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Holiday Travel Tips To Keep You Safe This Season  Dec 21st, 2018 

Holiday Travel Tips To Keep You Safe This Season

Traveling around the holidays can be a mix of stress and jubilation as people take to the roads to visit friends and family. Both Thanksgiving and Christmas fall on the top ten list of most dangerous times to drive. This year, AAA is estimating that over 112.5 million people will be hitting the roads between Christmas Day and New Years, 5 million more than last season. Whether you’re staying in Topeka, Kansas or hitting the interstate, heightened awareness and safety should be a priority this time of year especially. More vehicles on the road means a statistically greater chance for an incident or accident. Our staff at the Topeka Auto Now dealership wishes you a wonderful holiday season and with it, some tips to keep you and yours safe this holiday season.

Check vehicle

You won’t be going anywhere this holiday season if your car isn’t working or has an unresolved issue that could surface. If you have the time, run it over to your preferred mechanic and ask them to go through a quick inspection. Inform them you are hitting the road and want to make sure you get to your destination safely. If you can’t get in to see your mechanic, don’t panic. You can do your own walk around of your vehicle. 

  • a. Starting with the tires, check the pressure and fill them to the correct PSI designated in the vehicle’s manual, not on the tire.
  • b. Check your fluids and be sure you have an anti-freeze windshield wiper fluid.
  • c. Check your oil and grab a bottle just in case you need to top it off.
  • d. Make sure your battery is in good working order. Batteries and cold weather don’t get along so you’ll want to make sure you have jumped cables or a charger just in case.
  • e. Lastly, take your vehicle for a spin around the block and pay attention to any noises or odd handling.

1. Plan your route

One of the funnest parts of traveling is sitting at a table with a map plotting out your route. Of course, there’s always the GPS you can plug in and follow, but where’s the fun in that? Sitting down with a map or the route on a computer will help familiarize yourself and is beneficial if the roads become chaotic and you can’t focus on the GPS. Coming up with alternative routes just in case is also a good idea and can save you time and may be less stressful of a ride.

2. Have an emergency kit in the car

It seems like nearly every year we see huge snow storms covering vehicles on highways bringing traffic to an immediate stop. Rescue missions are set up as temperatures drop. Especially if you’re traveling on the more rural stretches of road outside of Topeka, having a safety kit is essential this time of year. Planning for the worst case scenario can be a smart move. Pack a first aid kit, some food, flashlights with batteries, phone charger for your vehicle and blankets. If you get stranded somewhere waiting hours for a tow truck, you’ll be glad you did.

3. Get plenty of sleep and avoid fatigue

Sleep deprivation is a leading contributor to accidents and incidents all times of year. During the holiday season, heightened levels of stress and adrenaline can make you feel  wide awake one minute and barely able to keep your eyes open the next. Be aware of your sleep habits and try to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep the night before a big travel day.

4. Leave early

While waking up early may be hard, hitting the road early has benefits of getting through congested areas or putting on some miles while the rest of the world is still asleep. Not only that, but as the days are shorter, you’ll be driving when it’s light out and limiting time driving during the night after what could already be a long day in the car.

5. Lock your house

There’s nothing worse than being hours from home and realizing you forgot something, like locking your house. This time of year, burglary is known to spike because people are traveling. Leave a note for yourself on your car dashboard to remember to lock your house.

6. Avoid fuel hikes

Main routes and areas around busy cities tend to have a higher price for gas. These days, there are phone Apps that can tell you the rate for gas in your vicinity. Another rule of thumb is not to get off at a rest area on a major turnpike or highway and drive just a bit off your route to find cheaper gas.

7. Watch for speed traps

Not everyone is in the holiday mood this time of year. Especially if they’re working. As the busiest time of year for travel is upon us, you can bet police will be out making sure everyone is behaving.

8. Don’t drink and drive

This is just obvious. Drinking and driving not only puts you at risk, but it puts everyone around you on the road at risk. Have a plan and stick to it. If you are tempted to drink, know your limit or assign a designated driver and hand over your keys. According to the CDC, more than one million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence in 2016.

9. Have fun!

Being prepared, having a plan, and making sure your vehicle is operating smoothly and safely will help to limit stress while traveling and help you focus on what’s important during your holiday travel.

Whether you just purchased a vehicle from our used car dealership in Topeka or you’re looking to come in and speak with a member of our Auto Now team, we appreciate your business and are always here to help. As your neighbors and members of your community, our staff is dedicated to helping find a car you love and can afford. It’s not too late to get you into a vehicle before the holidays. Come in and chat with one of our experts at our Topeka dealership today and ask about our buy here pay here program.

 
 
 
Is It Time to Say Goodbye To Your Vehicle? What to Look For  Dec 21st, 2018 

Is It Time to Say Goodbye To Your Vehicle? What to Look For

Signs are everywhere when we are driving through Topeka and elsewhere. Exit signs, railroad crossings, stop signs, you name it, there’s a sign around every turn. But what are the signs that tell you when you should be considering a new vehicle from the Auto Now buy here pay here car lot in Topeka? Many of us pride ourselves in driving a vehicle until it sputters its last sputter. Beyond investments, cars become something we value and love. Cars take us to work each day or safely trek our family across the country on a trip and back. There is a comfort with our cars that transcends regular utilities like a hammer or a tea kettle. There is a comfort and connection with our vehicles that leads to many people naming them. That same comfort and connection may lead to overlooking practical solutions to problems or making poor financial decisions such as spending more on a repair than the value of the vehicle.

Auto Now and our used car dealership lot in Topeka has over 500 cars in our inventory so that when you are ready to accept the signs that your vehicle may be dying, you have a place to turn. In fact, we also have a trade in program along with a buy here pay here financing program to help our customers find a car they love and can afford. So since we’re on the topic of used cars and signs, here are a few signs it is time to come to Auto Now in Topeka and check out our pre-owned car inventory.

Check engine light

When a check engine light appears on your dashboard, it is not a warning sign to ignore. These lights have been designed by the manufacturer to inform owners of potential engine trouble. While the cause of the warning light varies, repeated illuminating lights could be a sign of things to come, including the potential for an expensive repair. Bring your vehicle to a trusted mechanic in Topeka or Kansas and be sure to get it diagnosed. If your check engine light flashes repeatedly, it could be a sign to stop driving the car immediately and call for assistance.

Too much rust

Rust is an expensive problem to fix and sometimes, not much can be done. Chemicals on the roads during winter months, salt in the air from proximity to an ocean among many other things can contribute to the start and continuation of rust on a vehicle. Beyond cosmetic damage, rust can appear under the vehicle and rot the frame, which causes great concern for safety.

Jerky starting, stopping, stalling

A jerking car can mean many things from spark plugs to the engine’s motor which are both potential end-of-life signs. Stalling and popping can be an issue with air-intake among others. Having a vehicle that stalls frequently and unpredictably is annoying but even more dangerous. If while driving, the vehicle has a more aggressive time accelerating or braking, it could mean a very serious problem with the transmission.

Smoke

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, right? Well, not always. But when dealing with a vehicle you don’t always have to have a fire to know the car is cooked. Billowing smoke coming from the engine could be from overheating or something greater. Billowing smoke coming from anywhere else in your car is also not the greatest sign and is a signal you probably should get it checked out and avoid that cross-country road trip until you do.

Leaks

Cars require more than gas to run. If your gas is leaking, that’s an issue. If there are other leaks, those could be problematic and expensive issues as well. One common issue with older vehicles is often how much oil the vehicle consumes. That could be due to a leak, but if you’re replacing your oil or transmission fluid frequently, it could be a sign you are on the market of a new vehicle.

Cost of repair outweighs value of the car

If you have a car with over 200,000 miles on it that you have loved but needs a costly repair greater than the value of the vehicle, it may be that time to say goodbye. If your car is older and high-mileage, it may be smarter financially to sell the car for what you can get and take that money combined with what the repair cost would be and purchase a pre-owned car you can afford and love.

Noises

We’ve all experienced a backfire, whether driving the vehicle or being startled while walking down the street. Hissing, knocking and popping are just a few more sounds that could be a warning to a dying vehicle. Whether in the exhaust or taking place during the engine combustion, it could be a serious issue that should be addressed as soon as possible.

As a buy here pay here dealership in Topeka, Auto Now prides ourselves on working hard to help our neighbors, our friends and our families find the best car at a price they can afford. Cars are often the backbone of daily life bringing us to work, school, the grocery store and beyond. Through our in-house financing, we believe that everyone deserves a second chance and no on should be kept from having access to a reliable vehicle. So ditch the clunker and head over to Auto Now to find your next vehicle that will take you on adventures, to work, and just through everyday life. Our experienced team has worked for over twenty years selling used cars on our lots throughout Kansas and Missouri. With a 24 month or 24,000 mile warranty, we provide peace of mind that your new car from Auto Now won’t quickly end like your last.

 
 
 
When Does Buying a Used Vehicle Make More Sense than New?  Dec 21st, 2018 

When Does Buying a Used Vehicle Make More Sense than New?

When buying a new or used car in the Wichita metro region, you have every option under the great Kansas sun. Choices are endless as car manufacturers continue to improve on new models while older model vehicles still carry their weight. In fact, for many used vehicles on the market, there may be a point where there will never be a model that can stand up to one of the past. But so many options can be overwhelming, so how do you know what to buy and whether your next vehicle should be a new or a used vehicle? For some of our customers who walk onto our used car lot at Auto Now in Wichita, buying a new or used vehicle is a big step and can make a difference in finances now and in the future. One benefit to shopping our used car inventory in Wichita is that nearly everyone who walks through our door qualifies for financing through our buy here pay here dealership program. And to bring you peace of mind, here are a few reasons buying a used vehicle is often more beneficial in the long run than buying a new car.

Depreciation

One of the biggest disadvantages of buying a new vehicle is depreciation. As soon as you drive that beautiful machine off the lot, you lose money. And it can be a lot of money. In the first 3 years, a new vehicle takes the biggest hit. If you’re a person who drives the car into the ground, that may not matter. However, if you’re looking to have assets including resale value and equity, financially buying a new car doesn’t often make a lot of sense. A new car can lose up to 30% of its value, on average, as soon as it leaves the auto dealership lot. Imagine driving off the car dealership lot in Wichita, Kansas and throwing $3000 out the window? Some vehicles can depreciate over 50% in just a few years.

Used car financing and financial advantages

Buying a new vehicle sometimes comes hand-in-hand with traditional financing through institutions like banks or credit unions. Unfortunately, not everyone has that option due to previous credit issues or not enough of a credit history to receive a loan. Another advantage of buying a used car at a used car dealership like Auto Now in Wichita is the long term affordability as well as buy here pay here financing. If you finance through Auto Now, your credit approval is good for 30 days, that means spending the time you need to find the car you love. From Kansas to Missouri, our used car lots have been serving customers because we believe everybody deserves reliable and affordable transportation. Financing through Auto Now for your next used car is easy and can take just 10 minute. Even better is everything is done under one roof with our team of experts who handle your account every step of the process. Another benefit of buying a used vehicle are the savings on insurance and registration costs. New vehicles naturally have a higher insurance rate and annual registration costs not seen with used vehicles. At Auto Now in Wichita, we work closely with our customers to make sure their monthly payments are within their budget while finding a car that is reliable and one they love.

Competitively priced and greater inventory

Car manufacturers introduce thousands of new cars to the market each year which means in with the new and out with the old, even if that ‘old’ is new. What this means is that by finding a used vehicle just a few years old, you can often find an amazing vehicle that is nearly new and has already taken the depreciation hit. Used car dealerships like Auto Now in Wichita find reliable vehicles from new-car dealership trade-ins or bought directly from a seller. By working with full-time buyers we trust, we find the best used vehicles from across the region to add to our inventory of over 500 cars. What this means is not only do we see a constantly revolving inventory of makes and models, but we are able to price these used vehicles on our lot accordingly and competitively. Our inventory goes through a series of inspections before they are deemed sellable and lot worthy.

When shopping for a new or used car, it’s important to keep in mind your biggest asset and tool for peace of mind is doing your homework. Research the make and model of a vehicle. Figure out your budget, what you can afford and what car is within your price range. An advantage of buying a used vehicle over a new is also simply the data on the vehicle. With assets like social media and online reviews, finding information on an old model vehicle has never been easier. Not only is buying a used vehicle allowing someone else to take the depreciation hit, it’s also allowing yourself time to research and find information about a particular vehicle. A brand new model just hitting the road isn’t going to have the same long term data on user experience as a vehicle that has had time to go through the wringer. And with today’s access to information, learning all about a car is just a click away, setting you up to narrow down your selections and prepare for your test drive.

Buying a car is an exciting time and we encourage our customers to do their research to be confident about what they can afford and want in their next vehicle. Whether it is browsing our inventory, help calculating finances or looking to boost your credit through our buy here pay here financing program, our staff and team of experts at the Wichita Auto Now are always here to help. Stop in or contact us today!

 
 
 
Buy Here Pay Here Financing: Frequently Asked Questions  Dec 21st, 2018 

Buy Here Pay Here Financing: Frequently Asked Questions

From towns and cities throughout Kansas and Missouri, Auto Now is a regional financing company with dedication to putting people in reliable and affordable vehicles. Through our buy here pay here program, we are able to help customers and car buyers with credit issues from past financial hardships or financing issues regardless of credit history. Sometimes finding and affording reliable transportation comes in the form of a second chance and our team at Auto Now in Wichita is up for the challenge. We’re here to help and always welcome new customers to come and talk with one of our experts to answer any questions. Many of the questions we do see deal with details of our buy here pay here financing program so we thought we’d share a bit more about it here.

What is Auto Now?

We are a buy here, pay here dealership that is eager to help serve our community and neighbors by helping find affordable and reliable transportation. Through our warranty program and thorough inspection process on all vehicles, we offer peace of mind to customers in our six locations of Kansas City, Independence, Belton, Olathe, Topeka and right here at our used car dealership in Wichita. With over twenty years of experience in the business, we have helped thousands of residents find a vehicle regardless of credit history.

What is a buy here pay here dealership?

A buy here pay here dealership is a dealership that is both the car dealer and the financer. At many dealerships, there are often multiple parties involved. From a traditional lending institution like a bank or a credit union to additional warranty providers to the dealership itself, the process can become inefficient with too many involved. Furthermore, traditional dealerships and lenders tend to overlook customers who have low credit score or issues with their financial history, often disregarding the relationship immediately. With a used car dealership like Auto Now in Wichita, we are ideal for a customer in need of a used car but may have a difficult time obtaining adequate financing due to prior credit history or financial hardships.

How does the shopping experience differ?

As a buy here pay here dealership, we know every penny counts. Because of this, we encourage our customers to consider and research a number of factors in the car buying process. Among many, some of these include:

  • What can you afford?
  • What do you need?
  • Have you done research?
  • Have you applied for a loan?

Many traditional dealerships strongly encourage a down payment, a trade-in, or offer long-term financing. The process often starts with finding a car a customer likes, negotiating the price then making the deal. For our buy here pay here used lot in Wichita, Auto Now begins the process in reverse starting with what the customer can afford and any financial history or circumstances that may be relevant. Because of this, the primary benefit of a buy here pay here shopping experience is Auto Now becomes a one-stop-shop simplifying the process.

What’s the process like?

Did we mention Auto Now is a one-stop-shop? From the moment a customer enters the used auto lot in Wichita, our team of experts works hand-in-hand through the entire process. We first figure out what a customer can afford. This helps us narrow down the selection of available vehicles from our inventory as well as making the buying experience less overwhelming. The process allows us to learn the affordable monthly payments and customize loan terms directly instead of through a third-party. The process overall is fast and easy often taking less than 10 minutes to get approved. Before coming in, be sure you:

  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Make at least $1200 per month, bring in recent pay stubs.

Having access online makes the car buying experience even easier than before. On our website, you’re able to not only shop our inventory in Wichita and other locations using a filtering process to find exactly the right car for you, but you’re also able to apply for financing through our online application process. All set on finding a car you can afford? You can even make your scheduled payments online through our payment portal!

How can I trust a buy here pay here vehicle?

We can’t speak for every buy here pay here dealership, but we can speak for our inventory of over 500 vehicles across our six Auto Now locations. Many of our vehicles arrive to our Wichita used auto lot and other locations as new-car dealership trade-ins while others are bought by our trusted buyer at auto dealer auctions. We even have some traded with us for which we offer competitive trade-in prices. Regardless of where the vehicle comes to us from, each and every vehicle receives our comprehensive inspection from a local and qualified, independent auto mechanic. If a car doesn’t pass the inspections, it does not find its way onto our used car lot. We may not address all cosmetic repairs in an effort to keep the sticker price low, but the safety and mechanical functionality and concerns are always priority and addressed. To bring peace of mind to our customers, we also have a 24 month or 24,000 mile vehicle coverage on all of our vehicles.

Have more questions? Check out our page of additional frequently asked questions or swing by to visit our Wichita used car lot at 1660 S Seneca St Wichita, KS 67213 (316) 262-3000. Our staff of experienced professionals at any of our six locations throughout Missouri and Kansas are ready and eager to assist you as we have assisted countless people over the past two decades find cars they love.

 
 
 
Top 5 Types of Vehicles that Retain Their Value the Longest  Dec 21st, 2018 

Top 5 Types of Vehicles that Retain Their Value the Longest

So you’re ready for a new-to-you used vehicle? But how do you know which make and model to go with? Auto Now of Wichita has an inventory of over 500 used vehicles on their lot, not to mention the countless dealerships across the country, buying a car can seem overwhelming. Whether new or used, a car purchase is an investment and knowing the best investment will not only get you where you need to go physically, but will help you travel towards a healthy financial future. For over 20 years, Auto Now and our staff of experts has worked hard to educate our customers as well as get them into affordable and reliable vehicles. In our time selling used vehicles, we have identified five makes and models that often rise to the top of the list when talking about holding their value the longest.

From our inventory in Missouri and Kansas to beyond, we’ve come up with a list of vehicles as a good place to start during your research phase. Consider these makes and models while looking for your next used vehicle at Auto Now in Wichita. Each of the vehicles are either on our lot or continually appears as they are popular vehicles with great history and resale value. While not an extensive and definitive list, each vehicle, whether it is a truck or a sedan, has continually risen to the top of the resale and reliability lists over the years.

1. Chevrolet Silverado

Manufactured by General Motors, the Chevrolet Silverado is a full-size and often called a heavy-duty pickup truck. It was first introduced in 1998, it has gone through four generations of development winning awards from Motor Trend Magazine as truck of the year to J.D. Power quality award. In 2017, Kelly Blue Book said it held the best resale value for a full size pickup truck.

2. Toyota Tacoma

Manufactured in the United States by Toyota, the Toyota Tacoma is a mid-size pickup truck first introduced in 1995. It was Motor Trend’s truck of the year in 2005 and is sold across several countries. The third generation line began production in 2015 and continues today with a new exterior profile and offers a larger engine. The resale value holds throughout the years because of its reliability, utility features, comfort, ability to customize, and its low gas mileage in comparison to over mid-size pickups.

3. Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler began manufacturing in 1986 by American Motors, switching corporations over the years. It’s in its fourth generation with four-wheel drive off road capabilities which progressed from the jeeps used in World War II. In 2009, Kelly Blue Book called the Jeep Wrangler the best resale value in the SUV category, also winning the title in 2012 and 2013 among other similar awards. In 2015, over 202,000 Wranglers were sold throughout the United States. The Wrangler continues to hold its value due to its timeless iconic look, reliable on and off road, balance of rugged and comfortable, and affordability.

4. Honda Odyssey

Now in its fifth generation as a successful minivan marketed by Japanese automaker Honda to the American market, the Odyssey entered the market as a smaller minivan. The vehicle has received numerous awards including Car and Driver’s “5 Best Trucks” and top minivan recognition from Consumer Reports. As a perfect vehicle for a family on the move, the Odyssey boasts safety, engine power, amenities and space that few minivans rival.

5. Honda Accord and Civic

Yes, there are two sedans on this list. While they’re not as competitive as come of the more expensive luxury sedans, the Honda Accord and the Honda Civic are continually reliable and affordable vehicles that depreciate slower than other vehicles in their class. In 2017, the cars retained 49.4% of their value for the Civic and 43.5% for the Accord after 36 months. The Civic was first introduced in 1972 while the Accord arrived on the scene 1976, both in their tenth generation of production. Known for safety, efficiency, affordability on repairs, reliability and comfort, this Honda line of sedans continually appears on awards lists year after year.

Buying a used car comes with incredible benefits, one of which is not taking the depreciation hit of purchasing a new vehicle. When you find a reliable vehicle with great resale value from our inventory of 500 vehicles, there’s peace of mind knowing you’re driving off the Wichita Auto Now used car lot with a vehicle that won’t lose value quickly and help build equity while contributing to a stable financial future. Before buying a car and visiting our dealership, we suggest customers do research to find several vehicles that interest them as well as vehicles that match their budget and are affordable. Knowing this information helps you narrow down your selection and it helps us better serve you when you’re ready for that test drive.

We’re always available at our Wichita location should you need to give a call or swing by one day. Through our buy here pay here program, our team of experts will work with you to find out what vehicle you love and can afford. Regardless of past credit issues or low credit scores, our customers come from all varieties of financial backgrounds and we work one-on-one to help get them into a reliable car. Our mission of 20 years has been to not only provide our community with reliable transportation, but also give people a second chance who may have had financial hardships in the past. Everyone’s financial experience and background is different and often times, a traditional form of lending like a bank or a credit union is not for everyone. Buying a new car is not for everyone and there are often better used cars just waiting for the right person.

 
 
 
Looking for A Buy Here Pay Here Dealer Near You? Auto Now Can Help  Dec 21st, 2018 

Looking for A Buy Here Pay Here Dealer Near You? Auto Now Can Help

Setting out to buy a pre-owned vehicle can be a daunting task these days. Not only are you inundated with information online, but there seems to be a used car dealership in Kansas on every corner. Finding someone that is reliable and you can trust to work with you every step of the way is rare. But when investing in a vehicle, a car dealership should be patient and helpful. Their staff should almost be seen as neighbors, friends and even mentors helping to guide through the car buying experience. Fortunately in Wichita, the Auto Now dealership for used vehicles is just that location. With over 20 years in the business and locations spread around Kansas and Missouri, our buy here pay here dealership program has helped countless customers find cars they love and can afford. With an inventory of over 500 vehicles and an online options from being pre-approved for a loan online to our payment portal, the car buying process continues to be convenient with Auto Now.

Our Financing Process

Applying for financing through a traditional institution like a bank or a credit union often takes time and certainly comes down to credit history and credit score. Other dealerships will dig deeper leaving what are call ‘hard inquiries’ that can have lasting effect on your credit score. At Auto Now in Wichita, we offer a pre-approval process through our online portal or by visiting our pre-owned dealership lot in Wichita. The process can take less than 10 minutes with the right information ready to go. We’ll gather some information and basic questions regarding residential status and employment information. Being a buy here pay here dealership means that the financing is controlled by our team of experts and is all done in house. What this also means is that we approve financing regardless of past financial history or credit.

Easy as 1-2-3

As a buy here pay here dealership located in Wichita, Kansas, our staff continues to work to make the car buying process more efficient. Since 1996, our business has been trusted throughout communities and customers across Kansas and Missouri because we inspect every vehicle and it comes with a warranty for peace of mind. Not only do we stand behind our community and our vehicles, but our financing is as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. You are at least 18 years old.
  2. You hold a current and valid driver’s license.
  3. You make $1200 or more each month, net of taxes.

Your approval status will remain for 30 days, so if you don’t see a car you like today, you can come back tomorrow as our inventory of over 500 vehicles is continually in flux.

Peace of Mind

Peace of mind is tough to come by when searching for a pre-owned vehicle. For many dealerships, the connection is cut as soon as the contract is signed and the car leaves the lot. For our customers, we know there is risk in purchasing a pre-owned vehicle and we know that such a purchase can be a major investment for a lot of people. Because of this, each of our cars in our extensive inventory is inspected before hitting the lots. All our pre-owned vehicles from Wichita to across Kansas and Missouri have gone through this process and come with an extended warranty. This warranty is for 24 month/ 24,000 miles to ensure we are providing our customers with reassurance that we have their back. Among other coverages, the warranty covers the engine, transmission, electrical, heating and cooling, and other major parts of the car including suspension and steering.

Working for You, Beyond the Car

While the car is the point of this process, looking beyond the car and researching to figure out what you can afford is an important step before financing through our buy here pay here program in Wichita. It is important to understand the types of lending and that traditional lending institutions often base their decisions on credit scores. If a potential car buyer has had any past financial hiccups or issues, they’re out of luck for financing a vehicle. At Auto Now in Wichita, our buy here pay here program fills that gap in the market because we believe everyone deserves a reliable vehicle and a second chance. Your future success should not be held back by financial hardships in the past. Regardless of past credit, our experienced team is here to not only get you into a car, but make the process from day one to the final payment as smooth and uncomplicated as possible. Added benefits of financing through our buy here pay here program are:

  • Helping customers with credit issues rebuild their credit score.
  • An online portal for loan application pre-approval.
  • Our payment portal online which can be used to set up automatic payments, pay online from any location with internet, view payment history, and even receive a payoff quote.

