A Car Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide for Givers with Any Budget

  Written by Keith Jacobs       If you love someone who loves cars, you know that holiday shopping for them can often be tricky — especially if you are not that into cars. The good news is that it’s actually not that hard to buy for the car-lover in your life, as long […]

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Where Do We Get Our Used Cars From?

One of the most commonly asked questions we hear from our customers is, “Where did you get this car?”  So here’s a little background on where and how we find and buy our used cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers here at Petrol Auto Sales. So, how do we go about buying our used cars?   […]

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Our Used Car Standards

There are hundreds of used car dealerships in the Sacramento area, and probably just about as many philosophies on how to buy, recondition, and resell pre-owned cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers.  Here at Petrol Auto Sales we sell used cars, but people are the most important part of our business.  We understand the product we […]

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Car Buying Programs, Are They Worth It?

There is a lot of noise out there.  Not just audible noise like traffic, car horns, and construction, although there is plenty of that these days, both up and down the road here on Fulton Ave.  Have you started thinking about how you’re going to buy your next car?  Once you start thinking about it, […]

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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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