Used Car Dealers

A Free AAA Membership and 7 Other Ways To Take Care Of Your Used Car

It’s easy to look at your car as just a way to get from Point A to Point B, but if you don’t take good care of your car, you’ll just be stuck at Point A. Even the basic things can be easy to lose track of, and some drivers aren’t even aware of the best ways to care for a car. So while we may not all be certified mechanics, here are 7 things you can do to help keep your car running for as long as possible.

1. Don’t Take Tire Pressure For Granted

You might not think about your tire pressure until you get a flat, but it’s an important thing to stay on top of even before the pressure hits zero. Whether over- or under-inflated, an improperly inflated tire can be dangerous, and can be extra harsh on your wallet. Improperly inflated tires don’t break as effectively, are more susceptible to punctures, impact gas mileage, and reduce the longevity of your tires.

2. Check Your Oil Often

There are a lot of moving parts in your engine, and oil is what keeps them moving. Oil lubricates your engine and reduces friction, so an engine that lacks the proper amount of oil can come to a screeching halt. Checking your oil every other gas refill is usually sufficient, and all it takes is a clean paper towel and a couple of minutes. Cars can often burn, leak, or otherwise use oil between oil changes, so be sure to keep an eye on the black gold and top it off as necessary.

3. Keep It Clean

It’s always nice to see your car shining in the driveway, but it’s not just a cosmetic job – a good cleaning can help keep it running. Everyday our cars deal with bugs, sun, rain, tree sap, and yes, bird “presents,” which can slowly wear away at the paint of your car, exposing the metal underneath. Usually once a month is plenty to keep your car gleaming, but location and climate can play a factor (especially if you drive through a lot of salt in the winter).

4. Cool As A Cucumber

Heat is one of your engine’s worst enemies, and keeping your cooling system running is vital to a long-lasting car. There are a handful of hoses running through your engine, carrying fluids that can run over 200 degrees, and it’s important that they’re all in working order. Keep an eye out for leaks, and look out for a faulty water pump if you smell something like syrup.

5. Don’t Let Gas Get Too Low

It’s tempting to ride a tank of gas all the way down to E to squeeze every last penny out of it, but that can also spell trouble for your engine. There’s a certain amount of sediment that settles at the bottom of your gas tank, and when you let the tank get low, you’re forcing your car to pull the dirty stuff from the bottom of the barrel.

6. Be Wary Of Warning Lights

While some car problems are obvious, others only show their face through the ominous ‘Check Engine’ light – that is, until the problem makes itself all too obvious. Many auto parts stores will check out these warnings for free and give you a good idea of what’s going on unseen. So when that pesky light pops up, don’t let it go unnoticed.

7. Look Out For Leaks

There are a lot of fluids running through your car, and it’s best that they stay there. Occasionally check under your car and watch the driveway for any mysterious puddles. Catching a leak when it’s small can help you save big down the road.

Peace Of Mind – Buy From Monarch, Get A Year Of AAA Free

There’s nothing quite like the peace of mind knowing that your car is taken care of, and at Monarch Auto Sales, we have partnered with AAA to prove that we’ve got your back. With every purchase of a car from Monarch, we will include a one-year AAA Plus Membership absolutely free, to help with any unplanned speedbumps you may run into.

Come See Our Used Car Inventory

If you’re shopping for a used car in the Greensboro, NC area, come by Monarch Auto Sales today to see our impressive inventory. Call to speak to a member of the Monarch Auto Sales team at 336-856-9707 or click here to request more information.

Meals and Wheels – Enjoy a Free Lunch or Dinner on Monarch Auto Sales

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Most used car dealers in Greensboro, N.C., don’t offer free meals with every test drive. But then again, most used car dealers aren’t Monarch Auto Sales. We love to show our customers how much we care.

That’s why from now through April of 2014, every qualified buyer who takes one of our cars for a test drive will get a lunch or dinner entrée, plus a soft drink at Bender’s Tavern right next door to our lot. The best part is it’s all on us!