With over 20 years in the Missouri and Kansas region, we know what it means to be a member of the community and serve people through our buy here pay here program. Our customers are ones who are looking for affordable vehicles that can help them day-to-day, whether it is taking a trip to see family, commuting to work in Wichita, or picking up groceries for the family. Some of our clients have also gone through financial hardships in the past and are looking to get back on their feet and build their credit. From Topeka to our location in Wichita, our Auto Now pre-owned used car dealership has a staff that is ready to help get you in a car today and keep the process simple and efficient.

 
 
 
Best Ways To Care For Your the Vehicle You Buy at Auto Now  Dec 21st, 2018 

Best Ways To Care For Your the Vehicle You Buy at Auto Now

So you’re in the market for a used vehicle at the Auto Now dealership in Belton, Missouri. Maybe you even have had your eyes set on a few vehicles in our inventory for a while and you’re ready to talk financing through our buy here pay here program? Or maybe you’re one of our valued customers who just drove off our lot in that perfect vehicle that fits your needs and your budget? Whatever situation you’re in, it helps to have a refresher on caring for your car. Vehicles can be intimidating but fear not, we’ve created a list with ten of the best ways to care for your vehicle that you’ve purchased through Auto Now.

1. Check and change the oil

Regular oil and oil filter changes are probably one of the most important, if not the most important form of regular maintenance that you can perform on your vehicle. On the flip side, ignoring, forgetting or not caring about oil quality and oil level is one of the fastest ways to destroy your car’s engine. Depending on your car’s oil, you’ll want to change it between every 3,000-5,000 miles.

2. Check tire pressure and rotate tires

Tires can often be taken for granted when thinking about the overall operation of a car. However, when we think that the average person drives 12,000 miles each year in a variety of conditions, having those four circles of rubber operating in peak performance is key to longevity of your vehicle and your safety. Once a month, check the tire pressure with an accurate pressure gauge and make sure the reading is close to the recommended pressure from the car’s manufacturer. Secondly, rotate your tires every 5-10,000 miles. Tire rotation will insure a smooth ride, even wear, and help with gas mileage.

3. Follow suggested maintenance schedule in your car’s owner manual

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it right? Wrong. Waiting for something to break on your car rather than maintaining your car so it operates correctly can be the difference between hundreds of dollars and thousands of dollars in repair jobs. Even worse, not maintaining your vehicle and following the suggested maintenance schedule could cause your car to stop working altogether.

4. Change air filter

Checking your air filter every 3,000-5,000 miles will help the quality of air your vehicle is taking in which in turn car improve overall performance, cooling, as well as gas mileage. An air filter acts much like our lungs and it’s important to keep them in working order. It’s suggested to replace your air filter roughly every 30,000 miles or depending on driving conditions and environment.

5. Check your brakes

If you know what you’re looking for, go for it, otherwise take your car to a shop where a professional mechanic you trust can inspect the pads, wheels, and drums. It’s important for your safety and the safety of other drivers on the road that you maintain your braking system throughout the life of your vehicle. Checking your brakes twice a year is a good rule of thumb and more so if you drive more than the average person. Replacing pads should be done roughly every 25,000 depending on driving habit. Neglecting a brake pad can lead to having to replace the rotor which can be a costly process.

6. Clean the inside and outside of your car

Seems like common sense, but washing your car and keeping a clean interior will help declutter your life and can help with stress. Not to mention, maintaining the visual aesthetic of your vehicle keep the resale value high in case you’re ever in the market for a different vehicle. One tip for the exterior is to apply wax at least every six months to maintain your vehicle’s paint. For the interior, vacuum and use a solution to help protect your interior plastic and rubber.

7. Change spark plugs every 60,000 miles

Spark plugs are essential to your vehicle. In fact, they are what make your vehicle start in the first place. An electrical spark ignites the gasoline and air mixture causing combustion to start your engine. Neglecting these can lead to poor performance and damage to your engine.

8. Signs of rust

Identifying signs of rust, especially under your car, can greatly improve the chances of taking care of it before it spreads and is too late. Salted roads in winter months can lead to rusting under the car and around the exhaust.

9. Engine fluids, belts and hoses

Over time, belts and hoses can dry out causing leaks and inefficiency in other aspects of your car. Sometimes, these leaks are noticeable through a depletion of fluids which leave traces on the ground after a car has been parked. Keep an eye out for any spots as well as any signs or warning lights from the gauges on the car’s dashboard. Furthermore, flushing the radiator, cooling system, and transmission on a regularly scheduled basis will improve car function and longevity.

10. Get regular tune-ups with a trusted mechanic

Not a car guru? That’s ok. Finding a trusted mechanic is one way to stay on top of your vehicle and any issues that may arise.

Did you know that vehicle ownership research says that on average, a vehicle today is 11.4 years old while the average length of time a driver keeps a new vehicle is just 6 years? Whether you’ll be jumping into a new car in 6 years or happily driving your recent purchase, a lot can depend on the upkeep, attention, and maintenance of the vehicle starting today. Our staff at Auto Now in Belton is always excited to talk shop, so stop in anytime if you have questions regarding the maintenance and upkeep of your car.

 
 
 
Auto Now Provides High-Quality Vehicles Regardless of Credit History  Dec 21st, 2018 

Auto Now Provides High-Quality Vehicles Regardless of Credit History

At the Auto Now used car dealership in Belton, Missouri, finding a car on our lot and financing through our buy here pay here program makes car-buying an efficient process. While most dealerships offer financing through traditional means, like third party banks, credit unions or other lenders, our team in Belton is ready to help our customers from start to finish all under one roof. What that means is speed, reliability, commitment and expertise, all from the same experienced staff through the life of the loan. We have over 500 quality vehicles on our lots that have gone through a rigorous inspection process with an independent mechanic to ensure our customers are getting a reliable vehicle they can afford.

When a team of professionals are able to spend quality time helping our customers, it is better for everyone. The approval process can take as little as 10 minutes and we help finance car-buyers regardless of credit. For over 20 years as a used car dealership in Kansas and Missouri, Auto Now understands the value of not only a reliable vehicle, but also a second chance for people who have faced financial hardships in the past. Through our financing, we start with understanding what our customers can afford and help match them to one of the pre-owned vehicles on our lot, not the other way around. Taking budget and affordability into consideration first helps to make the process more efficient and doesn’t waste the customer’s time. Regardless of credit history, we’re here to help and we have a quality used car to get you back on the road.

Our pre-owned car lot

Of over 500 vehicles to choose from, how do you know you’re getting a quality car? In order for each car to make it to the lot, they are thoroughly inspected. We could have an in-house mechanic do this, however, we send the vehicles to an impartial independent mechanic so we can get a straight evaluation on the condition of a vehicle before putting it up for sale on our used lot in Belton. A lot has changed since we began as a used auto dealership in Kansas and Missouri. Over the past twenty years, we’ve seen cars change in incredible ways through technology and engineering. Even within the past decade there has been a boom in the advancement of the car. What this means is that the old myths of used car buying are out the window. In fact, due to the quality of used vehicles today, more and more people are taking that route instead of buying a new car. Through depreciation, a new car will lose up to 30% of its value as soon as it is driven off the lot. In most cases, that is the same as buying a car, driving it 20 feet, and throwing thousands of dollars out the window to do so.

Through our Belton-based buy here, pay here dealership, buying an affordable and quality vehicle should mean having some peace of mind that you don’t end up with a clunker or a ‘lemon.’ That’s why we offer an extensive warranty program of 24 month/24,000 miles for all of the vehicles we sell from our used car lot. We know buying a car is an investment for many people and we want to make sure people are happy about their new purchase instead of having a feeling of looking over their shoulder waiting for something to break.

Regardless of credit history

Buying and paying for a new-to-you car all in one place means the process is streamlined and helps cut down on time and paperwork. Our online pre-approval process is another way to help cut down on the time you spend on the used car lot in Belton. The benefit of a process like this is that when it takes place under one roof, a number of third-party vendors are not involved to complicate things down the road. We are also able to help and build a relationship with people who may be in need for a vehicle, but traditional financing has ignored them due to past credit issues or financial hardships. Regardless of credit history, we believe everyone should have a reliable vehicle they can afford. As a buy here pay here dealership with everything under one roof, we are able to offer in house financing to car buyers who may not be able to get it elsewhere. Because of this and because of our staff made up of members of the local community, friends and family, our used car lots are spread in six locations throughout Kansas and Missouri and we’ve financed thousands of people.

When visiting our Belton Auto Now location, forget what you know about financing a used vehicle through traditional means. As a buy here pay here dealership with in-house guaranteed financing, we don’t operate like a bank or traditional lender only looking at your credit score to make a decision. We are here to help you and our staff does this through understanding what you can afford, what you need in a vehicle, all the way through to customizing a payment calendar that fits into your timeline. Bypassing the middleman with a third party lender means no hard inquiries on your credit score and your personal information isn’t being sent around to who knows where.

Our quality vehicles at Auto Now in Belton have been bought by our trusted team of buyers who search auto auctions, trade-ins and other areas to find the best cars to add to our growing and always moving inventory. Each car is backed by a warranty and inspected to be sure when it leaves our used car lot with you behind the wheel, it’s a purchase you love and have confidence in. Our team is here to help, check us out online or come in and talk with one of our experts today!

 
 
 
What You Should Be Asking To Get the Best Deal at the Used Dealership  Dec 21st, 2018 

What You Should Be Asking To Get the Best Deal at the Used Dealership

While in the market for a pre-owned car, it is important to come prepared. Preparation means doing research into what make and model cars suit your needs, what you are willing and able to spend, and where you will obtain financing. It also means being prepared with questions and the ability to negotiate or walk away from a dealership if the dealer can not provide what you are looking for. A lot of times, this negotiation can come in the form of questions to help you figure out whether or not a deal is possible and if buying the car is the best move. Whether you are visiting our Auto Now used car dealership in Independence, Missouri or looking for a deal at another dealership, go prepared with a handful of questions you would like the staff or salesperson to answer. Some ideas what to ask are:

1. Where did the car come from?

Whenever buying a pre-owned vehicle, it is important to understand where the car came from. For some used car dealerships like Auto Now in Independence, cars are bought by a trusted buyer at auto auctions.

2. Will the dealer supply a CarFax report for the used vehicle?

A CarFax report is basically the entire recorded history of the vehicle. From where it was imported and first sold often down to the oil change or regular maintenances performed. Having a CarFax report will not only help identify the age, number of owners and condition of the car, it will also let you know if there has been any recurring repairs made to a particular component or aspect of the vehicle. Buying a car without a CarFax report is essentially going into the process blind.

3. Has the dealer done any service on the vehicle?

Additionally with the CarFax report, it’s important to know if there has been any work done and the scope of the work after the car was purchased by the dealership. Sometimes it could be minimal cosmetic work to get the vehicle back up to speed and on the road. Other times, it could be extensive overhaul which could lower the value of the car below the asking price or be an issue that will resurface months later.

4. What was the result of the inspection?

Dealerships should always inspect their vehicles after acquisition. At Auto Now in Independence, all of the pre-owned vehicles on our used car lot are checked and put through a thorough inspection by an independent mechanic. With an inventory of over 500 used vehicles serving Kansas and Missouri, it is important that all our vehicles are reliable and affordable.

5. What is the benefit of buy here pay here financing?

Traditional financing often relies on third party lenders such as banks and credit unions. To obtain a loan, these establishments rely almost entirely on a credit score and near perfect credit. For people who do not necessarily fit into that very specific and often unforgiving mold, buy here pay here financing allows access to a loan through the dealership. What that also means is not only is everything done in house under one roof, but it fills the gap in the market providing people with an often much needed second chance from prior financial hardships. Our Independence dealership is one of six Auto Now used car buy here pay here dealerships across Missouri and Kansas and we believe that everyone should have access to an affordable and reliable vehicle.

6. Will you accept a trade-in?

This can be huge. Not only will a trade-in help lower your monthly payment and overall loan amount, but having a dealership take your trade-in saves you the time and headache of having to sell or get rid of your old car. It’s important to find a used car dealership that will entertain this idea.

7. What else is included in the deal?

If you’re buying a car you most likely are spending a fair amount on the investment, you might as well ask if there is anything else that can be thrown in. Even if it is a tank of gas on the dealership, it is worth asking what else is included in the deal. Sometimes there are perks that dealers hang on to until pressured into using it to close the deal. Stay strong and ask.

8. How long can I test drive the car for?

This can vary place-to-place, but some dealerships will allow an overnight test drive within a certain mileage range and pending you have insurance coverage. The benefits of this are putting the car into your context and out of the often intimidating context of the dealership lot and environment.

9. What is your cash price for the used car?

While more dealerships rely on financing, it is always worth asking what the cash price is. Nearly every time it will be a lower amount because cash is king.

10. Will you match another dealer’s price?

This can be tough and you need to be prepared for a rebuttal that all cars are not equal. However, should you find a vehicle with the exact same specifications, down to the trim and any additional accessories, asking a dealership if they will be the quote of another dealership can sometimes work out in your favor. But be prepared to give the exact specifics and maybe even the VIN number of the vehicle in question.

Wherever you go to find a used car, it is important that you go prepared and with a wealth of research. Prior research will give you the confidence as well as the background to help you find the best car for your budget and your needs. When you are ready to visit a dealership Auto Now in Independence is a perfect place to stop and check out our inventory of over 500 vehicles. Our team works hard to find reliable and affordable cars for people everyday and they’re ready to help answer any questions you have.

 
 
 
AutoNow Dealership Highlight: Independence Location  Dec 20th, 2018 

AutoNow Dealership Highlight: Independence Location

With over twenty years in the used car business in Kansas and Missouri with six locations, we have helped countless people with low credit get into a vehicle they not only could afford, but love to drive. Having locations in Independence, Belton, Olathe, 79th & Wornall, Topeka and Wichita, means being part of six communities. It also means having one giant used car dealership family who works hard to serve those communities. At Auto Now, we are not in it for the bottom dollar, we sell our thoroughly inspected vehicles to our friends, our family and even our staff knowing they are reliable and affordable. As a buy here pay here dealership like in Independence, Missouri our customers are fortunate because the process takes place all under one roof with the same team of people. What this means is we are able to help build a relationship and understand exactly what our customer’s needs are and how to meet them.

5 Benefits of shopping at Auto Now in Independence

Beyond our experienced staff, the used car dealership in Independence, Missouri is part of the Auto Now used car network with over 500 vehicles in our inventory to choose from. As a buy here pay here dealership, we typically work with customers who have had credit issues in the past. Our used car dealership in Independence is for someone looking for a used vehicle but may not have the credit score to get a loan through traditional lenders like banks or credit unions. Additionally, here are some of the many perks we offer at our used car dealership in Independence:

1. Independence tax time program

Of many locations throughout the greater Kansas City, Topeka and Wichita area, our Auto Now used car dealership in Independence, Missouri is offering a tax time program to get you into a used car today and pay later! Auto Now will let you hop into a reliable car you can afford today and we will follow up with you later. That means you don’t have to wait for your tax refund to take advantage of any deals or to get into a car you’ve been looking at for a while. Our Independence, Missouri based buy here pay here used car lot has a team that is ready to help you today and take advantage of the programs from Auto Now.

2. Online inventory with filters

Looking for a car but not quite ready to come to our Independence used car lot? Or maybe you know what car you want but you want to compare it with others on our lot? With a constantly changing inventory of over 500 vehicles, using our online inventory search tool allow you to not only put in the make and model of vehicle, you are also able to filter by price, type of vehicle, fuel type, year, location among other options. It’s a great asset to have while you search for the exact car of your needs and one that aligns with what you can afford within your budget.

3. Quality vehicles

If you’ve spent time on our website and our inventory search tool online, you will see the huge selection of quality vehicles we offer. Each vehicle has to pass a rigorous inspection before it makes it to our car dealership lot in Independence. Our team of buyers finds the cars from trade-ins to auto auctions at new and used dealerships, picking only the best for our customers. If a car doesn’t pass the inspection process, it doesn’t make the lot and we move it out.

4. Pre-approval loan application

As a buy here pay here dealership in Independence, Missouri, we make the car-buying process as easy as 1-2-3. Even better than coming into our dealership to talk with a staff is getting pre-approved for a loan through our online application. What this means is knowing what you are approved for and comparing it to what you can afford. Knowing your approval status of a loan goes a long way in researching when buying a car. It is an investment to be taken seriously with as much information as possible. The approval process requires that our customers are over 18 years of age, has a take-home pay of at least $1200 a month after taxes, and has a valid driver’s license.

5. In-house financing

At a buy here pay here car dealership, the benefits go beyond the selection of vehicles on our lots. Because we provide our customers with in-house financing, we are able to not only help people who may have had financial hardships in the past, but it allows us to make the car-buying process more direct, efficient and less of a burden on our customers. Gone are the days of sitting in a car dealership all afternoon as the salesperson runs your credit score. Each inquiry into a credit background is a hard inquiry and can have a lasting effect on your credit. Sometimes buying a car through Auto Now in Independence, Missouri can take a little as 30 minutes in the door and off the used car lot.

Whether you are looking for a car in Kansas or Missouri or beyond, Auto Now of Independence and our team is ready to help however we can. We pride ourselves in finding people reliable and affordable cars they love and think everyone deserves that characteristic in a vehicle. If you have recently bought a car from us or have come in and visited with a member of our team, we would love to hear from you so please write us and let us know how we are doing. Our online feedback form is a great place to leave us a note for our team.

 
 
 
Navigate the Winter Roads in Kansas City With A Great Vehicle From Auto Now  Dec 20th, 2018 

Navigate the Winter Roads in Kansas City With A Great Vehicle From Auto Now

Heading to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art or maybe taking in some shopping this winter at Crown Center? Or maybe a show at the Kauffman Center is more up your alley? Or maybe you just have to run to the store and get some groceries, navigating the winter roads in Kansas City can be treacherous at times without the right vehicle, right tires, and right knowledge of winter conditions. Ideally, you wouldn’t have to drive on a day of an ice or storm storm, but sometimes life happens and you find yourself navigating the streets to get to your destination. As we head into the winter season, it’s important to check your vehicle for any issues which may leave you stranded in the cold. It may even be a time to look at investing in a new vehicle which can handle the variable conditions of a midwest winter.

While it’s nothing like driving in the northeast for several months of below freezing temperatures mixed with Nor’Easters, the midwest is known to pack a punch. Winter tires or studded tires may not be necessary, but a reliable and functioning car with working heat is. As a buy here pay here dealership on 79th & Wornall in Kansas City, our inventory consists of over 500 vehicles. Many of these vehicles are the perfect upgrade or addition to your life this time of year if you’re in the market for a pre-owned vehicle to get you through the Kansas City streets in the winter. Here are some things to look for in a vehicle on our buy here pay here lot on 79th & Wornall in Kansas City.

Reliable

Buying a reliable pre-owned car these days can be a challenge when they seem to come a dime a dozen. However, making sure you find a dealership that not only cares for their customers but also inspects each and every vehicle is key. At Auto Now, a vehicle doesn’t make it on our used car lot at 79th & Wornall unless it has gone through a thorough inspection by an independent mechanic. Furthermore, to add to peace of mind for our customers, every car comes with a 24,000 or 24 month warranty which covers issues such as engine troubles.

Good defrost and interior options

While some vehicles with additional amenities can raise in price, finding a car with perks like heated seats or a heated steering wheel could be worth the extra cost. Or could come at no additional cost at all depending on the vehicle make and model. Navigating the Kansas City roads warmed from toes to fingers could make every winter a little easier to deal with. Another detail to be aware of are the defrost settings and the overall condition of the heat and cooling system. Checking out a record of the car’s history will help figure out if there were any issues with this system in the past.

Adequate tires and brakes

The last thing you want to do after buying a pre-owned car is to go out and spend more money on new tires. For every vehicle you purchase, be sure you check the tires and the brakes so that they’ll get your through the winter at the very least. Measuring the tread is important and will give you peace of mind while choosing the most reliable car.

All-wheel drive

While different from 4-wheel drive, all-wheel drive can be helpful for vehicles if they begin to lose traction or the front wheels need help from the rear. On many cars, the all-wheel drive doesn’t engage unless the front wheels begin to slip. Some vehicles on our lot, however, come with all-wheel drive all the time, meaning it is always engaged.

4-wheel drive option

Having the option to put a vehicle in 4-wheel drive can be a saving grace while navigating winter streets. Most trucks are known for having this option as are some SUVs. Make sure you check if your vehicle has this feature. Sometimes trucks are just two-wheel and rear wheel at that, causing issues in the snow since there’s not enough weight in the rear of the vehicle.

Anti-Lock Braking System

An ABS system on normal roadway conditions are extremely helpful and an important advancement in vehicle technology because it is a computerized system which pumps the brakes far more efficiently and faster than a person could react. On roadways with snow or ice, ABS can often help the driver stop, slow and steer more effectively.

Stability Control

While older model vehicles may not have this feature, many vehicles began seeing stability and traction control more frequently in the 90s and especially into the 2000s and today. Sensors are used to detect when wheels are spinning at different rates and a computer triggers the brakes to slow or reroute power to a wheel for more traction.

Between our six locations across Missouri and Kansas, our inventory is full of winter-ready vehicles to help you safely tackle to streets of Kansas City and beyond. As a buy here pay here dealership in Kansas City, we focus on community and helping our neighbors achieve their goals of getting into an affordable, reliable car, and one that they love. While most traditional lenders worry most about credit score, we focus on what you can afford. The experience begins with affordability as our staff works with you every step of the way throughout the car buying process. At Auto Now on 79th & Wornall, we believe that everyone regardless of past credit history, deserves a second chance and a reliable car. Come in and talk with one of our experts today.

 
 
 
What To Consider When Deciding on a Car-Buying Budget?  Dec 20th, 2018 

What To Consider When Deciding on a Car-Buying Budget?

The planning stages of any financial investment and decision are often the most critical. Planning stages when buying a used car from Auto Now on 79th & Wornall in Kansas City are no different. With every financial investment, part of the planning stage is creating a budget. Regardless of whether you are buying a new car or visiting an Auto Now used car dealership lot in Kansas City, creating a budget for what you can afford including miscellaneous car costs is an important first step. Buying a car is a big deal and a financial commitment that should not be taken lightly. Our team at Auto Now is experienced and has been working to put our customers into reliable and affordable vehicles for over 20 years.

Maybe you haven’t quite decided on purchasing a vehicle but you are entertaining the idea, creating a car-buying budget is a good first step in discovering what you can afford. But where do you start and what should you consider?

What do you make and what are your expenses?

When buying a car and figuring out your budget, the first place to start is to figure out what you can afford. To do this, we encourage our customers to figure out what their take home pay is each month and what their expenses are each month. By figuring the monthly expenses to take-home pay, we’re able to figure out how much you have to work with and how much financing you will need. While most dealerships start with the car and then talk about financing, our team at Auto Now and our used car lot on 79th & Wornall start with what you can afford and help you find a reliable vehicle that suits your needs.

How will you finance your new vehicle?

Once you’ve calculated what you can afford within your budget, another piece of the car-buying puzzle is to figure out how you will be paying for the vehicle. While most dealerships finance through third-party lenders, such as banks and credit unions, Auto Now and our buy here pay here program means we are a one-stop-shop. At our used car lots, the process stays under one roof and you work with the same team, not only putting you in a vehicle the most efficient way possible, but also building a relationship with a team you can trust who works for you.Some suggestions when coming up with a budget and accepting financing:

  • What are your initial costs?
  • Will there be a downpayment and what can you afford to put down?
  • What are the taxes?
  • State fees for licensing, registrations and title.
  • Are there dealership fees?
  • What will your monthly car payment be?
  • What about maintenance, insurance, gas, and registration renewal?

In our buy here pay here program, we make the buying process as easy as 1-2-3. Regardless of credit score or past financial history, we’ve been working to help provide our customers with auto financing and a reliable vehicle for over 20 years. Come to our used car dealership on 79th & Wornall in Kansas City and see why we have six locations throughout Missouri and Kansas with an inventory of over 500 vehicles to choose from. You can expect fast and simple process with no-hassle financing. Of our huge selection of vehicles, all come with the peace of mind of a 24 month 24,000 mile warranty and have all been professionally inspected by a third party mechanic.  Financing has never been easier with our online pre-approval application and making payments on time has never been more efficient with our online payment portal.

Some other tips to consider

There is countless information on creating a car budget online and even calculators which help figure out exactly what you can afford. While some of the information varies from site to site, dealership to dealership, or person to person, much of the advice holds true.

