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Used Vehicle Shopping Tips in Chicago, IL

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Here at Car Credit Center we understand that shopping for a used vehicle can be stressful. To make the process easier, we’ve put together a few tips that you can use wherever you are in the shopping process. For more advice and a one-on-one finance consultation, stop by our dealership at 7600 S. Western Avenue!

Make a Checklist

Making a list of priorities and goals for your pre-owned purchase can help you navigate the wide array of options available. Start by listing everything you would love to have in your next vehicle, such as included features, body style, passenger capacity, fuel efficiency, and even color. Once you have all of that down, categorize the ones that are most important. We recommend picking two aspects that you know you definitely want, a few that would be nice, but not essential, and the ones that are more of added bonuses. You may not find a vehicle that has everything on your list, but you’ll be surprised at how streamlined the process can be when you have your priorities mapped out. For example, you won’t be tempted to spend time on a vehicle if it doesn’t have the passenger capacity and the leather interior you want!

Estimate Your Budget

Next up is estimating your budget. Whether you are considering a used vehicle due to financial difficulty or simply because you want a low monthly car payment, it’s important to know your buying power. A general guideline is to keep the total purchase price of the vehicle less than 35 percent of your pre-tax income. There are several ways to help make used cars even more budget-friendly, such as providing a significant amount at signing as a down payment or using your current vehicle for trade-in value. You’ll also want to have a general idea of your credit score, since this will determine your APR. Don’t worry if yours is less than ideal -- here at Car Credit Center we are the finance company which means we can approve your loan even if banks have turned you down in the past.

Enjoy the Process

Once you’ve done your vehicle and budget preparation, it’s time to start shopping! The best practice is to give yourself plenty of time. Finding the ideal pre-owned car or SUV may take time and persistence. We are always updating our inventory, so be sure to check back often until you see a few vehicles you love. When you do come for a test drive, bringing a trusted friend or family member can help provide the feedback you need to feel confident in your decision.

Now that you have some used vehicle shopping tips near Chicago, IL, head on over to Car Credit Center. Our team looks forward to meeting you soon!


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Used Vehicle Shopping Tips in Chicago, IL

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Passion Cooper
Passion Cooper
GOOGLE
8-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mike is so awesome I really appreciate him cool dude

Demetrius Mcphee
Demetrius Mcphee
GOOGLE
8-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The Credit Center was very professional very Friendly and Manerable My Car runs great and very reliable I have already told My Friends and Family

Stefanie Griffin
Stefanie Griffin
GOOGLE
8-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Brenda Wilson
Brenda Wilson
GOOGLE
8-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Thank you Car Credit Center I love my new vehicle great customer service Oscar is a excellent sales person I’m gonna recommend Car Credit to all my family & friends!!!!!!!

CHERIE HARRIS
CHERIE HARRIS
GOOGLE
8-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star
Coraciera Jones
Coraciera Jones
GOOGLE
8-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mike was AWESOME!!! Got me in and out less than one hour. I told him what I wanted and he delivered. So make sure you ask for Mike (Miguel). He is the TRUTH!!!!

Richard Campbell
Richard Campbell
GOOGLE
8-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This place is great I had a great experience I didn’t have a lot of money for a down payment but they worked with me now I’m driving thnx.

Ciera Gatewood
Ciera Gatewood
GOOGLE
7-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Dion Foxx
Dion Foxx
GOOGLE
7-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mike Alba was very excellent, service was amazing. I recommend Car Credit Center 7600

Josephine Davis
Josephine Davis
GOOGLE
7-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mike alba is a very professional saleman. He help in areas other then just selling you a car. I highly recommend his services.

Renee Gurskas
Renee Gurskas
GOOGLE
7-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

They have great customer service

Cecy cervantes
Cecy cervantes
GOOGLE
7-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Such good customer service, highly recommend car credit center. Mike (Miguel) Alba was very helpful.

Crystal Norton
Crystal Norton
GOOGLE
7-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Made an appointment, the car was ready to test drive around the Presidio. I have owned Hondas and Mazdas in the past, so I knew the Toyota badge would do the trick especially for a lease. So, most dealers will grind you down via waiting many hours to manufacture impatience while are maximizing their profits. Not today, I was in for the most transparent transaction in my car-buying history. Christian appeared and gave me even more of the same; allowing me to take off with no second guessing.Thanks again to you both... Great experience.

