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Let Tampa Bay Autos show you how easy it is to buy a quality used car in New Port Richey. We believe fair prices, superior service, and treating customers right leads to satisfied repeat buyers.
Our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff is here to help you find the car you deserve, priced to fit your budget. Shop our virtual showroom of used cars, trucks and suv's online then stop by at our showroom for a test drive.
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*Don't get auction fever and agree to pay too much because you're excited.
*Be skeptical. (Duh.) Any deal too good to be true probably is.
*Avoid out-of-town opportunities. There should be plenty of nice cars within a few hours' drive. Getting stranded a couple of states away in a broken-down piece-of-something beater will overshadow any potential bargain you've brokered.
*Know your vehicle. Look for a vehicle you know and are familiar with. If you've always driven domestic pickups, you may not know that German sports car's peccadilloes, or where to look for the Bondo where they always rust through, or when the seller tells you that it's only a four-speed, and the vehicle really is a five-speed. (Happened to me, but I knew better).
*Get a CarFax report. This paper is not perfect, but it is better than nothing. Be sure the mileages on the CarFax agree with the service records, odometer records and common sense.
*Never buy a vehicle with a salvage title, unless you're looking for a frame-up rebuild. The car had better be exceedingly rare if the title isn't clean.
*Oh, yeah. The title has to be clean, with no liens, notarized signatures, or whatever legal hurdles your local state DMV needs hopped. Often, it's better to transfer the title in the seller's state to your name first. Then your local DMV can't suddenly burn you by asking for something you can't supply, like a notarized bill of sale. Yes, you can probably get a title in the seller's state when you show up with an out-of-state address. But just to be sure, call the seller's DMV and check first.
*Get an independent mechanical report. Arrange to get a trustworthy local mechanic or knowledgeable car guy to inspect the vehicle. If the seller won't permit that, or better yet, arrange to transport the vehicle to the mechanic's shop, the deal is off. A mechanical issue isn't necessarily a deal-breaker, but it should figure into the price. If you don't have someone local, try checking on enthusiast websites. There might be someone local willing to take an afternoon and check out your ride, or at least recommend a trustworthy shop.
*Inspect it yourself. Be prepared to look at your prospective purchase. Bring coveralls and be prepared to get dirty poking around underneath. Ask the seller to have a floor jack, some jackstands or at least a pair of ramps available. [Read on.....]
There are many used commercial trucks for sale online and at various dealerships. In order to get a good deal on your used truck, you will have to keep in mind a few things. Determine your budget and do your research to find out the type of commercial truck that fits your needs. Since every commercial truck varies in terms of safety features and specifications, you have to find out which truck is reliable, durable and offers you good performance. After you've decided which commercial truck you want to buy, follow the guidelines mentioned below, to purchase it at a low price.
Find the truck. The quickest and easiest way to do your research is to start looking for used commercial truck sales online. Some good websites to research include UsedTruckListings.com and TruckPaper. You must personally inspect any vehicle you wish to purchase before finalizing the deal. Since there are several used vehicle scams on the Internet, make sure you're dealing with a reliable company.
Research the value. Determine the actual market value of the used truck model and make you wish to purchase. A good place to start doing your research on commercial used truck prices is the Kelley Blue Book website. You could also refer to the NADAguides website, to find and purchase a price guide.
Locate a dealer.Look through your local newspaper to find used truck dealers and limited time offers. You may also find private seller listings that might interest you. If you're dealing with a private seller, make sure that you conduct a vehicle history check so that you know, you aren't buying a lemon.
Contact manufacturers. Several commercial truck manufacturers have good quality used vehicles for sales. To find a vehicle of your choice, visit the PENSKE website.
Attend an auction. Another way to get a good deal on a commercial truck is to find used truck auctions. To find auctions in your neighborhood, contact car dealers located in and around you area and ask them about upcoming auctions. You could also visit eBay Motors or AuctionTimeonline.
Check with truck rental companies. Several rental companies offer commercial vehicles for sale at a reasonable price. These trucks may be in better condition than those found at local dealerships. You could visit Enterpriseto find quality trucks that have been inspected. These vehicles also come with a 30 day warranty, and a 7-day repurchase policy.
Get an inspection.Although price is often a determining factor, don't buy any used truck simply because it's cheap. Safety plays a very important role. Have the truck inspected by a professional mechanic to determine its condition. If the truck needs significant repairs, decline the offer and look elsewhere.
Negotiate a price. It's important to use good negotiation techniques to lower the price. Also make sure that you review the invoice before you sign it, to confirm that there aren't any administration costs or hidden fees thrown in. [Read on...]