  • One good rule of thumb is that your monthly car payment should not exceed 15-20% of your disposable income.
  • If you’re looking to make a downpayment, try to aim for about 20% of the cost.
  • Don’t purchase a car you can not afford. This can lead to missed payments, repossession of the car or damage to your credit score.
  • Trade in your old vehicle to help lower your overall payment, thus lowering your monthly payments.
  • Figure out your total debt. You should not spend more than 36% of your gross monthly income on debt.
  • Use one of a dozen affordability or budget calculators online.
  • Don’t forget about maintenance and the cost of fuel. If you commute to work each day, calculate the mileage round trip and learn what that will cost in gas per month.

Auto Now is a family-owned business with locations throughout Kansas and Missouri including in Kansas City, Independence, Belton, Olathe, Topeka, Wichita, and the greater Kansas City Metro area. Our 6 locations hold an inventory of over 500 vehicles to choose from, continually rotating as these used cars find homes throughout Missouri and Kansas. Your next used or pre-owned vehicle is as easy as 1-2-3 with our buy here pay here in-house financing program. Pick up the phone or swing in for a visit to talk with an experienced member of our staff.

Visit Auto Now at any of our locations and check out our extensive inventory online as well as in person. See a car you like? Fill out our online loan application so we can help you get into the vehicle you love.

 
 
 
What is the Difference Between Used and Certified Pre-Owned?  Dec 20th, 2018 

What is the Difference Between Used and Certified Pre-Owned?

New, used and certified pre-owned are generally your three options when looking to buy a vehicle. But let’s say you decided you did not want to take the depreciation hit on a new vehicle and instead, you are looking for a vehicle on our Auto Now used car lot in Olathe, Kansas. You have come to the right place where our experienced staff is ready to help you through the car buying process every step of the way. In that process, we will work with you to find a car that you love and can afford, regardless of credit. As a buy here pay here dealership in Olathe, we know that everyone deserves a reliable vehicle and sometimes a second chance and we have dedicated our business to doing both. Not only that, but we love to help our customers learn more about their potential vehicles as well as the car buying process. Taking the mystery out of buying a used vehicle empowers our customers to make the best possible decision for themselves and their budgets. One mystery we will tackle is the difference between a pre-owned and a certified pre-owned vehicle.

Certified Pre-Owned

A certified pre-owned vehicle means a used vehicle that has been put through testing and inspections by the manufacturer, making sure it meets all the original requirements as if it were a new car. It is essentially a stamp of approval from the manufacturer who backs its brand. And often, the manufacturer backs its brand with a limited warranty which helps seal the deal for many car buyers because it acts to give a buyer peace of mind which goes a long way.

What are the pros and cons of a certified pre-owned car?

Pros: In general, a lot of CPO vehicles tend to be previously leased trade-ins with low mileage. What this means is they have typically been cared for and kept up to date with all major scheduled maintenances. If it was a previously leased vehicle, it may have had just one owner and its car history report is easily accessible and regularly updated with any issues or repairs. Because of this, CPO are popular with buyers who are looking to minimize the risk of buying a used car. In order for a vehicle to be certified pre-owned, it needs to be in great running condition, look great cosmetically on the inside and outside and have low mileage.

Cons: Certified pre-owned cars can be significantly more expensive than a used vehicle on our Auto Now used dealership lot in Olathe. Sometimes the price of a used vehicle can be higher than 8% of the normal price tag. But a higher price tag and manufacturer’s blessing does not always guarantee the vehicle is without potential problems down the road. In fact, there is a misconception that buying a CPO means no problems will arise for a long period of time.

Pre-Owned (non-certified)

A non-certified pre-owned vehicle is a used car. Breaking it down, there’s often not a big difference between CPO and a pre-owned besides price and inspection. However, at Auto Now in Olathe, every car on our lot is rigorously inspected by an independent mechanic. A car does not make it on our lot if we know of any major issues that could affect the vehicle. Getting the car checked by a trusted mechanic can give the same peace of mind as a certified stamp from the manufacturer.

What are the pros and cons of a certified pre-owned car?

Pros: Buying a used non-CPO vehicle means saving upwards of thousands of dollars. Consumers looking for an extended warranty through a CPO vehicle don’t always have to spend the extra money. For instance, buying a used vehicle from our Auto Now dealership in Olathe means every vehicle comes with a 24 month or 24,000 miles warranty. Not only that, but all of the vehicles in our inventory have been inspected before hitting the lot. Taking the right steps when buying a pre-owned vehicle doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Purchasing a non CPO can also lend itself to being more negotiable at the dealer.

Cons: There is usually a downside to everything and unfortunately in the car buying game, the downside of buying a used vehicle is coming across the dreaded ‘lemon.’ However, there is no real way to distinguish whether it be a CPO or non-CPO vehicle if it slips through the inspection process. Buying a pre-owned vehicle through a dealership or third party you don’t trust also comes with risk.

When it comes to buying a pre-owned vehicle, it pays to find a used car dealership you can rely on and trust. At the end of the day, buying a vehicle is a big investment and knowing as much as you can about the process will help guide you to making the best decision you can and allowing you to have confidence in your purchase. At Auto Now in Olathe, we pride ourselves on helping our customers find a reliable and affordable vehicle. As a member of the community with locations spread across Kansas and Missouri, we know cars, we know people, and we enjoy both.

With an inventory of over 500 vehicles to choose from Auto Now in Olathe not only has a large selection of pre-owned vehicles, but our buy here pay here program means that the car buying process stays under one roof with people you can trust. By offering financing other than through a traditional lender like a bank or a credit union, Auto Now’s team is able to work with our customers from start to finish in the buying process. We start the process getting to know what you can afford and we work from there to get you into a car you enjoy.

Ready to find your next car today? Give us a call or swing into our Olathe buy here pay here used car dealership today.

 
 
 
Is It Possible to Go Green When Buying from a Buy Here Pay Here Dealership?  Dec 20th, 2018 

Is It Possible to Go Green When Buying from a Buy Here Pay Here Dealership?

When Auto Now began in 1996, there was not the same talk and information about the environment as there is today. Part of this greater shift is the movement to ‘Go Green’ and reduce personal carbon footprints. Automobiles have been a notorious contributor to greenhouse gases since their creation. However, as technology improves each year and as people are becoming more aware of their effects on the environment, they are starting to not just ask questions, but demand solutions. Fortunately, auto manufacturers have begun the shift to more environmentally friendly options with electric or battery powered vehicles, flex fuel options and vehicles with higher gas mileage.

But is it possible to buy a green-friendly vehicle from our Olathe used car dealership?

A green vehicle is a motor vehicle that has a less harmful impact to the environment than comparable vehicles that may be running on gasoline or diesel. While the auto manufacturers are still developing this technology for electric and hybrid vehicles, this means we don’t see the same volume of vehicles being produced and therefore hitting our inventory. However, with an inventory of over 500 vehicles, we often have a hybrid or even an electric vehicle that passes our inspection and makes its way to our buy here pay here used car lot in Olathe.

What are my Green options?

If there are not any strictly Green vehicles on our used car lot in Olathe or in our inventory at another location and you are in need of a vehicle quickly, we also offer vehicles that consume less gas. While not completely Green, every bit helps, especially if your previous vehicle was a gas guzzler. Our staff would love to help get you into a vehicle that you will love, that you can afford, and that will help reduce the overall carbon footprint affecting our Earth.

How do I find a vehicle with low MPG?

Buying a vehicle is a big investment. For many people, it means a substantial amount of time with a monthly car payment. It means budgeting and knowing what you want and what you can afford. While in this process, research is your best friend and the best thing you can do to build confidence and know exactly what you’re looking for in a car. If you’re looking for a Green car but may not find one that fits your budget or needs, check into a vehicle with low MPG by using our vehicle inventory online. Here’s how:

  • Step one: Head over to our Olathe used car inventory page where you’ll be able to see the vehicles that are currently available on our lot.
  • Step two: By browsing our inventory, you’ll be able to select the make and model of a vehicle that you may know has a lower MPG rating than another. Some manufacturers historically with these characteristics tend to be Honda, Toyota, and Hyundai. But not always! Be sure to research your vehicle in question.
  • Step three: Once you locate a vehicle, select the link on the right of the vehicle that says “View More Information.” Clicking that link will take you to another page which will not only have photographs of the interior and exterior of the vehicle, but it will have a detailed breakdown of the vehicle and its specifications.
  • Step four: After you’ve reviewed this page and the details of the car on our lot in Olathe, Kansas, find the MPG information and plug it into our MPG calculator. The calculator will use the vehicle’s MPG rating and current gas prices along with your driving habits to determine your monthly and annual fuel consumption in dollars.
  • Step five: Use this MPG calculator to compare your current or past vehicles with vehicles across the Olathe lot to help determine how you can have a lower effect on greenhouse gases and maybe even your wallet.

So what can you do?

So, maybe you can’t get that hybrid vehicle you were hoping for, but it’s not too late. Awareness and research is a great start for buying any vehicle, especially one from our buy here pay here used car lot in Olathe. Over the past decades, vehicles have been getting more efficient and the more efficient a vehicle, the fewer harmful greenhouse gases it emits into the atmosphere. Did you know that it can take over 100 years for that emissions to evaporate? On average, vehicles in the 70s had just 13 mpg compared to vehicles being produced today with an average of 25 mpg closing in on 40 mpg in the next decade. Another fun fact is that cars and trucks are 98% cleaner than they were in the 1960s! Today, car buyers have more information today for all new vehicles related to fuel economy, fuel costs, and environmental impacts due to a overhaul unveiled by the EPA and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

With a little research into the used cars available and by comparing cars on our Olathe used car lot, you’ll find the perfect fit for not only your everyday use and affordability, but for your everyday contribution to reducing smog and greenhouse gases. More and more, people are becoming informed and aware how the little choices we make can greatly affect our environment and climate over time. With a constantly revolving inventory and out auto buyers looking for the best vehicles to bring to our lots, chances are it is only a matter of time before the car of your dreams appear on our used lot in Olathe. Our staff of experts are ready to help regardless of your financial background or credit history. Ready to take a test drive or talk with one of us about making a move to a Greener vehicle? Come in to our used car lot in Olathe, send us a message or give us a call today!

 
 
 
Auto Now Can Get You Driving in a Great Vehicle Despite Your Credit History  Dec 5th, 2018 

Auto Now Can Get You Driving in a Great Vehicle Despite Your Credit History

Bad credit? No problem. Past credit issues? No problem. Applying for a loan is a big financial move, especially if your credit is not the best or you’ve been through recent financial hardships. Breaking the financial crisis cycle is difficult and requires time and opportunity. Helping our neighbors and understanding the idea of a second chance is why Auto Now dealership of Topeka and our buy here, pay here program offers over 500 vehicles throughout our locations for people regardless of their credit score. Most traditional lending institutions won’t spend the time to understand the person and situation, it’s simply based on a number. But for our customers, knowing someone has their back and works with them to provide financing as well as a vehicle under one roof is why we have been around since 1996 with 6 locations throughout Missouri and Kansas. Reliable transportation is a key factor in holding and keeping a job. It is also an opportunity to rebuild low or damaged credit.

Know your credit score

When you’re ready to purchase a used car from a dealership like Auto Now in Topeka, Kansas, there are several steps you should take to prepare yourself for the time at the dealership. Fortunately, going to a buy here, pay here dealer means keeping everything simple, streamlined, and efficient. Because everything is under one roof, you’re shopping for a car in the same place that is financing the car. It’s a win-win and you spend much less time than you would a traditional dealership. While a financial institution may deny you outright based on your FICO credit score, Auto Now works with potential car buyers who have credit issues. It’s important to know what your credit score is, how it’s been affected, and how to repair it moving forward, but it’s not a factor in financing with Auto Now.

Guaranteed Financing

Traditional financing lenders often assess risk based off of one number- your credit score. What can happen as a result of this narrow scope is not receiving an auto loan and in turn, not being able to afford a car. As an important aspect of many people’s lives, cars are often a necessity for a lot of people in the Kansas and Missouri region. Due to distances between locations and often limited public transportation, having a car could mean the difference between being employed or not. If traditional lenders such as banks and credit unions were the only options, people with issues in their credit history would have a difficult time purchasing a vehicle. A benefit of our buy here, pay here dealership in Topeka is you are guaranteed financing and our staff works hard to identify your vehicle needs as well as what you’re able to afford. With our in-house lending, gone are the days of past credit issues affecting your future and strict credit checks that cause hard hits on your credit score.

Consider a trade-in

As a dealership, we sell cars. We need to sell cars, that’s our business and as a family owned-business with 6 locations and experience in communities across Kansas and Missouri for over 20 years, our team is knowledgeable and capable. The advantage of dealerships needing to sell vehicles is that they’re constantly on the lookout for all varieties of cars. Because our Topeka-based Auto Now dealership has in-house financing, it means we are able to pay competitive market pricing and often top-dollar for your trade-in. Due to the buy here, pay here program and financing structure, we have more flexibility over trade-in values than most regular dealerships. What does that mean for the buyer of a used vehicle? That means you have negotiating power to get the deal you need to make the purchase you want.

Get pre-approved online

Applying for an auto loan with Auto Now dealership in Topeka is as easy as filling out a form and submitting it through our online application site. The process typically takes less than 10 minutes to see the results. All we ask is that you’re over the age of 18, you make at least $1200 a month after taxes and you have a valid driver’s license. There’s no more hassle dealing with applying through third parties or banks with loads of paperwork and multiple inquiries into your credit score. Not only will being pre-approved save you time, but it will allow you to understand what you can afford to help narrow down a selection from over 500 vehicles in our inventory throughout Missouri and Kansas. Don’t forget to save a copy for yourself and give us a call if you have any questions or need assistance.

Build your credit

After you’ve found a car you love and you’ve received your financing, there’s one final step after driving the car off our Topeka used car lot. Payments. You and your new car are driving into a bright future! It’s a new start to rebuild or repair your credit score and set a solid financial foundation to give yourself more options and opportunity. An account specialist will help set up monthly or weekly payments based on what you can afford and decide the best date to make those payments. We offer online one-time payments as well as the ability to set up automatic payments so you can set it and forget it and look forward to the road ahead.

In the market for a used car but don’t have great credit? Check out one of our six locations around Kansas City, Topeka, Belton, Independence, Wichita, and Olathe today!

 
 
 
Auto Now Makes Car Buying Simple with Our Buy Here Pay Here Experience  Dec 5th, 2018 

Auto Now Makes Car Buying Simple with Our Buy Here Pay Here Experience

Finding the perfect car is complicated. It’s not easy. It’s not smooth. It’s inefficient. It takes time and there are seemingly countless decisions and factors that create barriers or dismantle any hopes and dreams of driving off the lot in a timely manner. Or at all. What color do I choose? How much can I afford? What do I need in a car and what do I want? Can I afford what I want? Can I afford a car at all? These are all valid questions and feelings in the car buying process that is all too common, especially with traditional dealerships. But fear not! Our team at Auto Now in Belton are experienced professionals here to help and dispel any anxiety caused by the process. In fact as a buy here, pay here car dealership, we’ve changed the car buying game by keeping the process streamlined under one roof so that you can find a car you like and can afford by working with one team from start to finish.

A lot of the car buying process breaks down into two simple questions:

  1. What do you need?
  2. What do can you afford?

Being a buy here, pay here dealership throughout Kansas and Missouri means we’re in a unique position to help people who may not have the best credit, low credit, or poor credit history due to financial hardships. For many of our customers, buying a car is a daunting task but we’re here to breakdown that process and make it less intimidating. Before coming in to our Belton, Missouri car dealership, it’s important to know what you can do beforehand and what to expect from your experience.

Know your budget

By getting your finances together before you begin visiting dealerships, your car shopping experience will be more streamlined and focused. Understanding what you can afford and what you’re willing to pay will be huge when looking for a car. Not only will it help narrow a focus to a specific model or series of car, it will help to focus on your true needs rather than wants. It will also let you know if you have any wiggle room to splurge on that sunroof or the leather interior. To find the best possible deal, it’s important to have a number in your head (or on a piece of paper) when you visit the dealership. During the first part of your visit to our buy here, pay here dealership, we’ll discuss budget and figure out what you can afford and whether you qualify for our in-house financing. That way it’ll help narrow down our options.

Know what you need in a car

Knowing your budget will help you identify your needs. The frills may have to go, or maybe you can splurge a bit. But you won’t know that until you make a list of how a vehicle will contribute to your life. Are you looking for a vehicle for towing? Maybe you have a long commute to work and are looking for a fuel efficient car? Identifying your needs will help the team at Auto Now in Belton, Missouri set you up with one of our 500 cars in our inventory.

Check our inventory

After you’ve figured out your budget and narrowed down your needs, it’s time to hit the inventory of over 500 vehicles on our lots throughout Kansas and Missouri. Not only can you do this from the convenience of home, but it will help get an idea of the quality and reliable vehicles we have on our car lots. You can also come in to our Belton dealership and talk with any one of our specialists who will gladly walk you through the searching process. Checking the inventory online is also an efficient and practical way to compare various makes and models.

Apply for pre-approval

Since you’re already online, apply for pre-approval through our online financing application. Once approved, you have 30 days to purchase a vehicle through our buy here, pay here program in Belton. Forget the pages and pages of documentation needed to apply for financing, Auto Now’s online application is one page simple electronic form that asks for basic information such as name and address as well as employment information. Part of what makes the car buying experience so simple with our buy here, pay here dealerships is the one-stop-shop set up. Not only do you shop with us, you also finance through our dealership. From start to finish, you’ll be working with the same team of professionals.

Come in and let us help!

So you’ve figured out your budget and your needs. You’ve gone online to do your homework and you’ve gone through our inventory to narrow down the make and model cars you’re interested in getting a closer look at and test driving. Perfect! Maybe you’ve even applied for financing online? Even better! Now you’re ready to visit the Belton buy here, pay here dealership so our team can further assist you. In fact, anywhere along this journey is a perfect time to come in and talk with a representative. They’ll discuss your financials and help narrow down what you can afford. They’ll also help guide you to the best car for your price range and needs.

With used car dealerships throughout the Kansas and Missouri area, Auto Now is excited to serve members of the communities by finding them the most affordable and reliable vehicles on the road. Swing in for your next (or first) car purchase!

 
 
 
Our 24-Month Warranty Gives You Peace Of Mind When Buying From Auto Now  Dec 5th, 2018 

Our 24-Month Warranty Gives You Peace Of Mind When Buying From Auto Now

After researching for a car that fits your needs and one that you can afford, there’s a moment where a decision is made to see the vehicle and move forward with purchasing. If you’ve found the vehicle in the inventory at Auto Now Belton dealership, we’re ready to help through the process. However, many first-time car buyers get cold feet because it’s a big expense. Especially buying through a Buy Here, Pay Here dealership, sometimes customers don’t have the best credit and so are extra vulnerable with often large purchases. The last thing anyone wants to have happen is to buy a car that breaks down a short time after driving it off the lot.

As a family owned business in the community serving over six locations within Kansas and Missouri for the past 20 years, we understand that our reputation is as good as our word and the quality of care and customer service we provide. Because we want our customers to drive away happy and with peace of mind, we offer a generous warranty that covers 24 months or 24,000 miles from the date of sale or measured odometer reading. To better understand our peace of mind warranty let’s take a closer look:

Coverage

If still within the terms of the warranty, and after meeting the $200 deductible per visit, the repair will be arranged to affected components listed in specific coverage of the vehicle. Repairs will be made within 21 days of notification and any parts may be made with parts of a like kind and quality at the time of the breakdown. This includes any remanufactured or used parts. The Limited Warranty covers failure to a covered part as it results from normal wear and tear. This breakdown of coverage can also be found by visiting the warranty section online. Also included on the site is a list of what is not covered under our 24 month/24,000 mile warranty.

Engine

All Internal Lubricated Parts plus these non-internal lubricated parts:  intake and exhaust manifolds, factory installed supercharger/turbocharger, radiator, water pump, thermostat, fuel pump, valve covers, oil pan, dipstick and tube, lines, timing belt, timing chain/belt cover, camshaft position sensor, crankshaft position sensor, engine mounts, flywheel, ring gear, flex plate, harmonic balancer, belt tensioner and idler pulley(s), cylinder head, engine block, rotor housings.*

Transmission

All Internal Lubricated Parts plus these non-internal lubricated parts: torque converter, transmission mount(s), oil pan, dipstick and filler tube, lines, vacuum modulator.  Transmission case*.

Transfer case

All Internal Lubricated Parts plus these non-internal lubricated parts: electronic and vacuum engagement parts, four wheel drive/semi-automatic and manually operated hub assemblies. Transfer case*.

Drive axle assembly

All Internally Lubricated Parts plus the following parts: axle shafts, axle bearings, constant velocity joints and boots, universal joints, center support bearing, Final drive housing, constant velocity joints and boots, universal joints, center support bearing. Final drive housing*.

Electrical

Alternator, voltage regulator, starter motor, starter drive, starter solenoid or starter relay, wiper motor(s), power window motor/regulator, power seat motor, power mirror motor, power door lock actuator, ignition cylinder.

Steering and suspension

Steering box, rack, and pinion assembly.  power steering pump, lines, pitman arm, idler arm, radius arm, tie rod leveling sleeve, tie rods and center link, steering column shaft, shaft coupling and bearings, upper and lower control arm shafts and bushings, double wishbone assembly, upper and lower ball joints, wheel bearings, steering knuckle, torsion bars and bushings, track bar and bushings, stabilizer bar and bushings, stabilizer links, spindle and spindle support, coil springs and leaf springs, sensor and limiter valve.

Heating and cooling

Compressor clutch coil and pulley, dryer/accumulator, heater core, condenser, compressor, evaporator, lines, expansion valve, orifice, mode control cable.

Brakes

Master cylinder, vacuum assist booster, hydro-boost and accumulator, disc calipers, wheel cylinders, flexible hydraulic lines and fittings, compensation valve, load distribution valves, backing plates, self-adjusters, shift interlock, parking brake linkage, and cables.

Fluids, lubricants and filters

Covered when required in connection with the repair of the covered part.

Purchasing a used car from the Auto Now Belton dealership means not only having an efficient car buying experience under one-roof that can help repair your credit, it also means taking the worry out of the unknowns of owning a car for your first 24 months or 24,000 miles. When buying a car, it’s common to ask how likely a car is to break down. Will repairs be serious? Can I afford a breakdown and repair? As cars become increasingly filled with technology, jumping under the hood and tightening a bolt may no longer be an option. However, having that same peace of mind is possible through a warranty that is included in the sale of the vehicle, not an add on for more money. As your Belton neighborhood dealership, we take our role serving the community seriously and we’re ready to help get you into a car you both love and can afford.

To see a more detailed description of the terms in the warranty contact our Belton Auto Now dealership location or visit our warrant section online.

 
 
 
Our Buy Here Pay Here Dealership is the Perfect Choice for the Coming Holiday Season  Dec 5th, 2018 

Our Buy Here Pay Here Dealership is the Perfect Choice for the Coming Holiday Season

The team at Auto Now dealership in Olathe, Kansas wishes you and yours the best this holiday season. Since we opened our doors in 1996, the Auto Now family has set up shop in six communities across Kansas and Missouri. In that time, we’ve had countless offers and have sold countless vehicles to our friends and neighbors, many who are repeat customers. By purchasing a vehicle with us, they’ve received 24 months/24,000 mile warranties, loans and financing approved to people with credit issues, and even opportunities to rebuild their credit. Our family-owned business and staff pride ourselves in serving members of the community by providing reliable vehicles at a reasonable and affordable rate. Our Facebook page continually shares photos of the most recent happy customers and their new cars.

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, there’s not a better time to pick up that vehicle you’ve had your eyes on for some time. Make a splash entering into 2019 with a new-to-you car from our buy here, pay here dealership. Our inventory is packed with over 500 vehicles just waiting for you and with our efficient financing and selling process, you can be out the door in off the lot in significantly less time it takes at traditional auto dealerships.

Why should you consider the buy here, pay here dealership in Olathe this holiday season?

Speed

At Auto Now, the approval process can take only 10 minutes! Following approval, your account remains active for 30 days so long as you hold your same address and employment status. With a quick process, that means no waiting in lobbies all afternoon, filing paperwork, or anxiously wondering if the car you love will be sold from under your feet. The application process at Olathe dealership is quick and effective and can even be done through our online application site. All types of credit are accepted and approval is fast. One of our expert team members is always eager to help as we’ll walk you through the process as well as help define your needs and what you can afford.

Handling

One-stop shop means our team of professionals in Olathe are able to spend quality one-on-one time with each customer through the entire process. In fact, any of our locations throughout Kansas and Missouri will assist you directly through every step of the buying process. While traditional dealerships offer you multiple options for financing- through them, through the manufacturer, through a bank or through a credit union- Auto Now is the seller and the lender, so everything stays in house. What this means is it keeps the paperwork to a minimum as well as keeps the number of people and institutions involved to a minimum. When you purchase a car through a buy here, pay here program, it’s as simple as 1-2-3.

  1. Pick out your car from over 500 in our inventory
  2. Apply for guaranteed financing through our dealership
  3. Drive off the lot making payments on a schedule you help set up

Our simple requirements for approval are to be at least 18, make at least $1200 a month and hold a valid driver’s license. If you meet these requirements, you can expect Auto Now to set you up with no-hassle financing, offer a huge selection of high-quality vehicles, peace of mind warranties, and treat you like the rest of our customers to find the best possible vehicle for your needs.

