Tips for Buying a Used Car

Whether it's your first time doing it or you haven't been down this road in a while, Peacock Used Cars & Trucks is here to assist you in buying a used car. We've put together some tips Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island drivers should keep in mind when searching our pre-owned inventory.


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Guidance for Buying a Pre-Owned Car

The first thing to think about when buying a pre-owned car is to consider what you need. Make sure the car you're buying will fulfill your needs. If you're looking for a car to take you to and from work, a midsize sedan could be the perfect fit, while an SUV might be better if you have a growing family. 

Once you have in mind the car you want to drive, do the following:

Set a budget: Identify how much you might be able to spend. Many people spend about 20% of their monthly income on a vehicle, but if you're looking to be more frugal, consider 10-15% of monthly income. This includes expenses like service, maintenance, inspections, gas, and so on.

Get the history report: Research will help narrow down your search. One thing you should always ask for is a vehicle history report. These reports, run by companies like AutoCheck™ and CARFAX®, provide information about the car's past, such as odometer readings, accident history, and service records. 

Take a test drive: This is the all-important part of the buying process. See how the driver's seat feels, try out the audio system, check out the back seat and cargo space, and find out if it's the right fit.

Our Pre-Owned Inventory

As a pre-owned car dealer in Hardeeville, our focus is always on providing many great options for area drivers. Top brands like Hyundai, Toyota, Ford, Mazda, and others are well-represented at our location.

After you've done the research and taken the test drives and found the make and model right for you, sit down with our financing team. They'll help plot out future payments and answer any other questions you might have. 

Visit Our Used Car Dealership Today in Hardeeville, SC

With a large inventory and knowledgeable sales professionals standing by, Peacock Used Cars & Trucks is here to assist you throughout the car-buying process. 

Many Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island drivers have found their next car here at our location. From sales to financing, we're here to assist you, too. Stop in today!

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Peacock Used Cars and Trucks


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