Used Car FAQs | Punta Gorda FL
Are you ready to get a new ride but don’t necessarily want to purchase a new model? Browse our new inventory and you’re sure to find something that suits your lifestyle. When you purchase a used model, you’ll be getting a great vehicle at a price you’ll love. Nervous about hidden fees or repairs that the vehicle may need? No need to worry because when you shop with us at Gettel Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, we’re here to take all your worries away. Our service department completes a thorough inspection of your vehicle and will make sure it’s in pristine condition before you drive off our lot. You’re welcome to take a look at our inventory, but first let’s answer some questions you may have about purchasing a used vehicle. Many of the questions listed below are common from our customers, but if you don’t see your question below, give us a call and we can provide the answers for you.
When a vehicle is classified as CPO, or Certified Pre-Owned, these vehicles have met the standards outlined by the manufacturer. They must pass an inspection, and our service technicians will detect any issues that may be present with the vehicle before you purchase. Since these vehicles are older, they must also qualify under an age and mileage limit. The standards and rigorous inspections placed on these vehicles tend to make them more expensive than a regular used vehicle.
Whether you’re purchasing from a dealer or a private seller, you want to check that there is no damage to the exterior of the vehicle. Private sellers tend to be sneaky and don’t mention exterior damage when selling. And, just like the exterior, you’ll want to inspect the interior as well. This is just to make sure that there are no stains, rips or scratches in your upholstery. Last on the list is to take your vehicle for a test drive. Taking the time to ensure that your vehicle runs smoothly and that the brakes are in working order is a vital part of the process. To make sure that all your bases are covered, request a CARFAX history report to have in your possession.
Research, Research, Research. Getting the right price for your vehicle is extremely important when car shopping, and you can go to KBB.com to get the most accurate price. And with Kelley Blue Book® , you’ll be able to compare the vehicle’s approximate value to the offered price. Looking to trade in your current vehicle as well? Value your trade with us and see how much you’ll be able to put toward your new vehicle.
When you buy from a dealership, you’ll get a quality vehicle — one that’s been inspected by certified technicians. By law, we’re not allowed to lie about the condition of the car without major consequences. And while you’re buying from us, we’ll be able to offer special financing and perks when you come in to browse our selection.
Let’s lay it all out for you. When you buy from us at Gettel Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, you’ll be getting an excellent vehicle at an affordable price. With used cars, you may also pay less for parts and repairs, if needed. To give you even more options, when you buy a used vehicle, you’ll have the choice of which year you’d like. Research the features you want and pick out the year that best suits you. Need to hear more? Come down to see us and we’ll answer any questions you may have.
Ready to buy a used car from us? Give us a call or come see us at 2323 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. We look forward to serving our customers from Port Charlotte, North Port, Venice and Fort Myers.