Car Trade In

Auction Direct USA Offers the Best Value for Your Car Trade In

At Auction Direct USA, our goal is to make the purchase of your next Certified Pre Owned vehicle as easy as possible – and the same holds true when you’re trading in a used vehicle to make your next purchase.

Not only does a car trade in generate value towards the cost of your next vehicle, remember that it also reduces the amount of time you have to invest in selling it yourself.

If you’re considering a car trade in now, your timing is just right.  According to AAA Auto Club, used vehicle sales are gaining in popularity among the car-buying public.

It’s well known that the single most expensive cost of owning a vehicle is depreciation.  AAA estimates a car loses between 15 and 20 percent of its value each year and, depending on the make and model, could depreciate by as much as half of its original value in just three years. That’s important information to know if you plan to trade in your current vehicle.

That said, you can be confident that when you trade with Auction Direct USA you’ll find the experience as hassle-free as possible when you purchase from us.  We’re in the business of buying and selling certified pre owned vehicles, so you can be assured you’ll receive a fair offer for your trade in based on what the going rate is in the automotive marketplace.

Once you find the vehicle you’re looking for on our lot, your salesperson will introduce you to one of our appraisal professionals who will look over your trade-in, research the vehicle history and provide you our offer based on its true value in the market.

Trade in Car Warranty

We also take into account if your car trade-in has a warranty or extended warranty that’s transferable or has undergone recent major maintenance that has added value to the trade – and all this will be done thoroughly and as quickly as possible so we’re sure we’ve reached the best and fairest offer possible for you.

Just like on our sales side, where none of our employees work on commission, our appraisal employees are salaried, as well.  That results in an easy going, relaxed experience when it comes to trading and buying your next Certified Pre Owned Vehicle.

If you’re not sure you’re ready to trade in just yet, but you’re curious about the current value of your used car, visit our website at www.auctiondirectusa.com and click on “Sell Your Vehicle” and the city where you live and you can get a base estimate of your vehicle’s value.

So if you’re tired of the intense negotiations you’ve had before at the traditional car dealership, give Auction Direct USA the chance to earn your business.  Whether you have a car trade in or not, ask about our Certified Pre Owned Vehicles.  We’re sure you’ll enjoy the buying experience that waiting for you at our showroom.

Buying Used Vehicles

Pendulum Swings Toward Buying Used Vehicles in 2015

The trend is shifting more toward buying used vehicles. In fact,  the nation’s ‘consumer warrior’ Clark Howard recently pronounced that “buying used vehicles are a real deal again” – this after a three-year period when good used cars available at a good value were hard to find due to a limited supply.

Thanks in part to leasing, which was heavily promoted by new car dealers over the last few years, you’ll now be seeing many of those leased vehicles arriving on the market.  With this increased availability of used vehicles, you’ll also see more of them competitively priced.  According to the Residual Value Insurance Group (RVI), used car prices are expected to drop five percent over the next two years – with the supply of used vehicles increasing steadily through 2019.

Today, when it comes to getting the best value when buying used vehicles, there’s no better place to be shopping than at Auction Direct USA. From trucks to luxury models, whether you’re looking for foreign and domestic, we’re proud to provide the widest selection of styles, colors and accessories you’re looking for in your used vehicle – and at a price that’ll be hard to beat.

If it’s been a while since you haven’t bought a used vehicle, and you’re used to a traditional car dealership, you’ll be in for a treat when you arrive at your Auction Direct Showroom.

We know you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the ‘no-hassle buying experience’ we’ve created at Auction Direct. None of our salespeople are on commission, so you won’t encounter the dreaded and drawn-out negotiations you’ve come to expect from a traditional car dealer.  Instead, you’ll find that our salespeople are only interested in helping you find you the kind of car you want at a fair price.  You’ll find the same easy experience if you have a trade in, or you need any service work down the road.

Along with the cars and trucks on display in Jacksonville FL, Raleigh NC, and Rochester NY, you’ll also have access to all the used vehicles Auction Direct has in its inventory throughout the country.  If you can’t find it here, chances are we can locate it for you – and at a competitive price.

With the supply of used cars growing nationwide, our buyers are busy finding the best-of-the-best to bring to our customers.  And each used vehicle on our lot undergoes a rigorous 82-point inspection, so you can buy with confidence. It’s a great time to be in the market for a used car.

