Shopping for a used car can be an exciting and enjoyable experience… But it can also be stressful and anxious. Especially if you haven’t bought many used vehicles before. It’s not uncommon to second guess every choice you make and become overwhelmed by the sheer choice that’s available to you. Fortunately, any used car dealership in Saskatoon worth their salt will be able to guide you through the process of choosing the perfect car. At Drivenation, we put a lot of effort into recruiting and training the right sales professionals. The kind who don’t employ high-pressure sales tactics or hard sell against customers’ wishes and interests. Our team will simply provide you with the information you need to make an informed choice. No more, no less.

Still, even with all the help and assistance you need, it’s not uncommon to be plagued by doubts. The kind that prevents you from committing to the used vehicles of your dreams. The kind that gives you FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) and makes you worry that you could get a better deal elsewhere. That’s why we’ve compiled this guide to knowing that you’ve found the right used car for you in your local Saskatoon used car dealership…

It’s within your price range

Sounds like a no-brainer, right? But the truth is that no used car dealership worth their salt will try and pressure you into buying outside of your price range. We like our customers to leave happy and confident that they’ve made the right decision, not worrying about how they’re going to feed their kids when the first repayment comes out of their bank accounts.

The good news is that whatever your price range, our team should be able to help you find a vehicle that ticks your boxes.

It has flexible and affordable finance options

Of course, the sticker price isn’t the only thing that determines how affordable a used vehicle is. Just don’t make the mistake of assuming that if your credit is less than stellar that you only have bad options. What’s more, a dealership should never try and make you commit to a financing option which isn’t easily affordable for your household.

At DriveNation, for instance, we provide a range of finance options to help you make a better-informed choice. With bad credit loan options, pre-qualification that won’t affect your credit score and a handy dandy car loan calculator, we like to think that we bring flexible and affordable financing to all of our customers, whatever vehicle best suits their needs. 

It’s been rigorously checked and tested

Ultimately, it doesn’t matter how beautiful a car looks, how well-appointed the interior may be, how amazing the bass is on the sound system or how many cool features it has if you don’t feel safe in it. That’s one of the biggest advantages of buying from a used car dealership in Saskatoon rather than buying privately. 

The right car will have had rigorous safety checks carried out to ensure that you can drive away in complete confidence. For example, at DriveNation, every vehicle in our inventory is subjected to a rigorous 92-point inspection for your safety and peace of mind.  You can read more about our 92-point inspection right here.

It’s running costs are within your means

Of course, when considering the monthly costs of your vehicle, finance repayments are just the beginning. You’ll also need to consider fuel and / or charging costs, tax and insurance as well as regular maintenance and servicing. The great news is that used vehicles are generally much cheaper to insure than your brand new counterparts. And with a little knowledge and careful planning, the rest can be made pretty manageable.

A good used car dealership in Saskatoon will be able to provide you with accurate information on mileage to the gallon and other factors which might influence your running costs. If the numbers they give you fit well into your budget, it’s another sign that this could be the car for you.

The dealership staff agree it’s the right car for you

This may give you cause to double-take. “Of course the guys at the dealership will say it’s the right car for me!” You’re probably thinking, “They want me to buy the darned thing don’t they?”. Well, yes and no. A reputable used car dealership in Saskatoon won’t want you to drive away in just any car. They’ll want you to drive away in a car that you’re absolutely sure is right for you.

It’s easy to assume that dealerships want a quick sale, but happy customers are a much more desirable result in the long term. Our team care deeply about helping our customers find the right vehicle to suit their needs. So if one of our sales professionals thinks that a vehicle meets your needs, you can be assured that they mean it!

It comes with warranty options for your peace of mind

Think that warranties are just for brand new cars? Think again! You’ll know you’ve found the right used car (and the right used car dealer) when you find that the vehicle in question has a used car warranty for your peace of mind.

At DriveNation all of our vehicles come with a 90 day / 3,000 km warranty so you can enjoy your first 3 months on the road completely worry free. Plus, if your car develops a substantial mechanical fault within the first 7 days you’ll be able to exchange it for another car of equal value with no quibbles. 

What’s more, there are also a wide range of extended warranties available. Our team will advise on which kind is best for you.

How we can help

If you’re looking for a used car dealership in Saskatoon, look no further than DriveNation. Just take a look at the benefits we offer and you’ll see that we’re the right choice for you. With a range of flexible finance solutions, 90 Day / 3,000 km warranty, road hazard coverage and much, much more.

We work tirelessly to make sure that our customers feel that they can buy with complete confidence.