Condition

In order of our cars to make it to the lot, they are thoroughly inspected by an independent mechanic. If there was ever a time in the history of cars to buy a used car, that time is now. Cars built within the past decade have improved exponentially, knocking away those myths of buying used cars and having them break down. Through depreciation, new cars lose up to 30% of their value just driving them off the lot. What that means for you purchasing through a buy here, pay here dealership is a more affordable vehicle when it ends up in our lot. And to offer peace of mind, all our vehicles come with an extensive 24 month/24,000 miles warranty. We know a car purchase can be a big deal and we want everything to be happy and to rest assured when they leave the lot that they were taken care of.

Come check out our Olathe, Kansas location and talk with a member of the team to get started. We’re here to help with any questions and walk your through the car buying process. With 6 locations to choose from throughout Missouri and Kansas, it’s easy to find your next used vehicle. Just pick up the phone or swinging in for a visit.

Don’t hesitate to visit us at any location and before you come, check out our extensive inventory online as well as our loan application so we can better help you. or give us a call. Also, remember to check out our Facebook page for upcoming deals. We can’t wait to help you out.

 
 
 
Tired of The Traditional Dealership Experience? Consider Buy Here Pay Here  Dec 5th, 2018 

Tired of The Traditional Dealership Experience? Consider Buy Here Pay Here

Providing you a no-nonsense path forward towards car ownership is our top priority at our Auto Now dealership in Independence, Missouri. How many times have you gone to a dealership and been given the runaround? How many times have you gone in looking for a very specific car only to have the salesperson have your words go through one ear and out the other, directing you to a completely different, unaffordable vehicle? Everyone has a nightmare story from a dealership and every experience is different just as every dealership is different. For the team at Auto Now, it comes down to caring for our customers, uniquely and individually. Each person brings something fresh and exciting onto our lot. Just as each person brings their own financial backgrounds as well.

With a buy here, pay here dealership, we’re able to fast track buying a used car because all our lending and sales takes place under one roof. Gone are the long hours waiting as the salesperson plays with your credit and personal information contacting every third party lender in the area. Meanwhile, watching your car be sold out from under you.

Benefits of buy here, pay here include:

  • Buying and paying for a car all in one place, streamlining the process which saves on time and paperwork. The benefit of having a transaction like this take place in one location under one roof is that the customer and the sales team are able to know each other, work together and form a relationship. Many of our customers are repeat customers, loyal to their Auto Now professional.
  • Knowing that you’re working with more than a business. Our staff is made up of members of the local community and their customers are often their friends and their neighbors.
  • With 6 locations throughout the midwest into Missouri and Kansas, this means we’ve supplied countless vehicles to friends, neighbors and families providing them essential transportation in their daily lives.
  • Reliable vehicle that has undergone a comprehensive inspection and comes with a warranty for peace of mind. Our 24 month/24,000 mile warranty provides peace of mind that when you drive your new car off our car lot in Independence, Missouri, we will protect your investment as written in the warranty terms policy. This comes standard on all vehicles on our lot.
  • Forget the idea of traditional credit. We’re here to help and guarantee financing for a car you can afford. We’re not a bank or a credit union and we’re not like your typical car dealership just trying to reach a bottom line at any cost. Because many of our clients have seen or fallen on financial hardships, we pride ourselves in helping them recover and rebuild their credit while also supplying them with reliable transportation.
  • Online payment hub that can accept one-time or automatic payments. Our payment hub is secure, easy and convenient. It not only provides a total amount due, it also notifies you of a payoff date among other features unique to your account.
  • Customized payment calendar that fits into your schedule worked on with one of our experts.
  • Avoiding the middle-man at third party lenders or dealerships. Traditional dealerships often shop your information around, making hard inquiries into your credit which affects your credit score. If you’re already concerned about your score, such a hit could have lasting damages. We take out the middleman through in-house financing, so you’re only dealing with us.
  • Trade in your old car. We offer competitive market rates for trade-ins often offering top-dollar depending on condition, make, model and inventory.
  • And most importantly, finding a car you love to drive. We have a stake in the happiness of our clients. Not only are you making an investment in a vehicle, but we are making an investment in you and your experience. A good job means referrals and repeat customers.

Through our Buy Here, Pay Here programs, we’re able to assist customers in purchasing a vehicle regardless of credit. Banks, credit unions and other traditional lenders make their lending decisions based on a credit score and not the person. Because of this, anyone who may have fallen on hard financial times is immediately left out of the buying process or is charged interest rates which make a car next to impossible to afford. Through our dealership, customers receive auto financing regardless of credit or past financial history. In addition, by purchasing a high-quality vehicle that has been rigorously inspected by an independent mechanic, our customers have an opportunity to improve their credit score through regularly scheduled payments.

Auto Now is a family-owned business with locations throughout Kansas and Missouri including in Kansas City, Independence, Belton, Olathe, Topeka, Wichita, and KC Metro area. We’re committed to strong quality ties to the community and maintain ongoing relationships with our many satisfied customers.

 
 
 
Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Used Vehicle Over New  Dec 5th, 2018 

Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Used Vehicle Over New

Buying a car is an exciting process. Despite the stigma of the past when dealing with buying and selling used vehicles, the cars these days are not only built better, they’re lasting much longer than the cars our parents drove around or we drove around in our younger days. With Olathe’s Auto Now dealership and our easy 1-2-3 approval process, hopping into a new to you car takes less time than a traditional dealership experience because we offer everything under one roof. For instance, our financing requires that a customer is 18 years of age or older, holds a valid driver’s license and makes at least $1200 each month. There’s no other hidden criteria. Why? Because we are not a traditional lending institution basing our decision on whether you have good credit or not. We believe if you have a low credit score or a hiccup in your credit history, it shouldn’t prevent you from purchasing a vehicle, which is often a necessity for life.

But to figure out if a used vehicle is for you requires research. Fortunately, our expert team in Olathe is ready to help either over the phone or by visiting our dealership. In the meantime, we’ve put together an article highlighting 5 key reasons to think about buying a used vehicle over a new.

Take a Look at Our Top 5 Reasons to Buy Used

1. Hassle-free financing

At Auto Now, we make the application process quick and effective which means asking basic information, such as questions relating to employment. All types of credit are accepted and approval is fast. We even offer an online application if you’re curious about pre-approval during your research phase of looking for a new vehicle. Typically, the approval process takes just 10 minutes, after which it will remain active for 30 days so long as no status changes in address or employment. Because of this quick process, we are able to find the best affordable option for a car on our lot. Because many customers enjoy paying off their loans sooner rather than later, we offer short term loans. We base your low down payment on your individual circumstances and the vehicle you choose. One of our trained specialists will help you find a vehicle and payment schedule that suits your needs and budget.

2. Large selection of vehicles

Whether it’s one of the 500 cars in our inventory at Auto Now throughout Missouri and Kansas or elsewhere, buying a used vehicle often means a larger selection to choose from. Each year, roughly 350 new models of cars are released. But that number is tiny in comparison to the mass amount of used vehicles that have yet been sold. What this means is there’s an over saturation in the market leading to competitive market pricing and options making the consumer come out as the winner. Many of the cars on our lots and in our inventory online are trade-ins from dealerships. Some vehicles have also been purchased at auction and all vehicles go through a comprehensive inspection to ensure quality and reliability.

3. Depreciation

An incredibly common and accurate reason why many people prefer to buy used cars is based on depreciation. On average, a new car will lose up to 30% of its value simply by driving it off the lot. Some cars are known to depreciate upwards of 50% within just a few years of being purchased. It’s important to note that while there are benefits to buying a new car, it’s almost not worth the drop in value alone paired with the often difficult traditional financing requirements by institutional lenders.

4.Registration and Insurance

Ah yes, something we often forget when purchasing a vehicle until the deed is done. Insurance and registration costs. Putting it plainly, a used vehicle will typically cost less to insure and will also inquire less registration fees in comparison with a new vehicle. At Auto Now in Olathe, we work closely with the car buyer to be sure their monthly payment is within budget while still finding a car that suits the customer’s needs and wants. We know that sometimes a vehicle’s insurance premium can often break the deal between affordability or not. And don’t forget registration fees which appear annually and is based largely on the estimated value from the make, year and model of your car.

5.Data

Competitively priced used car dealerships like Auto Now in Olathe make finding affordable vehicles easy through our inventory and buy here, pay here program. But as a used car buyer, before visiting any dealership, it’s important to do you research. And there’s no type of vehicle with more information and data than a used vehicle. From companies to independent reviewers to everyday forums run by everyday people, finding information on a used vehicle has never been easier. While some reviews can be subjective, it’s important to note the source and understand the incentive behind reviews.

Ready to find your next used vehicle at Auto Now’s Olathe location? Use our online application. to get pre approved before visiting the lot. It’s important to keep in mind the options available to you through this process and be sure it fits within your budget. Auto Now continually works with people who are trying to rebuild their credit after credit issues and our in house financial team is here to help through our buy here, pay here program. When you’re ready, come visit us!

 
 
 
Top 5 Things to Look at When Shopping for a Used Car  Dec 5th, 2018 

Top 5 Things to Look at When Shopping for a Used Car

Car shopping can be a lot of work and stress, especially when you’re not sure what exactly you’re looking for or where to go. Fortunately, the expert team at Auto Now in Independence are professionals at navigating the car buying process. The members of our team are also members of your communities. We’re your neighbors and your friends and our customers are often friends and family. For over twenty years throughout Missouri and Kansas communities, we’re committed to helping people find cars they love and can afford while helping their credit. Whether it’s your first time purchasing a vehicle or you’re seeking to rebuild your credit through our buy here, pay here program, our Independence Auto Now vehicle dealership has a car for you.

If you’re reading this article, it probably means you’re interested in learning the benefits of buying a used vehicle. Maybe you’re on the fence between new and used or you’re looking for reassurance for the vehicle type you can afford. Educating yourself is one of the most important steps in the car buying process, whether you’re looking for a new or used vehicle. There are a few key points to check off your list when shopping for a used car.

Check the vehicle history report for:

A vehicle’s history report is like its medical record. Through sites like CarFax, you should be able to trace the car’s history back to its production location and date. Furthermore, you’ll want to keep a close eye on the line items and exactly what the entries say. Some red flags to look out for in a vehicle history report include:

1. Frequent ownership changes

If there’s frequent buying and selling activity on a vehicle within a short period of time, you’ve got to wonder why? In the industry, it’s often called a ‘hot potato’ which refers to a vehicle that could have an expensive repair issue.

2. Has it passed all its emissions testing?

If you see multiple failed emissions tests on a report, be sure to check more into the reasons behind this. Check online and research the vehicle to see if there’s a consistent problem. While some counties and locations don’t require emissions inspections, buying a vehicle with multiple failed emissions may be a greater problem than being able to register your vehicle. Additionally, it is illegal for a dealer to sell a vehicle that does not have a current emissions record.

3. Location

It’s easy to overlook, but a car that has driven and parked in a place like Independence, Missouri versus a New England coastal state is going to see slower and different wear and tear. For example, harsh winters in the northeast contribute to poor roads and salting. What that means for a vehicle that frequents those conditions is more wear and tear on the axles and under side of the vehicle including an environment for rust to form. Additionally, a vehicle that was driven near the coast will be affected by salt on the roads and in the air which can lead to faster rusting and deterioration due to corrosion if not regularly maintained and cleaned.

4. Check under the hood and regularly scheduled maintenance

Based on mileage and time, cars should be routinely and regularly brought in for preventative maintenance. If a spark plug should have been changed at 60,000 miles and the vehicle has 90,000 miles without any record of prior maintenance, be sure to ask about the discrepancy when on the lot. Checking under the hood is as important as checking the history report on the car because it will show visual and physical signs of wear and tear as well as whether the vehicle has been sitting for a while (flat spots on tires) and maintenance proof. When looking under the hood, check:

  • The oil
  • The transmission fluid
  • The tires
  • Signs of rust
  • Signs of dry rot or cracking in the hoses and belts
  • Replacement dates or aftermarket parts

5. Confirm VIN number

Checking the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) information seems basic, but be sure not to overlook this step. It’s important to make sure the VIN matches the title information and the information found on the Carfax vehicle history report. A decoder chart will information which should match the vehicle’s records.

While there’s an extensive list of things to check when looking for a used vehicle, this list of important basics is a good start to get your thoughts flowing and establish confidence in your car buying experience. Browsing Auto Now’s dealership inventory throughout Kansas and Missouri to find the car that best suits your needs is a great way to get a leg up on the process and begin this research. Reading reviews, researching issues with vehicles as well as learning what people love about certain makes and models will only set you up for success when you visit our Independence car dealership and begin the buy here, pay here process.

Swing by our Independence, Missouri location to talk with a team of specialists who will work with you from start to finish in the used vehicle purchasing process.

 
 
 
You Can Be Sure You're Getting a Great Vehicle From Our Buy Here Pay Here Dealership  Dec 5th, 2018 

You Can Be Sure You're Getting a Great Vehicle From Our Buy Here Pay Here Dealership

Buying a used vehicle with low to no credit, in general, can be a challenge even when everything is working in your favor. But introduce another small hurdle and it can quickly become close to impossible. For instance, prior financial hardships which have affected your credit score could be the difference between receiving financing or not. Fortunately, the Buy Here, Pay Here financing program at our Auto Now Topeka dealership is just the place to visit if you have less than perfect credit. Financing is guaranteed and can be done either in person or online in a matter of minutes. Once your financing is squared away, we’ll take a look at inventory and get you into a car you love. But how do you know you’re getting a quality vehicle?

Inspection

Car owners are typically required to go through a state inspection and sometimes an emissions test each year to keep their car on the road. Similarly, some but not all dealerships go over their inventory before selling them. Beyond simply seeing if the car is running, it’s for safety. The safety of the driver and passengers, but inspections are also conducted for the safety of others on the roads. At Auto Now, all our vehicles in our inventory go through a rigorous inspection process before they see the car lot and potential buyers. We use a mechanic who is independent and thoroughly checks over each car we purchase or acquire to sell on our lots. What that means is running through a comprehensive checklist to be sure you’re getting a car that runs and won’t break down right off the lot.

Warranty

For peace of mind to our customers, we offer a 24 month/24,000 mile warranty which takes effect after meeting the $200 deductible per each visit. Repairs are typically made within 21 days of the reported issue and a like kind and quality of parts. This breakdown of coverage can be found by checking out the warranty online. Also, a list of parts below help breakdown a general view of what is covered.

Regulated to protect you

Auto dealerships, whether they sell new vehicles or are like Auto Now in Topeka, Kansas and sell through a Buy Here, Pay Here financing program, are regulated through state and federal law to protect the consumer. What that means specifically for customers at Auto Now is that we report and follow the same laws as other dealers in Kansas and Missouri. Our staff is up-to-date on the current laws and knowledge to better assist you on your search for your next vehicle. Below is a selection of these regulations:

  • State & Federal Unfair & Deceptive Practices laws
  • State Usury laws
  • The Truth in Lending Act
  • The Used Car Rule
  • The Safeguards Rule
  • The Red Flags Rule

Extensive Inventory

Our used car lots throughout Kansas and Missouri fluctuate given the season as well as the health of the economy, locally and nationally. We see a fair amount of trade-ins which come to us through customers as well as a selection of cars through auto dealer auctions. All of our cars are inspected by an independent mechanic before hitting the lot for our customers. Between our six locations in Kansas City, Independence, Belton, Olathe, Topeka and Wichita, we have between 350 and 500+ at any given time. Looking for a specific vehicle, check our online inventory!

Check the vehicle history

As a potential car buyer, you should never solely rely on the word of another, whether that’s a dealership or a well-intentioned friend. Doing your own research and investigation is key to making the best decision and coming away with a vehicle you love and are confident to drive. Doing research into buying a vehicle can include everything from online reviews, Kelly Blue Book values, comparisons with multiple similar models, and so on. But once you’ve settle on your car of choice, that specific car you just can’t stop thinking about, one of the final steps in the car-buying process is to check the Carfax vehicle history report and matching VIN number. This is a great way to ensure the car you’re buying doesn’t have any surprise problems. These vehicle history reports are summaries of the life of a vehicle including services, accidents, owners or any other issues since the time of it being manufactured. It’s a documentation of the life of a vehicle, for nearly every vehicle. It’s often so detailed it will share the port-of-entry if imported from outside the United States.

Bad credit, no credit, or an issue with your credit history does not mean you can’t get financing. It also doesn’t mean you should take what you can get and settle for anything less. While your options may be limited through traditional financial institutions and other dealerships, Auto Now in Topeka prides itself on helping everyday people rebuild their credit through purchasing a car that they enjoy and afford. Having options on the table and knowing what your options are when approaching a dealership or entering the car buying experience should be empowering. Whether it’s a warranty for peace of mind, having a seasoned professional mechanic closely inspect a vehicle, or researching your way to the best car in our inventory, car buying should be about the buyer and the buyer should be confident to not settle, even if their credit is not the best. As a car buyer, it is your time, your investment and your future.

Have more questions? Stop by our Topeka car lot or check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

 
 
 
What It Means to Finance your Vehicle Through Auto Now  Dec 5th, 2018 

What It Means to Finance your Vehicle Through Auto Now

We’re proud to be a family-owned business with a team of dedicated professionals that have strong ties to the Kansas City, Missouri community along 79th and Wornall. We understand that things can get tough, especially financially, and we understand the importance of how a car can literally be a vehicle to a second chance. Regardless of credit, every customer who visits our dealership on 79th and Wornall is a valued customer who we work with to outfit them with a car that not only works for them financially but also a vehicle they’re proud to drive.

With six locations around Kansas and Missouri and our buy here, pay here dealership on 79th and Wornall in Kansas City, Missouri, Auto Now has been a staple auto dealership in the community for over 20 years. As technology has improved, so too has our ability to offer our customers easier access to our inventory of over 500 vehicles, the ability to make a payment online through our payment portal, be pre-approved for a loan online, as well as offer specials and program incentives.

As easy as 1-2-3

Financing with Auto Now on 79th and Wornall in Kansas City, Missouri is as easy as 1-2-3. As a buy here, pay here dealership throughout Missouri and Kansas, we work with people across the financial spectrum everyday. Applying for financing is as simple as going online and filling out a pre-approval application or coming in to our location and meeting with one of our account specialists who will walk you through the process. We have just 3 simple requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must hold a current driver’s license
  • You must make $1200 or more each month, net of taxes.

That’s it! There’s nothing hidden and even if you have prior credit issues or low credit, we’re ready to work with you to get you in your next car.

Our application process

Applying for financing with Auto Now has never been easier. Whether applying through our online pre-approval or visiting our 79th and Wornall used car dealership in Kansas City, the application process can take as little as 10 minutes and doesn’t pry into personal information. Some basic questions we ask are:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Time at residence
  • Current employer and length of time employed

Many dealerships will dig deeper as well as provide third party lenders your information as they search for better financing. Financing through Auto Now means your experience starts and stops under one roof. With our dealership, gone are the days waiting hours for a car or coming back days later only to hear the vehicle you had your eyes on was sold or transferred. With that said, there is no pressure to purchase a vehicle that same day. Need some time to think about it or couldn’t find the perfect fit among our 500 vehicle inventory? After you’re approved for financing, the approval status will remain for 30 days so long as there are no major changes within your employment status. We want our customers to have the best car-buying experience to become loyal customers for the future.

Being in business since 1996 means we’re committed to the greater Missouri and Kansas communities to provide our friends and neighbors with the most reliable vehicles possible. Financing through our dealerships means purchasing a car that we stand by and guarantee. To give you that extra peace of mind, we have a warranty of 24 months and up to 24,000 miles. If it’s covered, we’ll fix it!

Receive auto financing, regardless of credit or past financial history

Traditional lending institutions such as banks and credit unions base their lending decisions on credit scores. What that means for someone with low credit or a history of credit issues is that financing a car can be next to impossible. This is where our buy here, pay here program comes in because we believe everyone deserves a second chance and not having a vehicle can be a burden on everyday life and employment. Regardless of past credit, our team is ready to work to find an affordable vehicle that fits your needs.

Opportunity to improve credit score

Once you’re approved for financing and you’ve picked out a vehicle, we’ll set up a payment plan that you can afford. Making monthly or weekly payments on time will help boost your credit over time and begin building or repairing that score to set you up for a solid financial foundation in the future.

High quality vehicles at buy here pay here dealerships

Not only do we have over 500 vehicles in our inventory across Missouri and Kansas, but each of our cars have been thoroughly inspected by mechanics to ensure our customers are getting the most reliable vehicles possible.

Our trained specialists will work with you to find your vehicle as well as develop a payment plan and schedule that meets your budget and needs. Many of our customers prefer to pay off their loan as quickly as possible and our short-term loan program can help do just that. Whether weekly or monthly payments work best, we work hard to provide the best plan and ease of payment to our customers. Paying is as easy as signing in to our payment portal online or visiting one of our dealerships like the car lot on 79th and Wornall in Kansas City.

Auto Now is a family-owned business with locations throughout Kansas and Missouri including in Kansas City, Independence, Belton, Olathe, Topeka, Wichita, and KC Metro area. We’re committed to strong quality ties to the community and maintain ongoing relationships with our many satisfied customers.

 
 
 
Choosing A Dealership Can Be Tricky: Here's Why You Should Go With Buy Here Pay Here  Dec 5th, 2018 

Choosing A Dealership Can Be Tricky: Here's Why You Should Go With Buy Here Pay Here

A buy here, pay here lots like our Auto Now dealership on 79th and Wornall in Kansas City are beneficial to customers looking to buy a car but may not have the best credit. With traditional lending institutions like banks and credit unions, a credit score can make or break the chances of auto financing. Furthermore, going through third-party lenders can often extend the car buying process beyond an afternoon. Traditionally, car buying takes hours, sometimes even days from first walking on the lot to driving away with a vehicle. At buy here, pay here dealerships like Auto Now, we approve customers for a car loan in sometimes as little as 10 minutes! There are dozens of benefits to shopping for a car at Auto Now on 79th and Wornall including our peace of mind warranty, in-house processing from start to finish, our trained specialists to help set up payment plans that work to help customers with low credit, convenient online payment and did we mention we’re a local, family-owned business.

Warranty

Our 24 month/ 24,000 mile warranty means peace of mind for our customers buying a used car through our buy here, pay here dealership program. Not only are our cars all inspected before they join the inventory of over 500 used vehicles throughout Kansas and Missouri, but we provide a comprehensive warranty package with any purchase of a vehicle so our customers feel confident in their purchase driving off the lot. As long as it’s in the warranty, it’s covered. A few highlights are:

  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Electrical
  • Heating and cooling
  • Suspension and steering
  • Brakes
  • Drive axle assembly
  • Transfer case
  • Fluids, lubricants, and filters

In-house process from start to finish

A key benefit to buying a used car through a buy here, pay here car lot is that everything from car shopping to financing to payments are done under one roof. For Auto Now, our family-owned business and team of experts have worked throughout communities across Kansas and Missouri establishing relationships and loyal customers for over 20 years. Having a buying process as easy as 1-2-3 under one roof means working with the same team throughout the process. It also means being approved for financing and driving off the lot with a vehicle typically happens quickly.

Help customers with credit issues or low credit

As a business in the community, we know mistakes happen and we also know sometimes things happen beyond our control. When dealing with financial hardships, not having a car can mean the difference between pulling out of the tough time or sinking further into the cycle. Because of this, a customer’s credit does not determine whether they receive financial, like at other lending institutions. Our financing comes from in-house and customers with low credit, no credit, or credit issues in their history will work with a member of our team through the process. We help customers find a car in our inventory of over 500 vehicles that fits their budget, their needs, as well as set them up with a payment plan and schedule which fits best.

Locally owned and operated

Twenty years in Kansas and Missouri means we know our community and our customers. We know cars, too! Our customers are looking for reliable used cars and affordable monthly payments to help with their daily needs as well as build credit for their long-term financial foundation. From our location on 79th and Wornall in Kansas City, Missouri to Topeka and Wichita, and online, we pride ourselves in helping people find the car they need regardless of credit. We’ve set up a process through optional online pre-approval and an efficient team of specialists to have our customers in and out the door with an affordable financed car in less time than most traditional dealerships.

Convenient online payment

Once our buy here, pay here dealership team has set up a customer with a payment schedule that works for them, payments can be made online through our payment portal. This secured site makes it easy to register and set up an account. Through that account, customers can:

  • Make a one-time payment
  • Set up automatic payments so you never miss a scheduled payment
  • Receive confirmation emails of payments
  • Print receipts
  • View history of payments made including the date and amount paid
  • Get a payoff quote

Setting up an automatic payment allows recurring payments to take place on a specified date of your choosing so customers can set it and forget it. Payments are able to be made through checking, savings, or credit card. What’s better is there is a payoff quote, payoff time, and total due balance to help keep customers on track.

