Used Cars Columbus Ohio

 
 
When it comes to purchasing quality used cars in Columbus, Ohio, McCluskey Chevrolet strives to be the dealership you choose to establish a car-buying relationship with. Purchasing a vehicle ranks right alongside paying for college and purchasing a home in terms of importance. As is the case of paying for a home or paying college tuition, buying a car is making an investment in your future.

Here at McCluskey Chevy, we understand that importance. We are a customer-focused and customer-driven dealership. Our staff is here for you as early as when you first make the decision to invest in a used car, and we will be here for you during the entire time you own the vehicle.Here are a few reasons why we feel we will earn your business.
 
 

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Car-Buying Process

We’ve expressed how much we would like to have you as a customer, but our first priority is ensuring you understand the car-buying process. We prioritize making sure information relevant to the car-buying process is available. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Vehicle valuation
  • Warranty information
  • Pricing
  • Car history reports
  • Trade-in appraisals

Regardless of where you purchase your next used vehicle, we want to help you make an informed decision.

Sales Inventory

We carry an average of almost 700 used vehicles, a selection that gives prospective car buyers access to a wide selection of pre-owned vehicles. Every used car in our inventory has been thoroughly evaluated and our certified service technicians conduct a 172-point inspection based on Chevy’s automotive standards. To help our customers streamline the process of selecting a vehicle, our used-car inventory can be sorted based on several factors. For Columbus, Ohio, car buyers looking for a quality used vehicle, but they’re on a limited budget, we offer a selection of vehicles priced under $10,000.

We also understand that some customers would like an added sense of confidence in the quality and dependability of their used car to complement the standard 172-point inspection. We also offer Chevy certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles. These vehicles have undergone an even more extensive review. As with all of our used vehicles, during the inspection process, if there are any concerns, including open recalls, our service department addresses them prior to the car being certified and approved for our sales inventory. Every CPO vehicle comes with two limited warranties and roadside assistance for six years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Overall, the CPO benefit package is valued at $2,600.

For business owners, we also offer a great selection of used commercial trucks. Whether you’re just starting a business and needing to purchase your first vehicle or you’ve been in business for years and need to add to your fleet, we can assist you.

A red 2015 Chevy Silverado, popular among used cars in Columbus, Ohio, is driving around a corner.

Used Car Buyers Guide Overview

For folks perusing through used cars, the first thing you need to pay attention to is the used car Buyers Guide. Every pre-owned vehicle should come with one for your convenience. It should tell you about the electrical and mechanical systems in the car and if there are any issues. Let’s go over some of the key things you should ask about before you seal the deal on your new-to-you set of wheels.

First, you should only consider brands that you know have a strong reputation for being reliable. A pre-owned vehicle may not come with an active warranty. Without that kind of coverage, you will be left open to unexpected expensive if the vehicle needs any major repairs or breaks down on the highway. No one wants to pay for a tow truck!

Once you have narrowed down your search for used cars, the next thing you should do is get a vehicle history report. This can really help if you are having trouble deciding on which model to go with. A vehicle history report will give you a ton of information about the cars in question, including previous owners, accidents, repairs, and if the vehicle was ever a salvage. It can be a major deciding factor when you are weighing the pros and cons of more than one used car. If you are still wary, you can always have an independent mechanic take a look at the car. Even if it has been inspected by the dealership, this can help put your mind at ease about this big purchase.

Now let’s discuss the price. You should know the value of the vehicle and how that price point is determined. Pricing factors include the following:

  • Age
  • Condition
  • Equipment
  • Mileage

For example, an older car in excellent condition with low mileage might have a higher price tag than a slightly new version that has been in a wreck and has significantly more miles on it.

Here at McCluskey Chevy, we keep over 700 used cars in stock at any given time. We also pride ourselves on being upfront and honest. When you look for a used car in our inventory, you will immediately notice the Buyers Guide displayed on each vehicle.

At the top of the Buyers Guide will be the vehicle make, model, year, and vehicle identification number (also known as a VIN). Under that will be the first section about the vehicle’s warranty. There are two main options:

  • As-Is – No Dealer Warranty
  • Dealer Warranty

Under a dealer warranty, you can see if its full or limited coverage, what systems are covered, and how long the warranty will be in effect. A limited dealer warranty means that the dealership agrees to pay a certain percentage for the cost of parts and labor for the systems that fail while under the duration of the warranty.

The next section will go over non-dealer warranties for the vehicle. One of the four options will be checked off. These options include:

  • Manufacturer’s Warranty Still Applies – meaning that the original warranty is not expired
  • Manufacturer’s Used Vehicle Warranty Applies
  • Other Used Vehicle Warranty Applies
  • Service Contract – available at an additional cost

The Buyers Guide will also provide you with a full list of things that could potentially go wrong with the vehicle. This can include a great number of things, such as engine issues, electrical problems, inoperable accessories, and more. However, don’t let this list scare you away from buying a used car. It is just there to make you aware of any potential issues.

