Patrick Hyundai’s Used Car Buying Guide

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Drivers in the Chicagoland area who are are looking to buy a pre-owned vehicle might be wondering where to start. Patrick Hyundai is here to help. To ensure that you have a positive experience at our dealership, we’ve put together this helpful used car buying guide.

1. Know Your Budget

Before you visit dealerships or used car lots around Chicagoland, you should look at your finances to know how much you can afford. If you’re intending on getting a used car from a private seller, you may have to pay in cash or in check – all up front. Choosing a dealership, however, makes the used car buying experience more flexible, since you’ll have leasing and financing options available.

2. Know What Kind of Car You Want to Drive

  • An SUV or minivan is a good choice if you need to transport your family around Naperville or into Chicago for a day in the city.
  • If you’re looking for a daily driver that’s fuel efficient and and economical way to get around Arlington Heights, then you may want a sedan.
  • In need of a vehicle that can drive on rougher terrains or haul heavy equipment? A pickup truck might be the best option.

3. Use a Dealership Throughout the Process

While you can get a good price from a private seller, dealerships are your best bet. Dealerships come with customer testimonials you can rely on. Plus, at a dealership, you can get discounts on used vehicles by taking advantage of used vehicle specials, as well as a service centeryou can trust for when your vehicle needs maintenance or repairs. Plus, at a dealership like Patrick Hyundai, your vehicle will be checked for quality before you take it home.

4. Take a Test Spin Around Schaumburg

If you take your used vehicle around Schaumburg, you should keep your eyes open for the sound of the engine, the quality of the brakes, and any strange noises or electronic issues. If possible, you may want to see if the car is leaking. It’s not a bad idea to ask for your car’s history report, too.

Contact Patrick Hyundai to Find a Used Car

We have a wide inventory of used vehicles to suit all budgets and needs at Patrick Hyundai. You can contact us online to schedule a test drive, apply for financing before you visit, or simply stop by our showroom to learn more.

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