Used Car FAQs

Used Car FAQs

Searching for a used car near Sumner, Olympia, or Kent, WA? If so, then you’ve arrived on a helpful page. Our team at Sunset Ford of Sumner created this list of Used Car FAQs to guide you forward. As you read ahead, don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or to schedule a test drive!

How Do I Choose the Best Used Car for Me?

Used Car FAQsWhen it comes to picking out a car, it helps to start by doing some automotive research. We have a wide variety of vehicle reviews that you can read to get better acquainted with what different models have to offer in terms of space, performance, features, and more.

If you want to dive deeper into things like safety ratings for specific model years, you can use trusted sources, like the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). As you gather information, you can create a list of priorities that will help you narrow down your options until you find a winner.

Can I Apply for Used Car Financing Online?

Many drivers choose to make a down payment and then finance the remaining balance of the vehicle with an auto loan from a financial institution. If you want to start the financing process ahead of time, you can complete our secure Finance Application from the comfort of your own home.

Throughout this process, you’ll want to have personal information on hand, like your monthly income, social security number, and credit score.

How Can I Value My Trade-In?

If you want to trade in your current set of wheels at our dealership, you can apply its value toward the down payment on your next used car. Head over to our Edmunds True Market Value® tool to view the value of your trade-in by completing a few simple steps that take less than a minute!

Can I Compare Auto Loan Monthly Payments?

With our convenient Payment Calculator, you can also estimate your monthly auto loan payments for your favorite used cars in our inventory. That way, you can quickly narrow in on a used car within your price range.

How Can I Improve My Credit Score?

Used Car FAQsCredit scores largely determine the type of auto loan you can get, along with the interest rate. However, if you have less-than-perfect credit, there are a few steps you can take to boost it before applying for your next auto loan.

Start by checking your current credit score to verify that all the information is accurate. If you notice any discrepancies, be sure to dispute them. Then, catch up on any past-due payments and pay all your future bills on time. It’s also helpful to leave unused credit lines open and to avoid opening new lines of credit if possible.

What Are Sunset Exclusives?

When you own a qualifying used car from Sunset Ford, you just get more. With Oil Changes for Life, you’ll enjoy complimentary oil changes for as long as you own your eligible used car. This vital service can both extend its life and ensures optimal performance and efficiency.

Most of our vehicles also come with Warranty Protection for Life, our limited lifetime powertrain warranty that lasts for as long as you own the vehicle. In order to qualify, all used vehicles must first pass a detailed 150-point inspection to give you greater peace of mind.

Take the Wheel of a Used Car in the Puget Sound Region Today

Our team looks forward to assisting you throughout your automotive journey around Sumner, Olympia, and Kent, Washington. Begin by browsing through our wide selection of used cars today. Remember, Sunset Ford Gets You More… and People DO Like That!




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