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What to Look For in a Used Car Dealership

It can be hard to find a good fit and a vehicle that you can rely on when looking for a used car or truck. At Davey Auto Sales, we pride ourselves on being the best place to do just that and have the inventory to make it happen. Here’s what to look for when you’re trying to find a vehicle and a customer experience that exceeds your expectations.




Find Positive Reviews

Every used car dealer is different and has a different way of approaching customer interactions. We’re sure you’ve heard that everybody drives at Davey Auto Sales, and that’s because we are proud to get anyone financed and into the right car for their needs. We don’t jump to conclusions, but instead, we get to know you and make suggestions based on your unique situation. We’ll get you into the right car or truck for you, and assist you in making the right vehicle choice. 

When you’re shopping for your next vehicle, check online reviews. Our different channels can be found here. If you see a dealership with lots of positive reviews from a multitude of customers, this is a good sign that you are working with a brand that cares about their customers. Be wary if a dealership only has a few reviews, and even more wary if they are overwhelmingly negative. See what others have to say about their experience and look for the things that you value the most. If you’re not sure what kind of used car you want, look for reviews and websites that mention a wide selection of used cars. If you’re looking for financing and loans with ease, look for reviews that mention the financing experience.

Most importantly, make sure that you find reviews that mention a positive customer experience. After all, the car matters much less than the experience.


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Look for People You Can Trust

At Davey Auto Sales, we’re Durham Region residents ourselves, and we are a family-run business. Check out website staff pages to get to know who you’re dealing with before you visit a dealership. You’ll get a sense of who is emailing you back, and make sure to look for prompt responses. 

Don’t fall for pressure and sleek ‘yes’ answers to every single question. Make sure that you’re getting honest and balanced answers from your first point-of-contact and you can’t go wrong.




Check out the Inventory

There are three main considerations when evaluating used cars and trucks online: selection, quality, and price.

Whether you know what kind of vehicle you’re looking for, or you want to see what’s out there before deciding, it’s important to find a dealership that has a wide range of vehicles to choose from. This means that you’ll have more options to choose from, and also means that you won’t be pressured into a specific model that might not be right for you. Having a wide used vehicle selection allows dealerships like ours to provide you with different options that fit your needs and budget. When you’re browsing this inventory, look to see if there is a certification program available, as well as if you can view a CarProof report. A CarProof report will allow you to see the history of the vehicle so that you know what it’s been through before purchasing. A certification program will give you a standard of quality and reassurance that the vehicle has been tested and ready to drive.

Lastly, make sure that you’re getting a fair market price. We are competitive with our prices, and we check our prices daily to make sure that we're in line with the market. When you’re shopping around, compare vehicle age, price, condition, mileage, and more to ensure that the vehicle you’re looking at is at a reasonable price. Don’t fall for inflated prices, and don’t take a low ball lemon that’s too-cheap-to-be-true. When you shop with Davey Auto Sales, you’re able to compare vehicles to each other right on our website! This allows you to get a sense of what each one is worth and to make an educated decision that you can feel confident in.

Ready to get started? Shop our wide selection of used cars and trucks in Oshawa. We offer fair prices, certifications, CarProof reports, and the best team around. If you’re looking for easy vehicle financing and a kind and qualified team, there’s no better place than Davey Auto Sales. There’s a reason we say everybody drives.

May 12nd, 2018