Quality Used Cars in Sioux Falls | Factors to Consider When Buying a Used Vehicle 


Shopping can be fun. Shopping for a used car for sale should be fun, and can be, when you know what you’re looking for. It’s even better when you can find a trusted used car dealership in Sioux Falls to purchase that used vehicle! When shopping for a used or pre-owned vehicle everyone wants to find one for a great price that’s also in great condition. Every used car is unique and different, especially when only looking at the price tag. For example, you may wonder why one used Chevy truck has a certain price vs another Chevy truck with similar miles. It can definitely be a challenge when comparing different used cars, because each one has their own story depending on how their previous owners drove them and cared for them. 


When you’re looking at various used cars at any dealership, one of the most important factors should be the reconditioning that went into preparing that used vehicle for sale. Ultimately, the inspection process and reconditioning of that particular used vehicle will determine the price. For this reason, a lower priced used car does not always equal a better deal. A properly reconditioned used car may be more expensive initially but it will surely save you money, hassle and headache in the long run.

Used Car Reconditioning at Vern Eide | Make Sure Your Used Vehicle Has Been Properly Inspected

After plenty of online research, you finally found the vehicle you want to test drive! It’s great when a customer comes into a dealership with their vehicle and wants to trade it in towards another vehicle. Vern Eide Motorcars is always looking to trade and buy used vehicles, we even offer cash! To ensure we always have a great selection of used vehicles for sale in Sioux Falls, we always need to be looking for trade-ins. This can also include buying cars from wholesale auctions, which is what most dealerships do. Either way, the single most important thing for any dealership’s used cars is the care and attention that goes into reconditioning them.


Understanding the difference between reconditioning and detailing is very important before you spend your hard earned money on a used vehicle. Detailing is an important piece of prepping a used car for sale. Basically, it consists of deep cleaning (inside and out) and preserving a car so it looks and feels as close to new as possible. But hold on, detailing is only a portion of the overall reconditioning process. Detailing typically happens at the end of the reconditioning process, which involves everything that goes into repairing and restoring the vehicle to something as close to new as possible. 


Basic vehicle reconditioning in the correct way should include all kinds of repairs, like restoring headlights, paint chip repair, repairing holes and tears in cloth, fixing dents and dings, vinyl and leather repair, carpet dying and rejuvenation, and the list goes on. Vern Eide Motorcars takes reconditioning to a whole new level to include any kind of mechanical or cosmetic repair needed to bring the vehicle up to standard for presenting on the lot, such as such fixing brakes, providing new tires when needed, and more engine inspection and repairs as each specific used car needs. 

Don’t just settle for a detailed vehicle, make sure the full reconditioning process has taken place before you purchase a used vehicle in Sioux Falls. 

The Vern Eide Difference | Reconditioning Done Right in Sioux Falls

At Vern Eide Motorcars dealerships, our teams take reconditioning more seriously than many other used car dealerships. It all starts with what we call the Eide Effect: Within Vern Eide, we've built a business on the values that takes us far beyond "business as usual." It means we condition ourselves for excellence in everything we do. Providing quality vehicles and services to those who trust us. Why do we go the extra mile for every single new, used or Certified vehicle we offer? The full list of the Eide Effect outlines our beliefs:


10 Characteristics of The Eide Effect

  1. We know that the little things count.
  2. We care about the greater good.
  3. We hire and employ integrity.
  4. We act like we're being watched.
  5. We find the white when others see gray.
  6. We mess up, we fess up.
  7. We stay the course.
  8. We keep our word.
  9. We're honest, but modest.
  10. We create a culture of trust.


You’ll never find a vehicle at any Vern Eide Motorcars dealership that hasn’t been thoroughly reconditioned from top to bottom, front to back, inside and out. That’s our commitment to quality and our commitment to you, the customer.


Vern Eide’s reconditioning efforts are a big part of what goes into the outstanding inventory of used cars we have on hand, with fresh inventory arriving on a weekly and even daily basis, and each one goes through our very thorough inspection and reconditioning process before it goes online or at our dealerships. If you’re ready to discover a whole new way of shopping for used cars in the Sioux Falls area, come visit us at any of our Vern Eide dealerships today!

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