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Buying a Used Car in Rome: What to Look For

Used Car Buying Tips from an Experienced Car Dealer in Rome, NY

Here at Rome Pre-Owned Auto Sales, our specialty is making the process of used car buying as smooth as possible. We strive to accomplish this not only through our stellar selection of pre-owned vehicles, but by educating our drivers on what to look for when choosing which car is right for them. Let our local owner, Jason, share his knowledge with used car buying tips he has learned over the years. Or take a look at the used car reviews of specific models to get a feel for the reputation of each vehicle in the pre-owned market.


Used Car Buying Tips from Rome Pre-Owned Auto Sales

When selecting the right model, being mindful of the car's history should be high on your list of priorities. The best pre-owned models don't just look and feel good, they also retain their performance and handling. That's why each of the cars we offer on our lot comes with extensive maintenance records and history reports. This allows you to be on the ball when it comes to maintenance in the future.

Is an American, Import or Luxury Used Car in Rome Right for You?

That's just one of the many things you should think about. Maybe you are a tried and true Ford or Chevy fan for life. Maybe you like the idea of getting a luxury used car at an affordable price that makes buying a new Audi or BMW seem silly. In fact, the benefit of purchasing a well-made imported used car or a pre-owned SUV after someone else has inherited the depreciation is huge. Just take a moment to do your due diligence by asking these questions:

  • How reliable is this brand overall?
  • Is there year or model specific data on the vehicle I'm considering?
  • What do unbiased third parties tell me about this year, make and model?

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Used Cars in Rome, and the Service and Auto Finance to Support them

A used car dealership should also be able to serve all of your needs, not just during the buying process, but going forward. With the help of our finance center and service department, we make certain our drivers can acquire the vehicle they want, and have it covered by our location for years to come. In fact, our team members are experts at writing used car loans and obtaining the affordable rates local drivers needs.

Where do Friends and Families Buy Their Used Cars in Rome, NY?

Finally, ask around. Ask your friends and neighbors about the reputation of local used car dealerships. Rome offers many to choose from. Visit them on social media and see what other drivers are saying about their experiences. While not every used Ford car or pre-owned Ram truck will meet your needs, the dealership you visit should strive to do so.

Come to Rome Pre-Owned Auto Sales and let us show you why drivers in Central New York State come back to our dealership time and again.


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