Used Car Sales South Portland ME

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.

Duvals Service Center
(207) 799-7314
20 Park Avenue
South Portland, ME
Services
Brake Repair,Electrical Repair,Emissions Testing,Mobile Auto Repair,Retail Tire,SUV Repair,Used Car Dealers

Arundel Auto Service Inc
(207) 282-1504
642 Elm Street
Biddeford, ME
Services
Auto Repair,Used Trucks Dealers,Used Car Dealers

Affordable Auto Sales & Service
(207) 878-7880
324 Warren Ave
Portland, ME

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Shepard Chevrolet Pontiac
(207) 594-8424
181 New County Road
Rockland, ME
Services
Alignment Repair,Auto Body Repair,Clutch Repair,SUV Repair,Truck Auto Body,Van Dealers,Used Trucks Dealers,Auto Dealers

Arundel Auto Service Inc
(207) 282-1504
642 Elm Street
Biddeford, ME
Services
Auto Repair,Used Trucks Dealers,Used Car Dealers

Watermans Service Center
(207) 772-4979
620 Main St
South Portland, ME
Services
Auto Inspection,Brake Repair,Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair,SUV Repair,Used Car Dealers

Portland Motor Sales
(207) 879-0124
513 Washington Ave
Portland, ME

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Rowe Special Credit
(207) 854-0038
152 Main St
Westbrook, ME

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Morong Brunswick
(207) 725-4323
314 Bath Rd
Brunswick, ME
Services
Auto Parts,Oil Change and Lube,Alignment Repair,Auto Repair,Brake Repair,Clutch Repair,Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair,Radiator Repair,Retail Tire,SUV Repair,Transmission Repair,Tune up Repair,Truck Dealers,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

Duvals Service Center
(207) 799-7314
20 Park Avenue
South Portland, ME
Services
Brake Repair,Electrical Repair,Emissions Testing,Mobile Auto Repair,Retail Tire,SUV Repair,Used Car Dealers

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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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