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In the market for a quality used car? Here are things to consider to help you develop a used car buying budget.

Buy Here, Pay Here at The Auto Connection

At the Auto Connection we’re all about our customers. We carefully select our used cars, trucks, SUVs and mini vans with you and your family in mind. We know it can be tough to get financed, but here it’s simple. We have a number of financing programs that can help will all types of credit situations. Our Buy Here, Pay Here program is easy, you fill out a simple credit application and then shop for your quality pre-owned vehicle. Drive away the same day.

The price of gas and your fuel requirements 

The price of gas will fluctuate over time, but you should make an estimate based on current prices and how many miles you typically drive in a month and add these costs into your budget. You can find more information on how to ease the pain at the pump in our blog post on fuel economy.


Car insurance is another factor in your monthly budget. Monthly insurance premiums vary widely by the insurance company, as well as the year, make and model of your used car.

Maintenance costs

Routine maintenance costs or possible repairs are part of any vehicle budget. We have service centers at every location and are happy to help you keep your used car running smoothly! 

For more help developing your used car budget, ask about our Buy Here, Pay Here program. We’ll work with you to choose the used car that makes sense for your budget and we have a selection of financing options, no matter your credit situation, to help you get into the driver’s seat. 

Are you in the market for a reliable used vehicle? As a premier buy here, pay here dealership in Hampton Roads, The Auto Connection helps people in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Richmond, Eastern Shore, Smithfield, Chesapeake and Newport News, VA get the financing they need to drive away in a quality used car, truck, SUV or van. Find out how easy it is to get a quality pre-owned vehicle of your own with buy here, pay here financing from The Auto Connection. 

Get the approval process started from home with our easy online application.

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