5 Steps to Buy a Pre-Owned Car in PA

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FAQ’s: 5 Steps To Buying A Pre-Owned Vehicle

When it comes time to buy a pre-owned car that’s ideal for your lifestyle and budget, make Stillman Volvo Cars your first and last stop. With a pre-owned Volvo inventory that’s brimming with top models to a selection of other pre-owned vehicles, we’re confident there’s something for everyone at our Volvo dealer in West Chester. Check out our recommended five steps to buy a pre-owned car, and don’t hesitate to reach out for more information or assistance.


Calculate Your Budget

Before you can start comparing pre-owned cars for sale in West Chester, it’s essential to identify the price range you can afford. When calculating your shopping budget, make sure to consider factors like the down payment, monthly car payments, routine maintenance and auto insurance costs. Once you know the right price for your situation, it’s time to find the perfect car.


Research Makes & Models

The Volvo lineup includes many great options for your next pre-owned car, whether you want to buy a pre-owned Volvo S60 or finance a Certified Pre-Owned XC90 in West Chester. We also have plenty of pre-owned vehicles from other brands if you’re in the market for something different. Looking for particular features in your next ride? Let the Stillman Volvo Cars team find your match.


Check Out Vehicle History

Before committing to a vehicle, make sure you learn about its accident history, previous repairs or maintenance, and its current condition. Past accidents may have affected the vehicles appearance or performance, which is valuable information when you’re hoping to buy a pre-owned car in Pennsylvania.


Schedule a Test-Drive

If the vehicle’s condition and price point work for you, it’s time to test-drive the pre-owned Volvo or pre-owned car on local roads to experience its performance firsthand. A pre-owned Volvo test-drive helps showcase engine response, braking performance and suspension behavior, making it easy to decide whether the model you're interested in is right for you. Don’t forget to test the infotainment features and listen for any peculiar sounds while on the road.


Meet with Auto Finance Experts

Our Volvo financing experts are standing by to help you apply for a pre-owned car auto loan, price out protection plans and coordinate your purchase. We’ll gladly explain auto loan interest rates and terms, as well as how your down payment influences future monthly car payments.