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How to Shop for a Great Used Vehicle

Shopping for a used vehicle may sound stressful, but it can actually be a lot of fun! If you go into the process having done the right amount of research, you can rest assured that you’ll end up with a quality used car that you can rely on for years to come. Here are some things we think you should consider before visiting our dealership in Metairie to shop for a pre-owned vehicle.

What’s your budget?

Shopping used opens you up to a wide range of prices. Knowing what you can comfortably spend before you visit the dealership helps keep you on track. If you’re unsure of the payment you can afford, call our finance department at ​800-499-1341 or fill out our online credit application to get started. Someone from our staff will walk you through what sort of loan you qualify for and what monthly payments you can comfortably handle within your budget.

What do you want in a vehicle?

Shopping used also opens up a lot of possibilities when it comes to makes, models, and options. To avoid getting overwhelmed with choices when you hit the lot, we recommend making a list of the top five things that you must have in a car. If the pre-owned vehicle you’re looking at doesn’t have them all, move on. This way, you’ll ensure that you buy a car or truck that you’ll love! Don't forget to check out our certified pre-owned inventory.

Do you trust your dealer?

Some untrustworthy dealerships have given used car dealers a bad name. Make sure you visit a dealership you can trust, like Paretti Mazda. Since 1934, the Paretti family has been serving the New Orleans area. We take pride in our reputation and integrity and plan to continue to earn the respect of our customers. You can trust us because we’ve proudly served this community for four generations.

If you’re ready to get behind the wheel of a great used car, call ​800-499-1341 or schedule a test drive online. You can even just swing by our lot in Metairie.