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Getting Ready to Head Back to the Classroom? Purchase the Perfect Vehicle at Auction Direct USA!

Best Used Vehicles for Back to School 2019

If you have been out shopping at your favorite big box store, you have probably noticed that Back to School merchandise has been prominently displayed. You may even have started to pick up a few items before things start to become scarce. In addition to the notebooks, folders, and flair pens, you may need one more item – and that is a different vehicle. Read the rest of this entry >>

Why Certified Pre-Owned is the Way to Go

There are many options available when searching for a used car, and one of the top choices out there for many people is a certified pre-owned vehicle (CPO). At Auction Direct USA, we offer an unmatched selection of certified pre-owned vehicles in the Jacksonville, FL, Raleigh, NC and Rochester, NY areas. We carry all the most popular brands, stocked at affordable prices.

Why should you be choosing a certified pre-owned vehicle as your next car? There are a few good reasons, actually.

Quality

Used cars must pass a relatively rigorous inspection process to get the title of certified pre-owned. Late-model cars are at an obvious advantage, as are cars with low mileage and clean vehicle history reports.

These qualities vary from automaker to automaker, but are pretty strict across the board. If a vehicle cannot pass any part of the inspection process, it simply can’t be certified as pre-owned. This keeps the market for certified pre-owned cars robust and active, and helps ensure you’re getting a quality car.

Reconditioning

A dealer will often recondition the vehicle and replace certain parts as part of the inspection process, meaning you’re often getting a car that’s been professionally repaired by as reputable a mechanic as you’ll find. There are between 100 and 200 individual items on this checklist, depending on the vehicle make and model.

Extended Warranty

Many CPO programs, including Auction Direct USA, offer protective warrantees on all cars sold as certified pre-owned. There are times where the previous owner had warranty time left on the car, and this can usually be transferred to the new owner as part of the deal. CPO cars already come with a higher level of quality due to the pre-certification inspection, but this is just another layer of protection in case there are problems down the line.

Maintenance and Perks

It’s common for several maintenance items to be complimentary in CPO programs. Auction Direct USA offers numerous additional maintenance-related perks along with certified pre-owned cars.

  • Nationwide coverage
  • Roadside assistance
  • Rental car reimbursement
  • Lockout Services
  • Free vehicle maintenance

Low-Interest Financing

CPO vehicles are generally more expensive than non-certified models – it only stands to reason given all the additional quality checks and perks that come along with them. But they also often qualify for lower finance rates, in some cases nearly identical to the rates offered on brand new cars. This can make borrowing money for a CPO car yet another area that’s more convenient than normal.

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5 Safe Fuel-Efficient Used Cars

5 Safe Fuel-Efficient Used Cars at Auction Direct USA

When you are looking for a new-to-you vehicle, the list of choices is extensive. To help narrow down some options, here are five 2015 cars with impressive safety ratings that also are extremely fuel efficient. The best part is that Auction Direct USA Rochester NY, Raleigh NC or Jacksonville FL has them in stock. All the vehicles below have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of less than $20,000 for 2015, and all safety ratings and mileage statistics are for 2015, as well. Auction Direct USA has 2015 and previous models, too.

Safe Used Cars that are Fuel-Efficient

Hyundai Elantra
The sleek four-door Hyundai Elantra compact not only gets 38 mpg on the highway but was named a 2014 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Elantra, with its many features; large trunk and quiet, well-built cabin, earned a perfect five stars in side crash tests and four stars in side and rollover crashes.

Toyota Corolla
The Toyota Corolla, one of the best-selling vehicles in the world, received an overall five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Corolla comes standard with eight airbags and is known for user-friendly controls, a roomy backseat, excellent standard equipment and a pleasant ride while getting up to 42 mpg highway.

Dodge Dart
The Dodge Dart has been billed as a fuel efficient, safe compact since its reintroduction in 2013. The 2015 model comes as advertised, having earned top scores in crash ratings from both the IIHS and the NHTSA. The Dart comes with a spacious cabin, excellent optional electronics interface, quick acceleration and a fuel-efficient 41 mpg highway.

Kia Forte
Both the Forte LX and EX earned top safety ratings from the NHTSA and the IIHS. The Forte doesn’t skimp on fuel-efficiency, either; the LX and EX get nearly 40 mpg highway. The coupe and sedan are known for spacious interiors, easy-to-use controls, and many excellent features.

Chevy Sonic
The base-model Sonic (a turbocharged version is available) gets 40 mpg highway. This Chevrolet earned an impressive overall five-star safety rating from NHTSA. The car is one of Edmunds.com’s top picks for safety, comfort, and value. For a compact car, it gets excellent reviews for cabin space and comfort.

Look no further than Auction Direct when looking to purchase a safe, fuel-efficient used car!