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Pat McGrath Kia Helps You on Your Used Car Search

2010 Kia Soul

2010 Kia Soul

At Pat McGrath Kia, your source for great used cars near Cedar Rapids, we pride ourselves on our dedication to serving you. We have found that some drivers come in almost clueless of some really important things to consider in their used vehicle search, so we’re here to help with some common questions to ask when buying a used car.

Questions to Ask a Used Car Dealership

It’s a bit cliché now, but the old adage that “knowledge is power” is quite true, especially with regard to searching for your next pre-owned vehicle. We’ve got some questions you’ll want to ask salesmen that are interested in selling you a new car, as well as the reasons why you want to ask these questions, in the hopes that you don’t end up with a car you regret.

Where does the vehicle come from? This can be one of the most important questions, and you can learn quite a bit. There could be something wrong with the car if it has had many different owners, and you would like for there to be only one previous owner, if at all possible.

What’s the accident history of the car? It’s very easy for a body shop to make a vehicle look pristine while hiding things that could be wrong underneath the surface. An accident can cause some real damage that you may not see for some time, and having a detailed accident report will keep you informed.

Is there a vehicle history report? Companies like CARFAX make a business of offering vehicle history reports, which will detail many of these questions for you. It never hurts to ask, because the reason you have these questions is to be sure that you know exactly what you’re investing your money in.

Why are they selling the vehicle? If you’re buying from an individual, this could be very important. The bottom line is that you need to make sure that they have the right to sell this car, and if they seem shifty about it at all, you probably don’t want to buy it.

Other things to consider asking about:

– Previous service records

– Whether the vehicle is certified pre-owned by the manufacturer

– The odometer reading

And remember, always see if you can get your mechanic to give the vehicle a once-over, just in case!

Trust McGrath Kia For Your Next Car

From great new Kia vehicles to all manner of pre-owned autos, we’ve got what you need at McGrath Kia. Don’t take our word for it, though, visit us today and see for yourself!

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Used Cars Cedar Rapids at McGarth Kia

Looking for a Used Car in Cedar Rapids?


2010 Kia Soul

2010 Kia Soul

These days you can find a used car in newspapers, magazines, or through a variety of websites. At McGrath Kia near Cedar Rapids, you have a great selection of new and used vehicles that you can browse online. But whether you’re looking for a sedan, coupe, SUV, or minivan there are a few important things to consider before you make the plunge and purchase your used vehicle

Let’s Do Some Research!

Doing your research beforehand helps you determine exactly what you’re looking for in a used car, and what you should expect to pay for it. Check Kelley Blue Book for the most up-to-date information on new and used car values, in-depth reviews, and award winning models. If the car of your dreams is selling for an unbelievably low price, then it might be too good to be true. Follow these tips to sniff out the lemons and ride away happy.

  • Get to know your seller. Find out whether they are certified and knowledgeable about the make and model you’re interested in buying.
  • Ask about the dealer’s return policy and get it in writing, signed and dated.
  • Ask if the dealer offers a warranty if the vehicle is no longer covered by the factory warranty. Reliable dealers who are confident in their products will usually make a reasonable offer based on the mileage and condition of the vehicle.
  • Find out what documents you need in order to register your vehicle. These can vary from state to state so check your state’s motor vehicle department.
  • Ask about the vehicle’s history. Ask the seller about past owners, how the vehicle was used, and whether it was serviced regularly.
  • Make sure the odometer reading is accurate. Use the VIN number to verify this with a vehicle history report database and find out other important information such as salvage titles or similar classifications.
  • Have a trusted mechanic inspect the vehicle. The integrity of the engine, frame, tires, air bags, undercarriage, and other safety features is essential.
  • Ask the seller to agree beforehand that if the car passes inspection you will pay for it, but if it does not pass the seller will cover the cost of the inspection and perform any necessary repairs before you agree to purchase it.

Now That You’re an Expert…

Come on down to McGrath Kia in Hiawatha. We’ll help you find the perfect vehicle to suit your needs. Our team of professional service technicians can provide regular maintenance and repairs, or help you find the right parts and accessories for your vehicle. It’s all here under one roof, so come visit us today!