Now, we can just hear the wheels turning as you read this. You’re probably thinking, “Hey, there’s no such thing as a free lunch, what’s the catch?” There is no catch. Just apply for the Guaranteed Credit Approval program financing, take your test drive and, voila! You’re on your way to a great meal and an even greater car!

At Bender’s Tavern, customers get great food in a great atmosphere.  You can choose from daily lunch specials or any of their delicious sandwiches or burger options. Try a spicy chicken wrap or a burger with all the fixings. Catch your favorite sporting event on NFL Sunday Ticket, ESPN GamePlan and MLB Extra Innings or hang out on Friday night for a little Karaoke.

After your test drive, Bender’s is the perfect place to relax and mull your options. Can’t choose between that sporty little two-door or the family sedan? Mull it over while you catch a game and eat your favorite hot dog. We know that buying a used car can be a big decision and we also know you have choices. That’s why we’re offering a free lunch or dinner on us – we appreciate your business and your time.

It’s also why we offer multiple tools to help you make an informed decision. We have knowledgeable sales people, excellent credit options and tips to help you have the best experience you can when working with a used car dealer in Greensboro, N.C.

In fact, before your visit, feel free to read through these tips for the perfect test drive. We want to make sure you have the best information available to make sure your buying experience at Monarch Auto Sales is the best it can be. We’re not afraid of questions – come on down, apply for credit and take your dream car for out for a spin.

Ready for that test drive? Hungry for that burger? Stop by our Greensboro, N.C., used car dealership today! Call to speak to a member of the Monarch Auto Sales team at 336-856-9707 or visit us online at



What Kind of Used Car Buyer Are You?

bad credit car sales greensboro ncYou know you need to buy a used car, but do you know how to best go about it? Whether you’re aware of it or not, you likely approach buying a used car in one of five ways. Check out the descriptions below and discover which category best describes you and your car buying style.

Deal Seekers

Deal seekers are easily lured by discounts and deals (even if they’re not particularly good ones). When offered the dealer’s “invoice price,” they immediately jump on the deal, figuring they’re getting a big discount from the dealership. Unfortunately, automakers were onto this games years ago and have been fattening wholesale prices ever since. Before being swayed by sticker savings, conduct a few price comparisons. The most informed car buyer is often the most successful deal seeker.

Bashful Buyers

The “Eeyore” of car buyers, bashful buyers feel they have nothing to offer a used car dealership. Whether money is tight or they have a poor or limited credit history, they feel like they’re doomed to remain car-less before they even begin car shopping. Most bashful buyers are unaware of an ideal option for them: a buy here, pay here car dealership specializing in bad credit car sales.

Hesitant Hopefuls

Hesitant hopefuls are often the most anxious type of car buyer. They scour the Internet searching for the perfect used car at the perfect price, and often get frustrated when they can’t find exactly what they’re searching for, exactly when they’re searching for it. If you’re the hesitant hopeful waiting for the car equivalent of Mr. Right, you may be missing out on some cars compatible with you, your lifestyle, and your budget. So, browse around! You may find your ideal car where you least expect it.

Headlong Divers

On the opposite side of the spectrum, headlong divers tend to commit to a car right away. After looking at one or two options, they pick a car based on little more than gut instinct, then sign the necessary paperwork and drive the car off the lot shortly thereafter. While an impulsive decision may not necessarily be a bad one, a car is a big commitment and should not be taken lightly.

Savvy Shoppers

Savvy shoppers approach car buying in moderation. They conduct the necessary research, shop around at a few dealerships and make an educated decision. While they may consider the benefits of a good deal, they rarely decide to buy a car for the price alone. They determine which car is the best all-around value for what they can afford and what they need out of a car.

Which Type of Car Buyer Should I Be?

Since we opened shop in 1998, the world of used car sales has considerably changed. However, how people should approach buying a used car hasn’t changed much at all. If you are interested in purchasing a quality used car with little or no credit, call Monarch Auto Sales (336-856-9707); visit our website to check out our online inventory; or stop by our used car dealership in Greensboro, N.C., today.