It’s a great time to experience how easy and affordable buying used vehicles can be when you visit us at Auction Direct USA.

Used Car Buying Tips for Grads

Top Five New Grad Used Car Buying Tips!

Whether your child is graduating from high school or from college, used car buying tips can be helpful when choosing just the right pre owned car for your new grad!

First, and most important, is get some input from your grad-to-be.  Just like buying a pet for a significant other, it’s good to know if you’re buying for a cat-lover or a cat-hater before you bring it home with a bow!

If you want it to be a surprise, there are ways to get the info you need: point out cars the next time you’re on a drive with comments like “that Honda looks pretty good…what do you think?” or “if you were going to buy another car, what would it be?”

Second, once you’ve narrowed your choices, start ranking them in terms of safety – focusing on those that have high crash rating and safety marks from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Third, check out Consumer Reports, Edmunds and other reviews for information about the used car’s reliability.  This is definitely something worth checking, especially for college-bound graduates who are moving away from home.

Fourth, look for a fuel-efficient vehicle.  Even though gas prices have fallen over the last year, one hiccup in the Middle East can change that overnight. Bear in mind that four-cylinder engines typically (but not always) offer the best fuel economy.

Fifth, check insurance rates on the models you’re considering.  Whether you’re picking up the insurance tab or they are, it’s good to know before you buy.

At Auction Direct USA, we have a great selection of pre owned vehicles – and all go through an 85-point safety check before they ever reach our lot.  We’re excited for your graduate – and hope you’ll trust Auction Direct USA with the used car purchase for your new grad!

Pre Owned Convertibles

Let Auction Direct USA Help You Put Your Top Down with their Pre Owned Convertibles!

As it gets warmer throughout the country, people in the market for a used car may see the tops come down on convertibles traveling along their streets and eye them with envy.

And why not? Short of driving a motorcycle, there’s no better way to feel the wind in your hair and enjoy the sunshine than while traveling in one of our pre owned convertibles.

You’d probably be surprised to know that at the beginning of auto manufacturing, ALL cars were convertibles – starting with the Ford Quadricycle, first produced in 1896.  The earliest motorized vehicles didn’t have roofs, windshields, doors – or even side glass.

It would be nearly 10 years before Henry Leland, who later founded both the Cadillac and Lincoln lines, produced the 1905 Osceola Coupe Concept Car – the first to have hardtop.

Since that time, the convertible has gone through extreme highs and lows over the last century – prominent on the roads of America through the 1950s and nearly disappearing during in 1970s.

Fortunately, convertibles made a comeback – and with enhanced technology that helped them advance from simple cloth tops to the self-folding roofs of today.

According to U.S. News, the most popular convertibles on the road now include the Ford Mustang, the Mazda MX-5 Miata, the Nissan 370Z, the MINI Cooper, the Volkswagen Eos, and the Volkswagen Beetle. The ranking also takes safety, interior features, performance, reliability and auto reviews into account in developing its list of top convertibles in America.

At Auction Direct USA, you’ll find these and other popular used and certified pre owned convertibles in our showrooms.  So, whether you’re in the market for a convertible for the first time or you’re looking to return to those days when owned a convertible in the past, visit us for a test drive.

In addition to discovering the fun of owning a convertible, you’ll also enjoy our hassle-free approach to buying your next used or certified pre owned vehicle.

None of our salespeople are on commission, so you’ll find a pressure-free environment at Auction Direct USA that you’ve never experienced at your typical manufacturer’s dealership. The same holds true if you’re trading in a used vehicle.

And you’ll find the most competitive prices on the market today – and know every one of our used vehicles has undergone a rigorous 125-point inspection before it makes it to the showroom.  All Auction Direct USA certified pre owned vehicles also come with a worry-free six month/6,000 mile limited warranty and nationwide coverage.

Discover the joy of driving a convertible, and the joy of buying your next used or certified pre owned vehicle in a relaxed environment you’ve probably never experienced before.  Visit Auction Direct USA today.  You’ll be glad you did.

Hottest Selling Used Cars

Hottest Selling Used Cars in America

The auto industry is keen on telling us how new-vehicles sale are doing, as are car reviewers and most of the publications and websites that focus on the industry.

