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avoiding odometer rollback fraud

While we wish it were not the case, the reality remains that odometer rollback fraud is a significant issue for some used car buyers today. Mostly present in cases of private sales, odometer rollback fraud involves disconnecting, resetting or otherwise altering the number of miles indicated by an odometer, and takes place on thousands of vehicles every year.

At Adonis Auto Group, we’re here to not only provide a huge selection of quality used cars in various parts of Texas, but also to ensure our clients completely avoid any and all risks of odometer rollback fraud — which you’ll never, ever deal with for any of our vehicles. How does odometer rollback fraud work, how can you tell if it’s been attempted, and how can you completely steer clear of situations where such fraud might be attempted? Here’s a primer.

avoiding odometer rollback fraud
VIN used car purchases

VIN, or Vehicle Identification Number, is a 17-digit code that uniquely identifies any vehicle. It’s usually located on the driver side of the dashboard and can be found on any car’s title as well.

At Adonis Auto Group, we’re here to offer a wide range of used cars for sale in Arlington and nearby areas, plus assistance with many financial areas of a used car purchase. When buying a used car, the VIN is one of several important factors to consider in order to ensure you’re getting what you paid for. Here are some basics about VINs and why they’re so crucial when purchasing a used car.

VIN used car purchases Vehicle VIN Basics and Where It’s Found

The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a unique number that identifies the vehicle and all of its components. It can [...]

differences used car inspections appraisals

While the terms car inspection and car appraisal are similar, they are not the same when it comes to used vehicles. Both involve the assessment and evaluation of a vehicle to assess its qualities and roadworthiness, but the methods that go into each are very different, as are the situations where they’re used.

At Adonis Auto Group, we’re happy to provide not only a wide range of used cars for sale, plus bad-credit and low-credit car loans, but also auto body and other types of vehicle service, including inspections of vehicles and many related solutions. How do inspections and appraisals differ for a used car, which of these do you need, and where can you get it? Here’s a primer.

differences used car inspections appraisals Basics on Vehicle Inspections

A car inspection is a regular maintenance process that [...]

credit score car buying

While many of us are aware that credit score matters for any situation where you’re taking out financing, such as a home or used car purchase, fewer know exactly why this is the case. Credit score, a reflection of your credit history and repayment capabilities over a period of time, is one of several factors that plays a major role in getting you approved for a given auto loan.

At Adonis Auto Group, we’re happy to not only offer a huge range of used vehicles in Arlington and surrounding areas, but also to offer bad- and low-credit loan options for those who have lower credit scores, and even no-credit loans in some cases. Why does credit matter in the used car loan and purchasing world, and how can you ensure your credit is where it needs to be? Here’s a primer.

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research used car shopping

Like with any other high-value item you’re considering purchasing in the near or distant future, doing some quality research before buying a used car is important. No one in their right mind wants to toss around thousands of dollars without knowing exactly what they’ll be getting in return, and given all the different features and qualities a used car will present, and how these vary between makes and models, preparing yourself ahead of time is particularly important in this realm.

At Adonis Auto Group, we’re here to offer not only a robust selection of used cars, which we offer to a variety of Arlington clients, including those with no or bad credit, but also assistance with the important details that go into this process. What are some of the key areas of research you should be performing before buying any used car, plus some general tips for your approach and who you should be working [...]

avoiding used car mistakes

No one wants to make a costly mistake when carrying out any kind of major purchase, with used car sales serving as a primary example. If you fail to notice an important detail about a vehicle, or make some kind of other mistake that involves you paying too much or being unaware of a major car problem, you could find yourself in a situation where you’re “upside down” on your car purchase, paying down a car loan that’s worth far more than the actual vehicle and harming your finances in multiple ways.

At Adonis Auto Group, we’re here to help. Our quality used car dealership services remove many of the potential speedbumps that come with the used car purchasing process, and we even offer bad and low-credit car loans for those who may have trouble qualifying in other locations. We’ve seen a number of mistakes made by used car buyers over the years, and we’re [...]

different car warranty types

Warranties are an important part of many large purchases we make, and vehicles are often among these. Both for new cars and for used cars, considering a warranty or other related forms of protection is an important task you should be keeping in mind while you’re on the car market.

At Adonis Auto Group, we’re here to help. Not only do we offer a wide range of used cars for sale, we also assist with important financial themes like obtaining an auto loan, financing a vehicle and, yes, warranty and related areas that keep you protected in case of incident. What are the various warranties or similar products that might be offered for a new or used car, and what is it important for you to know about within each? Here’s a basic primer.

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car Arlington low down payment

For those who need a car but are somewhat low on disposable funds, this situation can be a bit of a challenge. A typical car purchase and car loan situation will involve a down payment that covers some portion of the final price, and while it’s possible to obtain a car loan with a low down payment or even without a down payment at all, doing so will require trade-offs in other areas that you have to evaluate.

At Adonis Auto Group, we’re proud to offer a wide range of used cars in Arlington and other parts of Texas, including low down payment cars – and we also offer assistance with financing, low-credit approvals and many related elements. If you’re in a position like the one we described above, where you’re low on funds but need a vehicle, do not fret: We’ve assisted numerous clients just like you and helped them find a car loan [...]

used car dealer private sale

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the issues at play with buying a used car from a private seller. While some private sellers are well-intentioned and will allow for an easy, hassle-free process, others are either intentionally or unintentionally much more difficult to deal with – and you never know which you’ll run into until you enter the situation.

At Adonis Auto Group, we’re happy to offer quality used car dealership services in Arlington, Texas, and nearby areas, from a fantastic inventory to assistance with car loans and even an online payment portal. What are some of the other reasons why many clients prefer our legitimate, robust used car dealer services rather than going through a private seller? Here’s a primer, including some of the benefits that come with working with a legitimate used car dealer like ours.

used car dealer private sale
used car dealer private sale

At Adonis Auto Group, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive used car dealership experience to all our clients. From the ability to apply online for auto loans to viewing our online inventory and finding a great vehicle in Arlington, Texas or nearby areas, we’re here to help with any used car search you’re performing.

Our format of used car sales, the used car dealership, is one of the two primary ones US used vehicle buyers will take when searching. The other, as many are familiar with, is buying a used vehicle from a private seller, whether through word-of-mouth or various ads you can find in newspapers and online. But in comparison to the dealership experience, there are several themes within the private used car purchase template that may create additional hassle or even risk you making a bad purchase. Here are some of these reasons why many gravitate toward the more legitimate process of a [...]

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