Used Car Buying Guide


Used Car Buying Guide

Buying a used car be a thrill, but it's also a big undertaking that requires many important steps to ensure that you treat yourself to an optimal ownership experience. At Elmwood Car Sales Ltd., we can make easy work of your next purchase, as our fleet and used car finance options are ideal for those craving a modern, late-model vehicle on a budget. Before you visit our dealership to buy your dream vehicle, have a look at our guide below to remind yourself what to consider when looking for a used car in the Edmonton, Alberta area.


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    Find the Right Model for You

    First and foremost, you should take an account of your greatest automotive needs, as this will take loads of guesswork out of your search and narrow it down tremendously. Think of your budget, your daily needs, driving habits, and the kind of features you prioritize, and before long, you'll have a pretty good idea of what to look for.


    Look In The Right Places

    Online listings and search engines, consumer reports, and even the occasional newspaper listing are all popular places to look for vehicles, but none of them are quite as reliable as a used car dealership, since private sales can often come at great risk. We recommend finding a dealer near you, and if you're based near Edmonton, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, or Leduc, visit us online or in person to find your next vehicle.


    A Bit of Homework Helps

    Once you've got a good picture of the kind of car you need, take a bit of time to find out what your average model of choice is worth. A used model's value depends on various factors, and it always helps to find out what you can find within your price range when perusing our used inventory.


    Ask For a Test Drive

    When you visit Elmwood Car Sales Ltd., our staff will take your needs and budget into account before leading you to the models that suit you best. If you'd like to determine whether a vehicle is right for you before committing to your purchase, feel free to request a test drive, and we'll be happy to help.


    Conduct An Inspection

    No matter where you're buying your next used car, it always helps to conduct a thorough inspection to assess the vehicle's condition and the potential for any mechanical issues that could arise down the line. Rest assured, every one of our models is thoroughly inspected before it joins our fleet, and we encourage you to take a close look and see for yourself before moving on to the next step.


    Obtain a Full Vehicle History Report

    After you've had a test drive and a good look at the model of your choosing, you can obtain a full vehicle report that will give you a complete picture of its history. If you'd like to know whether a vehicle has been in an accident or had a lien put on it, the history report is where you'll find out.


    Get the Right Car Insurance

    Buying your next used car is a good time to weigh your insurance options. We recommend assessing what kind of coverage you can obtain before we finalize a sale, and if you'd like to further protect your vehicle, you can also treat it to a used car warranty that will help with service and maintenance.


    At Elmwood Car Sales Ltd., we can simplify your next purchase with our used car finance options. Whatever your budget or credit score, our staff will guide you through an enjoyable purchase process and work with you to finalize a tailor-made agreement that won't break your bank. Contact us for further details at your convenience, and we'll be happy to help.


    Used Car Online Inventory

    Pre-Owned Inventory in Edmonton, AB

    At Elmwood Cars Sales, we are thrilled to offer you a fantastic selection of used vehicles for your consideration. Not only do we have a vast used inventory, but our professional automotive specialists are also ready to help you pick the perfect used vehicle for your lifestyle. Let's learn more about some of the benefits of choosing a used vehicle as your next daily driver.

    Used Car Dealership Near Spruce Grove, AB

    When shopping for a used vehicle, skip the hassles and visit us at Elmwood Car Sales in Edmonton, Alberta, to enjoy a seamless used vehicle shopping and purchasing experience. We are the trusted source for used vehicles in Edmonton, extending our many helpful services to those in the surrounding areas of St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Spruce Grove, and Leduc. There's no better place to visit than our dealership when looking for a used vehicle, so stop by our showroom to view our vast inventory, providing you with high-quality options to serve you for years to come. You can also access helpful information through our dealership's website, such as the difference between certified and non-certified vehicles and a used car buying guide.

    Brands We Carry

    Our vast used vehicle inventory has loads of models to explore, including hatchbacks, sedans, SUVs, pickup trucks, and minivans. We strive to stock our dealership's lot with low mileage vehicles in excellent condition to provide customers with remarkable reliability and quality. Customers can expect to find various brands through our selection, including GMC, Cadillac, Hyundai, Chevrolet, Jeep, Dodge, Nissan, and Ford. Although those are some of the most popular brands within our current inventory, you can expect our vehicle selection to be updated constantly to include the newest model arrivals. If you are shopping for a specific model and trim level, let us know, and we will do our best to find you a great example of your desired vehicle. Reach out to us to learn more about any vehicle available from our dealership, and we can provide you with everything you need to know.

    Certified AMVIC Inspection Report & CARFAX Report

    While browsing used vehicles on our website, you can access CARFAX reports to know the history of the vehicles you are interested in purchasing. If you choose to visit us in person, our experts can inform you of all the details of the CARFAX report. You can also inquire if a vehicle has had its inspection report already, allowing you to shop with confidence, knowing that you are dealing with professionals who value your safety and satisfaction. Whether you have any questions about how our vehicles are inspected and certified or wish to know more about a specific detail within the CARFAX report of a vehicle, don't hesitate to reach out to our helpful associates.

    Vehicle Financing

    Once you explore our used vehicle inventory and narrow your search to the models that you are most interested in, our financing associates can provide you with helpful information about financing options for your situation. Not only can you expect to find models that fit your budget through our dealership, but you can also access various services to assist you in driving away with a fantastic deal. Regardless of your financial situation, we will do our best to get you approved for your desired model. Reach out to our Finance Centre and discuss subprime auto loan options which could fit your needs.

    Contact Us

    There is so much to know when shopping for a used vehicle, but when you choose our dealership during your vehicle search, you will get complete support from our experts. Our friendly staff members are eager to help you find your dream used vehicle, and you are welcome to contact us to book an appointment for a walk-through or a test drive of any model from our selection. We are confident that you will find a model that sparks your interest from our extensive inventory, so stop by our lot and let us help you drive home in the vehicle that meets your requirements.