But what about pre owned cars and trucks?

A year ago, the team at iSeeCars.com was able to glean that information by looking at the best-sellers of  2013 in the 20 largest U.S. cities coupled with information on the top pre owned cars buyers were searching for at dealerships and on websites.

Some will surprise you, though others may not if you’re already scouting for your next pre-owned car.

Pre Owned Cars of Interest

The venerable Honda Accord, which has been at the top of new-car sales for three decades and makes up 2.3 percent of the used-car market, takes the top honors as the most popular pre owned vehicle. The Toyota Camry came in at a close second and at nearly the same selling price, with the Nissan Altima rounding out the top three.  The average used sales price of all three Japanese entries was just over $15,000.

Known for its incredible gas mileage when it entered the market, along with its reliability and longevity on the road, the Honda Civic came in fourth at an average price just over $13,000.

Finally, an American-made car makes it to the most popular pre owned car list, with the Ford F-150 muscling in to round out the top five with an average resale price of about $22,300.  The Ford F-150 has also been the top-selling vehicle overall in America for 30 years.

A German manufacturer comes in at No. 6: The BMW 3 Series. BMW’s entry-level luxury sedan accounts for 1.6 percent of the pre owned market, with an average price of about $13,000.  That’s the same average price for a used Toyota Corolla, which comes in in seventh place.

Two Chevrolets, the Impala and Malibu, come in at eighth and ninth, respectively.  Reviewers at iSeeCars.com speculate that the Impala’s long-time use as a fleet vehicle may have helped it place on the list with the Malibu, Chevy’s midsize sedan.  Their average sale price was in the range of $11,000 to $13,000

Finishing the top-10 most popular pre owned  list was the Ford Escape, accounting for about 1 percent of the pre owned market and fetching an average price of about $17,500.

It’s an interesting list, but every pre owned car buyer probably has a personal favorite – and you’re sure to find yours Auction Direct USA.

We have a wide selection of the best used cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers available on the used car market today.  And if we don’t have it on the lot, we can usually find the vehicle you’re looking for at one of our other locations and get it to you in no time.

But we’re most proud of the hassle-free buying experience we offer at Auction Direct USA – where none of our salespeople are on commission. That makes for an easy buying experience you won’t find at the traditional franchised dealership. And you’ll find the same atmosphere if you’re trading in a vehicle or need to use our service department at any time down the road.

So whether you’re looking for one of the most popular pre owned cars in America, or another make and model that better fits your lifestyle, visit Auction Direct USA.  You’ll be surprised at how easy buying your next vehicle can be.

 

Hassle Free Used Car Buying

Hassle-Free Used Car Buying:  What a Concept!

Buying your next pre-owned vehicle shouldn’t be a headache.  After all, you’re spending your time and money to find the right car, truck or SUV that meets your needs and fits your budget.  That’s really all there is to it.

Auction Direct USA knows that.

That’s why when you visit any of our dealerships, you’re entering a “hassle-free” zone.  Our goal is to help you find the used vehicle you want at the lowest price. But above that, we want you to actually enjoy the experience.

Since our salespeople don’t work on a commission, you won’t have to worry about haggling over price. We have the best prices in the market, so there’s no reason for the back-and-forth between salesperson and manager that most car buyers dread when they visit the traditional dealership.

At any Auction Direct USA dealership, you’ll find the widest selection of used vehicles available anywhere in one location.  And if you have a specific make and model you’re looking for, chances are good that we can find it at one of our other locations and get you behind the wheel in no time.

While we’re pleased to display the most popular used vehicles for our customers, we’re especially proud of the friendly and casual buying atmosphere you’ll find at all our Auction Direct USA showrooms – especially at our Jacksonville location on Blanding Boulevard.

We think you’ll enjoy this unique approach to car buying, too. When you visit Auction Direct USA, you’ll find an open and friendly environment where you can take your time looking over our used vehicles … and you’ll have the confidence to buy knowing that each one has passed an extensive 85-point vehicle inspection before its put on the lot.