At the bottom of the Buyers Guide will be the name of the dealership along with contact information such as the dealership’s address, phone number, and email address. If you have any issues with your used car after you complete your purchase, you can refer to the Buyers Guide for the dealer’s contact info to let them know about the problem.

Buying a used car is a great way to save money. Ownership expenses such as insurance and taxes are much lower than with a new model. It will also give you the opportunity to purchase a high-end vehicle that might be out of your price range as a new model.

Specialty Services

Here are some of the special services that we are happy to provide in order to make your car-buying experience the easiest possible.

  • True Cash Offer powered by TRUECar provides an instant cash offer in minutes. First, enter some basic information about your vehicle. Then, visit our dealership, which is a certified TRUECar dealership, so we can inspect your car and confirm its condition. Afterward, you can request a check or trade-in your current vehicle on your next one.
  • Kelley Blue Book (KBB) Instant Cash Offer is based on KBB values. You simply provide the requested information, which generates an instant cash offer. From there you can trade in your vehicle or request payment for the offer received.
  • MyAppraisal Trade-In Tool powered by Edmund’s is a template our customers can complete regarding details about their vehicle. Once the template is filled in, a True Market Value is generated.
  • Free Vehicle Hold allows our customers to reserve a vehicle they are interested in for the purpose of learning more about it and test driving it. Simply visit our website and click on the hold button on the used-car profile. You can reserve a vehicle as early as during its 172-point inspection. Once the inspection is complete, feel free to take it for a test drive.

All of the previously mentioned specialty services can be conveniently assessed and completed via the McCluskey Chevrolet website. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us directly. We will be happy to answer your questions.

Financing

We make it easy for our customers to finance the vehicle of their choice. If you want to immediately find out what amount you qualify for, you can get pre-qualified, a step you can complete on our website. Once you’re pre-qualified, you can further narrow down your used-car search by shopping for a vehicle based on payment. If you’re planning on trading in a vehicle, don’t forget to take advantage of our trade-in tools to determine how much trade-in value you can add to your financing option. Once you’ve narrowed down your search, feel free to reserve your vehicle online. Afterward, visit or contact our dealership to finalize the financing process.

Service Department

Our service department is staffed by certified Chevy technicians. Our service team knows and applies Chevy standards to every vehicle they assess and repair and as part of the McCluskey family, they prioritize our customers’ needs, striving to ensure our customers are safe any time they are behind the wheel. Our service department offers convenient hours to accommodate our customers’ busy schedules so we’ll always be able to get you back to your day-to-day routine.

A mechanic is working under the hood of a used car in Columbus, Ohio.

Warranty

Every used vehicle McCluskey Chevrolet sells comes with a lifetime powertrain warranty. We want our customers to have the peace of mind that as long as they own their vehicle, it’s covered.

Communication

Here at McCluskey Chevrolet we value communicating car-buying information, but most importantly, we value communicating with our customers. That’s why we have created and use various platforms to keep in touch with current and prospective customers.

  • Whether you’re in Columbus, OH, or here in Cincinnati, drop by anytime during our normal business hours. Our sales staff is always available to discuss your car-buying needs and offer the necessary assistance to get you in the vehicle that best addresses those needs.
  • We provide various internet-based communication platforms. When visiting our website, there is an available chat box that pops up. Simply enter the requested information and immediately begin talking with one of our trained staff. We are also active on social media. Visit our Twitter and Facebook profiles and post any questions you may have. While you’re there, feel free to browse. We continuously update our social media pages with vehicle information, fun trivia facts and information regarding the car-buying process. We also like to engage with our customers, so feel free to chime in on our chats. Another convenient way to communicate with us on the internet is via our used-car profiles. At the bottom of each profile, you can click on the question button to communicate with us about that specific vehicle. A member of our sales team will get in touch with you.
  • If you prefer texting, we also have you covered. Our telephone numbers for our sales and service department are listed on our website and on all of our other marketing materials.

How to Find Us

Despite our hometown pride, McCluskey Chevrolet is equally proud to be more than just the premier destination for car buyers in and around the greater Cincinnati area. We’ve aspired to create the kind of dealership sought out by those who value integrity and are looking for a trusted partner in the purchase of their next new or used vehicle. If you’re interested in doing business with a reputable used car (and new car) dealership, offering the ease and comfort of a customer-centric buying experience, we’re here to help you find your way to 9673 Kings Automall Drive in Cincinnati.