Ten Tips for a Terrific Test Drive

used cars for sale greensboro ncTest drives are an essential aspect of buying a used car. Not only does a well-conducted test drive allow you to perform an initial analysis of the car in question, but it also provides you with the opportunity to separate the “meh” from the marvelous at a used car dealership.

The question is, how do you know if you’re taking a quality used car on a quality test drive? Well, after a quick poll of the Monarch Auto Sales team, we’ve rounded up a few tips for future test drivers:

1. Be Switzerland.

It may be tempting to only consider test driving a used car that is 1) your favorite color, with 2) your preferred style of interior, and 3) all of the bells and whistles you imagined in your ideal auto. Instead, remain as neutral as possible when considering test drive options at your local used car dealership. In most cases, we believe you’ll find your initial prejudice unjustified.

2. Have a mantra.

While keeping an open mind is a must, creating a list of “must haves” is too. If you need a used car that is fuel efficient, you don’t want to waste your time test driving bulky, gas-guzzling SUVs. Approach each car dealership with this mantra of “must haves” in mind. This will likely prevent you from getting sidetracked by a car that’s great, but not great for you.

3. Bring an honest friend.

Never underestimate the value of a good backseat test driver. The impartial perspective of an honest friend will often reveal things about the used car you’re considering that you never would have discovered otherwise.

4. Be part-diva, part-special investigator.

Ask the salesman/saleswoman lots of questions. Examine the car under the hood. Kick the tires (if you must). Turn off and on the air conditioner and heater repeatedly to make sure everything’s in working order. Anything and everything you’re curious about is fair game. Don’t worry! We won’t take it personally. In fact, we encourage our customers to be high maintenance!

5. Take your sweet, sweet time.

Everyone test drives a little bit differently. While that’s fine, conducting a test drive around the block and back simply is not. Take the car across town and on a variety of roads. From a neighborhood circle to a busy street to a fast-paced freeway, make sure you’ve seen how the used car you’re considering handles in several different circumstances.

6. Don’t blare the music.

Unless you’re testing the sound system, keep the radio turned off. While you’re conducting your test drive, you should also be on the lookout for any unusual noises or sounds coming from the tires, engine or other car systems.

7. Avoid driving like you’re in an action movie.

There’s no need to reenact a scene from Fast and the Furious 2. Just drive as your normally would, while paying plenty of attention to what the car’s doing, how it sounds, and what it feels like. Unless you’re buying a sports car, there’s no real need to do figure eights in the parking lot or see how quickly the car can reach 90 miles per hour.

8. Be commitment-phobic.

Just because you’ve taken one or two cars on a test drive doesn’t mean you should stop there. Keep looking around the dealership for any other used cars that tickle your fancy. Believe us, there’s no such thing as too many test drives!

9. Scribble down notes.

After each test drive, be sure to keep a record of your overall experience – including what you liked and disliked, as well as any other things you wouldn’t want to forget. This will help keep each test drive straight in your mind and often lead to a more informed decision down the road.

10. Trust the car dealer.

Choosing a trustworthy car dealer is an essential element of any successful test drive.  If you’re skeptical of the person selling you the used car, you will probably be even more skeptical of the car in question. Rather than trying to play a game of 20 Questions with the car dealer, start with the only one that matters, “Can I trust you to sell me a quality used car?”

At Monarch Auto Sales, we pride ourselves on our quality collection of used cars, as well as our commitment to providing a pleasant used car buying experience. If you’re searching for an affordable used car in Greensboro, N.C., come and stop by our Greensboro used car dealership! We’re standing by with friendly faces and honest intentions, and are ready to help make your next test drive terrific!

Stop by our Greensboro, N.C., used car dealership today! Call to speak to a member of the Monarch Auto Sales team (336-856-9707), or visit us online to take a look at our online inventory.


