3 Questions to Ask When Buying a Used Vehicle on a Budget

At Joe’s Auto Sales, we know that car shopping can be exhausting and nerve-wracking. This is one of the reasons we offer low payments and easy financing — so we can help our customers purchase quality used vehicles. If you’re shopping for a cheap car but must be mindful of your monthly transportation budget, consider the three questions below.1. What Type of Vehicle Do I Need?All of us have been there. We arrive at the used car sales lot to look at vehicles that fit our lifestyle and budget, then spot the vehicle we would love to own. Avoid impulsively buying a vehicle you don’t need by deciding the type you need. Do you have a family and could use a roomy used minivan? Are you an empty-nester and need a dependable 4-door sedan? Making this choice ahead of time can help you stay within your budget and still be … Continued

3 Tips for a First-Time Used Car Buyer

Buying your first used car is a special event. It’s a huge step towards independence and freedom for many young adults. Before you purchase your first used vehicle, Joe’s Auto Sales recommends being prepared for this important rite of passage. Follow the three tips below for a successful and celebratory used car buying experience.1. Do Your Homework before Visiting the DealershipOne of the best ways to prepare for your first vehicle purchase is to do your homework. Take the time to find out what kind of car you want, the monthly payment you can afford, and other monthly expenses like gas, insurance, and repairs. It may be good to check out a few dealerships online before visiting them in person. Look up Google or Yelp reviews or ask friends and family which dealerships they recommend.2. Have a Trusted Mechanic Inspect the VehicleOnce you choose a vehicle you like, ask a … Continued

Are Used Minivans Only for Families?

Minivans have famously been known as the vehicle of choice for families with children. In recent years, the minivan’s reputation as a family vehicle has slowly been evolving to accommodate the needs of several other individuals and groups. At Joe’s Auto Sales, we want you to know that minivans are valuable vehicles for families as well as individuals, groups, and organizations, like the ones listed below. Traveling SnowbirdsIn recent years, snowbirds have been opting for minivans as they make their long annual trek down south for the winter. Many of them prefer the space and storage a minivan has to offer. If there are only two people traveling, they can take out the back seats or fold them down to make room for extra cargo space. When traveling with friends or family, the sliding doors make it easy for passengers to get in and out. These vehicles are perfect for those … Continued

What You Need to Know About Riding a Motorcycle in the Winter

If you’re a motorcycle rider, you may already know this, but it is possible to ride your bike during cold winter weather. By preparing your bike and yourself for the icy temps, you can enjoy riding the roads all year round. At Joe’s Auto Sales, we recommend following these tips to make sure you stay warm, dry, and safe while riding this winter season.

Pros and Cons of Buying a Used Pickup Truck

Pickup trucks are powerful vehicles that can haul and tow almost anything. They’re known for their off-road capabilities but can be difficult to maneuver and use much more gas than other vehicles. If you’re considering buying a used truck from Joe’s Auto Sales, review the pros and cons of used pickup trucks below. 

5 Things to Consider When Buying an SUV

If you’re on the lookout for a used SUV, there are many different options available. From the number of seats to the many entertainment features to the amount of storage, it can be overwhelming to decide which SUV is right for you. At Joe’s Auto Sales, we recommend considering these five factors when shopping for a used SUV.

3 Beginner Tips for New Motorcycle Riders

If you’re thinking about getting a motorcycle, you’re likely excited but also have a few questions at the same time. You may be wondering if driving a motorcycle is different from driving a car, or if it’s necessary to take a motorcycle driving course before purchasing a bike. Yes, driving a motorcycle is a learning experience, and while it’s not required, it is recommended that you take a motorcycle safety course before hopping on your new-to-you bike. Joe’s Auto Sales would also like to share a few more tips that we’ve found helpful for new motorcyclists.

Can I Buy a Used Truck with No Credit History?

Do you have a good job with a steady income? Are you looking for a reliable used truck you can purchase with a truck loan? Have you not yet had the opportunity to establish any credit, leaving yourself with no credit history? If you answered yes to these questions, then it still may be possible to purchase a used truck. Joe’s Auto Sales sells quality used trucks to individuals who have no credit or poor credit. By applying these best practices, you may be able to increase your chances of buying a used truck. 

Questions to Ask When Buying a Used SUV (Part 2)

Buying a used SUV is a major financial commitment. Before you sign on the dotted line, you want to be sure you are getting the best price for the vehicle you wish to purchase. At Joe’s Auto Sales, we recommend asking thorough and detailed questions so you have all the information you need to make an informed decision regarding your next SUV.

3 FAQs about Our Van Loans

When your family vehicle has seen better days and is costing you more and more in repairs, it may be time to look for a newer family vehicle. At Joe’s Auto Sales, we have an inventory of both minivans and passenger vans that are perfect for families. But what if you have bad credit and you’re wondering if you’ll qualify for a loan? Many other families struggle with this as well. We are often asked these three questions in regards to purchasing a used van with bad credit.