Shopping for used cars can be a struggle — especially when living in a city, and there is a question used car buyers need to ask themselves before beginning the shopping process. Are you looking for a junk car that will only last you one or two years, or are you looking for a used car that will last you just as long as buying something new? If the answer is “yes” to the second-half of that question, buying a car from a private seller online isn’t the way to go. You’ll want to check out dealerships like DePaula Chevrolet, which have an extensive selection of used and certified pre-owned vehicles. Not only do you have more options to choose from, but both used and certified pre-owned vehicles have plenty of perks to make the purchase worthwhile. On top of that, there are benefits that dealerships like DePaula can provide their used car customers with beyond the purchase.
Perhaps the best thing about buying a used car from DePaula’s dealership is the stress-free and no-hassle environment you’ll experience. Instead of haggling endlessly with a private seller who has your dream vehicle listed at way too high of a price, all you need to do is walk into DePaula and let the staff help you out.
Perks of Used Cars
It’s hard to deny the perks of buying a used car — especially from a dealership.
At dealerships, you’ll find plenty of used vehicles for sale. Typically, dealerships like DePaula Chevrolet won’t just sell used Chevy vehicles. They have other popular models from different makes, such as Toyota, Ford, and Dodge. This variety of vehicles creates a pick-your-own-flavor scenario, which opens you up to plenty of other options besides just a dealership’s specified brand.
These different models are all offered at different prices as well, none of which are as expensive as a new model. Unlike buying from a private seller, the prices of these models accurately reflect each vehicle’s age, condition, and mileage. On top of that, these used vehicles are going to last more than a year or two — a guarantee that you won’t get from a vehicle you bought on the side of the road. Even if it’s not a certified pre-owned vehicle, DePaula Chevy stocks only quality used cars.
Many dealerships advertise that they sell to bad credit or no credit consumers. While some of those dealerships might have a limit on how low they will go for bad credit, DePaula Chevy doesn’t. We actually sell to all consumers, regardless of their credit scores. How? Simple! By showing any no credit or bad credit consumers our selection of used vehicles. While they might not have the credit score or financial capability to take on a new vehicle, our selection of quality used vehicles is perfect for those who need to get back on the road and start rebuilding their credit scores. Therefore, our selection of used vehicles also benefits bad credit consumers who might have no where else to turn because of their credit report or score.
If you have a good enough credit score and want something a little more recent that’s in like-new condition — but still costs less than the current model — then a certified pre-owned vehicle is the way to go.
Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles Provide Peace of Mind
A certified pre-owned vehicle (or CPO) is a used car that has met strict standards from the automaker themselves. In DePaula Chevy’s case, our certified Chevy vehicles meet standards set by GM. These standards are as follows:
Chevy CPO vehicles:
- Are a Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC model
- Are within current plus-5 model years
- Are within a maximum of 75,000 vehicle miles.
- Pass GM’s 172-point vehicle inspection and reconditioning process
Staying within plus-5 model years and 75,000 vehicle miles ensures that any GM CPO vehicles are in like-new condition. The 172-point vehicle inspection is done by authorized factory technicians to ensure that everything works properly. If the technicians notice something is worn-out or not working, they will recondition it and verify that it works smoothly, which means buying a certified pre-owned vehicle provides the used car buyer with an exclusive perk: peace of mind.
Peace of mind is worth its weight in gold, and for those who don’t mind shelling out a little extra money compared to a used vehicle (but still at a price that’s less than a new model) then this is the way to go.
Built-in-Value Makes for a Great Deal
On top of that peace of mind, certified pre-owned vehicles also come with $2,800 worth of built-in-value. This built-in-value comes from:
- An exclusive CPO Scheduled Maintenance Program
- New 6-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty
- 12-month/12,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty
- 24/7 Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation
- Vehicle Exchange Program
- 3-month Trials of OnStar services and SiriusXM All Access Package.
This built-in-value means that on top of having a used vehicle that is certified in like-new condition, you also have warranties to back up that certification if something goes wrong. Combine that with 24/7 roadside assistance and courtesy transportation that can be taken advantage of if you break down on the side of the road, and you have a purchase that’s not only smart — but also a great deal.
Considering this $2,800 isn’t added on to the price of the certified pre-owned vehicle, you are essentially snagging these benefits for free. This makes the value of a certified pre-owned vehicle arguably more than a new car, where you’d have to pay for the warranties and other offered perks.
DePaula Used: Benefits Beyond the Purchase
Speaking of built-in-value, one of the reasons DePaula Chevrolet is the #1 Chevrolet Certified Pre-Owned Dealer in all of the Northeast is because of all the benefits we are able to offer beyond the purchase.
Those certified pre-owned warranties are always honored, and our technicians are happy to rectify any issues quickly and effectively. Even if the issue doesn’t fall within the guidelines of a warranty, they are still happy to repair or replace any parts that might fail. After all, even if they are certified pre-owned or one of our quality used models, they are still used, which means they have wear and tear on them. However unlikely the chance is of something going wrong, it’s still good to prepare for the unexpected.
Don’t have a certified pre-owned vehicle? We promise that your used car will still get the same quality repairs, maintenance, and treatment that our CPO and new vehicles do. That way, you don’t have to worry about taking your used vehicle to a corner garage to get it fixed — or waste your weekend time attempting the project yourself. Since all of our technicians are top-notch, we can confidently guarantee satisfaction every time your vehicle visits our service department.
While your vehicle is being worked on, be sure to take advantage of our shuttle service, or loaner vehicles for when your vehicle will be with us for more than 24 hours. When your vehicle comes in for a service, it gets washed for free. Alternatively, you could even schedule a full detail while you’re here. Weekend service hours are also available, so you won’t have to take time out of your busy work schedule during the week.
This is perhaps the biggest benefit we can provide to our customers: the fact that we are with you every step of the way. From the moment your vehicle leaves our lot, to the last drive.