Shopping for a car can be a hassle. With countless dealerships across the country, not just in Kansas and Missouri, how do you know where to go? More importantly, how do you know who you can trust to set you up with a reliable vehicle? At Auto Now, being a family-owned business in the community means our staff is made up of your neighbors and friends. Our repeat customers return because our car buying experience is not only about having a one-stop-shop, but also building a relationship because we care about what we do and have pride seeing people driving away with a car they love and can afford. And just so we know how we’re doing, we have an online customer survey we encourage everyone to complete following their experience with Auto Now.

Looking for that first used car or that next car? Swing into our location on 79th and Wornall or one of our 6 locations throughout Missouri and Kansas and let our team help!

 
 
 
How To Decide If You Should Buy a New or Used Car  Dec 5th, 2018 

How To Decide If You Should Buy a New or Used Car

A reliable vehicle is everything. It can make a huge difference depending on location. For areas around Wichita, like Maize, Haysville, Park City, Andover, Bel Air, Schulte, Derby, Oaklawn-Sunview, Greenwich, and Goddard, having a car can mean getting to or from work. It can be the difference between having a job and not having a job. It can also make or break everyday life with trips like family outings or even something seemingly as simple as going to the grocery store. Car buying should not be taken lightly but it also doesn’t have to be scary. Buying a car is all about the research that goes into it, relationship with your dealer and dealership and knowing what you want and what you can afford.

When purchasing a car, there are two options to start with: new or used. Since making this decision can often be one of the most daunting of the experience, we’ve created a general guide to help with research.

Depreciation

Depreciation is arguably the single largest expense in the car buying experience. A new car, on average, loses anywhere between 20 and 30 percent of its value as soon as it is driven off the car dealership’s lot. But it doesn’t end there. Some cars have even been shown to depreciate to half their original value within several years of being purchased. What that means for buying a new car is that immediately, the value of the car decreases and that depreciation is a loss out of your pocket essentially for just turning it on. While the new car smell is appealing, as is low mileage and being the first owner, it’s important to ask whether those perks are worth taking the depreciation hit.

Used Car Stigmas

In the past decade, cars have seen a tremendous boom, not only in safety and amenities, but in overall construction and reliability. Gone are the days of the gas-guzzling clunkers. While built well, it took a lot to keep the old used vehicles running and they were in the shop nearly as much, if not more, than they were on the road. Going back to the 1970s, the used car stigma is still around today depending who you ask. But the fact of the matter is that cars have never been more dependable and as well built than they are today. On average, cars far exceed 200,000 miles on the odometer and can infrequently see major repairs. Cars of today require maintenance, but what car hasn’t? Even components such as brakes and tires and belts last longer than old models.

Savings

From registration to insurance, the savings from buying a used car from a dealership like Auto Now is often a hidden gem of the car buying world and the last thing on the mind of someone looking to purchase a vehicle in the Wichita area. But beyond the vehicle purchase itself, insurance can often make or break a car’s affordability and monthly budget. When a used-vehicle is worth less than a new vehicle, it costs less to insure through collision and comprehensive coverage. And remember those registration fees to get that car on the road. If you’re saving now on a used vehicle, you’re setting yourself up for that next car down the road.

More Options, More Prices, More Information

With our inventory of 500 used vehicles to choose from throughout Kansas and Missouri, Auto Now has a large selection to help meet what you want and what you can afford in a vehicle. While there are plenty of new cars that hit the car lots each season, there are even more cars that hit the used lots and are in beautifully running condition. The benefit of an excess of vehicles and quality of vehicle production these days is more options means better prices. As a competitively priced car dealership in Wichita, finding an affordable car on our lot and financing through our buy here, pay here program makes it that much easier (and quicker) to get our customers in a car they love and can afford and send them on the road.

In addition to more makes and models and selections, there’s also more information whether online or in print publications regarding the vehicles that are on the road. Buying used vehicles not only means that someone else is taking the hit for instant depreciation, it also means that people are out driving and talking about what they love and what they would change in their vehicle. Does the head gasket blow after a certain number of miles on a particular vehicle? You’ll know through research. What about common maintenance issues that come up? Again, people are driving these cars and sharing this information so you can educate yourself before stepping onto a used vehicle lot knowing exactly what you want and don’t want in a car buying experience.

Whether you’re looking for a used vehicle or a new vehicle, it’s important to keep in mind the options available to you within your budget. If your credit is low or you’ve hit some financial hardships in the past, Auto Now’s buy here, pay here program may be a perfect fit for not only getting into a vehicle, but rebuilding your credit and a solid financial foundation. Come check out our Wichita location or browse our inventory online.

 
 
 
Best Ways To Buy a Car With Past Credit Issues  Dec 5th, 2018 

Best Ways To Buy a Car With Past Credit Issues

Since 2008, financing for a vehicle has become tougher especially for buyers with credit issues. Life can happen when we’re not looking. But sometimes when we take a moment to stop and look, it’s too late. They say hindsight is 20/20 meaning that looking at everything in the past is easy to judge, compare and determine what went wrong and how it could have been different. Affordable and reliable vehicles, especially throughout the greater Wichita metro area, can be an essential part of life and a means to move forward. Many of us have had credit issues or no credit at all. When buying a car with credit issues, you can unfortunately be met with few to zero options creating a cycle which is hard to rise up from.

What can you afford?

In many things we do, it’s important to have a starting point and direction. This helps us understand where we’ve been and where we intend to head. Before heading out to a dealership or dreaming of that ideal car and finding it online, it’s important to crunch some numbers. What is your weekly, monthly, and even yearly financial outlook? Do you have a budget that can accomodate an upcoming car payment? Once you come up with a figure, use that as your starting point. From Maize, Haysville, Park City, Andover, Bel Air, Schulte, Derby, Oaklawn-Sunview, Greenwich, and the surrounding Wichita area, Auto Now has a wide range of inventory to fit your budget and needs. Once you figure out your budget and an idea of what type of used vehicle you’re looking for, swing by our dealership to get the process rolling. Our staff of experts are here to help and using a buy here, pay here dealership program means you’ll never deal with an outside third party. Everything is done in-house from start to driving off the lot.

What do you need?

After figuring out a budget, begin doing some brainstorming about the type of car you’ll need. Do you have a large family that needs to be driven around? Maybe a van or SUV is the best option for you. Are you a career-driven professional needing a basic vehicle to get you to and from work with occasional weekend warrior trips? Auto Now has a vast inventory of used vehicles to fit all needs. Part of the car-buying process is to visualize yourself in the vehicle a week, a month down the road. Deciding your bare-minimum requirements is important as is deciding what amenities you can live without. Is color important to you or do you absolutely have to have a sunroof? Write down your thoughts and one of our team members will be happy to get you in the car that best aligns with your needs.

Research and Reviews

So you’ve figured out what you can afford and you’ve taken notes on what you want and what you need. Fantastic! You’ve made it past a few huge hurdles that can be a daunting part of the car buying experience. With so many new and used vehicles to choose from, each with variations within a make and model- color, automatic or manual locks and windows, a sunroof, tire size, cloth or leather interior, backup camera- the list goes on and can be a bit intimidating. But fear not! That’s a great thing for buying a used vehicle. What options mean is that there’s a greater likelihood of finding exactly what you’re looking for. At our Wichita buy here, pay here dealership alone we have over sixty vehicles to choose from with many more coming in every day.

The advantage of today is not only the quality of the used car market, but the access to information. Once you know what you can afford and what you’re looking for, head online to search Wichita dealership inventory. From the comfort of your home or nearby library, you can search for that exact model you’ve been dreaming of and you can compare with other vehicles. Dig in further and read reviews. Learn about gas mileage and maintenance concerns with various models, this way when you come to Auto Now, you’ll have an idea of what you want and what you don’t want.

Who will finance you?

Now comes the nitty-gritty of having to pay for your next used vehicle. Have you thought about financing? Traditional financing through institutions such as banks, credit unions and even online lenders can be a viable option, however you must had good credit. If you’ve had financial hardships in the past, it can be difficult and sometimes impossible to obtain a traditional auto loan. Our buy here, pay here dealership program has you covered. For over 20 years we’ve been working with our friends and neighbors in the community to get them into reliable, affordable cars, while helping to build their credit. We understand that life happens. In our buy here, pay here program, the dealer is also the lender which means your car buying experience is at a one-stop-shop. As the buyer, you’ll work with our team at Auto Now to arrange an amount for monthly payments you can afford and discuss terms of the loan directly with the dealer.

Keep up with payments?

Congratulations! You’ve gone through the used car buying process and you’ve driven your vehicle off the Auto Now dealership lot in Wichita. Having a vehicle can mean so much to a person in so many different ways. New opportunities that were once unavailable become accessible and the idea of past hurdles fly by like street signs on a highway. With buy here, pay here, we understand credit issues and how they can affect future opportunities. We work together to set up a payment plan that is affordable and can be followed. Building or repairing damaged credit begins with making timely payments on or before their due date. Not only will buying a car with credit issues get you where you need to go each day, but it can help establish a solid financial foundation for your future.

 
 
 
What You Need To Know About Financing Through a Buy Here Pay Here Dealership  Dec 5th, 2018 

What You Need To Know About Financing Through a Buy Here Pay Here Dealership

Between deciding whether to purchase a new vehicle or a used vehicle, searching for the best deals and identifying what you need versus what you want, car buying can be a lengthy process. Part of that process and an opportunity for choice is often dictated by the financing that is available which is largely based on having good to excellent credit with a clean credit history. However, being in the business for over 20 years, Auto Now and our staff know that life isn’t alway as perfect as some financial institutions hope it is. As a result of things often beyond our control, sometimes financial hardships result or maybe the opportunity to build a low credit score was never an option. Financial history should not be a barrier towards future growth and success and should not bar anyone from purchasing a vehicle within their means. At our Wichita Buy Here, Pay Here dealership, we work hard through the buying process putting our customers first and in cars they love and can afford.

Traditional financing

Many first-time vehicle buyers tend to finance through a dealership in an attempt to keep everything under one roof. However, dealerships often shop around for the best rates to compete with third party lenders and banks to find the best rate. This means it’s often same-day financing in the same location, however, some dealerships still work with third-party lenders which is spreading your information around as well as introducing a new party into the transaction. This can mean more paperwork and more correspondence once the transaction is complete. Banks and credit unions are often the traditional route car buyers take, especially if it’s a bank they’re already a member of. However, this largely relies on having good credit and assumes and uncomplicated financial history. It’s not always an option for everyone who is in need of a vehicle for basic living and employment requirements.

Buy Here, Pay Here financing

At the Auto Now dealership in Wichita, Kansas the process of purchasing a used vehicle through our Buy Here, Pay Here financing means the experience from start to finish stays under one roof. That means not using your credit to shop around for the best deal causing hard credit checks, an inquiry that other dealerships and businesses haphazardly do which can cause issues with credit history, especially if it’s already at a vulnerable level. But what exactly is Buy Here, Pay Here financing and how is it beneficial to your car buying experience? Whether you’re in Maize, Haysville, Park City, Andover, Bel Air, Schulte, Derby, Oaklawn-Sunview, Greenwich, or Goddard, purchasing a vehicle often comes down to your credit score. So if you’ve had previous hardships or low to no credit score, it’s difficult for traditional financial institutions to take the risk for an auto loan. With Buy Here, Pay Here and everything under one roof, that means Auto Now becomes the lender and the seller. This enables lending opportunities to customers regardless of their credit or past financial history.

Since 1996, Auto Now has been a proud family-owned business serving our friends and neighbors throughout Kansas and Missouri. Buying a used vehicle through a Buy Here, Pay Here dealership means not only building credit for a financial foundation but it also means making a complicated process simple. Our easy application process accepts all credit types and has a quick approval time. For our customers, that often results in lower interest rates which not only lower your monthly payments, but provides a stable start to building your credit and paying your monthly payment on time. What’s more is that our large inventory across our six locations means having over 500 vehicle options and prices at your disposal.

We’re more than a business, we want to help you by not only providing you a reliable vehicle, but also providing a no-nonsense path towards financing that works best for you. But how do you know if Buy Here, Pay Here is your best option? Typically, Buy Here, Pay Here is best suited for used-car buyers who may have low to no credit or issues with their credit history who are looking to build credit and also may need a vehicle. Buying a car is a great way to improve a credit score.

What can be expected from Auto Now?

  • Fast and simple process
  • No-hassle financing
  • Huge selection of high-quality vehicles
  • Peace of mind with our 24 month/24,000 mile warranty
  • Family-owned business with a team of professionals

If you’re looking for a vehicle and no-hassle car buying experience throughout the greater Wichita, Kansas region, the team at Auto Now is the perfect fit and we’re hoping you’ll swing through to visit. Our mission since our doors opened 20 years ago has been to provide great quality pre-owned vehicles to customers on affordable terms with simple financing. The Buy Here, Pay Here convenience means everything is done under one roof and we don’t care what credit challenges you’ve faced in the past because we’re committed to helping provide you with reliable transport for your future. Every car at Auto Now is run through a comprehensive inspection by independent mechanics before being put on the lot. And we stand behind each vehicle with our warranty for your peace of mind.

Come check out our Wichita, Kansas location and talk with a member of the team to get started or search our online inventory. We’re here to help with any questions and walk your through the car buying process.

 
 
 
Top 5 Reasons of Using Buy Here Pay Here Dealership  Dec 5th, 2018 

Top 5 Reasons of Using Buy Here Pay Here Dealership

Since 1966, Auto Now has helped thousands in Kansas and Missouri communities find cars they want through financial assistance they need. Through our buy here, pay here program, we’ve helped locals from across the financial spectrum find a vehicle and build their credit. While traditional financial institutions often categorize people in terms of lending risk, our friendly and eager team works with potential car buying customers enabling them to move forward instead of getting stuck in the past due to a financial hardship or low credit score. Since our beginning over twenty years ago, we’ve had the intention of helping regular people acquire reliable transportation through our expert staff and quality service.

But what is buy here, pay here and why should you purchase your next used vehicle with Auto Now in Wichita?

1. One-Stop Shopping

With an inventory of over 500 cars at your disposal, our Wichita buy here, pay here dealership lot is your one-stop car buying shop. At traditional dealerships, there are usually multiple parties involved which can sometimes take days to coordinate and finally come to a purchase, meanwhile the car in question could be sold or transferred at any time. At Auto Now, we are not only the dealer but the lender as well meaning everything from shopping for a car to financing is done by our expert in-house team. From the moment you walk in to the moment you drive off the lot with your vehicle, you’re in the same hands throughout the process. Besides building a relationship with your sales team, this process is beneficial because there’s less stress, it takes less time, and there are less moving parts. It’s one of the most efficient car buying experiences out there. In fact, instead of looking for a car and then figuring out finances, our process starts with learning how much you can afford and matching you with a car that you love that’s within your price range.

2. Reliable Vehicles and warranty

Many buy here, pay here dealerships offer warranties, however, Auto Now comes with a 24 month/24,000 mile powertrain warranty that covers 100% of qualifying parts and labor with only a $200 deductible. And the warranty covers our inventory of over 500 vehicles in 6 locations throughout Missouri and Kansas. From the engine and transmission to the starter, the alternator and the AC, all are covered under the warranty to give you peace of mind during your next used vehicle purchase. On average a person drives 12,000 miles each year so for the first two years, we’ve got you covered.

Our inventory receives a comprehensive inspection from local and qualified mechanics. Any vehicles that are tagged to be unsafe or not of quality never find themselves on the lot. It is part of our mission for the past 20 years to provide our customers at Auto Now with the best quality vehicles available.

3. Better trade in value

Several aspects affect the monthly payment for your new used vehicle at Auto Now. Whether it’s a down payment, inventory or loan terms, all are factors. Fortunately we offer our customers a large inventory to choose from along with the best pricing on the market. What’s even better and why we see repeat and loyal customers is we offer top-dollar for your vehicle trade-in. In fact, a lot of vehicles on our buy here, pay here dealership lot in Wichita are new-car dealership trade-ins while others are bought at auto dealer auctions.

4. The Law is on the Consumer’s Side

Auto dealerships including buy here, pay here dealerships are regulated by state and federal laws which means Auto Now reports and follows the same laws as any other dealer in Kansas or Missouri. Because of these regulations, we regularly keep our team up to date and aware of the latest in best practices within the industry. For peace of mind in the used-car buying process, a few of many laws and regulations we adhere to are:

  • State & Federal Unfair & Deceptive Practices laws
  • State Usury laws
  • The Truth in Lending Act
  • The Used Car Rule
  • The Safeguards Rule
  • The Red Flags Rule

5. Build Your Credit

Auto Now continually works with our neighbors and members in the community who are searching for a car but may not have the best credit score or credit history. Financial hardships happen, but they shouldn’t prevent you from moving forward in life or prevent future opportunities. Our buy here, pay here dealership program is perfect for someone with past credit issues looking to rebuild their score and move forward. Traditional financial institutions deem low credit or credit issues as being a higher risk and often won’t help the people who may need it most. That’s where we come in. Taking into account what you need and what you can afford is our number one priority in helping you find a car that you love. Starting with your finances means we can better help accomplish your car buying needs while setting you up for a payment plan that will help build your credit for future success.

With 6 locations to choose from throughout Missouri and Kansas, finding your next used vehicle is as easy as picking up the phone or swinging in for a visit.

Don’t hesitate to visit us at any location and before you come, check out our extensive inventory online as well as our loan application so we can better help you. or give us a call. Also, remember to check out our online loan application so that we can help you get into the right vehicle for you today. We can’t wait to help you out.

 
 
 
Top 5 Benefits of Buy Here Pay Here Financing  Nov 5th, 2018 

Top 5 Benefits of Buy Here Pay Here Financing

When looking for a vehicle many things are taken into consideration. You can purchase a vehicle from a dealership or from a person privately, but what about financing?

Many people are capable of paying and making payments for a vehicle but do not have the credit history to do so. buy here pay here financing for vehicles in Topeka allows people looking to purchase a vehicle options that are not offered at regular dealerships or from buying from a private seller. These benefits include getting more for trade-ins, guaranteed financing, credit building, one-stop shopping, and getting a reliable vehicle.

Better Trade-in Values

Car dealerships need cars to sell. Dealerships do not have an endless amount of vehicles to sell. This is a great advantage to buying at a dealership that finances their own vehicles. Because the dealership does their own financing, they are able to work with the numbers to get you the best value for a trade-in. They are going to be looking for new vehicles that they can turn around and finance, and as the buyer, you want to get the most out of the vehicle you are looking to trade in. Because of this, a buy here pay here dealership has more flexibility over trade-in values compared to a regular dealership or self-seller that doesn’t take trade-ins at all. It allows you as the buyer the ability to negotiate more and gives you the ability to get the deal you need to make a purchase you need.

Guaranteed Financing

Think of one thing that prevents people from purchasing a new or used vehicle. What is the first thing that comes to mind? A person needs to be able to finance the vehicle to make a purchase. Without a bank that is willing to finance the vehicle for the buyer, there is no sale. What is more embarrassing than going to a car dealership or bank, asking for a loan, and being told, sorry you don’t qualify?

Alternatively, you could be in desperate need of a vehicle and feel like there are no options because you can’t get a loan.

This is another benefit of purchasing from a buy here pay here auto dealership. You are guaranteed financing. Regardless of your credit history, you don’t have to go through strict credit checks and applications to get credit to buy the car. If you go to the dealership with the intention of buying a vehicle, you will leave with a vehicle. No denials or being told sorry we can’t help you.

If you know you are going to have an issue at a regular bank then you can skip the multiple credit checks from multiple banks. You can go to one place and get the financing you need, guaranteed, regardless of past credit history.

Credit Building and Teaching Responsibility

You have problems paying your bills. You need a vehicle to get to work, and you need someone to give you a chance to build your credit so you can have further opportunities in the future.

Paying off a loan is a great way for building credit and repairing credit that is bad. In addition, most dealerships that offer financing are going to require payments every other week or monthly, making sure that a payment is received regularly for the vehicle. This teaches buyers how to be responsible with their money and make good financial decisions.

If you need to have a vehicle, then you need to make the payments. Learning financial responsibility and credit building is only going to allow for more opportunities to get credit and have good credit in the future. In that sense, as a buyer, you not only get the benefit of obtaining a car that is needed but also the benefit of building better credit for the future.

One-Stop Shopping

What is the normal process people take when purchasing a vehicle? Some people go to the bank first to get a loan. Others go pick out a vehicle and then go to get the financing they need, often times running into issues with either getting the financing once the vehicle is picked out or finding a vehicle for the amount of financing you are offered.

Another problem buyers face is that once they find a vehicle they want is that the payments are too much monthly.

How great would it be as a buyer, to go to a dealership, find vehicles within your price range, secure financing easily, and then leave with the vehicle? You don’t have to go to multiple places. You don’t have to decide and then be forced to choose something else based on a monthly payment.

One thing that buy here pay here car dealerships offer is the ability to one-stop shop. You go there you pick out your car and you leave with your car. One-stop shopping is a great benefit you get from buy here pay here car dealerships.

Reliable Vehicles

The last benefit that there is for purchasing from a buy here pay here car dealership is the guarantee that you get a vehicle that is reliable. If you buy a vehicle from a normal car dealership, you have no guarantee that the vehicle will be reliable. However, buying a vehicle from a dealership that finances the vehicle themselves, they are going to guarantee the car runs. If the car isn’t running then they cannot make their money.

Most dealerships with buy here pay here financing offer extended warranties for vehicles. They want to put someone in a vehicle that they are going to pay for and that is going to be running.

Exemplary buy here pay here dealerships in Kansas and Missouri like Auto Now offer two-year warranties on the vehicles we sell – at no extra charge! Talk to us today about getting yourself into an excellent used vehicle at Auto Now.

 
 
 
Take a Look at the Great Vehicles We Offer at Auto Now  Nov 5th, 2018 

Take a Look at the Great Vehicles We Offer at Auto Now

If you are looking for a great vehicle, you must check out an Auto Now dealership in the Topeka area. Auto Now has a large inventory of vehicles to look at online or at our Topeka location. Auto Now has been selling quality vehicles for over twenty years to help individuals just like you buy cars.

Why Buy From Auto Now?

Customers come to Auto Now for their auto purchases when they have credit problems from their past that result in denials from loans at traditional lenders. At Auto Now, we know credit problems can happen to good people. At buy here pay here dealerships, we can help put you in a vehicle of your choice no matter what type of credit troubles you have had in the past.

Our process is simple, pick out your car, complete the application, sign your contract, and drive away the same day. Our dealership associates will help you determine the car payment that fits your situation. We guarantee a hassle-free and headache-free car buying experience at our used car dealerships in Kansas and Missouri.

Are Auto Now Vehicles Safe?

Auto Now vehicles come from car auctions or other auto dealerships. The vehicles go through a comprehensive inspection from a local and qualified mechanic. All vehicles deemed unsafe or unsound are returned to the seller.

We are so confident in the quality of our vehicles that we offer them with a 24-month 24,000-mile warranty! That should put your mind at ease immediately, knowing that you’ll get almost as good a warranty coverage as you would get from buying a new car. You won’t get this if you buy a car on the private market, so it’s another reason why Auto Now cars are a smart buy.

Advantages to Using Auto Now

Auto Now has an easy application process. We accept all credit types, we provide faster approval times, and we will give you potentially lower rates. You will begin to rebuild your credit history by making timely payments. You must be 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, and earn at least $1,200 a month after taxes. You will find a large selection of new and used vehicles to choose from online or at one of their many area locations. Auto Now also pays top dollar for trade-ins. You will receive a warranty on your vehicle and you can enjoy the ease of making your payments online.

Auto Now Application Process

The whole process can begin online with making your car selection and starting the credit application. Auto Now credit applications require basic details such as name, address, social security number, place of employment, and earnings each month. Your application can be approved within ten minutes. You may be asked to provide a reference, but you will find this is one of the easiest and quickest car-buying experience in the industry.

Car Ownership Affordable to All

We are proud of what we achieve at Auto Now.

Buy Here Buy Now makes car ownership possible for anyone who has experienced credit problems. Car ownership is essential in so many areas of our community that lack access to public transportation. For some residents, it is impossible to maintain employment without a vehicle. For some senior citizens, everyday activities, doctor appointments, or grocery shopping can be challenging if you do not have access to a vehicle. For young single parents, it can be challenging to get to the daycare, their children’s schools and then to a job if you do not have access to a car.

Nothing is more frustrating than to see an auto dealership advertisement with zero percent down or zero percent interest payments for a new car and then finding out that you do not qualify due to past credit history problems.

At Auto Now dealerships, we can help you find and buy the car of your choice. We make car ownership affordable for everybody. We are able to help people maintain employment, find employment, keep medical appointments, do their grocery shopping, or to just get out of the house. Everybody deserves reliable transportation.

Auto Now has made shopping for a car very easy and quick for the customer. The whole process can be completed online. The large selection of inventory can be previewed online. Once the selection is made, you can apply for the loan online, and receive an approval within hours without ever leaving the comfort of your home. This definitely appeals to the new generation of shoppers.

