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Used Car Buying Tips in Chicago, IL

Purchasing a pre-owned model might seem like a daunting task if you haven’t taken this path before. We at Car Credit Center want to make the process as simple as possible for you, which is why we have some tips and tricks that you can use to assist you with the entire process. This way, you can make your purchase confidently! We will also guide you through the various steps so you can make a choice that makes sense for you. If you have any questions, give us a call at 773-737-7600.

How Do I Get Started Buying a Used Vehicle?

There are a few things you need to ask yourself when it comes to purchasing a new-to-you model. First thing is that you should set yourself a budget and question what can you afford. A good bar to set is that if you are securing a loan, your monthly rate shouldn't be more than twenty percent of what your monthly take home pay is. After that, you should consider what type of vehicle will fit your needs best. If you can’t spend a lot, you should definitely take a look at vehicles under $10,000. If you are more interested in securing a vehicle that is like-new, you might be more interested in bringing home a One-Owner model.

Research

Once you get a better idea of what you would like to spend, it is time to begin your research. You should take into account what your lifestyle requires and move forward from there. Consider if you need an SUV for larger seating capacity or something smaller and more efficient for your daily trips. Luckily, you can accomplish that right here on the Car Credit Center website by taking a look at our inventory to get a better idea of what is on the market and what will meet your requirements. Just navigate to our inventory page, and begin scrolling around on different pages to see what we have in stock. While you are there, you can manipulate the make, model, and year filter as well. We suggest giving us a call for prices if you find a few that make sense for you so you can crunch some numbers and calculate how they will integrate into your budget.

Financing Tips

One of the most important things to consider when purchasing a pre-owned ride is to keep your term as short as possible. This way, you will pay less interest over time. To achieve this, you should contribute a large down payment. Another thing to be cognizant of is avoiding late payments on your used model. We understand that sometimes life can throw you a curveball, but in order to avoid possible penalties, you are going to want to pay on time. This will not only improve your credit score, but also give you the opportunity to save some money down the road. 

We hope that our used car buying tips in Chicago, IL, is exactly what you have been looking for in terms of assistance. Now, all that is left to do is make your way down to Car Credit Center located at 7600 South Western Avenue in Chicago, IL. We have been in the community for 70 years and our service can attest to that!

 

Used Car Buying Tips in Chicago, IL

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Kenya Parrow
Kenya Parrow
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3-19-2020
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Very nice Visit at this car place love the Energy they give u an yes they got us in a out thank u so much luis 💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯

Dontavion O'Neal
Dontavion O'Neal
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3-18-2020
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Sharnetta Young
Sharnetta Young
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3-17-2020
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Kenya Mowatt
Kenya Mowatt
GOOGLE
3-17-2020
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Great place to get a good quality used vehicle! Felix & Phil are the best! Honest dealership, honest people who want to put you behind the wheel of a quality vehicle at a reasonable car note. Check em' out! You'll be glad you did!

Tyneshia Davis
Tyneshia Davis
GOOGLE
3-17-2020
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Krystal Shelton
Krystal Shelton
GOOGLE
3-16-2020
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I came to car credit center today and met a very great sales person today Mike (Miguel) Alba he works very well and he’s very diligent and fast and yes I will recommend a lot of people to him

Hugh Flemming Jr
Hugh Flemming Jr
GOOGLE
3-15-2020
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J Rozey
J Rozey
GOOGLE
3-14-2020
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Mike was awesome he made the car buying experience very easy and fast! I will tell everyone to him

Chontell Mateen
Chontell Mateen
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3-13-2020
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Mike Alba the sales representative exceptionally amazing. He was very personal , start to the point , his Customer service was beyond comfortable. I was worried about being turned around instead I drove off with something that fit me and amazing. I highly recommend his service.

Empress Henry
Empress Henry
GOOGLE
3-13-2020
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Was serviced as soon as I walked in. Only took about 5 mins to fill out application & get approved! My kids & I love our new Dodge Avenger. Thanks Ray!

Rodney Williams
Rodney Williams
GOOGLE
3-13-2020
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Phil was extremely thorough and supportive! It was a fast and easy experience. I’d recommend coming if you need reliable and affordable transportation.

