Used Car Lots Alexander City AL

Local resource for used cars in Alexander City. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to used car dealerships and used cars for sale, as well as advice on buying a used car and making sure you get a car history report.

Lakeside Motor Cars
(251) 661-2264
3502 Government Blvd
Mobile, AL

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Billy Bailey's Auto Sales
(256) 237-8850
1704 US Hwy 78 E
Oxford, AL

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Divine Auto Sales
(251) 478-9194
1118 N Wilson Ave
Prichard, AL

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Semmes Auto Sales
(251) 645-3330
8685 Moffett Rd
Semmes, AL

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Cdm Auto Sales
(251) 479-9591
2504 Government Blvd
Mobile, AL

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Carvel Motors
(251) 478-5959
2760 Government Blvd
Mobile, AL

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Tradewinds Automotive Llc
(251) 955-2222
17041 Us Highway 98 # A
Foley, AL

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F-1 Sports Car Center Inc
(205) 957-2626
4750 Hwy 280 S
Birmingham, AL

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Tony's Quality Cars LLC
(251) 459-7919
5711 Highway 90
Theodore, AL

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Thoroughbred Motor Cars
(334) 365-2827
1265 S Memorial Dr
Prattville, AL

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Five Used Car Red Flags December 10, 2009

Everyone’s looking to get the best deal possible when it comes to picking up a used car. That’s why you’re cruising used lots and not stopping by the gleaming showrooms of new-car dealers in the first place. It’s easy to get swept up in the smooth-talking ways of a seller, whether it’s a guy across town or a professional dealer. It’s their job to highlight all of the good things about their vehicle and downplay any of the car’s negative aspects. While some selling points like a great maintenance record and new parts may make a vehicle a good deal, others should be viewed with a skeptical eye. Check out DriverSide’s list of five used car red flags.

New Glass

Broken glass
We’re not talking about windshields. Those fall prey to flying rocks and debris on a daily basis, and for the most part they never allow water to enter the vehicle. Side and rear glass, on the other hand is a different story. While windshields are made up of special glue-laden glass that keeps it from shattering when broken, side windows aren’t so lucky. When cracked, those shatter just like you would expect, leaving a gaping hole for water, wind and leaves to bum around inside of the vehicle. If the problem is taken care of quickly, odds are there won’t be much in the way of damage to the car’s interior, but if it has been allowed to sit there may be water damage inside, including mold and mildew. Best to keep a look out for any potential mold issues.

New Interior

Ruined interior.
In general, it’s pretty rare to come across a newish used car that’s had its interior replaced, and for good reason. Manufacturers specifically choose materials that can hold up to years of use without fraying a stitch, so when the used car you’re interested in proudly boasts a new interior, it’s time to raise some eyebrows. A few likely reasons for having an interior replaced are water damage (either from flooding or broken windows), small interior fires or having spilled some sort of food inside. Think milk or eggs. While by and large replacing the interior takes care of these issues, there may still be underlying problems. There could be damage to the vehicle’s electrical system if there was a fire, and long-term exposure to the elements lays the groundwork for rust. As always, take your time looking the car over and don’t take the plunge if you have any funny feelings about the vehicle.

New Transmission

new Transmission
While gearboxes are incredibly complex pieces of equipment, they’re designed to take all of the heat, horsepower and torque a vehicle can throw at them under normal circumstances. That doesn’t mean they can’t fail under incredibly hard driving or especially neglectful maintenance. Just like a new engine, if an ad boasts about a new or rebuilt transmission, be sure to get the full story from the seller. If they say the unit randomly failed, it’...

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