How to Start Shopping for a Used Car Without Leaving Your Couch

Posted Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018

Finding used cars for sale used to take a lot of time, guesswork, and compromise. You might have had to visit all the used car dealers in Tacoma just to learn what makes and models might be available. Then you'd have to go back and forth between multiple dealers just to find the right price. After that, you'd have to negotiate a financing plan through a variety of banks. In the end, you still couldn't know for sure whether your perfect vehicle was simply waiting in another lot somewhere.

Thankfully, the Internet has changed all of that. Nowadays, it's not only possible to shop for available used vehicles from the comfort of your laptop or smartphone, but to get approved for financing without even having to walk into a dealership. Here are three easy ways you can take the guesswork out of buying a used car, all without leaving your couch.

Search Inventory

To see what kinds of cars might be sitting on the lot right now, search our current inventory to find details, pictures, and even ownership history right on your browser page. The average car goes through three different owners in its lifetime, so understanding where the car came from and how it was cared for will be important in your purchasing decisions.

Car Finder

Don't see what you're looking for in the inventory list? Try the online car finder tool, which allows you to enter your desired make, model, year, mileage, price, and more. Our dealers will scope the area to find what you're looking for as soon as possible.

Pre-Approved Financing

Submitting a finance application before you even take any car out for a test drive can help speed up the entire car-buying process. Your credit history and employment information can be used to secure you the best possible financing plan at a rate that works for you.

Researching used vehicles for sale is easier than ever, thanks to online tools and search networks. Do the legwork before you hit the dealership to make sure that you find the perfect car to suit your needs.