This one-stop and simplified process makes shopping easy for credit challenged car buyers. Come take a look at the wide range of great cars you can get at Auto Now today.

 
 
 
Learn How Buy Here Pay Here In Kansas City Can Benefit You  Nov 5th, 2018 

Learn How Buy Here Pay Here In Kansas City Can Benefit You

What Does Buy Here Pay Here Mean?

When consumers purchase a vehicle through a traditional auto dealership, the loan is funded through a finance company that lends money to buyers based on their creditworthiness. A buy here pay here auto dealership cuts out the finance companies and intermediaries and finances the vehicle purchase itself, in-house.

Some traditional auto dealerships have started to see the value in offering buy here pay here financing options to clients but the best deals are usually found with companies like ours who have a focus on helping consumers with credit issues find a car and purchasing options that work best for them. Even customers without credit problems should consider purchasing a vehicle through a buy here pay here dealership to get a great deal on a certified pre-owned vehicle.

So, here are six reasons why consumers should consider a buy here pay here dealership before buying their next vehicle.

The Law is on the Consumer’s Side

Since buy here pay here dealerships are also financial institutions there are stricter laws that they have to abide by then a traditional dealership. If they were to fail to follow these state and federal laws, they would be shut down.

One example of laws protecting buyers is the Truth in Lending Act or TILA, which requires the dealer and/or the financer to disclose all pertinent information to the buyer so that they can shop around for the best deal. This includes the full amount to be financed and the full and final cash price.

 

There is also State Usury Laws, which caps the interest rates that businesses can charge on loans, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act, which protects consumers from unfair credit reporting, and the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, which outlines the ways companies, can go about collecting debts.

Pro tip - When consumers find a car they like, they should always make sure to ask the dealer for a complimentary CARFAX report.

In-House Financing

Buy here pay here dealerships will work with anyone regardless of their credit history. Since all of their financing is done in-house, they have options consumers won’t find elsewhere and they are determined to work with consumers to find a deal that is satisfactory for every person and situation. Their goal is to get these buyers the car they need regardless of their credit score. As long as they have a valid home address and a provable steady income, consumers are almost always guaranteed financing approval.

Another benefit is that the dealer can set up a payment schedule that is weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly. Since consumers are working directly with the financier, they can usually set up payment due dates in conjunction with buyers paydays to make paying on time that much easier. This will also help consumers to boost or build their credit score for the future. With on-time payments, consumers will quickly see a positive impact on their credit rating.

With buy here pay here car lots like Auto Now at 79th and Wornall in Kansas City, buyers make all of their payments directly to the dealership meaning they can pay in person or online. This is just another way that a buy here pay here car lot gives them more options that fit their busy lifestyles.

Help with Down Payments

BHPH dealers are usually more willing than traditional dealerships to take a buyer’s used or beat-up vehicle as a total or partial down payment on a new car. This can save consumers a ton of cash up front, as they won’t need as much of a down payment!

The Focus Is on Consumers

Shopping with a buy here pay here dealership is different from shopping with a traditional dealer. Instead of shopping around for months for a perfect car at a traditional dealership only to find out later that they can’t get financing for it, a BHPH specialist will sit down with the buyer and determine how much of a loan they qualify for and how much of a down payment they will need before starting the process of shopping for the right car. They will also consider any trade-ins that buyers have at this time. Armed with this information, consumers can choose the financing that works within their budget and choose the vehicle within that budget that works best for them and their family. There is no time wasted looking at vehicles only to find out later that they simply are not right for buyer’s needs.

Amazing Customer Service from Well Trained Professionals

BHPH sales agents are highly trained and knowledgeable about vehicles, financing options, interest rates, and warranties. With their diverse backgrounds and educations, these knowledgeable staff members can help buyers find the car or truck that is right for them.

Buy here pay here dealerships recognize that car buyers are more than a credit score. Since many of the highly trained sales agents working at these dealerships live in similar situations as their customers, they are able to look beyond a number and see the hard-working person instead. This means these sales agents and specialists recognize the need for a reliable vehicle to get consumers to work, to safely get their kids to school and practices and to keep them safe on all of their road trip adventures. These sales agents work hard to help clients find the best deals possible while creating business relationships that will last for years to come. So, instead of being treated like a number on a screen, buyers should check out a local buy here pay here auto dealership and let them find the right car for them based on their budget and ability to pay.

 
 
 
What Does It Mean to Finance Your Vehicle Through a Buy Here Pay Here Dealer?  Nov 5th, 2018 

What Does It Mean to Finance Your Vehicle Through a Buy Here Pay Here Dealer?

There are several benefits to buying your next car from your local buy here pay here automobile dealership. These dealerships often compensate for the smaller selection with limited warranties and excellent customer service. Customer service is a top priority to keep you coming back as a customer. buy here pay here automobile dealerships can range in size. Some buy here pay here dealerships are very small while others are huge and have a great selection of used cars and trucks. Word of mouth is a good way to find a fair buy here pay here dealer that offers great incentives. Here are just a few of the advantages of buying your next car from a buy here pay here car lot.

Financing

The number one benefit of a buy here pay here automobile dealership is on-site financing. There is a common misconception that buy here pay here automobile dealerships charge 30-40% interest but that is not at all true. For most consumers, the interest rate is between 15-20% all depending on your credit. Personal credit history is another reason why people will use buy here pay here financing. These dealerships will accept all credit statuses. Whether your credit is good or somewhat questionable you are generally able to work out a financing deal on-site at a buy here pay here automotive dealership. Even those who have been forced to go through bankruptcy or who have had a repossession on their credit are able to get financing through a buy here pay here company in Kansas and Missouri. Cash buyers can get a good deal on a used car at a buy here pay here business. With cash leverage, you have more room for negotiation.

Build Your Credit

A buy here pay here automobile dealership can help you build and restore your personal credit score. Making monthly or weekly payments on time can help build up a low credit score. Paying every payment and paying off the vehicle is a good boost to your credit and shows new creditors that you can be trusted with credit. Increasing your credit score will help your future financed purchases have a lower interest rate, which can save you thousands of dollars over the life of a loan.

Easy Payment Options

A buy here pay here automobile dealership will work with you to find a payment schedule that fits your lifestyle. Some buy here pay here dealerships will offer weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly payments. You can make your payment yourself in person or by mail or have it automatically debited from your account as a recurring charge.

Trade-Ins

Most buy here pay here automobile dealerships will offer you top dollar on a trade-in vehicle. Many people like to trade in an old vehicle when buying a new used vehicle and use that money as a down payment. Your local buy here pay here dealer will thoroughly examine your old vehicle and make you an offer to buy it from you. The appraisal is generally good for 5-7 days depending on the dealership so you don’t have to make a decision right away. Whether you have a down payment or not, a buy here pay here automobile dealership wants your business and we try to make your experience as easy and painless as possible. Even if you’re not in the market for a new vehicle, a buy here pay here lot is interested in buying your car. Excellent condition and low miles can increase the purchase offer.

Quality Inspections

Most people are in the market for a new car because their old vehicle has become unreliable or is on its last leg. You can rest assured that the vehicles found at a buy here pay here automobile dealership have been fully tested and inspected prior to hitting the lot. The technicians take great care in making sure they are putting a well maintained, quality vehicle on the car lot. Any repairs or services done to the vehicles are up to code with the manufacturer’s guidelines. No one wants to sell a lemon because you won’t be making the payments!

Some buy here pay here automobile dealerships go above and beyond to ensure you are happy with your vehicle. There are some buy here pay here automobile dealerships that put each vehicle through a multi-point quality inspection, verifying that everything from gaskets, hoses, and belts to transmission and engine are thoroughly inspected for any issues.

Most buy here pay here automobile dealerships will also provide you with a free CARFAX report. These reports can tell you if the vehicle you’re about to buy has been in any serious accidents or in a flood.

Limited Warranty

It’s also common to be able to get a limited warranty such as six months or 6,000 miles to cover any unexpected problems. Once you find the buy here pay here automobile dealership you can get the best deal with, be sure to get everything in writing.

Anyone who is in the market for a new vehicle should look into buying his or her next car, truck, or van from his or her local buy here pay here automobile dealership. Many of these dealerships have a reasonable selection and reasonable prices. In addition, if you like to negotiate you will have an easier time finding a fair deal at your local buy here pay here automobile dealership. With lower overhead expenses, a buy here pay here automobile dealership may just be the best negotiation table in town. No matter what your credit situation is, you can be driving a better more reliable vehicle today with the help of your local buy here pay here dealer in Kansas and Missouri.

 
 
 
Things to Know Before Purchasing a Vehicle from a Buy Here Pay Here Dealership  Nov 5th, 2018 

Things to Know Before Purchasing a Vehicle from a Buy Here Pay Here Dealership

Know the Advantages

How does a buy here pay here dealership in Independence operate?

A buy here pay here dealership can be an incredibly viable solution when you need to purchase a used vehicle. A buy here pay here dealership is different from a traditional dealership for numerous reasons. A buy here pay here car lot has the means to finance a loan to buyers without using and involving any external third-party banks, lenders, or financial institutions.

The primary advantage to a dealership financing in this manner is that conventional lenders and financial institutions have an extraordinarily high barred standard concerning credit history, income, employment history, and debt, that any flexibility regarding these requirements is virtually nonexistent. A buy here pay here dealership caters to a much larger group of people because of the formidable flexibility they offer when financing their vehicles. Not only is the flexibility within the requirements to finance a vehicle, but it also means that there is great flexibility with how much of a down payment is required as well. A conventional dealership is relentlessly firm in the percentage of the principle that they require down on the vehicle, whereas at a buy here pay here dealership, this percentage is flexible and is calculated on an individual case-by-case basis.

Another great advantage of a buy here pay here dealership is that they can help you build up your credit by frequently reporting to the credit bureau’s on a regular basis. The high frequency of this can positively influence your credit score faster than a loan from a conventional lender would.

Crunch Your Numbers

Prior to visiting a buy here pay here dealer to purchase a vehicle, there are several things that you will want to gather and work out on your own ahead of time. This will make the purchasing process quicker by knowing exactly what to expect from the dealer, and what the dealer will expect from you.

First and foremost, you need to take a look at your income and your regular occurring expenses to evaluate how much of a payment you can afford. The financing and purchasing process will run much smoother when you have an established a number that you are comfortable having as a payment and that you are certain you can afford consistently, taking unexpected expenses into account.

The next step you will want to take before purchasing with a buy here pay here dealer in Independence, Mo is where your credit rating stands. When it comes to credit, there are numerous facets that determine how high or low that number will be. It will be extremely helpful for you to be knowledgeable of what all your credit report consists of and the reasons behind it.

A conventional lender could not care less about why your credit history appears the way it does, and simply treats you and your credit rating as a number on a spreadsheet. At a buy here pay here dealership, you are speaking to the lender for your vehicle directly, upfront, and personal. It is because of this aspect that there is great flexibility. You are speaking with a person who has a brain and is capable of understanding at a buy here pay here dealership. Conventional dealerships that work with banks and third-party lenders are strictly firm and straightforward with your credit score number, and they use automated algorithms and calculations to obtain financing rather than an actual person you can speak to face-to-face.

After making your determination of what kind of payment you can comfortably afford and then familiarizing and informing yourself about not only your credit score but also your credit history and the reasoning behind it, the next number you want to crunch is your down payment amount. Since there are no set rules or regulations governing what amount of a down payment is required of buyers when purchasing at a buy here pay here dealership, each dealership is different and has their own methods in how they determine this.

You should expect to put money down on a vehicle, as the majority of buy here pay here dealerships do require something down and while they exist, no down payment deals are hard to come by. It is very important to consider that financially as a buyer, it makes much more sense for you to put more down then less. A bigger down payment reduces the term of your loan and it also reduces the amount of your monthly payment amount. While not every buyer has the means to put a good chunk of money down, it would benefit you in the long run to do so. That being said, again, because you are speaking with your lender directly face to face, and they are a person with a much bigger threshold of flexibility than a conventional lender or banks calculations and algorithms, this provides more options for a down payment then a traditional dealership would.

Prospect Your Preferences

Having gotten the finances squared away, you can move on to the vehicle itself. You want to get a general idea of what type of vehicle you prefer. How big is it? What is the ideal capacity? Which makes are dependable and which are not?

While you shouldn’t map out exact specifics all your ideal vehicles attributes, you want to have a baseline to start with. Most buy here pay here dealerships have a wide inventory that spans numerous makes, unlike a traditional dealership that has the majority of a single or a couple makes in their inventory. Use this to your advantage, as you have many more points to compare your choices because of the variety provided. Do your homework on used vehicles so you have this information handy when browsing the lot.

Another important attribute to note is that buy here pay here dealerships typically have warranties that you can get with your vehicle purchase. You should determine if this is of interest to you, and if so, what things you want to look for within the warranty and the term of the warranty. Some warranties offered by buy here pay here dealers encompass more than standard warranties you would get at a traditional dealership because you are working with used and pre-certified vehicles.

 
 
 
Advantages of Purchasing a Used Car over a New Car  Nov 5th, 2018 

Advantages of Purchasing a Used Car over a New Car

Dodge the Depreciation

When you purchase a brand new vehicle, it is inevitable that the very second you drive it off the dealership lot, it can depreciate up to thirty percent of its value. That alone puts you upside down in your new vehicle if you have financed the majority of the price of the car. Not only that, but the brand new car continues to depreciate over time, and after just the first year of owning your brand new vehicle, it has lost as much as forty percent of its value.

You do not face this fate when you purchased a used vehicle, as this only happens at the first sale of the car. When you have a vehicle that depreciates faster than you can pay off the loan for it, you will need to obtain GAP coverage, which is another payment you will need to obtain on top of the payment you already have incurred. GAP insurance is used in order to cover the ‘gap’ or difference when the loan amount is more than the actual value of your vehicle should your vehicle be totaled.

More Options and More Prices

Often, someone will take a liking to a particular model’s style just to see it be redesigned into a newer model. Attributes can be restructured and redesigned so that the newer year or year(s) of the vehicle no longer look like the older models. You will have a difficult time trying to track down a brand new car of a particular make and model of a specific year. When you buy a used vehicle, it is that much easier to find the exact make, model, and year that you desire, and many choices within that. If you think about it in terms of inventory, buying used has no end, because vehicles are constantly be resold, so the options from which to choose are endless.

In addition to the variety in vehicle choice, you also have the added advantage of a huge variety in the price you want to pay for a used vehicle when new vehicles typically are priced similarly with little variation and options. When you have a specific budget or credit issues, when you buy a used car you will not be pressured into paying more than you wish to the same way you would be pressured to do so when purchasing a new vehicle.

Another noteworthy point about money when it comes to purchasing new and used vehicles is the fees that come along with it. Typically, there are more extra hidden fees tacked on to a new car purchase at a traditional dealership then there are with a used vehicle from a smaller used car dealership or private party. Buying used can help you dodge those initial hidden fees that you are stuck with when you purchase a brand new vehicle.

You will have a greater span of flexibility in your choice of the condition of the vehicle when you buy a used vehicle. If you don’t have a problem with a few dents and scratches, you can find a killer deal on a used car. You also have the opportunity to fix minor cosmetic issues at a lower price point post-purchase then you would be paying in an increased price for the car after the minor cosmetic repairs have been made. For anyone looking to add customizations to their vehicle, when you buy a used car, the price for adding extra customizations decreases. It’s much wiser to purchase a car and then add the extra bells and whistles post-purchase because you will pay significantly less than if they are included at the initial sale in a higher sale price.

You Have More Experience to Rely on

The longer the length of time that a specific make and model has been on the market and driven naturally provides more time for things to come up like defects, recalls, or problems. After a number of years, there has been enough experience with the particular make and model that you will be able to easily know if it has or had not had problems.

When you purchase a new car, there are much fewer people who have had time with that make and model of car to establish it as problem free or problem prone. You simply run the risk of not knowing of bugs and defects that will cause recalls when you purchase new.

When you purchase used, all that information is available to you right away. You are able to be wise with the vehicle you choose because there is more information about the experiences other buyers have had with the make and model of vehicle. It is very simple when you break it down, there is just more data to look at when you are looking through used cars then there is with new cars.

Insurance Rates Are Lower

When you get insurance on your vehicle there are a number of things that your insurance company will look at with different weights to determine your insurance rate on that vehicle. It is common sense that the biggest thing taken into consideration when determining how much you will pay to them for your insurance is the value of the car. When you buy used, your car will not be as monetarily valuable then if you bought the same car brand new. Therefore, in that respect, if something should happen to your brand new car, the insurance company will be paying out a much higher amount, which in turn makes your insurance rates skyrocket.

When you buy a used vehicle, it will cost the insurance company less to repair and or replace it should something happen to it, and it will cost you less when you pay the insurance premium. When it meets the eye, you may not be able to discern the differences between your 2013 Lexus from your 2016 Lexus, but rest assured that your insurance company definitely would. It is due to the concept of depreciation that this happens when insuring a vehicle, and this can be a key advantage of buying a used car in Independence.

 
 
 
Buy Here Pay Here Financing vs. Traditional Dealership Financing  Nov 5th, 2018 

Buy Here Pay Here Financing vs. Traditional Dealership Financing

Why should customers consider a buy here pay here dealership for their next car purchase? What are the differences between a buy here pay here loan and a traditional loan from a car dealership?

Having Credit Problems Is No Problem Here

Many factors separate the two. One of the facts that help buy here pay here loans stand out from tradition loans is the way the loan process is handled.

With buy here pay here financing, the customer arranges the loan with the dealership and makes payments to the dealer whereas traditional dealership loans usually include a separate middleman who finances the loan to the customer. This intermediary may be a bank or credit union with its own set of rules and requirements that the customer has to agree to before getting the loan.

Getting a loan through a bank or third party could be very hard for customers with suffering with credit issues. Banks may reject a customer’s loan application because of a few blemishes on his or her credit report. If this happens, getting a buy here pay here loan may not only be a convenience, it may also be the last resort for some customers.

Most, if not all, buy here pay here auto dealerships accept all levels of credit. They even overlook all negative credit issues. What are the chances of a major bank doing the same? This policy benefits customers in many different ways.

College students in need of a new vehicle, or their very first car, can turn to buy here pay here dealerships without worrying about a lack of credit.

Someone with one too many unfortunate life events that ruined their once perfect credit score can also take advantage of a buy here pay here auto dealership.

Customers might want to consider a buy here pay here auto dealer to help repair their credit too. Even with a steady income, having a few negative points on one’s credit score could be the only thing a bank takes into account. On the other hand, with the buy here pay here relaxed credit policies, customers can use this as a great opportunity to repair their credit.

Buy here pay here dealers work with customers to help them determine the best interest rate and monthly payments for his or her budget. Repaying the loan on schedule will change the customer’s credit score for the better.

Cash for Clunkers

Unlike most traditional dealers who frown upon accepting clunkers for trade-ins, buy here pay here auto dealers are known for purchasing older vehicles. Another point to consider is the fact that traditional car dealerships only accept trade-ins that aren’t paid off. If you can drive it to the lot, chances are a buy here pay here dealership will accept it as a down payment toward your next car.

The way trade-ins work at a buy here pay here dealership is they pay what’s left on the balance of the customer’s car loan. The customer usually keeps what’s left over as a down payment toward their next vehicle. For example, let’s assume that a customer owes $4,000 on their current car loan. The customer goes to trade the vehicle in at a buy here pay here and is offered $6,000 for it.

The buy here pay here dealership will pay off the buy here pay here loan leaving the customer with $2,000. The customer can then choose to pocket the cash or use it as a down payment for a new car.

However, don’t think just because a buy here pay here auto dealership is keen on buying clunkers that they sell junk. Just like any traditional car dealerships, buy here pay here dealers take pride in selling reliable transportation to their customers. Vehicles on the lots are certified pre-owned and have been professionally inspected.

Moreover, a majority of buy here pay here dealerships offer a free CARFAX report to their customers. If they don’t, then you’re probably better off shopping somewhere else.

Quick and Easy Car Buying Experience

As mentioned above, buy here pay here auto dealers do not have third-party middlemen. Customers apply for loans that are provided directly by the dealership. This decreases the amount of time customers have to wait before their behind the wheel of their new car. Banks may require a few extra hours of paperwork before agreeing to a loan at traditional dealerships. However, because buy here pay here auto dealerships provide loans in-house and don’t do credit checks, there’s a good chance that customers will get a new car within minutes.

Down payments are also minimal. With buy here pay here financing the amount needed for a down payment is significantly less in most scenarios. Third party lenders via traditional auto dealerships usually at least a good 10% of the vehicle’s selling price as a down payment. buy here pay here dealers are typically more lenient. Sometimes they may limit the loan requirements to a single monthly payment.

Auto Now in Belton, MO goes even further with a limited 24-month warranty on all vehicles.

 
 
 
Why You Should Choose Auto Now as Your Buy Here Pay Here Dealer  Nov 5th, 2018 

Why You Should Choose Auto Now as Your Buy Here Pay Here Dealer

Trusted Dealership

At Auto Now in Belton, MO, we have six different locations across Kansas and Missouri and we have serving people like you since 1996. We have over twenty years of experience getting our customers into cars that are ideal for their family and their situation at a great price no matter what their credit situation is.

We are a family-owned business that is committed to the communities we work in. We understand that the economy has been hard on people and we want to help our community. We want to make sure that our customers feel valued. We want loyal customers that will come back again and again. We have a Facebook page that shows you a ton of our inventory and we also would love to hear from you so that we can give you more information on our trade-in programs and referral programs. We can’t wait to help you into a great, reliable vehicle.

We make it easy for you to trust us every step of the way here at Auto Now. We will help you buy your car here and finance it through us though our buy here pay here system. This is because we have a great finance department and we don’t want you to have to deal with a financer that you have never heard of. We don’t want you to have to go anywhere else when getting you a car. You can deal with us while we help you to find a car and help you to get the financing for it. We are flexible with our financing and we will make sure that we help to get you into something that will work with your budget.

Simple Process

We have three simple steps you need to follow when getting your financing in order. If you want to be approved you will have to be 18 years old or older, have a current driver’s license and bring home $1200 a month or more. It’s that simple. No matter what your credit looks like we can work with you to get you into a vehicle. You can make this process even quicker by going online and applying for a loan. You will be asked for some basic information and how you learned about us and your approval should be quick, most likely within ten minutes. Once you have finished this process and been approved you will have that approval for 30 days so long as nothing changes on your end. If this approval expires because you waited past the 30-day mark then you can just re-apply.

When we look at financing, we factor each individual situation and the vehicle you choose. We have trained financial specialists that will help to make sure you get into a vehicle that fits your budget. We have come to realize that many of our customers prefer to pay off their vehicles quickly and because of that, we offer special short-term loans. You can also make quick and easy payments at any of our six buy here pay here car lots with a check or money order. Another option is to set up Direct Debit so that you don’t have to worry about a payment being late or forgotten altogether. We have an easy to use online payment portal.

Wide, Reliable Selection

Here at Auto Now, we have a huge selection of vehicles from which to choose. Many of our vehicles are the vehicles that others have traded in at other dealerships. We also have vehicles that have been traded in here and vehicles that we were able to buy at auction. We go all around the Midwest in order to find great cars to offer our valued customers.

Each car we have on the lot has been thoroughly inspected by our on-site mechanics. We only want to put cars on our lot that are of good quality. We know that all of our cars on the lot are great mechanically and will be safe for your family. We do have cars on the lot that have cosmetic blemishes but this allows us to offer you great pricing on our vehicles. We want to get you into a reliable vehicle so that you don’t have to worry about anything. We are in this with you and want to help make sure that you are confident in the vehicle you buy from us.

Peace of mind for our customers is so important to us that we don’t want you to worry if for some reason you do experience mechanical issues with a vehicle you purchased from us. All of the vehicles we have for you to choose from come with a 24-month or 24,000-mile powertrain warranty with a deductible that is only $200. You can come in and talk to us in person in order to get more details on this offer. We want to help you get into the best car for your situation and will help you find the right car and get it financed and you only have to be at one location to get everything done. We don’t judge you based on any credit challenges you might have faced previously we just want to get you into a reliable vehicle and make sure you are not stressed while navigating all of the financial aspects.

Different Locations to Serve You

Remember that we have six different locations to choose from and they are as follows:

Don’t hesitate to come out and see us at any of these locations or give us a call. Also, remember to check out our online loan application so that we can help you get into the right vehicle for you today. We can’t wait to help you out.

 
 
 
When is the Right Time to Buy a Used Vehicle?  Nov 5th, 2018 

When is the Right Time to Buy a Used Vehicle?

At Auto Now in Olathe used car dealership, the right time to buy a used vehicle is now, even if you’ve had credit issues in the past! But perhaps you’re keeping your options open, so let’s look at the right time to buy a used vehicle across the market.

Buying a used car can be a hassle and isn’t always something people want to do. There are some things you should keep in mind when buying a used car so that you are not stressed out during the process. Remember that buying a used car can actually save you money if you buy the right car at the right time. You will want to make sure the care is in good shape and that you buy it at the exact right time to get the best deal with your financing. Keep in mind that a lot of the time the best time for you to buy a used car is close to the same times you would buy a new car.

