Let's make one thing clear: getting the best deal from used car dealers doesn't happen overnight. It takes time and preparation to do your research and compare options. If you want to find the perfect deal, putting in time and effort is key. However, there's nothing like the feeling of pride you'll have when it pays off and you find the perfect deal. Here are four tips that'll help you get the ride you want.

First you need to ask yourself some questions: What's your dream ride? What models do you like best? How old should it be, and how many miles should it have? How much are you willing to spend? By answering these questions, you'll have a better idea of what you really want and what you're willing to opt for. If you know this before you walk into a dealership you'll have a much easier time negotiating a great deal on the car you want.

Once you know what you want, look up prospective shops, take a look at their websites, and learn about the autos and their details. Don't put all your eggs in one basket, leave options open and search multiple used car dealers in your area, or even those outside the area. Design a blueprint of what you want, and then go out and get it.

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4 Lionhart Lionclaw Atx2 Lt22575r16 115112s 10ply Ms As All Terrain Tires
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2 New Thunderer Commercial Lt Lt22575r16 115112q E 10 Ply Commercial Tires
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4 New Gt Radial Savero Ht2 - 22575r16 Tires 2257516 225 75 16
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4 Goodyear Fierce Attitude Mt Lt 22575r16 Load E 10 Ply Mt As Allseason Tire
475.68
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2 New Lt 22575r16 Ironman All Country Cht Tires 225 75 16 2257516 75r 10 Ply
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351.28
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4 New Toyo Observe Gsi-5 - 22575r16 Tires 2257516 225 75 16
338.16
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4 New Crosswind Mt Lt 22575r16 Load D 8 Ply Mt Mud Tires
449.97
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2 New Lt 22575r16 Nexen Roadian Ct8 Hl Tires 2257516 75 16 75r R16 10 Ply E
262.88
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2 New Americus Commercial Lt 22575r16 115112q E 10 Ply Commercial Tires
209.65
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New Lt 22575r16 Goodyear Wrangler Ht 115112q - 1432
132.66
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394.93
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New Cooper Discoverer Ht3 All Season Tire Lt22575r16 225 75 16 2257516
155.99
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341.94
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New Lt 22575r16 Michelin Ltx At2 115112r - 1532
154.84
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127.38
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4 New 22575r16 Ironman Rb Suv 225 75 16 Tires
347.96
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4 New Otani Rk1000 Lt 22575r16 Load E 10 Ply Light Truck Tires
369.68
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4 Lexani Terrain Beast At 22575r16 115112s 10plye All Terrain Trucksuv Tires
410.28
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New Hankook Dynapro Ht All Season Tire P 22575r16 225 75 16 2257516 104t
New Hankook Dynapro Ht All Season Tire P 22575r16 225 75 16 2257516 104t
102.11
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2 New Patriot Ht Lt 22575r16 Load E 10 Ply Light Truck Tires
217.64
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Mastercraft Courser Axt2 22575r16 104t At All Terrain Tire
Mastercraft Courser Axt2 22575r16 104t At All Terrain Tire
99.65
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Set Of 2 Used Lt 22575r16 Hankook Dynapro Ht 115112s - 6-732
95.98
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Kenda Klever Mtlt 22575r16 110107q D 8 Ply Mt Mud Tire
Kenda Klever Mtlt 22575r16 110107q D 8 Ply Mt Mud Tire
129.99
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New 22575r16 Cooper Discoverer Lsx Plus 104t - 1232
New 22575r16 Cooper Discoverer Lsx Plus 104t - 1232
81.36
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4 New Lt22575r16 E Ironman All Country At 225 75 16 Tires At
399.96
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4 New Travelstar Ecopath Ht All-season Tires - Lt22575r16 Lre 10 Ply
385.44
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Goodyear Wrangler Ht Lt22575r16 E10pr Bsw 2 Tires
307.46