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Reliable Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles from Pat McGrath Kia

Trust Pat McGrath Kia for Certified Pre-Owned Autos

2012 Kia K9

Rest easy with a quality certified pre-owned Kia from Pat McGrath Kia in Hiawatha, IA. By choosing to purchase a Kia that has been certified by the automaker, you’re getting a vehicle guaranteed by Kia for mechanical and cosmetic quality, at the price of a pre-owned auto. It’s a great deal that also gives Iowa drivers peace of mind; let’s take a look at what it means to purchase a certified pre-owned (CPO) car.

The Benefits of Buying a CPO Car

Many drivers choose to go for a pre-owned vehicle because, despite having some extra mileage on it, they’re able to get a vehicle they can depend on for quite a bit less than they would for buying it new. When you choose a Kia CPO you’ll get some major benefits that you’re often more likely to find included with a new car purchase, including:

–       10-year / 100,000-mile CPO Limited Powertrain Warranty

–     Travel Breakdown Coverage

–     Roadside Assistance

–     CARFAX Vehicle History Report

However they don’t just hand out certifications to every used Kia; in order to qualify for certification, every CPO Kia has to undergo a 150-point quality assurance inspection to ensure that the vehicle meets Kia’s high standards for performance.

If you find that you need more than Kia’s standard CPO advantages, you can upgrade to three different Kia protection plans on your CPO vehicle:

    Kia Protection Plan Plus – The “plus” means that you’ll have access to a variety of protection options to suit your needs as a driver — so much so that you’ll want to discuss it with one of our sales representatives to make sure you’ve got exactly what you need.

    Kia Care Service Plan – This plan offers affordable pre-paid maintenance for your CPO Kia to help keep it running like new.

    Kia Road Hazard Tire & Wheel Plan – This plan’s designed to keep you on the road in the event of damage to your tires or wheels.

Visit Pat McGrath Kia to Schedule a Test Drive

Our Hiawatha Kia dealership has a wide selection of new and pre-owned vehicles — including plenty of CPO Kias — just waiting to be taken home. So visit our website for hours and directions, and then come out to our dealership and take one of our fine autos for a test drive. We’re convinced that once you get behind the wheel of a Kia, you won’t want to drive anything else!

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McGrath Kia has a Great Selection of Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles.

Quality Used Cars for Iowa City Drivers at McGrath Kia Do Not Disappoint

Pre-Owned Kia Forte

Certified Pre-Owned 2012 Kia Forte

There are many options to consider when starting your search for your next vehicle. The most important choice is whether the car will be new or used, and at McGrath Kia we have a huge selection of cheap used cars for Iowa City drivers. Although we offer our used models at extremely affordable prices, we guarantee that the vehicle you buy will be in great condition with plenty of life left in it. At McGrath Kia we have over 200 used cars on our lot for you to choose from. If you are looking for a used car that is a model year 2010 or higher, you are in luck, because we have a vast selection of relatively new, gently used vehicles. We even have several used 2012 models, which provides an amazing deal for drivers looking to save some money on a like-new model.

Get the Best Deal on a Used Car With a Certified Pre-Owned Model

Some of the newer used cars on our lot are still under manufacturer warranty. These amazing deals help protect you and your car from any defect or covered issue that arises during the warranty period. We also have over 80 cheap used vehicles with under 50,000 miles, which can be perfect for traveling around the Iowa City area.

Another option that you can consider is getting a certified pre-owned vehicle. By “certified used” or “certified pre-owned,” we mean used cars that are still in like-new condition and feature warranties that extend beyond the initial new car coverage. Not all used cars can qualify for certified pre-owned programs, and terms vary from one brand to the next, but Kia Certified Pre-Owned vehicles have passed an extensive 150-point inspection to confirm their quality. All certified Kia models also feature an extended 10-year/100,000-mile Certified Pre-Owned Limited Powertrain Warranty.

According to a recent J.D. Power and Associates study, sales of certified used cars have increased 46 percent since 2000. For many people, certified used cars have become the ideal affordable alternatives to new cars. Come to McGrath Kia near Iowa City to browse our collection of affordable certified used automobiles. Contact us today, and let us help you find your next vehicle.

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