When you’re in the market for a pre-owned vehicle, it’s good to have a wide range of choices. As North Carolina’s #1 volume Chevy dealer, Hendrick Chevrolet currently offers over 7,000 used cars, trucks, and SUVs for sale. With an inventory that large, deciding on your next car can be a daunting task.

This guide will help you narrow down your choices and find the perfect vehicle for you.

Find Your Ideal Used Car at Hendrick Chevrolet

  1. Set Your Budget

The first thing to consider when shopping for a used car is your budget. If you plan to finance your next vehicle, your car payment should be less than 20% of your take-home pay.

If you’re purchasing the car outright, don’t spend all your savings. Be sure to set aside extra for insurance, registration, and any unexpected expenses.

  1. Make a List

With over 7,000 cars, making a decision is tough. That’s why we recommend making a list.

Start off with your budget, then narrow it down further. Are you looking for a 2-door or a 4-door car? Are there certain features you want? A particular color?

Your next car is something you will be using on a daily basis, so be sure to think about all the qualities you want.

  1. Choose Your Vehicle

Our used car search is simple to use, and an easy way to narrow down your choices. The more features you select, the easier it is to find your ideal vehicle.

You can view images of the vehicle from every angle, as well as interior pictures, so you’ll know exactly what you’ll be seeing when you visit our showroom.

  1. Take a Test Drive

The test drive is probably the most fun you’ll have buying a car. Just tell a member of our sales team which car you’re interested in, and they’ll hand you the keys when you arrive at our dealership.

This is your chance to see if the car is right for you. Make sure the seats are comfortable. Check that all the electronics work. When you’re driving, check if the car pulls to either side or has any other mechanical faults. Most of all, see if this feels like something you can drive every day.

  1. View the Vehicle History Report

Even if you really like the car after the test drive, you want to take a look at the vehicle history report. At Hendrick, we offer a free Carfax report with every vehicle. This report contains vital information, showing whether the car ever had major repairs, and the number of former owners.

If everything looks good here, congratulations. You have found your next vehicle.


Hendrick Chevrolet in Cary, North Carolina, is open six days a week, as well as the last two Sundays of every month. We look forward to seeing you soon.