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How to Sniff Out a Sleazy Used Car Dealership

greensboro used car dealersThanks to movies like Matilda and shows like Carfellas, most of us think we know what a sleazy used car dealership looks and feels like. Nevertheless, today’s used car “sleaze” is a little more subtle than Hollywood may lead you to believe. Eager to conceal their sordid sales tactics, some used car dealers will simply be stealthy (while still stopping at nothing to get an unwanted car off their lot). Eager to sniff out the “sleaze”? Be on the lookout for these signs you’re about to be swindled by a used car dealership:

They shorten the length of your test drive.

A speedy test drive is a surefire sign your dealer is hiding something. It’s always best practice for a prospective buyer to take a car out on a lengthy test drive first. This allows the buyer to see how a car handles different terrains and varying speeds. If a used car dealer is attempting to deprive you of this ideal opportunity to explore how a car handles on the road, there’s most likely a reason why. Namely, something he doesn’t want you to discover (at least until the car is officially off his lot).

They pressure you to buy sooner rather than later.

If a car salesman ever approaches you immediately upon entering his lot with something like, “What can we do to get you in one of our cars today?” BOLT. Yes, seriously. A used car dealer should give you plenty of time to walk around the lot by yourself (without the pressure of someone trying to sell you something). In fact, a good salesman will simply introduce himself and make it known he’s there to answer any questions you might have. If you feel pushed by a used car salesperson, we recommend you “push away” from that dealership.

They undervalue your trade-in.

Many people expect to get more money for their trade-in than it’s actually worth to a dealer. While you should keep in mind that a dealership has to invest more money in your car before it’s ready for resale, don’t let a used car dealership trick you into accepting any less than it’s actual trade-in value. Check sites like Kelley Blue Book or for a realistic estimate of what to expect in exchange for your current vehicle.

They pull a bait-and-switch.

Most people’s experiences at car dealerships don’t go exactly as planned. While it’s normal for prospective car buyers to get side-tracked, even wooed, by a great deal that’s different from what they originally arrived looking for, make sure it’s you and not the dealer doing the “wooing.” If you came in to look at a 2007 Honda Civic that was listed at a great price online, don’t let the dealer convince you that you really need a newer (and more expensive) car than that. Ask how long this “great deal” has been on their lot and you may discover it’s worth less than you might expect.

Separating the “sleaze” from the superior used car dealerships is easy when you’re searching for these four simple signs. At Monarch Auto Sales in Greensboro, N.C., we are confident in the quality of our cars and the customer care our staff provides. If you’re searching for a used car dealership that stands apart from the crowd, call today to speak to a member of our friendly sales staff (336-856-9707); visit us online to check out our online inventory; or stop by our dealership to meet with us in person.

Car Dealer or Craigslist: Where’s the Best Place to Buy a Used Car?

Greensboro Used Car DealersFrom Justin Timberlake’s half-eaten French toast to your own personal jetpack, the Internet has graciously made it possible for budding entrepreneurs everywhere to easily sell their wares online – be they big, small, or even just plain weird.

And, thanks to sites like Craigslist, the same holds true for used cars. Online classified ads (like those found on Craigslist) allow private sellers to rid themselves of their old vehicles, and turn a tidy profit, in just a few short days. Sounds great, right?

But, the question still remains, is purchasing a used car on sites like Craigslist a good idea for used car buyers? The staff at Monarch Auto Sales is skeptical, and here’s why you should be too…


Most people expect to get a better deal from a private seller than a car dealer. But, what happens if the deal proves too good to be true? While we’re not saying it’s impossible to purchase a lemon from a car dealer, a dealership does have its own reputation on the line each time it sells a car. A private seller, on the other hand, is never held to that same standard.  And, unless you’re a mechanic or an auto expert, it’s unlikely you’ll have the mechanical know-how necessary to successfully distinguish a clunker from a quality car.


