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Used Cars FAQs

Used Cars Frequently Asked Questions

Used cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans are a great option for many different types of drivers. Whether you're looking for an affordable pre-owned car, you're searching for a reliable used truck, or you're on the hunt for the perfect like-new SUV or van, you may have a few questions about the used car buying process. Here at Empire Ford, we'd love to help any of our Massachusetts drivers with their used vehicle questions or concerns. Here are just a few answers to some of the most frequently asked used car questions.


What Are The Benefits Of Buying A Used Car?

There are many benefits that come with buying a used car. The most prevalent is that most used cars are much less expensive than a brand-new vehicle. New cars suffer an enormous amount of depreciation when they are first purchased, while used cars have already dealt with value depreciation. This means that you'll not only be spending less upfront, but you'll also earn more when the time comes to resell. Also, many of the insurance fees, taxes, and registration fees cost less with a used car purchase.

Why Should I Buy From A Dealer Versus A Third-Party Seller?

Dealerships, such as Empire Ford, must follow strict guidelines and rules with their used vehicles. This allows for more peace of mind when purchasing a pre-owned vehicle because you can rest at ease knowing the dealership has thoroughly inspected the car before selling. A third-party seller, such as an online ad, friend of a friend, or side of the road deal, doesn't have these guidelines and could be less than trustworthy.

What's The Difference Between A Used Car And A CPO Vehicle?

While both a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle and a used vehicle are used, a CPO model comes with many added benefits. Here at Empire Ford, we sell Certified Pre-Owned Ford cars, trucks, and SUVs that have gone through a meticulous inspection process and come with their own set of warranties, bonuses, and benefits. 

How Should I Prepare When Going To Buy A Used Car?

When you're ready to purchase a used car, you'll want to prepare ahead of time to ensure you're getting a great used vehicle for the right price. Not only should you set a budget before you look for your like-new model, but you should also do some research. What type of car are you looking for? How much will your monthly budget allow? Does the current market value match the selling price of the vehicle you like? Is the history report clean? Once you have the answers you need, fill out our online financing application to get a head start on your car financing and contact us to schedule a test drive.

Should I Buy An Extended Warranty?

While not every used vehicle includes the option of buying an extended warranty, if it does, you may want to consider adding it. An extended warranty saves you from any large repair bills and allows you to be prepared for any type of incident or accident.

What Is Current Market Value And How Is It Determined?

Determined by the age, condition, reliability, depreciation value, and original price, the current market value is the average transaction price the current vehicle market has given. Essentially, it's how much your car is worth.

 Visit Empire Ford With Any Other Used Car Questions

If you've been searching for a used car near New Bedford, Dartmouth, or beyond, you're sure to find what you need at Empire Ford in New Bedford. Here, we not only offer a wide array of used vehicles for every Acushnet and Fairhaven MA area driver, but we also can pull other used cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans from our two other locations, Empire Hyundai and Empire Pre-Owned. If you'd like to learn more, feel free to contact us or stop by our Empire Ford dealership today!

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