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4 Four New Trail Guide Lt22575r16 All Terrain 10 Ply Tgt26 2257516 R16
4 Four New Trail Guide Lt22575r16 All Terrain 10 Ply Tgt26 2257516 R16
419.84
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6 New Lt 22575r16 Ironman Radial Ap Tires 75 16 R16 2257516 75r 10 Ply E Owl
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4 New Lt 22575r16 Kenda Klever At2 10 Ply Kr628 225 75 16 2257516 All Terrain
483.92
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4 New Lt22575r16 E 10 Ply Yokohama Geolandar At G015 225 75 16 Tires
535.96
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4 New Lt22575r16 Ironman All Country At Tires 225 75 16 2257516 At 75r 10 Ply
456.00
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New 22575r16 Goodyear Wrangler St 104s - 1132
105.92
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4 New 22575r16xl General Grabber Atx Tires 108 T Atx
467.96
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2 New 22575r16xl General Grabber Atx Tires 108 T Atx
233.98
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4 New 22575r16 Cooper Evolution Ht 225 75 16 Tires Ht
415.96
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22575r16 Fuzion Suv 108t Xl Bl 4 New Tires
22575r16 Fuzion Suv 108t Xl Bl 4 New Tires
311.11
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1 One New Trail Guide Lt22575r16 All Terrain 10 Ply Tgt26 2257516 R16
104.96
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2-lt22575r16 Cooper Discoverer St Maxx 115112q E10 Ply Bsw Tires
415.98
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Atturo Trail Blade At Lt22575r16 E10pr Bsw 2 Tires
195.82
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4 New Crosswind 4x4 Hp - 22575r16 Tires 2257516 225 75 16
343.92
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4 New 22575r16xl Hankook Dynapro At2 Rf11 225 75 16 Tires
507.92
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4 New Lt22575r1612 Hercules H-901 Lt 12 Ply Tire 2257516
624.00
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546.96
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Westlake Sl369 22575r16xl 108s Bsw 4 Tires
Westlake Sl369 22575r16xl 108s Bsw 4 Tires
426.36
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4 X New Mastercraft Stratus Ht 22575r16 Tires
371.56
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Milestar Patagonia Ht Lt22575r16 E10pr Bsw 4 Tires
Milestar Patagonia Ht Lt22575r16 E10pr Bsw 4 Tires
392.48
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2-lt22575r16 Hankook Dynapro At2 Rf11 115112s E10 Ply Bsw Tires
281.98
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2 New Crosswind Mt Lt 22575r16 Load D 8 Ply Mt Mud Tires
225.93
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Michelin Agilis Crossclimate Lt22575r16 E10pr Bsw 2 Tires
417.98
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2 New Lt22575r1610 General Grabber Hd 10 Ply Tire 2257516
254.00
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2 New Thunderer Ranger Atr Lt 22575r16 Load E 10 Ply At All Terrain Tires
233.66
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Lionhart Lionclaw Atx2 Lt22575r16 E10pr Bsw 4 Tires
394.44
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2-lt22575r16 Goodyear Wrangler At Adventure Kevlar 115r E10 Ply Bsw Tires
489.98
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Fierce Attitude Mt By Goodyear Lt22575r16 115p 10 Ply Quantity Of 4
460.00
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4 X New Hankook Dynapro At2 Rf11 22575r16 Xl 108t Owl Tires
458.89
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2 New Hankook Dynapro At2 Rf11 All Terrain Tires - Lt22575r16 115s Lre 10ply
2 New Hankook Dynapro At2 Rf11 All Terrain Tires - Lt22575r16 115s Lre 10ply
268.86
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4 New Dextero Dht2 Lt 22575r16 Load E 10 Ply As All Season Tires
419.66
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Hankook Dynapro Ht Rh12 Lt22575r16 E10pr Bsw 2 Tires
Hankook Dynapro Ht Rh12 Lt22575r16 E10pr Bsw 2 Tires
250.51
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2-lt22575r16 Bridgestone Blizzak Lt 115r E10 Ply Bsw Tires
2-lt22575r16 Bridgestone Blizzak Lt 115r E10 Ply Bsw Tires
381.98
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2 New 22575r16 Cooper Discoverer At3 4s Tires 75 16 R16 2257516 75r All Terrain
259.00
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2 X New Toyo Open Country Ht Ii Lt22575r1610 115112s Tires
260.71
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Kelly Edge At 22575r16 104s Owl Quantity Of 4
Kelly Edge At 22575r16 104s Owl Quantity Of 4
459.96
