In the past few years, websites that sell cars almost exclusively online have begun to grow. These sites let you search through cars, buy one online, and deliver it to your house. While this might sound appealing, there are a lot of potential problems that you could run into. There are also some distinct advantages to buying a used car in-person.
When you buy a car online, this leaves at risk because you can’t do a test drive before you buy it. And, while there may be plenty of pictures and even videos of the car online, nothing can beat looking at a car with your own eyes. You might be able to spot defects not visible in a picture or video.
Online car sites also have a risk of being fraudulent. Thousands of people each year are swindled out of their money by false claims and deceptive practices. Plus, you’ll most likely have to pay shipping costs to get the car to your home. This could inflate the cost of the car beyond what you thought you were going to pay.
We recommend only buying cars that you can test drive in advance. When you buy from a dealership, you get the advantage of knowing the dealership has a long-established reputation. Here at Pollard Used Cars, we only sell high-quality vehicles that you’ll feel confident buying.
If you’re in town for a test drive or simply
driving your new-to-you vehicle around town, we have some destination
suggestions. Here are some of the top attractions in Lubbock, Texas.
Ranching Heritage Center
Get the lowdown on Lubbock’s history at the National Ranching Heritage Center. You will learn about the city’s roots in ranching and cattle-breeding, to cultivate a deeper appreciation for the region’s past.
Located at the Lubbock International Airport,
Silent Wings Museum is a rewarding experience for flight enthusiasts. Witness
old glider planes while learning about the history of local glider-infantries
and the glider-training that took place in Lubbock over the years.
Bring the whole family to browse exhibits with
themes ranging from space to dinosaurs. There’s also a movie theatre that
provides a 360-degree view of science-themed films.
If you’re a Buddy Holly fan, then you probably
already know that he hails from Lubbock. Head to the Buddy Holly center to
watch a documentary, see memorabilia, and learn more about this musician’s
This venue provides dynamic fun for a variety
of ages, but it’s compact enough that you don’t get easily lost in it. It’s the
perfect setting for young families to explore and picnic at, if you visit
sometime during spring through fall.
Contact us at Pollard Used Cars for more attractions worth seeing in and near Lubbock.
When you drive a new car off the lot immediately after purchase, you automatically lose a significant portion of its value due to depreciation. This is one of the major reasons that so many drivers decide to buy used models—they do not suffer the same major depreciation that new cars do upon purchase.
But if you’re buying used at Pollard Used Cars in Lubbock, how do you know which car to choose? A common way to choose a solid used daily driver is to look at which models retain their value the best. Websites like Edmunds, KBB.com, and more hand out awards every year to models that have the fewest mechanical issues and retain their value the best over three to five year timelines.
Top Cars That Retain Value
If you’re in the market for a used sedan or a used coupe, you’ll want to consider some of the following models, which have frequently won retained value awards in the last few years:
Top Trucks, Vans, and SUVs That Retain Value
If you are instead looking for a used truck, used van, or used SUV, take a look at the list of the following models, which retain value better over the years:
Toyota FJ Cruiser
How to Retain Your Car’s Value
Want to ensure a better resale price down the road? Follow these steps to retain your car’s value:
Wash and wax it regularly, and store it in a garage.
Stay current with all maintenance.
Don’t smoke or keep trash in the car.
Drive it well, with minimal rapid acceleration and hard stops.
Hello and Welcome to Pollard Used Cars! This is our new blog which will feature tips, how-to’s, news and local things going on in our Texas dealership. We are located at 4101 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79412 and have an inventory of over 400 cars, trucks and SUVs, awaiting your arrival.
You can stop out throughout the week (Monday thru Saturday 9am- 6pm) to test drive and speak with our experienced sales staff about what you are looking for in your next vehicle. Want a sport car? Then check out some of the luxury inventory we have in stock like BMW and Audi. Looking for a truck with worthy power? Check out our GMC and Chevy inventory!
Also, if you are on the fence about whether a used car is right for you, check out why you SHOULD buy a used car, not to mention at our dealership.
Give us a call today at 866-200-5113, we’d be happy to speak with you and as always “If we don’t have it, we’ll go get it for you.”