Short of a blood-sworn oath or spit handshake, private sellers aren’t known for making guarantees or extending warranties to their customers. A dealer’s promise, or better yet, their guarantee, provides customers with peace of mind and the assurance that someone is willing to stand behind the dependability of the car they’re buying. Most dealers (including Monarch Auto Sales) are also regulated by the Department of Motor Vehicles and are held accountable to their rules and provisions.


Signing sheet after sheet of paperwork may seem like a hassle when you’re buying a new or used car, but it’s actually a necessity. Transferring the title of a car is particularly crucial, because without the title you do not legally own the car in question. While a dealer will often handle this title transfer quickly – right at the dealership – it’s generally more complicated when dealing with a private seller (particularly if they’ve never sold a car before).


Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, anyone who’s ever watched the nightly news knows that Craigslist can be a dangerous place to purchase items online. Even if the person you’re buying a used car from isn’t interested in hurting you, they may still be interested in scamming you. In fact, over the past few years, there have been many reports of Craigslist car scams. (Have you ever heard what happened to Tina Morris?)

While we’re not saying that all private sellers are bad – or that all used car dealerships are good – we can honestly say that at Monarch Auto Sales we stand by each of the vehicles we sell. We also have your best interests at heart. So, if you’re interested in purchasing a quality car from a respected used car dealer in Greensboro, N.C., give us a call or stop by Monarch Auto Sales today!



How to Distinguish Between a Clunker and a Quality Car

used cars greensboro ncOn the hunt for a new set of wheels? Splendid. There are plenty of quality used cars in the Greensboro, N.C., area to choose from. Sadly, there are also quite a few clunkers…raising the question, how does one distinguish the deals and steals from the lemons and letdowns?

While scheduling a test drive is always your best option, there’s actually a lot you can tell about a used car just by looking at it.  All you need to do is follow these six simple rules:

1. Be Skeptical.

Approach used car buying like a pessimist would approach a blind date. A little healthy skepticism never hurt anybody, so we recommend requesting a vehicle history. (Although we must warn you, this won’t go over as well on the blind date.) If a dealer refuses to cough up a complete car history, we recommend you drop everything and run far, far away from their dealership.

2. Be Practical.

In general, buying a used sports car isn’t a brilliant idea. Think about why the previous driver probably purchased their “hot wheels” in the first place. To drive. Fast. Sports cars are rarely treated gently, and that means lots of stress on the car’s engine, suspension, etc.. If you’re looking for a dependable used car to get you to and from work each day, a used sports car or other performance vehicle is rarely recommended.

3. Be Smart.

Play detective. Find out a little bit about the reputation of the used car dealership in question. Check with the Better Business Bureau or the Chamber of Commerce to find out more. You can also tell a lot about a car dealership by interacting with its sales staff.  If a car salesman makes you feel uneasy, don’t be afraid to trust your instincts.

4. Be Handy (Or Find Someone Who Is.)

Pop open the hood and look around. Check the car’s oil and transmission fluid. This alone will tell you a lot about the car in question, as well as the car’s previous owner. As a good rule of thumb, black and gritty oil is never a good sign. Neither is dark brown or smelly transmission fluid. If you loathe getting your hands dirty, call over your trusted mechanic. They’ll know what to do.

5. Be Aware.

Don’t fall for discount fever or the deals that seem “too good to be true.” If a used car seems like too good of a deal, it probably is, and there’s something your dealer isn’t telling you. Before comparison shopping, check out sites like Edmunds or Kelley Blue Book to find out the estimated cost of the used car you have in mind and use that price as a starting point. Then you’ll know that anything slightly above or under that price is probably a fair deal.

6. Be ‘Wheely’ Mindful.

Most people pay more attention to the car than the wheels it’s on. However, a quick check of a car’s tires will tell you a lot about the vehicle’s previous owner – things that may not be on the vehicle history report. For instance, if the tires look worn or are mismatched, the car was most likely handled roughly or mistreated.

