Used Car Buying Research FAQs

Ready to buy a used car but not sure where to start? Browse our FAQs about where and how to start with car research, including car buying, financing and car maintenance.

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Though they may seem like the same thing, there is a difference between car loans and car financing. Car loans are set up directly between you and a bank, finance company or credit union. Conversely, you may apply for financing through a dealership. The dealer will sell your financing contract to a bank, finance company, or credit union, which will service your account. When you meet with one of our trusted Sales Consultants, they will walk you through each factor, so you can make informed and confident choices. 

The taxable value of your car varies state to state. Call your local dealership and speak to one of our Sales Consultants for the estimated taxable value of your car. 

An upside-down loan means you owe more on the car you currently own than what it is worth. If that’s your situation, there may be financing options available for you. Apply today.

A lot of factors come into your car budget, like rent/mortgage, bills, groceries, savings and other household expenses. Visit our Car Payment Calculator to help you estimate your monthly car payments and make an informed decision about how much car you can afford.  

The more money you put down to buy a car, the less you’ll need to borrow and accrue interest on – potentially leading to lower monthly payments and less interest. Visit our Car Payment Calculator to help you estimate your monthly car payments. Enter the amount you want to pay for your car each month and it will help calculate how much you can afford.  

You can; however, there are key benefits to selling or trading in with Enterprise Car Sales: fair price and ease of transaction. We pride ourselves on providing a transparent and competitive trade-in value for your vehicle.  

Enterprise Certified® means every car, truck, SUV and van must pass a rigorous inspection before being reconditioned and offered as an Enterprise vehicle. All Enterprise Certified® cars pass a thorough inspection by an ASE-certified technician, who tests all the systems listed here. Any necessary repairs and replacements are made and inspected again. If a vehicle fails any aspect of this inspection, it is not sent to an Enterprise Car Sales dealership. 

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