If you are looking to buy a used car? You may be wondering how to determine if a used car dealership is reliable. With so many dealers on the market today, finding one you can trust that provides the most competitive prices can be a challenge. In this article, we share with you several factors to watch out for when selecting a reliable used car dealership.


Quality of Inventory 

Understandably, every used car dealership will have some vehicles that are in better shape than others to cater to varying budgets. However, if every single vehicle you see on the lot looks to be in bad shape, that says something about the quality of their inventory as well as the resources and manpower they employ to handle repairs. 

On-Site Shop and Professional Mechanics 

If the dealer has an on-site shop and hires professional mechanics to carry out repairs, that’s a good sign that they are reliable. If they can prove that their mechanics are certified, that’s even better. However, it’s unlikely you will find rock bottom prices with such a dealer as repairs can be costly. You do get what you pay for after all, so it may be worth it to fork out a little extra if you can be certain the dealer is reliable. 

Ask to See the Title 

It’s not just enough for a dealer to claim they have the title; ask to see it with your own eyes. If a previous loan on the car is still outstanding, the title will be with the bank and not the dealer. Purchasing a car without a title can lead to problems registering it, which you do not want. 

Uncooperative with Inspection Requests

If a dealer does not let you take a used car for a third-party inspection, this could indicate that they are trying to hide something. Getting a third-party opinion gives you peace of mind that the used car is in the exact condition as advertised and ensures that you are paying the fairest possible price.

Poor Customer Testimonies

In today’s digital world, you no longer have to take a dealer’s word as proof of their reliability: there are plenty of customers who can testify for or against them. It is not uncommon for customers these days to look up reviews before purchasing products or engaging services – after all, if you have received bad service, you wouldn’t lie about it. A dealer that features consistent good customer testimonials can almost definitely be trusted.  

Why Should You Work with Car Geeks for Car Buying and Selling Services?

If you are looking to sell your used car or buy one, you can be assured that Car Geeks is a reliable dealership. We are completely transparent with the condition of our vehicles and always reveal fully and honestly what you can expect to get alongside providing you with the best prices. If you have any inquiries about our car buying and selling services, do not hesitate to contact us through our website, or call us at 954 533 4566!

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