Used Car Sales Ottumwa IA

When you've searched all you can and still haven't found a vehicle, take a breath. The best way to trap yourself in a car you hate is to think you need one right now. Take your time, you'll most likely be owning this vehicle for years to come. Doing so may mean the difference between being glad to be behind the wheel or cringing at the thought of that daily grind of a commute.

Hawkeye Auto Credit
(641) 682-4612
318 Bardell St
Ottumwa, IA

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Leading Edge Ford
(641) 732-5551
1326 Main Street
Osage, IA
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Used Cars Dealers,Auto Dealers

All American Auto Center LLC
(319) 653-7266
1738 E Washington St
Washington, IA
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Alignment Repair,Auto Body Repair,Clutch Repair,Engine Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Truck Auto Body,Tune up Repair,Used Cars Dealers,Auto Dealers

Rydell Chevrolet
(319) 234-4601
1325 E San Marnan Drive
Waterloo, IA
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Truck Auto Body,Used Cars Dealers,Auto Dealers

J & J Auto Sales
(515) 564-1005
2200 Maury St
Des Moines, IA

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Precision Auto Body Center
(319) 236-1592
1405 Logan Avenue
Waterloo, IA
Services
Fabrication and Restoration,Truck Auto Body,Used Cars Dealers

Ken Borth Auto Plaza Inc
(712) 262-7777
301 11th Street Southwest
Spencer, IA
Services
Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair,Truck Auto Body,Used Cars Dealers

Witham Auto Center
(319) 234-4200
2033 Laporte Road
Waterloo, IA
Services
Clutch Repair,Truck Auto Body,Truck Dealers,Used Cars Dealers,Auto Dealers

Panora Service Center
(641) 755-2010
108 SE 6th Street
Panora, IA
Services
Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Truck Auto Body,Used Cars Dealers

Hawkeye Auto
(319) 377-8564
4835 10th Ave
Marion, IA

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Where to Find a Used Car

Where To Find A Used Car By Zach Bowman, Contributing Editor

In 2005, the U.S. had nearly 250 million registered vehicles, so there's no shortage of cars with more character than clear coat. The tricky part is finding a good deal while not buying your way into someone else's nightmare. Shopping around, researching your purchase and being patient can put you in a good auto that will last.

Visiting only your local dealerships can be convenient time wise, but doing so limits your options. Many people don't realize the number of used car venues available to them, and the marvel of the Internet provides several sites devoted specifically to this purpose.

The Internet can give you access to nearly every car in every color imaginable, but it too brings its own pitfalls. Besides the rare possibility of getting scammed, it's easy to talk yourself into a vehicle that's only two states away. That may seem like a hop down the road on Google Maps, but transporting a vehicle across long distances can add hundreds of dollars to your final cost, not to mention out of state titling headaches.

Searching for vehicles within your state will save you money and let you check out the car before you buy it. Don't be afraid to take a road trip to take a look at a prospective purchase. What looks good in pixels may not be so hot in person.

If the web fails to yield a perfect match, there are other options at your disposal. Perusing the classifieds from papers in your area may turn up the one that was meant for you. Don't put off calling the number in the newsprint, though. Classified cars tend to go quick.

While there are many good places to find a used car, there are a few spots that might be best to avoid. Everyone has seen the used car lot next to a body shop. Odds are that the litter of strays beside those shops has been created, Frankenstein like, out of their less fortunate siblings.

In the same vein, cars that have been sent out to pasture by rental companies should probably be avoided. While those cars are usually perfectly maintained, the amount of abuse they suffer at the hands of renters is epic. Their bad history will end up being your sad future.

When you've searched all you can and still haven't found a vehicle, take a breath. The best way to trap yourself in a car you hate is to think you need one right now. Take your time, you'll most likely be owning this vehicle for years to come. Doing so may mean the difference between being glad to be behind the wheel or cringing at the thought of that daily grind of a commute.


Top Ten Tips For Buying A Used Car

Take your time:

Patience isn't just a virtue; it'll keep you from making a rash decision you'll regret.

Shop around:
The more options you have the more likely you are to find a car you'll like.

Trust your gut:
If you get a bad feeling about a car or a seller, back away. There are plenty of other cars to pick from.

Check the oil:

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