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5 absolutely vital things you should know before buying a pre-owned car

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Daily Hive Custom Content May 09, 2018 9:30 am 7,061

Vancouver is one heck of a city to drive in. Sure, there are days where you encounter some traffic downtown, but there’s something special about driving in a city surrounded by majestic mountains, right?

And if you’re going to be road tripping in BC or the United States, you need to have a reliable set of wheels. But this doesn’t mean you have to spend all of your savings on a brand new car. Especially when you can buy pre-owned cars at affordable prices.

However, you need to be aware of a couple of things before you channel your inner celeb and impulse-buy a pre-owned Mercedes Bluetec or an off-road Jeep Wrangler. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Eminence Auto Works to find out the essentials (so you won’t be left with a car that keeps breaking down).

The dealership

First thing’s first, you’ll want to make sure that you’re buying a pre-owned car from a licensed dealer. There are always going to be shady used car dealerships out there, and you’re going to want to avoid them at all costs. Lucky for you, Metro Vancouver pre-owned dealership Eminence Auto Works, treats all customers as though they are family, with the highest level of respect. This means you’ll get to enjoy unrivaled service in a relaxed atmosphere.

Peace of mind


When you’re buying a pre-owned car, you’ll always have concerns at the back of your mind: “What if something breaks? How do refunds work here?” That’s why you’ll want to make sure the vehicle you’re buying has everything from mechanical inspections to warranties, and at Eminence Auto Works, you do.

Financing and leasing

If you’ve got enough money to buy a pre-owned car outright, way to go. If not, you might want to consider financing or leasing as an option. At Eminence Auto Works, you can get a new (but pre-owned) car with an option that works best for you. The dealership has a stress-free finance department, ensuring that your experience is as smooth as possible. You’ll get to choose how much you can pay back and when so you’re not left broke and living off frozen dinners.

Custom orders

You need to know that the car you’re buying is truly ‘the one’ because it’s a huge investment. If Eminence Auto Works doesn’t have the car that you want in stock, they will work with other dealerships to arrange to have it brought in – just like that.

Trade in options

If you’re looking to buy a pre-owned car but you don’t want to have to deal with the hassle of selling your old one, why not get an estimate to see how much it would be worth to trade in? All you have to do is give Eminence your car details and they will send you an estimated appraisal within 24 hours. This could even help you lower your payments, too. Honestly, what’s not to love?


Visit Eminence Auto Works now to browse the inventory of shiny pre-owned cars to find the vehicle of your dreams. Check out the dealership on Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates.


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