At the end of the day, distinguishing between a clunker and a quality car isn’t rocket science. But it sure does help to start your search at a respected used car dealership like Monarch Auto Sales in Greensboro, N.C. If you’re looking for quality used cars in Greensboro, N.C., stop by today for a test drive!

For more information on our used car inventory and special Buy Here, Pay Here financing options, visit Monarch Auto Sales online, shoot us an email, or give us a call today!


A Twenty-Something’s Guide to Buying a Used Car

Bad credit car sales greensboro ncYour twenties are supposed to be the most exciting years of your life. And they are…for the most part. Looking back on that illustrious decade, you will undoubtedly remember those early mornings after the bar closed. The week at the end of the month you spent living on solely mac ‘n cheese or ramen noodles until you got your paycheck. The crazy amount of money you paid for a pair of shoes you only ever wore once. You’ll probably look back with a smile and laugh at how wild, impulsive and poor you were then.

But, let’s be honest here. Through the rose-tinted glasses you suddenly acquire on your thirtieth birthday, the financial stresses of your twenties virtually disappear. Unless you’re living them, that is. Between student loans, rent, furnishing your first place, and saving enough money to cover your weekend bar tab, affording a car payment (let alone maintaining a good enough credit score to purchase a quality new or used car) can seem nearly impossible.

That’s why used car dealerships, like Monarch Auto Sales in Greensboro, offer Buy Here Pay Here financing to prospective car buyers. Car buyers whose credit score may currently stand in the way of them purchasing a quality used car at an affordable price.

If you’re a twenty-something trying to get behind the wheel of a quality used car, but have poor credit (or even zero credit) standing in the way, Monarch Auto Sales will work with you to find a newer, quality used car. One with lower mileage than most of our competitors can provide.

While most dealers are unable to offer credit approval to car buyers with poor or no credit, Monarch Auto Sales guarantees credit approval through our Buy Here Pay Here financing program. Prospective buyers must simply demonstrate legitimate proof of income and residency, as well as a valid, up-to-date driver’s license. All you need to bring to the dealership is a copy of your driver’s license, a recent utility bill or bank statement, proof of income, and at least five references.

Beyond getting approved, providing enough money for a down payment can be a challenge for many twenty-somethings. Luckily, the Buy Here Pay Here program at Monarch Auto Sales has down payment options starting as low as 10% of the vehicle sale price. This means you can spend less time saving and more time driving!

If you’re interested in applying to our Guaranteed Credit Approval Program, visit our Credit Application page for more information. A representative should respond within 24 hours of receiving your credit application, but you can even call us to expedite the credit approval process.

With a dependable car and a life filled with endless possibilities, there’s no reason your twenties can’t be the best years of your life with a car payment!

Head to Monarch Auto Sales for a test drive today!

Seven Questions You Should Never Be Afraid to Ask a Buy Here, Pay Here Car Dealer

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Making a good car buying decision starts with asking your dealer the right questions. If you have bad credit and are looking for a car loan in Greensboro, NC, Buy Here, Pay Here financing may be the ideal answer for you! You don’t have to take our word for it – simply ask your dealer a few questions and decide for yourself if you like the answers!

What will my monthly bill look like?

Setting a budget and sticking with it is essential when considering buying a used car. At Monarch Auto Sales, we know that keeping your monthly payments low may be more important to your financial stability than the overall life of your car loan (particularly if you are currently living paycheck to paycheck). The right car dealer will work tirelessly to find the best Buy Here, Pay Here financing option for you.

Do I need to make a large down payment?

This is an important question, because every situation and dealer are different. However, with Monarch Auto Sales’ Buy Here, Pay Here program, the answer is often “no.” Down payments start as low as 10% of a vehicle’s sale price.

Will you be able to help ‘fix’ my credit?

Buy Here, Pay Here car dealers make it easier for you to buy a car with bad credit, but they can also help improve your credit score over time. At Monarch Auto Sales, we report each and every payment to credit bureaus to help you reestablish a positive relationship with creditors. While this is merely one method to improve your credit score, it can go a long way toward a more financially secure future.