You’ll find the same easy-going experience if you have a trade-in.  Again, hassle-free and with no intensive negotiations. Working with your salesperson, one of our appraisal professionals will look over the condition of your vehicle, research the vehicle history and give you a straight-forward offer based on its true market value – nothing more, nothing less.

At Auction Direct USA, we offer the same services you’d expect to find at any franchise dealership – financing, extended warranties and vehicle protection plans (only if you need them) before the sale. In addition, we have on-site parts and service departments for your vehicles.

At Auction Direct USA, it’s our goal to make car-buying and car-maintenance experiences hassle-free.

Order A Used Car With Auction Direct USA

Are you considering purchasing a used car in the near future? Do you have something specific in mind for your purchase? At Auction Direct USA, we make it our mission to make your car experience fast, easy, affordable, and of course, satisfying your high expectations for your new vehicle.  Are you envisioning an exotic sports car that is the envy of your friends and family? Or is a used car with exceptional gas mileage more of the criteria you had envisioned? Bring your wish list to any of our three locations, and our expert team will find the car that fits you best!

Say you visit an Auction Direct USA location, and you see many outstanding choices for your used vehicle, but you aren’t finding exactly what you are looking for. While countless customers have been able to drive off our lot the same day with the car they were looking for, for others, ordering a car from us is just as rewarding of an experience! This is a risk-free process that allows valued clients like you to drive away with your dream car, even if your exact preferences aren’t found on our lot.

All it Takes is Three Simple Steps to Order the Car You Need:

Step 1: Tell a member of our team what you want—If your dream vehicle isn’t on our lot, your car search is far from over! Consult with an Auction Direct USA employee and tell us exactly the car you want! The more details you give us, from color, mileage, and style, the easier it will be for us to give you what you are looking for!

Step 2: We Search For Your Car, We Find it, We Buy It!—after your initial consultation in Step 1, you give us a deposit to allow us to search for and purchase your ideal used car. From there, we are able to search for your vehicle from a number of sources, including off-lease sales, dealer auctions, and even bank liquidations. Once we find your vehicle, it is delivered within only 7-10 business days!

Step 3: Inspect the Vehicle and Take it Home! Once the vehicle is delivered, then we complete our through inspection to make sure it is up to our high standards! Then, the vehicle is yours to drive home happy!

Auction Direct’s unique approach is centered upon providing customers with the lowest price vehicles and the best car buying experience. Our ordering process allows you to have the car you want at the price you need! Visit one of our three locations today to get the process started—whether you find a car on our lot, or order it through us, our job is to make you happy!

What You Need to Know About Winter Tires and All Season Tires

As summer draws to a close and the colder months approach, it’s time to consider how your car will hold up in harsh weather conditions. While there are several safety issues to check and maintain in the winter season, one of the biggest adjustments your car may need this time of year is a new set of tires, especially if you call New York state home.

When buying your used car at Auction Direct USA’s Rochester location, our team is often asked by customers like you not only if they need new tires to combat snow and sleet, but also, if we recommend winter tires or all season tires for their vehicle. Here are some of the differences between winter tires and All Season tires—you can make the decision based on this information on which tires are best for you and your vehicle. And when in doubt, you can always trust your experts at Auction Direct USA in Rochester to help you with your tire selection.

What You Need to Know About Winter Tires

• Winter tires can provide an enhanced performance in your Auction Direct USA vehicle’s breaks when conditions are snowy and icy.

• Winter tires have outstanding performance in all possible winter weather conditions, including snow, ice, sleep, and wet roads.

• Winter tires feature unique tread designs tAs summer draws to a close and the colder months approach, it’s time to consider how your car will hold up in harsh weather conditions. While there are several safety issues to check and maintain in the winter season, one of the biggest adjustments your car may need this time of year is a new set of tires, especially if you call New York state home. When buying your used car at Auction Direct USA’s Rochester location, our team is often asked by customers like you not only if they need new tires to combat snow and sleet, but also, if we recommend winter tires or all season tires for their vehicle.

Here are some of the differences between winter tires and All Season tires—you can make the decision based on this information on which tires are best for you and your vehicle. And when in doubt, you can always trust your experts at Auction Direct USA in Rochester to help you with your tire selection.

What You Need to Know About All Season Tires

• All-season tires are designed to help provide your car with the proper traction and grip in wet and snowy conditions.

