a used car is a little trickier than learning how to buy a new car, but it can also be a lot more rewarding. You’ll have more models to choose from and a wider range of price options, but that can mean finding a vehicle that suits you down to the ground at a cost much lower than you might have expected. Arrotta's Automax & RV has put together a handy guide to help make the used for Spokane shoppers. Find out more below!

How to Research Buying a Used Car

You can’t simply go to the manufacturer website when you’re shopping used, so deciding on the right model can be tricky. Here are some tips to follow:

  • Set a Budget: Find out exactly how much you can spare each month for monthly payments, fuel, insurance, and other costs. This gives a good baseline.
  • Research Vehicle Types: Do you want a compact sedan or a hatchback? A 3-row SUV or a minivan?
  • Research Models: Next, research available models. Don’t just stick to the most popular since they tend to charge a premium. Also make sure to consider reliability and ownership costs, which vary between models. Decide on a few top options.
  • CPO vs. Used: Do you want the newer features of a certified pre-owned model, or the typically lower price of a used vehicle?
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What to Look for When Buying a Used Car

Now you know what kind of model you want, it’s time to start finding used cars to match. Here’s how:

  • Look Local: Start by checking with dealerships you know, like Arrotta's Automax & RV. Sometimes it’s best to make a small trip out of your way from Spokane, WA or Coeur D’Alene, ID to get a good deal from a trusted dealership.
  • Check the Vehicle: You get a vehicle history report and take a test drive to ensure the vehicle is up to scratch. You might also want it looked at by a mechanic.

When you’ve found a model that fits your needs, use your research to negotiate a fair price, then close the deal by handling the payment and paperwork.

We’re Here to Help Make Sure You Drive Home the Perfect Used Car 

If you want a better deal than most private sellers can deliver, why not look to Arrotta's Automax & RV for low mileage used cars and unmissable pre-owned vehicle specials? You can even apply for financing online for a simple, stress-free start to the buying process. If you have any further questions, like how to trade-in a used car, simply contact us today.

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Phone: (509) 204-5755

6623 N Division St Spokane, WA


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6623 N Division St Spokane, WA
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Arrotta's Automax & RV
Arrotta's Automax & RV
6623 N Division St
Spokane, WA, 99208 US
Arrotta's Automax & RV 47.7181525, -117.4117541.