Why Buy a Used Car From a Dealer Instead of Privately?

By: Vernon Toyota   |   14 Oct 2021
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Purchasing a used car is a popular option among many drivers, and for good reason - it’s a great way to save some money while still driving away in a reliable ride. Unfortunately, not all used cars (and used-car deals) are created equal. There are plenty of lemons out there, not to mention plenty of dishonest sellers who prioritize moving inventory at any cost. So how can you be sure that you’re getting a trustworthy deal when you buy a used car?

We strongly recommend going to a reputable dealer (ahem, we might know of one right here in Vernon, BC!)  for your used-car-buying needs. Of course, there are many honest private sellers out there, but when it comes to securing the safest and most reliable used vehicle possible, you’re likely to drive away with a lot more confidence when you buy a used car from a dealer instead of privately.

Vernon Toyota is dedicated to creating the best used-car-buying experience in the Okanagan. Here are just a few of the ways that we’re helping drivers get behind the wheel of dependable and affordable used vehicles - no unreliable private sale required!

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We Have a Toyota Certified Used Vehicle Program

Our Toyota Certified Used Vehicle Program (TCUV) provides the ultimate peace of mind. Cars that feature the TCUV stamp of approval undergo rigorous testing, and must meet our highest standards before they can even be accepted into the program. When you shop TCUV, you can count on getting the closest thing to a new car as possible - without the new car price!

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We Offer Extended Warranty Options on Used Cars

A warranty package is one of the best ways to future-proof yourself against unexpected expenses and repairs, but a warranty isn’t always honoured on used vehicles - especially when you buy privately. At Vernon, we offer extended warranty options on all vehicle purchases, including used inventory.

We Carry Used Vehicles from All Makes and Models

Sure, we’re proud to be a Toyota dealership, but we also carry a wide inventory of used cars, trucks and SUVs from all makes and models to better suit the needs of our customers. So if you’re in the market for a new-to-you ride, but not necessarily committed to the Toyota name, we can help you out. Don’t see something in our current used inventory that speaks to you? We have the resources to find what you’re looking for!

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We’ll Buy Your Trade

If you need to sell your current vehicle before you can purchase a new one, you’ve come to the right place. We are eager to buy good quality used vehicles, and always offer fair market value. We aim to be the Okanagan’s one-stop dealership for the entire car buying and selling process! 

Interested in finding out the value of your current vehicle? Use our handy trade-in calculator to determine the approximate value of your trade-in, and one of our helpful team members will reach out to discuss your options.

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We Have an Out-of-Town Buyer's Program

Want to support your local Vernon, BC dealership but can’t make it to the lot in person? No problem - take advantage of our out-of-town buyer’s program! We’ll send detailed photos, videos, car reports and any other information you need to feel comfortable about buying your vehicle from afar, before having it delivered right to your driveway. Yep, it’s that simple!

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We Take Care of Auto Loans and Financing

We get it - getting approved for a car loan can be a barrier to purchasing a new or used car that you love. At Vernon Toyota, our team of finance experts will work with you to find a financing solution that meets your needs. No matter your credit score or monthly budget, we’re on your side and ready to help you get the car you need at a price you can afford.

See something in our inventory that interests you, but not sure how it will work with your monthly budget? Take advantage of our new car payment calculator! Simply input the cost of the vehicle, your downpayment and your preferred financing terms for an estimate of your monthly payments.

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Find Your Next Used Car at Vernon Toyota

Don’t get stuck with a lemon from a private sale gone bad! If you’re in the market for a used car, truck, van or SUV, come see us at Vernon Toyota. We treat every car sale with the same level of energy and excitement, so even if you’re buying a pre-owned ride you’ll be treated to the full new-car experience. Take a look through our current used vehicle inventory, or reach out to the team for assistance with your car-buying journey today!

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