Buying A Used Car From A Dealer Vs. A Private Seller

Learn the pros and cons of buying a used car from a private seller or a popular used car dealership from Auto Liquidators Plus in Arlington & Dallas, TX!

Buying Used: Dealer Vs. Private Seller

So, you’re looking to buy a used car, that’s great! Buying a used car is a good way to get a high-quality vehicle at a wallet-friendly price. But where should you buy? When shopping for a used car you generally have two options: a dealership or a private seller. With that in mind, we’ve put together a quick comparison to consider before you buy.


One of the biggest benefits of buying from a dealership is selection. If you buy from a private seller you’re limited to the one, maybe two cars they’re selling. A dealership will have a wide range of options to choose from, so you can try many different models to find your ideal ride. At Auto Liquidators Plus, we stock hundreds of high-quality pre-owned vehicles in the Dallas – Fort Worth metroplex, so you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for.


When shopping at a dealership, you have the confidence and professional accountability that comes from buying at a well-established store. That includes benefits like warranties that are provided by reputable stores. When you buy from a private seller, you're buying a vehicle as-is. There’s no guarantee of the vehicle’s history or its maintenance record. Buy from Auto Liquidators Plus and the only surprise you’ll discover is how much you love your pre-owned car, truck or SUV! We stand by our vehicles with up to a 30-Month/30,000 Mile Limited Warranty included with every ride.

Payment Options

One of the biggest benefits of buying from a dealership is having multiple purchase/payment options. You’re unlikely to find a private seller willing to let you pay your car off over time, so unless you have the cash to buy the car outright, this isn’t really an option. At Auto Liquidators Plus, we provide easy financing for as little as $500 down! We offer convenient online payment options, and we make it simple to get fully approved online. Then it's just a matter of stopping by one of our four conveniently located dealerships to pick out your next car!

As you can see, there are many reasons to buy from a dealership instead of a private seller. So make the smart choice and stop by Auto Liquidators Plus in Dallas-Fort Worth, Lancaster, or Arlington today! Just fill out our easy credit application, shop our BIG selection, and find the Auto Liquidators Plus vehicle that’s right for YOU!