What is a Bank Fee? Do I Have to Pay the Bank Fee?

What is a Bank Fee, and do I have to pay it? Are you working with a car dealership and they mentioned a bank fee?  Here is a quick understanding of what they’re talking about. There are two different types of bank fees you will typically hear about when car shopping.  The first bank fee, […]

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What’s My Car Worth?

Want to know the real value of your current car? Let us make you a fair, free, no obligation offer on your used car, truck, SUV, or crossover, before you go shopping!  We’ll provide you with a complimentary value summary, and a vehicle history report from CarFax or AutoCheck, and we pay cash!  We want your […]

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Can I get Pre-Qualified without Running my Credit?

With the Petrol Auto Sales Pre-Qualification system we have the ability to qualify you just based on some basic information like your name, address, and job details.  No social security number required!  Once we have your info our software will calculate an estimated down payment and monthly payment for you on several cars in our […]

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CARMAX: Great Deals, or Just Great Advertising?

Thinking of buying from Carmax?  Lots of people do, over 176,000 people in FY2016, in fact.  But are they getting the best deal?  Did you know Carmax averages over $3,000 of profit on each car they sell? Carmax proudly offers no-haggle pricing on all their vehicles, giving many consumers a false sense of security that […]

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Why Buy From Us?

-We search nationwide to source the highest quality pre-owned vehicles at the best value for our clients -Low overhead means we’re able to price our vehicles at or below market values, this means you don’t have to be a keen negotiator to get a great deal at Petrol Auto Sales -Over 14 years of experience […]

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CarFax vs. AutoCheck: What’s the difference?

AutoCheck vs. CarFax: What’s the difference? You’ve probably heard of CarFax, and the Car Fox, and all their cute and funny commercials, but what about AutoCheck?  AutoCheck is a direct competitor to CarFax, but they don’t have the same brand name recognition as CarFax, so what’s the difference? While CarFax is more well known, it […]

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Hurricane’s Impact the California Used Car Market

How have hurricanes Harvey and Irma impacted the California used car market? The human tragedy as a result of the recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Georgia, and other southern US states is no doubt the most important focus in the aftermath.  Thousands of people are without homes, not to mention basic needs such as clean […]

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Financing FAQ

How we are different: With many changes in the economy over the last 5-10 years in the Sacramento area, we’ve found that a lot of people are in unique situations when it comes to financing a car.  Historically a strong credit score and proof of income have been the most important factors in getting approved […]

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What should I inspect before buying a used car, truck, or SUV?

The used car marketplace can be a scary place. While most car dealers have come a long way since the wild west days of the 1970’s and 80’s, there are still plenty of sellers out there looking to take advantage of unsuspecting buyers. So how can you protect yourself? The best way to make sure […]

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Where is the best place to research my next car, truck or SUV purchase?

Where is the best place to research new cars? Truecar, Edmunds.com, kbb.com, Costco Auto Buying, there are so many different companies that all offer advice for buying a car, and they all make roughly the same promise: “We can save you the most money.” But what’s the difference between them? How can I really get […]

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