Six Secrets to Buying a Reliable Used Car

January 29th, 2019 by

There are tried and true secrets to buying a reliable used car. Dealers routinely buy pre-owned cars via customer trade-ins and at auction so we know how to spot a good vehicle and we want to share that knowledge with you.


You are going to Love Our Used Car Sale, February 1-6th. This is still a supply and demand pre-owned environment. Winter is the best time for the best pricing.  In general, less demand equals lower prices and we are passing those savings on to our customers. We are offering Dealer Auction Pricing. See our No Haggle Prices starting at only $5000. Get up to 125% of KBB Trade Value for your vehicle.

These are our six secrets for buying a quality pre-owned vehicle:

  1. Buy from a Reputable Dealer
    Kia Country is a small, family business that has served the Charleston community since 2003. We were recently named Dealer Rater 2019 South Carolina Dealer of the Year for the 5th  time.  We are also the highest rated Charleston dealer on Facebook, Google+, Read Our Reviews
  2. Make sure the car has been inspected and serviced
    All-pre-owned vehicles must pass a rigorous inspection before making it to our lot. Franchised car dealers generally service and repair their retail inventory and private owners do not. You will often find pre-owned vehicles with a fresh oil change, new wiper blades, new cabin or engine filters and maybe even tires so you buy without worrying about maintenance expenses.
  3. Buy Certified Pre-owned (CPO)
    Kia CPO is rated the best in the industry. Kia CPO offers a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty, roadside assistance, and a 150-point quality assurance inspection to give you total peace of mind.
  4. Review the CARFAX history
    The CARFAX vehicle history shows how many individuals have owned the vehicle, accident history and sometimes service records.
  5. Do Your Homework
    Consumer Reports,, and other sites have information on reliability and cost of ownership that is useful.
  6. Use Kelley Blue Book (KBB) Price Tools
    We offer KBB Fair Market Pricing Tools and Price Advisor Report so you can obtain accurate and up-to-date information on the local market value of any given vehicle.

Visit us online at to view our pre-owned inventory. New inventory is added daily. In addition, Kia Country is part of Lee Motor Group which owns Ford, Jeep, Nissan, Chrysler, and Hyundai dealerships. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will do our best to find it.

Call our Internet Sales Department at 843.573.2300 or visit us at Kia Country on Savannah Highway.

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