Before You Need One

We know that this is something that sounds obvious but you will want to make sure that if you are thinking about getting a used car that you have started looking at all of your options well before you get to the point that your current car is breaking down. This will help so that you don’t rush into a decision about a car when it’s time to replace your current car.

If your car is broken then you will be in a hurry to get it replaced and won’t have the luxury of taking your time to find a car that is in great shape and is great for you and your situation.

Also, remember that if you drive your current car until it is undrivable then you will have a hard time getting a good trade amount out of it or even being able to sell it. Start looking as soon as you know you are going to replace your current car so that you know what options are available to you for a car and financing.

Certain Holidays = Certain Good Deals

There are three holidays you should keep in mind when you are looking for a used car and they are Veteran’s Day, Black Friday, and Christmas Eve. These holiday weekends are the best ones out there for sales on used cars. These are the holidays you should save for but you should avoid the holidays in which a lot of families gather like Easter Sunday because you are less likely to find people that are willing to sell on those types of holidays and the prices of the cars will be higher.

Because dealers have many price incentives and sales on new cars on the lot during these times it means that they should have many trade-ins on the lot as well. Most of the time a car dealership would rather sell the used cars to their customers because if they don’t then they will get less money out of them at auction.

Good Weather Days

If you go to a lot on a gloomy day there are many more defects that can be hidden or aren’t noticeable. If you drive off the lot without seeing these then you will have to pay to fix them later. Make sure you go on a day that is nice and sunny out so that the defects aren’t hidden from you and you will have the leverage to negotiate the price of the car. You will also find a lot more personal sellers out on a nice sunny day cleaning up their cars to get them ready to sell.

Off-Season

Another way to save money when buying a used car is to maybe buy a convertible in the middle of winter or look for an SUV that has 4WD in the spring. This is when the sales for SUVs will be good and gas prices will be going up so many owners will want to get rid of their SUV quicker in order to save themselves the gas money. Just keep in mind that this will not work if you go to a large car dealership. They are already aware of these trends and they will rotate their inventory around the country to compensate for it. Your best bet is to go to a small dealership or find a personal owner.

Another idea related to this is to get a vehicle in the middle of winter. This is because most people will not want to be out looking at a vehicle or test-driving one in the middle of winter and because of this, the prices will be lower. If you look in the spring the demand is higher and there are a lot more people looking so you will see that reflected in the price.

Auto Shows

An auto show means there is a huge supply of new cars and this, in turn, means that there are a ton of cars being traded in and so there will be a large number of used cars for you to choose from. You will also have the advantage of the auto show being in town for quite a few weekends so you will be able to take your time in getting a used car.

Another piece of the puzzle is looking at getting a used car when a new model comes out. When these new models come out then there will be a spike in the sale of that particular model. This, again, gives you a bunch of used cars to choose from as people trade in their old car for the new one. Take advantage of the fact that most people want to keep up with the latest and greatest in technology so they trade in their perfectly good used car and you will find a great deal for yourself.

When You Are Prepared

The last thing you need to do is make sure you are prepared to get a used car for yourself. Make sure you have done all of your research before you decide on what car you want. You should look at rankings and reviews, know where your credit score is, and get pre-approved for financing. All of these steps and keeping in mind the above tips will help you to make sure that you get a used car that is best for your situation but is also a car that you won’t regret purchasing.

 
 
 
Auto Now’s Buy Here Pay Here Dealership Makes the Car Buying Process Easier  Nov 5th, 2018 

Auto Now’s Buy Here Pay Here Dealership Makes the Car Buying Process Easier

Auto Now is a buy here pay here dealership in the greater Kansas City area serving citizens of Kansas and Missouri. We have been in business for over 20 years. Our mission is to provide safe, reliable, affordable transportation to the decent citizens of Kansas and Missouri. Our motto is “Financing Your Future Not Your Past” and we are deeply committed to this.

Here at Auto Now, when you finance your vehicle purchase through us you are dealing with us, a member of your community, not some faceless, distant finance company. We, Auto Now, extend you the credit for the purchase of your vehicle. You will select your vehicle, arrange and tailor your financing and make your payments right here with us, Auto Now. Auto Now’s experts will tailor your vehicle financing to fit your particular needs.

Having been in business since 1996 with the goal of providing quality reliable transportation at the best possible prices we here at Auto Now are experts at what we do. What we do is put you in the driver’s seat in the fastest, easiest, and most convenient way possible. We’ve done it for over 20 years for thousands of Kansas and Missouri citizens.

The Auto Now Buy Here Pay Here Process

Your first step with Auto Now is to fill out an application. You can do that online or in one of our many conveniently located shops. We’ll need your basic information only - name, address, time at residence, employment, how long you’ve been on the job, and, how you learned about us. We can often approve you for financing in as little as 10 minutes.

There are just three things Auto Now requires of you to approve you for financing. You must be at least 18 years of age. You must hold a current valid driver’s license. You must have take-home wages (after taxes) of at least $1,200 per month. Bring your pay stubs and driver’s license with you when you come in to make your financing arrangements.

You’re ready after approval to pick out the vehicle of your choice. Your approval is good for 30 days and if you haven’t decided before that time is up then you’ll just re-apply. If you’ve moved or changed jobs in that 30-day period, we may have to ask you to fill out another application.

Why Choose Auto Now?

Auto Now prides itself on affordable rates and terms. Our average payment is as low as $80 per week. Auto Now wants you to live stress-free and therefore we specialize in short-term loans so you don’t have to have 72 months of car payments hanging over your head. Our experts will sit down with you and tailor a financing package to suit your specific circumstances.

We have hundreds of vehicles available at Auto Now at our many locations here in the Midwest. Auto Now has everything from small cars to full-size trucks with all the types and sizes in between. These are top of the line vehicles from trade-ins at dealerships, auction purchases, and direct trade-ins. Every vehicle is thoroughly inspected by independent mechanics and is covered by our 24-month/24,000-mile powertrain warranty with a low $200 deductible. We want happy customers with reliable transportation so we are committed to providing you with a quality, trouble-free vehicle.

Making your payments is easy with Auto Now. We offer direct payment at any of our five locations by money order or check. You can also pay by phone or online. We have an easy to navigate payments portal for customers who wish to pay online. Additionally, we offer Easy Pay Direct Debit for automatic payments from your checking account.

Our Auto Now experts will look for and locate any rebates or cash-back deals that are available for you.

Auto Now doesn’t just want your business today but in the future too because customer satisfaction and customer support are paramount to us. Auto Now offers referral incentives and programs to reward repeat customers.

Our motto is “We are financing your future not your past” so if you have less than a pristine credit score we can help you with that. We will make it work for you.

Auto Now offers you the opportunity, if needed, to either establish or rebuild your credit rating. Making your Auto Now payments in a timely fashion as well as complying with the other terms of your contractual agreement will improve your credit rating. With the improvement of your credit rating, you may be able to refinance your vehicle purchase with a bank or other auto financing institution during the life of your loan from Auto Now for a more favorable interest rate.

Currently, we are offering a $200 Internet Discount so don’t wait! Get started with Auto Now today.

Buy Here Pay Here Financing in Olathe

Unlike traditional dealerships, Auto Now allows you to skip the process you’d go through at a traditional dealership of finding the car you want and then going to a bank or auto financing institution and then waiting for loan approval. We can approve you and get you out the door in your registered vehicle within the day, sometimes in as little as 30 minutes. Approval can take as little as 10 minutes and you can apply online from the comfort and convenience of your home.

Since we are financing your purchase, we can tailor your financing plan to fit your needs and income. We can set the payment dates to match when you receive your check at work. We can offer you a payment as low as $80 per week. We have a variety of payment/finance plans that will work for you. Auto Now experts will sit down with you and discuss in depth and detail your specific set of circumstances in making your financing arrangements.

We have locations in the Kansas City region to serve you across the Kansas City, Independence, Belton, Olathe, Topeka, and the Kansas City Metro area.

Auto Now is a member of your community and we have many happy community members as customers. Reach out and talk to them about our excellent services. As a community member, we are committed to providing excellent service through reliable, affordable transportation. Since 1996, Auto Now has provided thousands of Kansas and Missouri citizens who have less than optimal credit scores the opportunity to get the vehicle they want and need.

We here at Auto Now promise to make your vehicle buying experience a smooth, seamless, quick, convenient, and painless process so you can get back to all the things that you need and want to do.

 
 
 
Buy Here Pay Here 101: What You Need to Know  Nov 5th, 2018 

Buy Here Pay Here 101: What You Need to Know

What Is Buy Here Pay Here?

A buy here pay here dealership (BHPH) is an automobile dealership where the automobile dealer itself extends credit to the purchaser of an automobile or has an arrangement with a finance company with a relaxed approval criterion.

Buy here pay here dealerships offer a unique opportunity to create or improve your credit history. Given prompt, timely payments to the buy here pay here dealership and adherence to the terms of the contractual agreement, customers can improve their credit scores and then seek a lower interest loan through a traditional auto loan financing institution at some point during the life of the purchase.

A buy here pay here dealership will be able to match up your payment dates on the automobile loan with your paycheck dates from your job. Generally, they will let you select between monthly or bi-weekly payments. All of this will make it as easy as possible to make your payments in a timely manner, thus building your credit score.

Which Dealerships Offers Buy Here Pay Here?

If you see ‘buy here pay here’ written across the windshield of a car, it is a buy here pay here dealership. It’s the same if they write ‘We Finance’. If you go to a franchised dealership like Chevrolet or Dodge that advertises ‘financing’ or ‘rebuild credit,’ those are generally code words meaning ‘buy here pay here’.

Typically, in the past, traditional car dealerships have shied away from the buy here pay here model; however, that is no longer the case. Many franchised dealerships offer buy here pay here on their used car lots - Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, are just a few examples.

Pre-Qualification

You will not initially search for the car you want right off the bat. First, you will be pre-qualified for up to a specific amount the buy here pay here dealership is willing to lend you. You will then look among a group of pre-owned vehicles for which you qualify for. This will avoid any disappointment on your part having fallen in love with a particular car and then finding out you can’t have it.

Typically, in the past, only older model, high mileage cars have been available for buy here pay here, but that is no longer the case.

Qualifying for a Buy Here Pay Here Loan

You are a buy here pay here candidate if you want to trade-in an older model car and/or have little or no money for a down payment and/or if you’ve had a hiccup in your credit history. You might be a recent graduate with little credit history. You might be a new employee. You might be a returning veteran job hunting with a temporary job. You might be a returned employee after a layoff, illness, or injury. You might be a newly single woman entering the job market after a career as a homemaker. You might be a victim of economic downturn having to have sought relief in the bankruptcy courts. You might be a part-time employee. You might be someone with a less than optimal credit history. buy here pay here dealerships will allow you to purchase a vehicle where a finance company or bank would turn you down for a loan.

Further Incentives

Buy here pay here dealerships will engage with you and seek out available dealer incentives such as cash back rebates. Reputable buy here pay here dealerships will offer a warranty on the vehicle you’re buying. buy here pay here dealerships will offer you top dollar for your old model trade-in.

One of the benefits of buying a car from a buy here pay here Dealer is that you will, if you have an address and steady income, walk out having purchased an automobile for little or no money down. Typically, a buy here pay here dealership will offer you top dollar for your pre-owned car, truck, van, or SUV.

Another benefit is that buy here pay here dealerships simplify the process of purchasing of a car, making the purchase and financing a one-stop experience. Payment is made directly to the dealership, further simplifying the experience. Unlike banks and other auto lenders, a buy here pay here dealership is not limited to a loan that is based on the value of the vehicle.

At some buy here pay here dealerships, vehicle insurance is included in the purchase price and thus the monthly payments you make. This further makes the car ownership responsibilities easier and indeed a one-stop shopping experience.

Yet another benefit of making a buy here pay here auto purchase is if you are trading in an older model car with a buy here pay here dealership purchase you will be able to purchase a better, newer, safer vehicle than you might otherwise. This will result in saving you money over the long run in repair, maintenance, and operating costs.

Almost every buy here pay here financing dealership will be connected with the appropriate jurisdiction’s Department of Motor Vehicles. The buy here pay here dealership will be able to get your new car registered and the tags on the way before you step out of the door.

As in any business dealings, it’s recommended that you get all promises and conditions in writing before you sign.

Auto Now Wichita

Auto Now Wichita is your trusted buy here pay here dealership serving the Wichita area. Regardless of credit history, Auto Now Wichita buy here pay here dealership can get you into a great car day.

 
 
 
Not Sure If You Can Buy a Great Used Car with Your Credit History? We Can Help  Nov 5th, 2018 

Not Sure If You Can Buy a Great Used Car with Your Credit History? We Can Help

When you think about life’s necessities, there are several that come to mind - having a roof over your head, food on the table, and money in your pocket. Another necessity for many people is a reliable, dependable vehicle, something you can drive back and forth to work in and something you can rely on to keep your family safe and protected.

At Auto Now, the leading buy here pay here” dealership in Kansas and Missouri, our mission is to ensure that every person, no matter their credit issues in the past, has access to just that type of vehicle. We understand that life happens, and our first-class staff makes it their daily goal to work with customers who are looking for dependable buy here pay here cars at a price they can afford.

Because we act as the bank here at Auto Now, you never have to deal with pushy, demanding loan officers or reams of paperwork that pry into every aspect of your credit history. Instead, let us look under the hood and explore a bit deeper into why a customer with past credit issues trust the buy here pay here process at Auto Now in Wichita.

Our Primary Goal Is Your Satisfaction

No matter what you’re trying to purchase – a home, a car – it can be very difficult getting a loan from a traditional bank if you have had credit issues in the past. In addition, loan officers at banks are interested in one thing - how much of a credit risk is each person who walks into the bank. They don't really care about WHY a person is looking for a loan, only how likely it is that the person will repay the loan in a timely manner.

That is the primary difference between the big banks and the helpful staff here at Auto Now. Our primary goal is putting you into the vehicle that suits your needs and your budget. It is our mission and our promise to you. We are car people and we know how vital having a dependable vehicle is for so many people out there. On top of that, we believe strongly that dependable vehicles should not be available only to those people with spotless credit histories. Why should mistakes and bad things of the past affect your present needs?

Our loyal customers have been making Auto Now THE buy here pay here destination in Kansas and Missouri for the past two decades, and we intend to serve them for the next two decades! They are hard-working, independent people just like you and they want to avoid all the red tape and bureaucracy rampant at the big banks today. Pick a car, sign a contract, and drive off in the car that suits their needs. That is what they want and we think that is what you want as well.

We Make It Easy, Whatever Your Credit Score

We have already talked about some of the advantages of the buy here pay here process at Auto Now, but there are plenty more to discuss. One is our easy application process, something you know you will never experience at the big bank down the road! It is a straightforward procedure that does not try to pry into every little nook and cranny of your credit history but rather tries to understand how much vehicle you can afford while providing you with the dream car you have always wanted.

In addition, at Auto Now in Wichita, all credit types are accepted. Spotless credit? Great job! Past credit issues? No problem, we can always work something out and if you do not believe us, ask any of the thousands of satisfied customers who have been coming back to Auto Now for over 20 years.

Simple, Fast, Perfect for You

If you go the bank route to obtain a car loan, you can be sure that when you finally fill out all the paperwork and answer all the questions, you will have a nice, long wait while the loan department processes your application. Not at Auto Now! Here, we are motivated to serve you, our customer, as quickly and painlessly as possible, so we have streamlined our application process so that it provides some of the fastest approval times in the industry. We understand that sometimes approval on a car loan is the difference between having to call out of work and providing a paycheck for your family, so we ensure that we get your application processed as quickly as possible.

These days, a savvy consumer has to shop around from bank to bank to get the best interest rates on any type of loan. Here at Auto Now, we know that can be a real pain in the neck, especially when all you want is a quick, easy way to get the vehicle you need here and now. That is why we work hard with our credit department to ensure that you have access to the lowest interest rates possible and that you are confident that they are the best in the area. We want your business and that means giving you access to the best lending terms in the industry.

Does anyone these days think the big banks are in it for the customers? Not likely. They are in it for the bottom line, and that means that whether your credit is pristine or a little less than perfect, it does not really concern the loan officer at the bank. They only care about whether you can pay the loan off or not. At Auto Now, we actually care about your credit and we want to work with you to rebuild it if it is less than perfect. Not only will our qualified loan officers craft the perfect loan agreement for your needs, but we will also give you advice as to how this agreement can help bring your credit back to a place where you can be confident and proud. We understand that a happy customer is a frequent customer and we want all your car-buying business!

At the end of the day, we know it is about getting you into the perfect car for your life situation, and we at Auto Now want you to know that we are always ready to help. So come on down to one of our many locations and see what we can do for you today!

 
 
 
Benefits of Buying a Car from a Buy Here Pay Here Dealer  Nov 5th, 2018 

Benefits of Buying a Car from a Buy Here Pay Here Dealer

Let’s face it. The world doesn’t run on cash; it runs on credit. Your credit rating is the deciding factor when looking for a place to live, rent, or when starting a new business. It’s the same with purchasing a new car. Just a few bad financial turns in life can ruin anyone’s credit. And just like a house damaged by a tornado, rebuilding your credit can take time, effort, and patience. In the meantime, securing an automobile loan will result in many denials from traditional auto dealerships.

Buying a car at a buy here pay here auto dealership can shorten the process of repairing your credit. We pride ourselves with being one of the most trustworthy and dependable buy here pay here auto dealerships in the country. We take great strides when it comes to helping you purchase the right vehicle regardless of your current credit situation.

Us versus Them

Traditional auto dealerships partner with banks. These banks are the ones who decide whether your credit is good enough for a new car loan. You can avoid the headaches and hassle by car shopping with us, a buy here pay here dealer in Wichita. As a buy here pay here auto dealership, all of our loans are financed in-house.

There are no banks involved at all with our car-selling process. No third party to give a thumbs up or thumbs down based solely on your current credit status. Even if you work full time and can make the payments, your creditworthiness is usually the deciding factor for a majority of banks. Not so with us.

A Variety of Cars from Which to Choose

We have a wide variety of car brands on our Kansas and Missouri lots ready and waiting for you. If you’re looking for your first car and aren’t sure which brand suits you, choosing a buy here pay here auto dealer can help narrow your choices. Come in a test drive that new Ford, Chevy, Nissan, or Toyota. We know there are dozens of brand-specific auto dealerships across the city. Why not let us help you save some gas and stop here first? You won’t have to drive all around town to find that one particular vehicle.

Easy Car Buying Experience

At our buy here pay here auto dealership, buying a new car is as simple as picking, signing, and driving. You pick your car. You sign the contract. You drive away. It’s a hassle-free, headache-free car buying experience for everyone.

When you make a down payment with us, rest assured that it will be a reasonable percentage. You, the customer, are our top priority. Making the car buying process as simple and painless as possible for the customer is our highest priority. Once you have made a down payment and agree on our affordable, small monthly payments, you’re ready for that much-needed vehicle financing.

Applying for a new vehicle is as simple as it could be. Easy application, credit leniency, and speedy approval times are just a few on a list of advantages when you purchase a buy here pay here vehicle from us.

Completing an application is the first step in getting the vehicle of your desires. Simply provide us with the general basics - your name, address, place of employment, social security number, and your monthly earnings. Some references may also be required. And don’t worry. All of your personal information is safe with us. We never sell it to anyone, for any price.

However, if required by law we may be obliged to share your information with local and/or federal law enforcement.

We also work with you to help rebuild your credit. Moreover, as a buy here pay here auto dealer we always offer some of the lowest interest rates compared to our competitors.

Repairing Your Credit

As a buy here pay here dealership in Wichita, KS we have a tried and tested system of paying back a loan that will help consumers with credit issues become more financially responsible. We get our customers in the habit of repaying their loan from us twice a month. As stated before, this process of repaying in person for a year or more will help customers become more responsible with their debt repayment practices.

Affordable Down Payments

Customers will also discover that our down payments are much more affordable than traditional auto dealerships. As mentioned before, traditional auto dealerships collaborate with third-party lenders who decide the price and percentage of a loan. On some occasions, traditional auto dealerships will require as much as 10% of the vehicle’s selling price as a down payment.

As a buy here pay here auto dealership, we can be much more reasonable. The only requirement for receiving a loan through our in-house financing is as convenient as a single monthly payment. That’s it.

The Choice Is Yours

It’s ultimately up to you, the customer, to decide on who to buy their new vehicle from. While we’d love to do business with you, but we encourage all of our potential customers to shop around as we’re sure you’ll see our dealership offers you the best deal. Do your homework and discover which road is worth taking - traditional auto dealership or a buy here pay here dealer such as us.

We have a long history within the community and a great track record when it comes to providing reliable cars to the public. We have one of the best customer satisfaction ratings in the state. We also include are CARFAX report, free of charge with all of our used vehicles. We want the customer to rest easy when buying from us.

 
 
 
Auto Now Opens New Location in Wichita, KS  Nov 5th, 2018 

Auto Now Opens New Location in Wichita, KS

18 September 2018

As Kansas and Missouri’s leading buy here pay here dealership chain, Auto Now has for decades been offering the highest quality used vehicles to our patrons through the most flexible financing terms possible. Today, we are proud to announce we are opening our sixth branch, in Wichita, KS.

As a buy here pay here dealership, Auto Now offers a one-stop solution for buying a used car and paying the financing. As we handle the financing of vehicles in-house, we are uniquely able to offer our customers better rates and impressively versatile repayment options.

In particular, customers who have been turned away for financing from traditional lending establishments like banks or even used car dealerships in Kansas and Missouri find that they are able to get financing through Auto Now. Previous credit issues are not a problem at Auto Now, provided you are able to show proof of income.

All vehicles are offered with a 24-month/24,000-mile warranty, so you know that you’ll be buying a quality car in top condition.

Auto Now is waiting to serve you in, our now six locations across Kansas and Missouri –

  • Auto Now Wichita, Kansas - 1660 S Seneca St, Wichita, KS 67213
  • Auto Now Topeka, Kansas, 116 SE 29th St, Topeka, KS 66605
  • Auto Now Olathe, Kansas, 1404 East Santa Fe Street, Olathe, KS 66061
  • Auto Now Independence, Missouri, 10500 U.S. 24, Independence, MO 64053
  • Auto Now Belton, Missouri, 307 E North Ave, Belton, MO 64012
  • Auto Now 79th & Wornall, Kansas City, Missouri, 7901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64114

Customers in the Wichita area, from Wellington to Newton, from Kingman to El Dorado can contact our Wichita branch at (316) 262-3000. The Wichita branch is open from 9 am to 7 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 9 am to 6 pm on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

 
 
 
Buy Here Pay Here Cars Have Received a Comprehensive Inspection from a Qualified Auto Mechanic | Auto Now KC  Oct 30th, 2018 

Buy Here Pay Here Cars Have Received a Comprehensive Inspection from a Qualified Auto Mechanic

Before making any big purchase, it's a good idea to research your options and make sure you're getting something reliable. This is already second nature for most of us—whether we are buying something as pricey as a laptop or cell phone or even more modest expenses like a blender or a knife, the first thing we do is go online and scroll through a bunch of customer reviews. This is just common sense. No matter how much you spend on a product, you should expect it to perform well.

Sometimes, however, even after we do our due diligence we still end up with a product that doesn't live up to our expectations. This isn't the end of the world with a smaller ticket item that we can easily afford to replace, but if it's a more expensive purchase, we can be in serious trouble…and as far as purchases go, they don't come much bigger than a car, truck, or SUV.

That's why savvy car shoppers do everything in their power to make sure the vehicle they are buying is in great shape before they commit. This can be tricky with pre-owned automobiles since you can't exactly bring up a detailed review history of the individual vehicle in question, but you can visit a dependable dealership that features buy here pay here cars. Each and every vehicle on these lots is thoroughly inspected by a qualified auto mechanic before being approved for sale.

If you are not a mechanic yourself, you may be wondering just what goes into one of these inspections. The first thing that happens when a pre-owned vehicle arrives at a reliable buy here pay here dealership is that a local, qualified auto mechanic drives it into the garage. Then, they examine the automobile inside and out, from bumper to bumper. Occasionally, cosmetic imperfections may be allowed to remain in order to keep the price tag as low as possible, but any and all safety or mechanical issues are always fully repaired. If any car is found to be mechanically unsound or otherwise unreliable during this comprehensive inspection, it is immediately rejected and returned to the auction or wholesaler.

So, if you are looking for the best, most reliable pre-owned automobiles available at nearby metro locations, come visit Auto Now. We have a very high standard for the vehicles we sell on our lots—the vast majority of our buy here pay here cars in Kansas City, Topeka and Wichita Kansas are trade-ins from new car dealerships. We also put our money where our mouth is, guaranteeing our cars, trucks, and SUVs with a 24-month, 24,000-mile warranty. Unlike many limited warranties, our package includes everything from the engine and transmission all the way down to the starter, alternator, and even the air conditioner. We stand by the quality of our cars, because every single one of them has been approved by an expert mechanic.

