Used Car FAQs in Sarasota, FL

Buying a used car can be a hassle, but here at Gettel Lincoln, we're ready to make it much easier and better overall for all of our customers. As a Gettel dealership, we feel it's our duty to provide our customers with both high-quality used vehicles and also Gettel Certified Plus vehicles, our own brand of Certified Pre-Owned. With the Gettel Certified Plus label, our vehicles are guaranteed to be better quality than just a regular used car. Plus, they come with a great warranty that you don't want to miss.

Here at Gettel Lincoln, we believe there should be zero surprises when it comes to purchasing a used car. That's why we've listed some of the most commonly asked questions about used and certified used vehicles. As always, if you have further questions, you can always contact us. To learn more about buying used cars and Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, as well as what you can expect when you buy one from us, keep reading.

What's the difference between used and CPO?

What's the difference between used and CPO?

Ultimately — better standards. CPO, or Certified Pre-Owned, vehicles have met the brand standards outlined by the manufacturer. We also offer Gettel Certified Plus models that go through rigorous inspections, and any problems found are fixed by our expert service technicians. CPO vehicles must also qualify for age and mileage limits. Because of these strict standards, Certified Pre-Owned vehicles tend to be slightly more expensive than used models.

What should I watch out for in a used car?

What should I watch out for in a used car?

No matter if you're buying a used car from a dealership or a private seller, always check the exterior of the car for any major damages, but bear in mind that most used cars will have some minor flaws, such as dings and dents. Next, look at the inside of the vehicle for any tears in the seating or any odd odors or stains. Finally, take the car for a test drive and listen for any mechanical issues, such as squealing brakes. You should also always request a CARFAX history report.

How do I know that I'm getting a good deal?

How do I know that I'm getting a good deal?

You should always do your own research before buying a car. But when you've found a used car that you've got your eye on, look up the make and model on KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book® can compare the car's approximate value to the selling price. And if you're looking to sell your current car, we can even value your trade here at our dealership.

Why should I buy from a dealership?

Why should I buy from a dealership?

Trustworthiness. Private sellers can't guarantee the quality of the vehicle they're selling, and there's always a certain level of suspicion when buying a used car. Legally and ethically, especially here at Gettel Lincoln, a dealership can't mislead you about the condition of the car without major repercussions. In addition, a dealer can also provide you with financing. You can also take advantage of their special offers for even more savings.

What are the benefits of buying a used car?

What are the benefits of buying a used car?

There are plenty of advantages we can think of. When you purchase used, that means you're getting a high-quality vehicle for an affordable price. Plus, you don't have to worry about major depreciation, as that has already hit a used car. Parts for used cars are typically less expensive, and you have more options, too. When buying new, you're limited to that year's technology or convenience features. With used, you can choose from many different years. Looking for more benefits? Let's talk.

Ready to purchase a used car from us? Give us a call or stop by our dealership at 2021 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. We look forward to helping our customers from Port Charlotte, North Port, Venice and Fort Myers.