Finding the Best Car Sales in SA

By Luke Caesar - General Manager - July 17, 2017

Finding the Best Car Sales in SA

When you start shopping for your next car, one of the first questions that you need to consider is where you will buy your next car.

Doing Your Car Sales Research in SA

To get the best used car sales options in SA, you will probably start your search online. The first step in the process is to narrow down the type of car that you are going to need.

Seek Expert Advice from an Expert in SA Car Sales

You may know exactly what you need already, but if you don’t, it can’t hurt to seek the advice of an industry expert. There’s always new models entering the market.

This means that consulting someone who’s familiar with the latest cars that are available in second hand car sales in SA could mean you find a car that you weren’t previously aware of, that suits your needs to a ‘T’. By keeping an open mind, you can save yourself a lot of money.

Set Your Budget before you search Car Sales

One of the mistakes people sometimes make is going out looking at cars they can’t afford. They’ll have their heart set on a particular car, only to be set up for disappointment.

The best way to avoid this situation is to set your budget for a car before you start looking. You may have saved up and have a specific amount to spend.

If you’re not sure what you can afford, getting a car finance pre-approval is a great way to start. You don’t have to spend the full amount that you’re approved for, you can spend less.

There’s no obligation to use the pre-approval, it’s just a handy tool to know how much you can spend if you opt for car finance. Many South Aussies don’t realise they’ll easily qualify for low rate car finance.

With the tax deductions available, this can be a really smart way to keep some cash in the bank and buy your new car on a weekly payment.

Where to Find the Best Car Sales in SA

In South Australia there’s 3 main options to buy a used car. You can purchase through a dealer, from a private seller, or at auction.

Searching online is the easiest way to compare these 3 options. Once you’ve narrowed down your search to a specific car, you can search across all 3 options to get the best deal.

Whether you’re in the city or you live in a rural area, starting your search online can help you to save tons and tons of time visiting dealerships or private car sellers.

If you do need a hand to choose which car you are going to buy, pick up the phone and call 08 8711 0515 get some advice from one of our team - we live and breathe the cars we sell, so we’ll be able to answer any questions you have.

After talking to a Used Cars staff member, you’ll have an idea of a range of different vehicles that will suit what you need.

Use the Internet to Narrow Your Used Car Search

Armed with the knowledge of the car you’re looking for, you’re ready to really start your search. You’re not limited, with websites such as carsales.com.au, countrycars.com.au and gumtree.com.au containing a range of both dealer and private sale vehicles.

The advantage of doing all of this online, right from your couch at home, is that you can compare different models and what it’ll be like to own one without visiting multiple dealers.

Find Independent Reviews Online

You’ve also got access to a wide range of customer reviews and independent review websites where you can get information direct from previous owners of the car you’re considering.

Buying a used car rather than a new car, you have a huge advantage over new car buyers because you can draw on the experiences of people who’ve already owned the car.

Get Information From Current Owners of the Car You Want

Another internet resource you may use is the online forums - here you can find discussion of different types of cars, and seek advice about whether a particular vehicle will suit your lifestyle well.

If you’re selling or trading in your current car, you might use CarSales free car valuation tool to make sure that you’re getting a fair deal.

Book Your Test Drive Online

Once you’ve narrowed down your selection, you can find out where to find the exact model you want near where you are. Then it’s easy to call them to arrange a test drive, or make an online enquiry to get more information about the car.

It’s standard for dealers and private sellers to provide detailed photographs of cars on their websites, so you can usually be sure of exactly what the car you’re making the effort to see will be like.