Best Time to Buy Used Cars
Finding a great used vehicle is all about timing. So, if you’ve been wondering, “When is the best time to buy a used car?”—this guide is just for you!
LaFontaine Ford of Flushing and our diverse inventory are here to explain some of our available pre-owned models along with other helpful information about our certified Ford program.
If you’re a driver near Flushing, Flint, and Swartz Creek, Michigan, we encourage you to keep reading to learn more!
The Ideal Time to Buy a Used Car
First, there are some things to consider before diving into finding the right used car for you. You’ll want to determine a few things like:
- The body style of your future used vehicle (sedan, SUV, truck, crossover, etc)
- What you’ll be using the car for (personal or business use)
- How many miles do you prefer (think about specific odometer readings)
- What features do you want in your used vehicle (rear-view camera for parking, tow-performance packages, Apple CarPlay®, and Andriod Auto™, for example)
Thanks to our user-friendly website, you’ll be able to narrow down your selection using our search filters. When you know exactly what kind of vehicle you want, use our filters such as make, model, fuel-type, and features to find the exact models you’re looking for.
As far as when exactly to start looking for your next used model—it depends on your circumstances. Experts say shoppers should start earlier rather than later.
In order to get the best deals, you can start shopping around a certain holidays like President’s Day, Veteran’s Day, or Black Friday. Traditionally, this is around the time where dealerships tend to have the most specials when it comes to their used inventory.
Our Best Used Models
Over the years, we’ve collected tons of used models with a wide range of performances and manufacturers. However, we specialize in all things Ford and carry dozens of signature lineups. For example, currently we offer:
- Ford Focus
- Ford Flex
- Ford Escape
- Ford F-150
Receive excellent fuel economy with the Ford Focus. Perfect for commuting students or as a first-time car for teens. On the other hand, the Ford Expedition grants you plenty of space for yourself and your passengers and enhances itself with a beautiful touchscreen display.
If this is your first Ford model and are not sure where to begin, our sales associates are here to help. They know the ins and outs of each model and can easily determine which one will work best for your lifestyle.
Best Time to Buy Certified
Shoppers can also find high-quality, reliable vehicles within out Ford certified inventory. Ford uses its Ford Blue Advantage program to classify a vehicle as Gold or Blue certified.
Here are the requirements for a vehicle to be classified as Gold Certified:
- Be 6 model years or younger
- Have less than 80,000 miles on its odometer
- Pass a 172-point inspection
Blue Certified vehicles must pass a 139-point inspection, can be up to 10 model years old, and have less than 120,000 miles on its odometer.
The Ford Blue Advantage program also offers benefits with these vehicles. Some incentives can include:
- Comprehensive Limited Warranties
- Powertrain Limited Warranties
- 24/7 Roadside Assistance
- FordPass™ Reward Points