Used Car FAQs in Lexington, KY

Used Car FAQs in Lexington, KY

You don't have to buy a new car in order to upgrade to a better vehicle. At Don Jacobs Volkswagen, we offer a large inventory of affordable used vehicles from a variety of automotive manufacturers. Whether you're looking for an SUV, sedan, coupe, truck, hatchback or passenger van, we're certain you'll find a vehicle here that suits your lifestyle. We're selective about the used vehicles we add to our inventory, especially our Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned models, so you can shop our used lineup with confidence. Whether this is your first time shopping for a used vehicle or you've already had some experience, you may have questions that we hope to answer below. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out and we'll be happy to help!

What should I watch out for in a used car?

What should I watch out for in a used car?

Always closely inspect the vehicle, both inside and out. When you examine the exterior, you'll want to make sure the vehicle is free from extensive damage. It's common for most used vehicles to come with a few minor dings or dents, but it's important that there are no signs of major damage. When you examine the interior, look for excessive tears in the seating and pay attention to any stains or odors. When you're test-driving, listen for possible mechanical problems, like squealing brakes. After the test drive, ask to see the AutoCheck® report.

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

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

Do your research before you come to the dealership. Kelley Blue Book® is a great resource for getting an estimate on the value of the vehicle you're considering buying. Planning on trading in your vehicle? This can save you even more. Find out how much your vehicle may be worth here. You can also get an estimate of your monthly payment by using our auto loan calculator.

Why should I buy from a dealership?

Why should I buy from a dealership?

There's always a risk in buying from a private seller since they can’t guarantee the quality of their vehicle. A dealership, on the other hand, has a reputation to uphold and cannot lie about the condition of a used car without major consequences. In addition, private sellers can't offer financing. At Don Jacobs Volkswagen, we offer affordable financing options and a convenient way to sell your old vehicle. You can even get pre-approved for financing today!

What are the benefits of buying a used car?

What are the benefits of buying a used car?

Buying a used vehicle is significantly more affordable than buying new, and a used vehicle will have already experienced major depreciation. When you shop used, you'll also have a wider selection of vehicles to choose from than you would if you were buying new, including Certified Pre-Owned models, which offer additional peace of mind.