Used Car Dealer Durham

It's always an exciting time when you're on the market for your next used car. You're getting a new-to-you vehicle, and it's an opportunity to potentially upgrade in features or size or lower mileage. However, not every dealership offers the same impressive inventory, so it is very important that you start your journey toward a great vehicle by choosing the right used car dealer. Durham, luckily, is home to an excellent used car dealer: CBS Quality Cars.

No matter what you are looking for in your next vehicle, we want to help you find it and ensure you drive away in a car, truck, or SUV that you will love. We have a diverse inventory of pre-owned vehicles for you to choose from, including a wide range of makes and models so you can find what you need. Even if you are unsure of what you are looking for in your next vehicle, one of our friendly and knowledgeable salespeople will take you through your options and help you find the vehicle that works for you. Come visit us at CBS Quality Cars today to learn more and let us show you how easy it can be to find a great used vehicle.


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Check Out Our Fantastic Inventory

Here at CBS Quality Cars, we pride ourselves on offering an incredibly broad selection of different vehicles that makes it easy to help all of our customers find whatever they are looking for. A lot of other used car dealers will only carry a couple dozen vehicles, which leaves their customers making compromises or missing out on features they want due to a lack of options. Meanwhile, new car dealerships tend to carry more vehicles from a brand they are affiliated with, giving preference to a particular manufacturer and limiting the selection they offer.

Since we are not beholden to a particular car manufacturer, our inventory includes a wide range of models from many different brands. We typically have dozens of different vehicles for you to choose from at our five locations around Durham, giving you the freedom to find exactly what you are looking for. If you want to find a sophisticated and luxurious sedan with impressive technology and performance, then we can help you get it. And if you prefer something radiating raw power, then we will make sure you find that. Our large inventory means we have options for every drive.

For many of our customers here in Durham, a spacious SUV with plenty of room for a growing family is the right solution for their needs. Whether you are looking for your first family vehicle or you need an upgrade over what you have right now, we will make sure you get the perfect model with everything you have been looking for. We also have a terrific selection of different used trucks for you to choose from if you need a hard-working pickup that will help you get your job done. No matter what you need in your next vehicle, even if you are currently unsure of what you need exactly, we will make sure you drive away in a car you love that will treat you well for many years to come.

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Things to Remember When Shopping Used

As you are shopping for a used car, one of the most important things to keep in mind is that there can be big differences between models that seem similar at first glance. Even if you are looking at two used vehicles that are the same make, model, and model year, you still need to look at other specific features and aspects of them. Always look at the trim level since this can significantly impact the kinds of features you find on a vehicle and even major components like the engine. You will see details about all of our vehicles here on our website, so you can easily look at what we have and figure out which models will best meet your needs.

It is also important to look at the mileage of any used car that you are interested in. While mileage is not the only thing that matters, it does make a difference and can help indicate just how hard a previous owner used a vehicle. In general, you should expect an average of about 12,000 to 15,000 miles per year. So if you are looking at a model that was new three years ago, then anything much more than about 45,000 miles on it will indicate heavy use. However, this is not the end of the world, as it could indicate the car saw a lot of easy highway miles rather than start and stop traffic. Simply ask us for a vehicle history report to get the full picture.

Remember too that just like any other vehicle, you should always take a used car you are interested in for a test drive before making a purchase. The test drive is one of the most important parts of shopping for a car, yet many people skip it or just do a quick five-minute drive and call it done. You should give yourself plenty of time to really get a feel for any car you are testing out; use it on city streets and the highway to feel it perform in different settings, and even park it a few times to see how it handles and to check your visibility as a driver. You are going to own your car for many years to come, so the test drive is vital to see exactly how well it will work for you in the years ahead––take your time and get the most from it.

Why Choose CBS Quality Cars?

When shopping for your next vehicle, you deserve to work with people who really understand you and know what you are looking for. Here at CBS Quality Cars, we pride ourselves not only on our fantastic selection of pre-owned models for you to choose from but also on our customer-first approach to sales. You will not feel pushed into something you do not want or ever have to worry about dealing with someone who does not listen to you. Our top priority is always talking to you and working with you to ensure that you find a vehicle you love that meets your needs today, tomorrow, and for many years to come.

Not only do we make it incredibly simple for you to start shopping for your vehicle right now on our website, but we are here to support you throughout every step of the process. This means you can handle as much or as little of your shopping experience on your own as you would like. We know how easy and convenient it is to be able to shop online, but we also know the importance of having someone you can turn to when you need them. Since we are conveniently located here in Durham, we are easy to get to when you need us––or you can give us a call or chat online to get answers to your questions from the comfort of your home. You can even complete the entire buying process online and let us deliver your new car straight to your home!