Directions From Columbus

Almost a straight shot down I-71S, McCluskey Chevrolet is located 88.7 miles (about 1 hour and 24 minutes) southwest of the Arch City. Taking Exit 19 onto Mason Road, left onto Fields Ertel Road, then another left onto Kings Automall Road. After four minutes, McCluskey Chevrolet will be on your left.

Directions From Indianapolis

To reach McCluskey Chevrolet from Indianapolis, get on I-65 South / I-75 West and follow it until 1-74 South. Continue on I-74 for 120 miles (approximately 1 hour 49 minutes) then take Exit 19 / Mason Road. Take a left not Fields Ertel Road, then another left onto Kings Automall Drive. Then (you guess it) you’ll find McCluskey Chevrolet located on your left, four minutes down the road.

Directions From Loveland

If you are leaving from Loveland, head west on Loveland Ave toward N. Elm Street for 1.1 miles. Then take a right on N. Lebanon Rd. and continue for 1.3 miles. When you reach the traffic circle, take the third exit onto Fields Ertel Rd. Then continue driving straight for 1.5 miles, staying on Ertel Rd. After 1.5 miles, take a right onto Kings Automall Dr. At the end of the straightaway, take another right and continue onto Kings Auto Mall Rd. Continue for about 0.3 miles, and you will be in front of our dealership.

Directions From Kings Mills

If you are leaving from Kings Mills, get on I-71 S from Kings Mills Rd. in Mason. Follow I-71 S to Mason Montgomery Rd. for 4.9 miles and take exit 19. Once you take the exit, turn left onto Fields Ertel Rd. Drive a mile down the road then take a left onto Kings Automall Dr. Finally, turn on right to continue on Kings Auto Mall Rd, and you will have arrived at our dealership after .3 miles.

Directions From Lincoln Heights

To get to McCluskey Chevy from Lincoln Heights, get on I-75 N toward Dayton and continue on I-75 N for 1.9 miles. Then take Exit 16 on the right toward Columbus/I-71 and then merge onto I-275 E and continue for 4.6 miles. Now take Exit 49 on the right to merge onto I-71 toward Columbus and continue for 2.8 miles. Then, take exit 19 for Mason Montgomery Rd toward Field Ertel Rd. Now take a left onto Mason Montgomery Rd. Turn right onto Fields Ertel Rd (pass the Arby’s on the right), take a left onto Kings Automall Dr. Finally, turn right onto Kings Auto Mall Rd, and drive for .3 miles, then you will be at McCluskey Chevy.

Directions From Wetherington

If you are coming from Wetherington, take Wetherington Dr. to Tylersville Rd. Turn left onto Tylersville Rd and continue for 1.9 miles. Then take a right onto Butler Warren Rd and continue for 4.1 miles. Then turn left onto Fields Ertel Rd and continue for 2.4 miles (passing White Castle). Take a left onto Kings Automall Dr, finally, turn right onto Kings Auto Mall Rd.

Directions From Milford

Take I-275 N from OH-28 E in Miami Township for 2.4 miles and then continue on I-275 N for 7.7 miles into Symmes Township. Take Exit 49B to merge onto I-71 N toward Columbus then take Exit 19 on the right for Mason Montgomery Rd. Keep right at the fork, following the signs for Mason Montgomery Rd. Now turn left onto Mason Montgomery Rd then take a right onto Field Ertel Rd. Next turn left onto Kings Automall Dr. You will arrive at the dealership after turning right onto Kings Auto Mall Rd.

Are you coming from another area around Columbus? If you need assistance with directions from your specific location, you can give our team a call. We will be happy to help you find our dealership.

No matter where you’re visiting us from, we’re certain that you’ll find the perfect new, used or Certified Pre-owned vehicle at McCluskey Chevrolet. In addition to the immense pride we take in the expansive selection of cars, crossovers, SUVs and trucks that we offer, the McCluskey Difference consists of more than just our diverse inventory.

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Buying a Used Car in Columbus Ohio

As you may have already learned from your time here on our site, we want you to feel comfortable shopping on your time, and on your terms. We aim to provide you with a wealth of information and shopping tools designed to help simplify the process. And we aim to respect your time in the same manner once you visit us, in person. Whether you’re here to explore your options, to purchase that perfect vehicle, or if you’re simply visiting for scheduled maintenance or repairs, you’ll find a welcoming environment staffed by helpful professionals wholeheartedly committed to your satisfaction. Come visit us soon, and experience that difference for yourself!

The car-buying process can be overwhelming, but at McCluskey Chevrolet, we believe it does not have to be. We have and will continue to provide resources, information, tools, and personalized service. We are here to help you break down that process so it’s easier to understand and navigate. We are here for you. When you’re ready to begin looking for used cars in Columbus, Ohio, look no further than the McCluskey Chevrolet dealership.

 

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