• All-season tires are also allow stable handling and even tread wear in both wet and dry weather conditions. With the hazardous Rochester winters ahead, Auction Direct USA wants you and your family to drive safe, and a new set of tires could make all the difference in a secure driving experience! hat keep ice, snow and other severe winter conditions specifically in mind.

• Winter tires also feature a tread rubber that stays flexible at low temperatures. This gives your car the control in needs in harsh climates. • The aggressive tread on a winter tire drastically reduces snow build up.

• Most drivers find that winter tires provide a sense of confidence and control when taking on aggressive winter weather conditions. What You Need to Know About All Season Tires

• All-season tires are designed to help provide your car with the proper traction and grip in wet and snowy conditions.

• All-season tires are also allow stable handling and even tread wear in both wet and dry weather conditions.

With the hazardous Rochester winters ahead, Auction Direct USA wants you and your family to drive safe, and a new set of tires could make all the difference in a secure driving experience!

Visit Our Service Departments at Auction Direct USA

At Auction Direct USA, we understand that an automobile is one of the biggest personal investments an individual can make. That’s why we take exceptional care of you and your vehicle every step of the way. While all of our vehicles receive a thorough inspection before making it onto our lot, we also ensure that your used car remains in the best of hands after you drive home!

If a problem arises with your vehicle after your purchase has been made, Auction Direct USA is your reliable and expert resource to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. Did you know that Auction Direct has a fully staffed service department at each of our locations? These departments have both the latest technology and ASE Certified Master Technicians to properly care for your car.

Our service departments are happy to help you take care of repairs and services big and small. Our services include but are not limited to oil and filter changes, brake replacement, struts, air conditioner repair and replacement, tune-ups, alternators, shocks, and so much more. With routine maintenance like this, our team at Auction Direct USA makes sure your vehicle not only is performing at its highest performance, but it helps you, our valued customer, to help avoid more costly repairs down the line. Have an extensive repair that requires intense maintenance? Never fear! Our service departments at each Auction Direct USA location offers you loaner vehicles when available, customer shuttles, and drop off and pick up to serve you better.

At Auction Direct USA, our outstanding services department is just one of many ways that you get the lowest price and the best used car experience guaranteed! Visit us at our Rochester, Jacksonville, and Raleigh locations today and see the difference for yourself! For routine maintenance or a drastic repair, protect your investment and visit an Auction Direct USA service department.

Auction Direct USA’s Three Locations Give You The Car You’ve Been Dreaming About

Does the used car you currently own get you around with perfect functionality, but do you still feel like something is missing? Maybe you imagine yourself driving a different model used car, or you may be envisioning a used car with a newer year. The car you’ve always wanted could include any number of exciting and practical features, from a sun roof to a GPS system, even automatic seat warmers. The car you currently own may get you from place to place, but does it fulfill your every want and need in a vehicle?

With Auction Direct USA, the used car of your dreams is much more accessible than you ever thought possible. Our four locations in  Rochester, New York, Jacksonville, Florida, and Raleigh North Carolina will gladly assist you in trading and selling your used car so you can be one step closer to having the used car you’ve always wanted! After a careful and fair evaluation of your present vehicle, each of our locations will give you cash for your car immediately. Forget the time, frustration and hassle of trading in your car—Auction Direct USA makes it quick and painless!

Here is a quick guide for how to sell your used car to Auction Direct USA for each of our locations! For more information, explore our website or pay us a visit—we are more than happy to help you through this process!

Auction Direct, Rochester,NY-Have you been trying to sell your car in the Rochester, NY area without success? Give us a call—we’ll happily appraise your car and give you a written offer. We are always in the market to purchase used cars.

Auction Direct, Raleigh, NC-Let Auction Direct USA help and give you the best car buying, selling, and trading experience in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. We’ll buy your car for the best possible price, and a selection full of outstanding used vehicles is waiting for you! We guarantee you’ll drive off our lot happy!

Auction Direct, Jacksonville, FL-Our Jacksonville, FL location is able to quickly give you an estimated value of your current car, and help you find the car of your dreams in our wide and versatile selection!

Our  locations in  Rochester, Jacksonville, and Raleigh will gladly assist you in being one step closer to having the used car you’ve always wanted!