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Have you noticed a change in the Maryland used car market? We have. Maryland, and across the nation, is experiencing a surge in used vehicle sales. Stimulus checks, side-gig money, and a shortage of new cars have spurred an increase in the sale of used vehicles.
If you are looking for a used car, we provide some Hi Lo Auto Sales tips in this blog.
To find a used car, you need to do your homework. Here are a few tips from the sales team at Hi Lo Auto Sales:
There is one fact that always remains true in economics. When the supply goes down, prices go up. During the COVID-19 crisis, new car inventories fell across Maryland and beyond. As the stock of new cars fell, buyers shifted to the used vehicle market. Prices of used inventory are on the rise.
As prices go up, you may find that the car that fits all your wants is just out of your budget. Remember, some of your wishes can be obtained in the aftermarket. Perhaps, you can add a new sound system, a trailer hitch, a new truck bed liner, or a trunk organizer after your purchase. Your focus may need to be on your “Need List” this year.
Do some preliminary homework and let your sales professional assist with finding used vehicle options to fit your needs. A used car professional can often find you the perfect match and provide services beyond an internet-based experience.
If you are looking for a quality used car in Maryland, be sure to browse our online car and truck inventory. We have four Maryland locations to serve you, Cockeysville, Ellicott City, and two in Frederick. So how can we help you?
As the economy bounces back from the COVID 19 crisis, you may find that it is time to invest in a business vehicle. A used car, truck, or van may fit your needs, over purchasing a new vehicle or leasing.
Before visiting HiLo Auto, here are a few steps to take to prepare for your search and purchase.
Although the trained staff at HiLo Auto is ready to help you find the perfect vehicle, purchasing for a business is different from buying a personal car. So, we put together a list of tips to review before starting your search.
Once you review our 5 tips and have made a list, get in touch with our trained sales team. Review your list with our team and set an appointment to test drive vehicles that fit your list.
If possible, bring a co-worker or team leader with you to test-drive vehicles. For example, if the vehicle will transport a team to a job site, bring the team leader. During the test drive process, a second opinion is helpful.
Once you find a collection of vehicles that match your needs, it is time to make that second call to your insurance agent. Review the autos with your agent and get a quote. If you are acquiring a business loan to make the purchase, you also want to reach out to your lender or work with our team.
The HiLo Auto sales staff will be ready to help you finish the transaction.
If you are looking for a quality used car in Maryland, be sure to our inventory of used cars and trucks. We have four Maryland locations to serve you, Cockeysville, Ellicott City, and two in Frederick. So how can we help you?
Many in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) region have been working from home for over a year. As WFH transitions into a hybrid work environment or even an office environment, many find themselves preparing for the daily commute. It has been a long time, and many things have changed. For example, have you noticed the increase in the price of a gallon of gas?
Is your car commute worthy? Now is the time to review your options.
Autos for the Commute to Work
Recently, we have blogged about cars and trucks for weekend fun and adventure. Still, it may be time to also discuss your workweek commute. You may be driving all the way to your office or to a public transportation hub. Either way, it's time to review the HiLo Auto checklist.
(If you are still looking for your perfect weekend adventure auto, browse through our recent blogs)
Use our HiLo checklist to review the viability of your current car or as a pre-shopping checklist.
If it is time to shop for a commuter car, make a list of your wants and needs. If you are a staff member that must get to work in all weather conditions, a 4WD auto may need to be placed on your "needs" list. A great sound system to listen to your favorite tunes is a "want." It is essential to know the difference before shopping for any auto.
Perhaps you are a sales representative that needs to carry supplies in a roomy trunk, or you may be planning to carpool to work. Or do you need a car that is easy to park?
Before starting your search, make a list of your Wants vs. Needs. Then, bring the list with you to any of the three HiLo Auto locations in Maryland. Our sales team can help you find the perfect commuter car to fit your needs… and your wants.
If you are looking for a quality used car in Maryland, be sure to browse our used vehicle inventory. We have four Maryland locations to serve you, Cockeysville, Ellicott City, and two in Frederick. So how can we help you?
If you are a reader of our blogs, you know that we always suggest starting a search for a used vehicle with a "Wants & Needs" list. However, when searching for a used truck, you may find the line between a want and a need is blurred.
(If you have not read our recent blogs, feel free to browse our library for helpful tips and current guides for purchasing a used vehicle)
You may need a truck with a crew cab to fit your kids and a dog. You also may want a long bed to accommodate a desired truck camper. Or perhaps you need a long bed for your landscaping business. You may also need a truck with a towing capacity for your travel trailer or boat.
Purchasing a used truck has a unique checklist. Below are tips from the HiLo Auto team…
As you begin your search for a used truck, follow these tips to ensure an easy transaction:
Is it time to add a truck to your driveway? Will you drive it around town for errands, or is it only a weekend truck? Ask questions, create a “Wants & Needs” list and visit HiLo Auto. We can help you find a truck that fits your current needs.
If you are looking for a quality used car in Maryland, be sure to browse our inventory of used cars and trucks. We have four Maryland locations to serve you, Cockeysville, Ellicott City, and two in Frederick. So how can we help you?
In a recent blog, we told you about scenic drives across Maryland (Browse our blog library for all the details). Warm weather is just ahead, and you are already planning your Summer adventures. From the Catoctin mountains to the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland is an adventure destination. Do you need an adventure vehicle?
You may be looking for a four-wheel drive, or perhaps you need a vehicle to tow your boat, jet skis, or even a travel trailer. You can find the perfect adventure vehicle at HiLo Auto in Maryland. Here are tips from our auto team.
Before purchasing a 4WD vehicle, spend time considering your needs and wants. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before buying a 4WD car:
After you decide your wants vs. needs, it is time to test drive used vehicles. As you test drive used 4WD trucks and other vehicles, take special note of any after-market modifications if you plan to tow a trailer or camper.
Does your new 4WD vehicle have a tow package? A tow package is an asset factored into the value of the vehicle.
Purchasing a vehicle to tow a trailer, boat, or camper involves additional questions and research. Here are a few questions to ask if you are considering the purchase of a tow vehicle.
If you own an RV or a Motorhome, you may have already heard the term "toad." A toad is a vehicle that you tow behind your RV. It is important to note that not all vehicles are equipped to be towed behind an RV.
Know the facts before shopping to purchase a toad. If you are in the market to buy a toad, often used vehicles offer the best options. Browse an updated list of towable vehicles.
If you are looking for a quality used car in Maryland, be sure to visit our website, HiLoAutoSales.com. We have four M