Auto Now is dedicated to leasing and selling only the most dependable pre-owned vehicles available. We have several locations in the Kansas City region, including Kansas City at 79th and Wornall, Independence, Belton, Olathe, Wichita and Topeka. Come visit us today!

 
 
 
A Buy Here Pay Here Car Dealership Saves You the Trouble of Getting an Auto Loan from the Banks | Auto Now KC  Oct 30th, 2018 

A Buy Here Pay Here Car Dealership Saves You the Trouble of Getting an Auto Loan from the Banks

If there's one thing that everyone can agree on, it's that waiting around for something is the absolute worst sensation. Whether we're talking about a late pizza delivery when we're starving, an important text or email response that's taking forever to arrive, or being stuck in endless traffic, when we need something, the last thing we want is to have to wait around twiddling our thumbs. This is especially true when we're just trying to make a purchase—we know what we want, so why on earth should we be kept waiting? There's just no excuse for it.

Unfortunately, shopping for a car is one of those processes that always seems to involve a lot of waiting around. Parts of the experience are exciting, of course, because there's nothing better than picking out a new ride. This is doubly true when your new set of wheels is going to carry you to a new job or school, or accommodate a new addition to your family—whether it's a work truck that can finally fit all your tools or a teenager's first car, a vehicle is one of those few purchases that is both fun and highly practical. Yet once you've picked out the perfect automobile, the excitement dries up pretty quickly and the waiting begins.

Visiting banks and other third-party lenders to see if you can get a better rate than offered by a dealership. Waiting around in lobbies, filling out loan forms. Who has time to visit a financial institution to ask for a loan, jump through all their hoops, then go to a dealership and pick out a car, and then go back to the bank for a check, and then back to the dealership? We're exhausted just writing it all out!

The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way. A buy here pay here car dealership in Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Olathe, Belton or Independence such as Auto Now simplifies the whole process, saving you a ton of time and unnecessary running around town. Many dealerships insist that you acquire financing before they even let you onto their lot, but a buy here pay here car dealership allows you to stop by whenever it is convenient for you, browse as much as you want, and then set up financing on the spot when you find something you like. Not only can you immediately make your down payment, but they will also help you figure out exactly how much you can easily afford to pay each month without the risk of falling behind on your payments. Once you agree to a figure, you can even set up an online payment system so that you don't have to send in checks or return to the dealership to make your monthly payments.

Auto Now is a buy here pay here car dealership in KC, Wichita and Topeka and we are committed to minimizing your wait time for a new vehicle. With our convenient metro locations in Kansas City, Independence, Belton, Olathe, Wichita and Topeka, you won't have to drive all the way out to the boonies just to look at a car, either. Come visit us today, and you can drive your new car home!

 
 
 
Buy Here Pay Here Cars for that Much Needed Additional Vehicle for the Family | Auto Now KC  Oct 8th, 2018 

Buy Here Pay Here Cars for that Much Needed Additional Vehicle for the Family

For your parents' generation owning a second car was considered a luxury, but in the modern era it is a necessity for most families. That's because in over 60% of American households, both parents are now working some sort of job, and most jobs obviously require reliable transportation. Even for families where only one parent is employed, a second vehicle can make a world of difference when it comes to shopping, taking care of the kids, and all the other essential errands.

Fortunately, when you factor in inflation, cars are relatively more affordable than in generations past, so picking up a second vehicle doesn't have to be a financial hardship. Then of course there's the fact that your second family car does not need to be a brand-new model purchased from a dealership. You can save money without sacrificing quality by shopping for buy here pay here cars at various Kansas City metro locations, from Independence all the way to Topeka and don't forget Wichita. Provided that you go with a reliable buy here pay here auto dealership, you will have a huge variety of vehicles to choose from, and at very decent prices, to boot.

When deciding exactly what sort of pre-owned car or truck would make the ideal second car for your family, it's worth taking the time to consider what you already have. A few families may really like the make and model they already have and choose to own two of the same car, but most folks find it is beneficial to purchase something a little different from what they already own. That's because while having two of anything is useful in case the first one is in use or ends up in the shop, it can be even more advantageous to have a second ride that has its own specific benefits. Different vehicles serve different uses, after all, so depending on your family's unique needs, it may make more sense for your second vehicle to be a fuel-efficient sedan for running errands, a heavy-duty work truck, or a big SUV for ferrying the kids around. Regardless of what kind of vehicle you settle on, however, there's no reason to drop a fortune on a new car that will plummet in value as soon as it leaves the lot. Instead, check out the range of buy here pay here cars that will do the same job at a fraction of the cost, then use the money you saved to take the family on a roadtrip next summer.

Speaking of money, that's another consideration that makes a buy here pay here car dealer so much better than a new car lot. They help you secure financing and set up a payment plan on-site, saving you the time and hassle of going through banks or other loan institutions. For both price and convenience, you can't beat buy here pay here cars.

When it comes to buy here pay here cars, Auto Now is the very best in the business. We have several metro locations in the Kansas City region to serve you, including in Wichita, Kansas City, Independence, Belton, Olathe, and Topeka. Come visit us today!>

 
 
 
A Buy Here Pay Here Car Lot Near You Has that Road-Worthy Vehicle You've Been Seeking | Auto Now KC  Oct 8th, 2018 

A Buy Here Pay Here Car Lot Near You Has that Road-Worthy Vehicle You've Been Seeking

Everyone knows the importance of having a car for getting to and from work, but did you know that some 30% of civilian occupations actually require driving some sort of vehicle while on the clock? That's well over one in four jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and that extraordinary percentage is only going up. We sometimes assume only long-haul truckers, delivery service drivers, or police and other first responders need to drive as part of their jobs, but there are actually countless other employment opportunities that need you to get behind the wheel at some point in your shift. All of you professional road warriors know you need a dependable vehicle that is up for the demands of the job and the inevitable bumps along the way.

Of course, it is worth keeping in mind that if you need a vehicle for your job, it might be worth picking up a reliable second car exclusively for work. That way you don't have to worry about all the miles and general wear and tear you're accumulating during your shift, saving your primary vehicle for personal use. Regardless of whether your intended work car will be your only means of conveyance or a second vehicle, it doesn't make much sense to sink an outrageous amount of money into a brand-new car from a Kansas City dealership Topeka Dealership or Wichita dealership when you could acquire something just as good from a local buy here pay here car lot.

Owning a road-worthy vehicle is obviously mandatory if you already have a job that requires you to provide your own transportation, but purchasing a reliable pre-owned car can also be the key to advancement at work or possibly even landing a new job altogether. This is especially true for insurance sales agents, maintenance and repair technicians, sales managers, pick-up services and other couriers, small business owners in the service sector, home health aides, construction workers, social service professionals, landscaping professionals, computer support technicians, and plumbers, electricians, pest control experts, and all other types of service professionals. The one thing all of these occupations have in common is the common requirement that you bring your own vehicle to work, and if you want to keep your job, that vehicle has to be reliable.

Reliability is key since if you can't drive, you can't work, but affordability is also crucial. That's why so many savvy road warriors turn to Google and search for a "buy here pay here car lot near me." Doing so will inevitably turn up Auto Now, which offers an amazing array of affordable pre-owned cars, SUVs, and trucks in convenient metro locations.

Here at Auto Now we pride ourselves on no-hassle auto leasing and sales, and our top priority is always providing the customer with a reliable pre-owned vehicle. We take this task so seriously that literally every car on our lot has passed a comprehensive inspection by a certified mechanic—if a car doesn't pass, we don't sell it. Furthermore, we back up our claim with a two-year warranty. Come visit any of our metro locations—whether you are in Kansas City, Independence, Belton, Olathe, or Topeka, we even have a location in Wichita, KS we have a lot filled with dependable cars ready to take you to work.

 
 
 
Buy Here Pay Here Cars in Kansas City for that Working Student | Auto Now KC  Oct 2nd, 2018 

Buy Here Pay Here Cars in Kansas City for that Working Student

There is no getting around the fact that to truly excel in this day and age, you need to get a college education. At the same time, it seems like universities and junior colleges are constantly raising the cost of tuition, books, and everything else. Small wonder, then, that so many people work a full- or part-time job while attending school: recent studies have shown that nearly three out of every four college students have worked at least one job while pursuing their degree. The number of working students is only expected to go up, too, in order to keep up with the rising cost of education.

Pursuing a college degree is obviously an enormous time commitment even without factoring in a job. On top of classes, you also have to account for study groups, time at the library, and extracurricular activities, and juggling all that with work can be a handful. With time being such a precious commodity for the working student, a reliable car is absolutely essential—even if you're in a sleepy college town that might seem small enough to navigate with a bike or public transportation, the average American spends nearly half an hour driving to work every single day, so having your own set of wheels will save you countless hours in the long run. Then, of course, there are all the employment opportunities that flat-out require a car, from delivering pizzas to all manner of courier positions.

The issue is that while virtually all working college students need a reliable mode of transportation, most of them are fairly young and have never bought a car before. That means they have not yet built up a lot of credit, which can make it difficult to acquire a decent vehicle in the first place. The best course of action for people in this situation is to look into a dealership that offers buy here pay here cars, as they expressly cater to customers with low credit.

Unlike most used car lots, Auto Now offers pre-owned vehicles with no down payment, which makes them ideal for college students. All you need to do is bring in your ID and your last paystub. Well, that and pick out a car from the massive inventory! Once you have picked out the perfect vehicle, our dealership will help you settle on a monthly payment amount that is based on your income and the cost of the car. We will even help set you up with an online payment plan, which is both convenient and helpful for successful budgeting—when you are focused on your education, the last thing you need is to worry about falling behind on your payments, after all.

As a buy here pay here dealership, Auto Now is committed to no-hassle auto sales. We have several locations in the Kansas City region to serve the working college student and their family, including Kansas City, Independence, Belton, Olathe, Wichita and Topeka. Come and visit us before the semester gets any busier!

 
 
 
Searching for a "Buy Here Pay Here Car Lot Near Me" to Find a New Car?  Oct 2nd, 2018 

Searching for a "Buy Here Pay Here Car Lot Near Me" to Find a New Car?

Whether you are looking for your very first car or have owned a dozen over the years and are trying to find lucky thirteen, chances are you are going to do a little research before making your purchase. Back in the day, this could be difficult for anybody not lucky enough to know a mechanic or other automotive expert, but nowadays researching vehicles and financing is as simple as getting online. According to a recent study, nine out of every ten shoppers surf the internet before making any serious financial commitment, and few purchases are as major as an automobile. Of course, unlike a new toaster oven or fishing rod, a car is something you will definitely want to purchase in person rather than ordering online, so the sensible starting place is to search for something like "buy here pay here car lot near me."

The reason it makes more sense to start by searching for a local buy here pay here auto dealership rather than looking up specific vehicles is that you don't want to get too hung up on one or two models. It has been statistically proven that if you set out only looking for specific vehicles like Ford F-150s or Toyota Corollas, for example, you will have to spend a lot more time driving around to different lots trying to find one, and may end up paying significantly more than a customer who has not committed themselves to a particular make or model.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with researching particular vehicles or brands; it just makes sense to explore a wide range of options. The experts agree that a more fruitful starting point is to look into buy here pay here car lots in the Kansas City metro area so that you can go and see what specific vehicles are available before you invest any time in researching them. Many folks also research their purchasing options online before beginning their search for a new car, which is a savvy approach—it just makes sense to figure out how you plan on financing your purchase and managing your payments before you commit to a major investment.

If you are fortunate enough to be able to shop in the Wichita, Topeka or greater Kansas City area, your online research will inevitably take you to the website for Auto Now.

Auto Now operates one of the most reputable buy here pay here car dealerships in the region. We offer a real-time inventory of the vehicles available on our lots so that you can browse what is available and research any potential purchases from the comfort of your own home or workplace. On top of all that, we allow you to begin the application process online, and our website even offers a secure payment gateway so that once you commit to your purchase, you can make your monthly payments online.

Auto Now is a buy here pay here auto dealer with five convenient locations: Wichita, Topeka and Olathe in Kansas, and Independence, Belton, and Kansas City in Missouri. You can also browse our selection of vehicles online to conduct a little research in advance, but our cars move fast and we're constantly updating our inventory, so come visit us in person today!

 
 
 
Car Buying Tips from a Buy Here Pay Here Dealership Near You!  Sep 25th, 2018 

Car Buying Tips from a Buy Here Pay Here Dealership Near You!

Buying a car should be a fun and exciting process, but if you don't have a ton of automotive experience, it can also be a little frustrating. You probably have a lot of questions, as well you should before making any big purchase. The good news is that the process doesn't have to be that hard, and no matter what sort of vehicle you want there is a vast number of well-built, recent model used cars to choose from. So long as you keep the following advice in mind and purchase your car from a reputable buy here pay here dealership, you can be confident that you're buying a quality vehicle.

The Best Time to Buy a Car

The first thing to decide upon is the best time to purchase a car. While the answer to this question obviously varies on a case-by-case basis, a good rule of thumb is that the best time to buy a car is when you need it, not just when you want it. Obviously, some folks flock to the newest, fresh-off-the-assembly-line models, and if you are chasing some limited production run sports car, you may need to buy it as soon as it's available, but the reality is that buying a brand-new car is a huge money sink with limited benefits—it's true that they lose thousands of dollars just as soon as they leave the lot. That's why most people start car shopping when the need arises, such as when they start a new job, move, or go away to college.

Do Your Research

Before making any large purchase, it is important to know what you are getting yourself into. So, do a bit of research into what sort of vehicle will best suit your needs not just in the short term, but also for your future. If you think you need a truck or SUV, try to figure out just how roomy it should be to suit yourself and your family. If the rising costs of insurance and fuel are a potential issue, you may want to look at smaller, less expensive options. If you are planning on starting a family, then a two-seater hatchback probably isn't for you. Just keep in mind that in order to get the best vehicle at the best price, you shouldn't get too caught up on an individual make or model, since hunting for one particular car will always end up being more costly and time-intensive than having a range of options to weigh against one another. Don't be afraid to ask your family and friends for recommendations, either, and remember that the best research is often done at the auto dealership, since their trained staff is familiar with what's actually available to you at any given time.

Make Financing Easy

Getting a small loan to buy a car shouldn't be a hassle, but banks can sure make it seem like it is, especially if your credit history isn't spotless. The good news is if you plugged "buy here pay here dealerships near me" into Google and you happen to live in Kansas, you are right down the road from AutoNow. As a Buy Here Pay Here Auto Dealer, we're dedicated to hassle-free auto sales, regardless of credit history. We have locations all over Kansas and Missouri, including in Kansas City, Independence, Belton, Olathe, Wichita and Topeka. See us today!

 
 
 
Advantages of Buying a Car from a Buy Here Pay Here Dealership  Sep 18th, 2018 

Advantages of Buying a Car from a Buy Here Pay Here Dealership

Advantages of Buying a Car from a Buy Here Pay Here Dealership

The popularity of Buy Here Pay Here (or BHPH for short) dealerships has been on the rise recently. Although the idea and concept behind it aren’t exactly new, the increasingly difficult economic situation makes it a great proposition for a lot of people. To put it simply, BHPH is a method of running an automobile dealership where the dealership itself extends credit to purchasers of vehicles. They transcend the boundaries and limits of what one would categorize as a ‘standard dealership’ and evolve into something much, much more.

Although it may sound somewhat intimidating at first, we can assure you, it is anything but. In fact, the entire concept was originally conceived to help the average customer acquire affordable means of transportation at conditions which suit him the most. At its very core, the BHPH system caters to the customer and his needs. At this point you’re probably already questioning its validity and the benefits, so allow us to break down the entire process and explain how it all works.

A Bit of History

BHPH originated in the early 1970s when the U.S. experienced a savings and loan crisis. Dealers still needed to move cars and people wanted affordable cars to be able to get on with their everyday lives. In a time when banks would not give out loans to a lot of good, reputable citizens, dealerships saw the opportunity to start lending out loans themselves and grabbed the opportunity. The 2008 financial crisis relaunched the BHPH concept and it’s been proven to work. With that out of the way, let’s get into why it makes sense and you should consider it before leasing or taking out a loan from the bank.

Extremely Fast Service

This one is pretty obvious, but it’s still well worth the mention. When getting a loan from the dealership itself, you’ll be starting and finishing the entire process completely in-house. You won’t have to wait for a loan approval from the bank nor as there’s no application processing time. You also don’t have to apply with multiple lenders backing you up, saving you a lot of time and unnecessary hassle. The dealership will be, in most cases, able to immediately provide you a guaranteed auto loan approval with which you can purchase the vehicle as soon as possible. If time really is money, then you’ve already saved quite a bit of cash by not dealing with third parties such as the banks.

Flexible Terms

The best part is that you set your own terms of repayment, not the bank. Want a seven-year loan? No problem. Want to stretch that time frame to nine years? Don’t worry about it. Dealerships like Auto Now are extremely flexible when it comes to making an agreement, most often than not they’ll go out of their way just to please you. The loan will be entirely based on what you need and want not on what the dealership requires. With banks, you play by their rules, not yours. Dealerships are much more laid back and stress-free. Each loan can be custom-tailored to match your needs, no matter if it’s a three-year loan or a nine-year one.

Competitive Interest Rates

People will bad or poor credit might soon realize that they have to visit an in-house financing lender. With poor interest rates, they’re two times worse than the banks. This is where the dealerships come in. Going through a reputable dealership and applying for a loan will yield interest rates similar to those found in conventional lenders. You’ll be basically getting the best terms possible from a dealership which only wants to move cars, not double-cross you. Dealerships have no real benefit from charging you with insane interest rates, as you’ll be purchasing a vehicle anyway regardless. It’s in their favor that they offer tempting interest rates to shift cars, essentially giving you the deal of a lifetime.

Low Down Payments

In most cases, you’re required to make a down payment before you even begin the purchasing or loaning out process. This wouldn’t have been so bad if the minimum down payment limit weren’t so high. In a lot of cases, it can stretch up to several thousand dollars, money most people with a loan don’t have. Luckily, dealerships require little or no down payments from their borrowers. As you can imagine, this can prove to be extremely useful as you won’t have to save up the money just to be able to afford it.

Rebuilding Your Credit

It’s a vicious cycle: you can’t rebuild your credit if you can’t get any credit to start with in the first place. The BHPH dealership system is the perfect way to start rebuilding your credit. Not only will they provide you with the basic transportation you require to live, but slowly start to reestablish the credit or rebuild a damaged one. As an installment loan, dealership financing is one of the best and fastest ways to improve your credit rating.

 
 
 
Advantages of Buy Here Pay Here  Aug 30th, 2018 

Advantages of Buy Here Pay Here

Advantages of a Buy Here Pay Here Lot

Owning a dependable, safe, and reliable high quality vehicle would appear to be a luxury according to some people, but the truth of the matter is that, without a vehicle, life is pretty hard. In some cases, it’s nearly impossible to survive without a ride. It’s hard to get a job if you don’t have your own vehicle and the simple things in life such as heading out to the supermarket become an ordeal when you are without your own means of transportation.

Dealing with a bank to get financing for a car can also be a dead end. Perhaps it is the headache and hassles they make you endure, or the fact that you’ll need to purchase full coverage insurance. Maybe prior credit problems prevent you from qualifying for a bank loan. No matter why you choose not to deal with the banks, choosing a Kansas or Missouri Buy Here, Pay Here lot is one of the best decisions that you can make when you need a trustworthy car that won’t cost you a small fortune.

Choosing to work with a Buy Here, Pay Here lot offers a number of advantages that you won’t find when dealing with a bank. Continue reading, and in no time at all, you will be ready to get in touch with Auto Now KC to make your next vehicle purchase.

A Poor Credit Rating Does Not Stop You from Buying a Vehicle

If you have problems with your credit, that is never a concern with a Buy Here, Pay Here lot like Auto Now KC. We understand that mistakes happen and sometimes people get trapped by unfortunate events. It’s really of no concern to us why you might have poor credit; everyone knows that the credit crunch and housing bust has caused problems for the best of us. It doesn’t take away from the need for a car that is going to get you and the people who matter most from Point A to Point B safely and securely.

When you work with Auto Now KC, we are “the bank” and make all the decisions. There is never even a credit check performed, so it doesn’t matter what your past credit looks like. This alone should take a great amount of weight from your shoulders and show you that we’re on your side.

Regardless of your credit, we have a vehicle suitable for your needs. These days it seems that there are fewer and fewer people with perfect credit, but thankfully Buy Here, Pay Here lots are around to solve the problem when ordinary Americans have the need for a vehicle.

A Wide Car Selection to Suit your Tastes

The selection of cars available at a Buy Here, Pay Here lot is not small and limited as some people assume. A misconception is the car selection must only include older cars which will fail the test of time. That is simply untrue.

Instead, there are a plethora of vehicles for you to choose from, no matter your preferred style or your budget. These are safe, reliable cars that will get you where you are going. Take your pick of great SUVs and crossovers, compact vehicles, trucks, and more. There are vehicles in all price ranges, too, ensuring that there is always a vehicle on the lot ready for you to drive off.

In fact, your options are usually wider when you choose a Buy Here, Pay Here provider, as traditional banks often put restrictions on the type, age, and condition a car is in before lending you money for it.

It is of course best to take the time to view all of the available vehicles to ensure perfect satisfaction with your vehicle, but Buy Here, Pay Here lots like Auto Now KC have built their reputation on offering the best cars at the best prices without any of the usual hassles for poor credit purchasers.

You Can Often Own your Car Faster<

Working with a Buy Here, Pay Here car lot allow you to make smaller monthly payment than you would with the bank and since most of the time you need only state required coverage, that is another saving. As we’re more flexible, you could choose to make bigger payments. Lots of the rules and regulations banks put in the place to ensure you are of no risk to them increase the interest cost to you. Added fees and surcharges add up. At the end of the day, owning your car in a much faster period of time is a great advantage that you are sure to enjoy.

Auto Now KC is a One-Stop-Shop

When you work with a Buy Here, Pay Here lot, it is a one-stop shop that provides you with ease and convenience of making just one stop for all your needs. What could be more frustrating than having to run here and there and back again just to make the purchase of a car? You will make your payments at the lot and never deal with anyone else, eliminating so many frustrations in the process.

Other services are available to accommodate your needs as well. These include servicing of the vehicle, parts, and accessories, etc. When you purchase from this lot, all of your needs are taken care of quickly and with ease, by the people who understand your car and your needs the most.

No Red Tape; Easy Qualification for a Car Loan

Dealing with banks is rarely something anyone will describe as an enjoyable experience. To easily avoid the hassles, you can work with a Buy Here, Pay Here lot when you need to purchase a vehicle. It is much easier than working with the bank, and qualifying is also a lot easier. When you need a car, do you really want to wait weeks on end to find out if you qualify? Working directly with the dealership ensures that you are in a vehicle quickly and without the endless paperwork. It seems that nothing in life is easy these days, so when you get the chance to make life easier, take advantage of that opportunity.

A More Personalized Experience

In Kansas, you want the experience of purchasing a car to be personal and dealt with by local Kansas professionals. You want to feel like more than just another number or another customer, and that your needs matter. You want your questions answered and your concerns handled. You want to be heard and feel like you matter.

At Auto Now KC, that personalized experience always awaits you. Working directly with the dealership provides the personalized attention that you want and deserve, ensuring that your concerns are heard and that your needs are met. You deserve such an experience when making a purchase as important as a vehicle.

Less Paperwork

Unless you are the one in a million, paperwork is not something that you enjoy doing. But, when you buy a car with the bank, there is always a ton of it that must be completed just to find out if you even qualify for a loan. We all know how particular banks are when it is time to make an approval for a loan. You’ll very likely also need to go to multiple banks to finally get approval for your loan, as each has different criteria.

When you work with a Buy Here, Pay Here lot in Kansas, you have less paperwork to worry about and the company takes care of it all for you. The last thing that you want to do is sit and repeat yourself over and over again as you complete what feels like a mini novel to a procession of blank faces. You eliminate that worry when you work with a Buy Here, Pay Here dealership. The amount of paperwork that is required is much reduced.

Your New Car Awaits You Today

It is nice to know that there are options aside from the bank out there that can help you get a vehicle when you need it and that even without perfect credit it is still possible to get a great vehicle. Whether you are buying your first vehicle or are purchasing a second, you can get those benefits with a Buy Here, Pay Here auto lot.

If you are ready to get a vehicle without the hassles and headaches the bank brings along, working with Auto Now KC is an idea for you to consider, as this is one financial experience that you will be able to report back to your friends as an enjoyable one. How often do we get to say that these days?

Whether you have credit problems that prevent you from getting a bank loan, want to avoid the hassles, or simply love the advantages and personal experience of working with a local dealership for all your financing, you will find that working with this type of dealership is beneficial to you in so many ways. It doesn’t get any better than this in the auto industry, so why go another day without the car that you want or need when it is so easy to work with a company that really puts your needs first?

 
 
 
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