Tiffany Curry
Tiffany Curry
GOOGLE
7-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I actually receive the best service at this please I have absolutely no credit that was like a blank piece of paper and I still got approved Phil Greene please me in the right direction because I was pretty unsure of what kind of car that I was interested in everything is within my budget and I think it was a great plan for me to reach the goals that I want to I also like to add that me making my payments will be actually great for my credit score and they reported to my credit every monthOverall I feel that you should go check car credit center you’re out. Thanks for my new car .

Leonard Harris Jr.
Leonard Harris Jr.
GOOGLE
7-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
sherisse holmes
sherisse holmes
GOOGLE
7-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
pepe hernandex
pepe hernandex
GOOGLE
7-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Kamel Jones
Kamel Jones
GOOGLE
7-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mike alba is THE BEST

Jim Farrell
Jim Farrell
GOOGLE
7-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Highly Recommend! Got a Vehicle quickly and professionally by Mike Alba! Thanks Again!

Pedro Dunagan D.
Pedro Dunagan D.
GOOGLE
7-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Yemonja Moore
Yemonja Moore
GOOGLE
7-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I,Yemonja Moore, was truly impressed working with Me.Mike Alba.His expertis was empeccible... I would recommend Mike for his easy going and politeness.......Thanx Mr.Mike

Jalissa Appleberry
Jalissa Appleberry
GOOGLE
6-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The customer service was awesome! There was absolutely no pressure. I picked my own car. Very easy and quick process. Mike was very nice and helpful! He helped me choose the perfect car. I am a return customer And very excited about my new wheels! Thanks and I will be back for my next car and refer all of my friends. The service is always great and so are the cars 😍 🤩

Jorge Martinez
Jorge Martinez
GOOGLE
6-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Natalie Gonzalez
Natalie Gonzalez
GOOGLE
6-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a GREAT experience here at Car Credit Center. ASK FOR MIKE!!! He was so friendly and explained the whole process. Most places wait 8 or more hours. Mike got the process done so quick. I recommend this place to everyone!!!!!

Derrick Spinks
Derrick Spinks
GOOGLE
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Myeshia Brown
Myeshia Brown
GOOGLE
6-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This Location Is Very Nice. Very Warming. I Was Greeted Politely. My Sales Represent Was Amazing. Mike Was A Phenomenal Help. Great Customer Service. Very Real, Genuine, and Professional.

Miguel Cortes
Miguel Cortes
GOOGLE
6-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Mark Bailey
Mark Bailey
GOOGLE
6-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
chrisse woods
chrisse woods
GOOGLE
6-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My second time buying a vehicle from. Easy, friendly, and fast. Say what you want about buying a car from here, they will put you in a car and you will be satisfied. Ask for Phil Greene he is the best

Cecile Smith
Cecile Smith
GOOGLE
6-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Yolanda Gonzalez
Yolanda Gonzalez
GOOGLE
6-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Shayla Dooley
Shayla Dooley
GOOGLE
6-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I love them ! They was so cooperative, gave me plenty details about the car I was getting , great customer service , great place to go to finance or buy a car ❤️ Go to Abel he’s always going to help you even if it’s difficult.

willie bishop
willie bishop
GOOGLE
6-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Steven Sutherland
Steven Sutherland
GOOGLE
6-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great Service At a Great Speed and Helped me drive off with no credit.

Gerald Johnson
Gerald Johnson
GOOGLE
6-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jamie Clark
Jamie Clark
GOOGLE
6-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Dorian Hosch
Dorian Hosch
GOOGLE
6-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Crystal Waters
Crystal Waters
GOOGLE
6-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Domonique Tanner
Domonique Tanner
GOOGLE
6-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Hersey Richardson
Hersey Richardson
GOOGLE
6-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mike is a great salesman and person overall. My experience was amazing and the purchase was just as I expected. I highly recommend this company.

Sandra Anderson
Sandra Anderson
GOOGLE
6-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
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