What if I have recently declared bankruptcy?

While this situation can be rather sticky, many Buy Here, Pay Here car dealers may be able to help you despite a bankruptcy claim. At Monarch Auto Sales, we simply require trustee approval to proceed with a financed purchase.

What do I need to bring with me?

Once you decide to apply for Buy Here, Pay Here financing, you may wonder what information or documentation you will need to provide to get approved. Monarch Auto Sales offers guaranteed approval for Buy Here, Pay Here financing, if customers can produce legitimate proof of income and residency, as well as a valid, up-to-date driver’s license.

How long does it take?

Many dealers may not be as “quick” at notifying you of your credit approval as you might wish. At Monarch Auto Sales, we pride ourselves on our speedy Guaranteed Credit Approval Program. We make the effort to respond within 24 hours of receiving your application or you can call 336-218-5083 to expedite the process.

Why should I buy a car from you?

Too often, car buyers – particularly those looking for bad credit car loans – will be so anxious at the thought of being approved or denied for a loan that they will forget to focus on the even more important question, “Is this dealership the right place for me to buy my car?” So, turn the tables on your car dealer! Ask them why they deserve your business! On our end, Monarch Auto Sales resembles other Buy Here, Pay Here car dealerships only in the ease of credit approval for customers with bad credit. We also offer GAP insurance, warranties, and most importantly, we report all of your payments to credit bureaus to help you rebuild your credit history.

Did we miss any questions that you’ve been afraid to ask a Buy Here, Pay Here car dealer? Give us a call or stop by Monarch Auto Sales ( in Greensboro, NC today! We guarantee you answers!

Myth Busters, Monarch-Style

Used Car Dealerships | Monarch Auto SalesWhether you are seriously contemplating buying a used car or just scoping out the inventory at local used car dealerships in Greensboro, NC, you may be skeptical about the trade-offs associated with purchasing a used or “previously loved” vehicle. Your doubts may be natural or they may be the unfortunate result of some major misinformation. If the latter is true, join us as we bust a few commonly held myths and misconceptions about buying a used car!

 MYTH #1: Used car = “lemon.”

Reality: Respected used car dealerships take many steps to ensure the quality of a used car or truck before placing it on the lot. At Monarch Auto Sales in Greensboro, NC, we fully inspect each car and professionally guarantee every car on our lot. If you still fear being stuck with a dreaded “lemon,” we encourage you to have the vehicle inspected by an outside party. We understand your need for complete peace of mind and will work with you to provide it!

 MYTH #2: All cars quickly lose their value.

Reality: One of the hidden costs of buying a new car is rapid depreciation–that big drop in a car’s value from year to year. While both new and used cars depreciate over time, the rate of depreciation is generally much higher for new cars, particularly in the first few years of ownership. That’s why leading used car dealerships, like Monarch Auto Sale, help potential car buyers see the entire cost of the vehicle they are considering and encourage comparative shopping.

 MYTH #3: There’s a limited selection of quality used cars.

Reality: Most people want a nice car that’s even nicer for their budget. Unfortunately, finding a used car that’s perfect for you can often feel like searching for a needle in a haystack (or about as likely as finding your soulmate on next season’s The Bachelor). While it may be tough to find that ideal car, comparative online shopping at places like is a great place to start. Once you decide on a few makes and models, heading to a respected dealer with an extensive selection of quality used cars is a great next step!

 MYTH #4: Nowadays, used cars are not as good of a deal.

Reality: Although rumors of continued high prices for “previously loved” and popular models of used cars are still widespread, the price of a quality used car does not have to be steep. At Monarch Auto Sales, we only offer customers a selection of cars we know they can afford. We also work with you to tailor a personalized finance program that meets your every need.

For more information on used car dealerships in Greensboro, NC and to view our extensive collection of pre-owned cars, trucks, and vans at hard-to-beat prices, visit Monarch Auto Sales ( or give us a call today!

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