Car Buying Made Easy

We've done all the heavy lifting for you to make car buying easy. There are just a few simple steps to buying a car with us, and you will be on the road driving your victory lap in no time. What makes it so easy is having a team of people behind you working for your best interest. Let's dive into how easy it is to buy a used car from CBS Quality Cars.

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Step 1: Apply Online for Financing

The first important step to purchasing a used car from us is to apply for financing online. You can easily do this through our website with just a simple form to get the process started. Applying for financing early serves two purposes. First, it gives you a better idea of what you could afford monthly on your car purchase. No one wants to find the car of their dreams and then discover that they can't afford it. Second, it gives our team a headstart to help you secure financing, so you aren't spending extra time at our dealership after you have selected your car. We're all about making this an efficient process for you!

What applying online for financing looks like is giving us some of your information so you can then see your pre-qualification status. We ask for your contact information so our team can work directly with you to find the right financing fit. To get started, just visit the "Finance" tab on our website, click "Apply for Financing," and fill out the form. If you have any questions, our team is available by phone, email, and chat to help you every step of the way. Once you apply for financing, you can cross that off your list and move one step closer to choosing your next car!

Step 2: Get Your Current Vehicle Appraised

One of the great benefits of purchasing a car with us is we want to buy your current car from you! There's no need to list your car for sale yourself or frantically try to sell your current vehicle before you can buy your next car. We've made it simple to get your current vehicle appraised on our website and begin the process of putting that vehicle's value towards your next car.

It's important to get your current vehicle appraised before you start shopping for your next used car. This helps nail down your budget even more and allows our team to better serve you. Simply click on the "Finance" tab on our website, select "Value Your Trade," input your vehicle's information, and you'll get an instant True Market Value Report estimate that you can use to budget for your next car. When you are ready to buy, bring your vehicle to CBS Quality Cars for an official vehicle appraisal, and we will give you a solid offer for your car. We promise a fair and competitive assessment of your car's value so you can ultimately choose the next car you want.

A common question we receive is, "can you trade in a car that you still owe on?" Here at CBS Quality Cars, the answer is, "Yes!" Simply provide your lender's information, and we can pay off the remainder of your loan as part of the trade-in process. The more positive equity you have on your current car, the easier it is to trade it in. But even if you owe more than the car is worth, it's still possible to trade it in with some extra steps. The difference from what you owe after the loan is paid off from the trade-in will be rolled to your next car loan. Reach out to our team for any questions or help on trading in your current vehicle!

Step 3: Choose Your Car

Now it's the fun part! You can browse our booming inventory of pre-owned vehicles and find the car you want to buy. There are a couple of ways to get started choosing your car. You can start your search from the comfort of your home or office on our website. Filter down your search to exactly what you're looking for, then schedule a test drive or check the vehicle's availability. You can always skip the online search and come by any of our five Durham-area locations to work with our team to find your car. Our team is here to walk you through your options and discuss your needs.

Our inventory is diverse and ranges a wide variety of makes, models, years, and features. You can absolutely find the perfect pre-owned car for your daily life and budget. We are committed to finding used cars for anyone and everyone. Even when you're on a strict budget, you can still choose a car from a reputable dealer and be confident in that purchase. We have several models available for under $15,000, so there are plenty of affordable options for you to choose from.

Some of the most popular used car brands we carry are Chevy, Ford, Toyota, and Nissan. However, we also have luxury car brands like BMW, Lexus, and Mercedes. No matter what your budget and wish list are, the team here at CBS Quality Cars is committed to finding what you need. It's the reason we are a top used car dealer in Durham!

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Step 4: Fill Out the Paperwork and Drive Home Happy

We are nearing the finish line now! Just a few more final steps, and you are home free in your new-to-you car. After you select your used car, you will just need to fill out the necessary paperwork, finalize any vehicle trade-ins, and secure financing. We're passionate about making this a simple and hassle-free process for you, so we aim to make it as seamless as possible.

When you're able to start the paperwork for financing online, it definitely contributes to a more efficient purchasing process. The same goes for valuing your trade-in. Utilizing our helpful online tools will ensure you spend less time in the dealership and more time enjoying your new ride. Once you have signed all the paperwork, you get the keys and drive home happy. Yes, it really is that simple to purchase a used car with us.

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