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Best Used Car Dealerships in Fresno, CA

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Madera, CA 93636 Rating

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3.5 (2)

Why choose this provider?

Customers appreciate the "Great staff, great environment" at JH Sanders, as well as the company's large selection of used vehicles and trailers. From elite horse trailers to campers, full-size pickups to economy two-doors, the company has the selection that customers want. The company's website has a locator form for requesting specific vehicles or trailers, and an inventory listing for easy browsing. Customers can apply for credit online, and stop by the lot to check out the inventory of clean, high-quality cars, trucks, and SUVs.

Fresno, CA 93710 Rating

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4.0 (28)
4.6 (4)

Why choose this provider?

The friendly, experienced staff at Executive Auto Sales are proud to offer a great selection of high quality used vehicles at competitive prices. From Mercedes-Benz and Mini to Pontiac and Saturn, the company has the right vehicle for any customer's needs. The company also offers custom decal service for commercial vehicles. The company's staff have more than five decades of combined financing experience and help customers find a great loan at a great rate, no matter their credit history.

Fresno, CA 93710 Rating

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4.0 (117)
3.5 (28)
3.0 (2)

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Hertz Car Sales is the best place in Fresno for reliable used cars, trucks, and SUVs, and the company backs every sale with a limited 12-month or 12,000 miles power train warranty. One satisfied car buyer said, "I loved the prices and the no haggle policy." The company offers a full inventory of sedans, hatchbacks, minivans, trucks, and SUVs, priced to fit any budget, and customers can appraise a trade-in, apply for financing, and calculate payments right on the company's website.

Compare our Top Used Car Dealerships

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JH Sanders
Madera, CA 93636
Executive Auto Sales
Fresno, CA 93710
Hertz Car Sales
Fresno, CA 93710


  • Introduction

    With the average price of a brand-new vehicle topping $40,000, the used car market can be an appealing alternative for many consumers on a budget. A car is considered used if it's had at least one former owner, regardless of the vehicle's age. Savvy shoppers can take advantage of this to buy a like-new model for thousands of dollars off MSRP. For buyers of classic and collectible models, the pre-owned market also offers the chance to score the car of their dreams.

    Aside from the cost savings, there are many smart reasons to consider buying used. Cars bought through a certified preowned program are reconditioned and usually come with a warranty and a detailed vehicle history report. Older cars depreciate less, and insurance rates for them are typically lower, too. If you can forgo that new car smell, buying preowned might be the best option for you.
  • Do used car lots do trade-ins?

    Many used car lots take trade-ins, and it's an easy way to get rid of a car without the hassle of selling it on your own. Depending on the dealer, however, not every vehicle will be accepted. Your car's trade-in value is largely based on its mileage, so if your car is high-mileage, you'll be offered less.

  • How many miles is a lot for a used car?

    In general, many people consider 100,000 miles to be a lot for a used car, even though modern vehicles can run for 200,000 miles or more. When buying used, compare the car's mileage with its age. The average car is driven 10,000 to 15,000 miles per year, so a five-year-old car with over 100,000 miles may have more problems than the odometer suggests.

  • How long do dealerships keep used cars on the lot?

    This varies by the dealership, but most keep used cars on the lot for 60 days or fewer. A car that sits on the lot for too long is taking up valuable space, so dealers are motivated to sell as quickly as possible. If a car has been on the lot for over 90 days, many dealers are usually willing to reduce the price.

  • What are some things to check when buying a used car?

    Even if a car comes with a warranty, it's important to inspect the vehicle inside and out before you purchase it. A few things to check for include:

    • Scratches, dents, and other body damage
    • Seat tears, odors, and cushion condition
    • Operational windows and doors
    • Air conditioner and heater
    • Tire tread
    • Interior and exterior lights
    • Belts, fluids, and other parts under the hood

  • What happens to used cars at a dealership that don’t sell?

    Cars that sit on the lot for too long, even after multiple price drops, are usually sold to auction houses. The auction house then sells the vehicle to the highest bidder in “as-is” condition. Cars in poor condition might instead be sold to scrap yards.

  • Is there a lemon law for used cars?

    Lemon laws are designed to protect buyers if a seller misrepresents the title, has tampered with the odometer, or fails to accurately disclose the car's history. All 50 states have a lemon law for brand-new cars. The only states that have a lemon law for used cars are New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and Hawaii.