John McCall
John McCall
GOOGLE
3-12-2020
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Billie Cooper
Billie Cooper
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3-11-2020
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My experience with Phil Green was dynamite I thought Jesus was here himself in person after being shut down so many places Mr Phil Green must have a Magic ring or something He needs a promotion real bad I came in at 8:15 pm was done in 43 minutes no joke no lie real businessman if you ever need a deal see Phil

Kendell Lee
Kendell Lee
GOOGLE
3-11-2020
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Jill McNeil
Jill McNeil
GOOGLE
3-11-2020
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I just want to say thank you to Phil and Mike. They help me soooo much in getting a new car when my old car went out on me. If you ever need a car please go to them❤️❤️

Sicquandra Williams
Sicquandra Williams
GOOGLE
3-11-2020
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Sharia Thurmond
Sharia Thurmond
GOOGLE
3-10-2020
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Raymond was AMAZING! He made sure I was able to drive away in something I was comfortable with. He made sure to break everything down as to ensure I knew everything I was signing up for. The entire staff was very nice, friendly and accommodating. I appreciate the patience of everyone there. Thank you!

Devante Guidry
Devante Guidry
GOOGLE
3-9-2020
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symone washington
symone washington
GOOGLE
3-9-2020
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I took my best friend to Car Credit and she came out with a nice car thanks to Oscar he took good care of us and I was thankful for his help

denzel bradley
denzel bradley
GOOGLE
3-9-2020
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Oscar is a great reference ,when I walked in he took great care of me and he knew what car was best for me and he knew what car would fit me. Great Guy!

Monika W
Monika W
GOOGLE
3-9-2020
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Music Video
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3-9-2020
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DENISE EVANS
DENISE EVANS
GOOGLE
3-7-2020
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I had a great experience with Phil Greene he made my experience painless and easy.

Levioon Moore
Levioon Moore
GOOGLE
3-7-2020
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Steve Raggs
Steve Raggs
GOOGLE
3-7-2020
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I had an exceptional experience at 7600 Car Credit due the salesman Mike, providing me outstanding customer service. I explained my credit issues and he was able to get me approved to drive off the lot. I will recommend Mike, to family and friends when they need a new car

Serita Beasley
Serita Beasley
GOOGLE
3-7-2020
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Nakisha Banks
Nakisha Banks
GOOGLE
3-6-2020
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tilisha powell
tilisha powell
GOOGLE
3-6-2020
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The best service ever always satisfied I have gotten my last 3 cars from them and Every time Mike Alba has been my sales agent and always leave me with smiles and disbelief on how hard he work to get me in the best car available

cely campos
cely campos
GOOGLE
3-6-2020
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Great help by the Abel Aguilar!!!

RoyalTV Gang
RoyalTV Gang
GOOGLE
3-6-2020
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Cheré Robinson
Cheré Robinson
GOOGLE
3-6-2020
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Kadeagaja Jordan
Kadeagaja Jordan
GOOGLE
3-6-2020
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Finis Hawkins
Finis Hawkins
GOOGLE
3-6-2020
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It was easy direct relaxed and just the way it should be. In fact I was so pleased that I'll be back on the nineteenth with a friend that i spoke with about where I got my oh yeah it's such a wonderful car at that she's coming with me to see you. Nuff said

LaSalle Crawford
LaSalle Crawford
GOOGLE
3-6-2020
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Saritha Washington
Saritha Washington
GOOGLE
3-5-2020
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I referred a family member to Car Credit Center and they was able to assist them in getting a decent vehicle. Abel was very professional and helpful and Isai was very diligent in finishing up the purchase. Very pleased with the experience, so far so good on the vehicle. Will definitely refer new customers. ❤Thanks Guys!

Jennifer Thomas5
Jennifer Thomas5
GOOGLE
3-5-2020
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I’ve had the Best experience with car credit everybody denied me and phil green made this happen I have a car and I have drivers license

Melanie Konsavich
Melanie Konsavich
GOOGLE
3-3-2020
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Rozay Money
Rozay Money
GOOGLE
3-2-2020
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Alicia Carbajal
Alicia Carbajal
GOOGLE
3-2-2020
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Jasmine Smith
Jasmine Smith
GOOGLE
3-2-2020
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Jamari Dorsey
Jamari Dorsey
GOOGLE
3-2-2020
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D's MBrook
D's MBrook
GOOGLE
3-2-2020
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Jeromeamiii
Jeromeamiii
GOOGLE
3-2-2020
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Oscar took good care of ne and made sure i was satisfied

Jose Perez
Jose Perez
GOOGLE
3-2-2020
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theodore welch
theodore welch
GOOGLE
3-2-2020
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Armando Garcia
Armando Garcia
GOOGLE
2-29-2020
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I talked to a salesman Tony and Abel I told him my situation these people came through with no problem and approve within 1 hour want the next day to care business and drove away and a very decent car I will recommend this place to anybody just ask for Tony or evil.

Natalie M.
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2-25-2020
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Car Credit is truly amazing they have quality cars, they do there best to make sure that you are happy and driving off the lot with a great car. Tony my salesman and Ishal in the finance department were the best they made sure that I got what I wanted for a affordable price. Car Credit is the best

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