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4 New Lt22575r16 10 Ply Cooper Discoverer At3 Lt Tires 115 R At3
4 New Lt22575r16 10 Ply Cooper Discoverer At3 Lt Tires 115 R At3
667.96
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2-lt22575r16 Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac 115q E10 Ply Bsw Tires
2-lt22575r16 Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac 115q E10 Ply Bsw Tires
475.98
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4 New Lt 22575r16 Westlake Sl309 Tires 2257516 225 75 16 75r R16 10 Ply E
4 New Lt 22575r16 Westlake Sl309 Tires 2257516 225 75 16 75r R16 10 Ply E
394.00
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4-22575r16 Cooper Evolution Winter 104t Tires
4-22575r16 Cooper Evolution Winter 104t Tires
458.96
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Falken Rubitrek At Lt22575r16 E10pr Bsw 2 Tires
Falken Rubitrek At Lt22575r16 E10pr Bsw 2 Tires
296.00
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P22575r16 Firestone Destination At2 104s Owl 2 New Tires
P22575r16 Firestone Destination At2 104s Owl 2 New Tires
269.98
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Sumitomo Encounter Ht 22575r16xl 108t Bsw 4 Tires
Sumitomo Encounter Ht 22575r16xl 108t Bsw 4 Tires
391.00
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4-lt22575r16 Ironman Radial Ap 115q E10 Ply Owl Tires
4-lt22575r16 Ironman Radial Ap 115q E10 Ply Owl Tires
479.96
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Michelin Agilis Crossclimate Lt 22575r16 Load E 10 Ply Light Truck Tire
Michelin Agilis Crossclimate Lt 22575r16 Load E 10 Ply Light Truck Tire
221.99
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2 Kelly Edge At Lt22575r16 115r 10-ply All Season All Terrain Jeep Truck Tires
2 Kelly Edge At Lt22575r16 115r 10-ply All Season All Terrain Jeep Truck Tires
267.39
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2-22575r16 Goodyear Wrangler Trailrunner At 104s Sl4 Ply Owl Tires
2-22575r16 Goodyear Wrangler Trailrunner At 104s Sl4 Ply Owl Tires
289.98
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Michelin Xps Rib Lt22575r16 E10pr Bsw 1 Tires
Michelin Xps Rib Lt22575r16 E10pr Bsw 1 Tires
317.83
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4-lt22575r16 Kenda Klever At2 Kr628 115112s E10 Ply Bsw Tires
4-lt22575r16 Kenda Klever At2 Kr628 115112s E10 Ply Bsw Tires
457.96
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4 New Prometer Ll855 All Season Tires - 22575r16 225 75 16 2257516 106h
4 New Prometer Ll855 All Season Tires - 22575r16 225 75 16 2257516 106h
332.88
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2-lt22575r16 Kelly Edge At 115r E10 Ply Bsw Tires
2-lt22575r16 Kelly Edge At 115r E10 Ply Bsw Tires
289.98
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4 Lt 22575r16 Delinte Dx10 At 10ply Tires 2257516 225 75 R16 All Terrain
4 Lt 22575r16 Delinte Dx10 At 10ply Tires 2257516 225 75 R16 All Terrain
469.00
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4 New Lt 22575r16 Firestone Transforce At2 Tires 75 16 R16 2257516 E 10 Ply
4 New Lt 22575r16 Firestone Transforce At2 Tires 75 16 R16 2257516 E 10 Ply
669.00
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Firestone Transforce Ht2 Lt22575r16 E10pr Bsw 2 Tires
Firestone Transforce Ht2 Lt22575r16 E10pr Bsw 2 Tires
256.72
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4-lt22575r16 Goodyear Wrangler Trailrunner At 115r E10 Ply Bsw Tires
4-lt22575r16 Goodyear Wrangler Trailrunner At 115r E10 Ply Bsw Tires
683.96
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Thunderer Ranger Atr Lt22575r16 E10pr Bsw 4 Tires
Thunderer Ranger Atr Lt22575r16 E10pr Bsw 4 Tires
432.96
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2 New Lt 22575r16 Firestone Transforce Ht2 Tires 75 16 R16 2257516 E 10 Ply
2 New Lt 22575r16 Firestone Transforce Ht2 Tires 75 16 R16 2257516 E 10 Ply
314.00
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4-22575r16 Nexen Roadian Htx Rh5 108s Xl4 Ply Owl Tires
4-22575r16 Nexen Roadian Htx Rh5 108s Xl4 Ply Owl Tires
392.96
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2 Patriot Ht Lt22575r16 10-ply 115112s All Season Tires For Suv Pickup Truck
2 Patriot Ht Lt22575r16 10-ply 115112s All Season Tires For Suv Pickup Truck
227.39
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4 New Leao Lion Sport Mt Lt 22575r16 Load D 8 Ply Mt Mud Tires
4 New Leao Lion Sport Mt Lt 22575r16 Load D 8 Ply Mt Mud Tires
445.99
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2-lt22575r16 Hankook Dynapro Ht Rh12 115112s E10 Ply Bsw Tires
2-lt22575r16 Hankook Dynapro Ht Rh12 115112s E10 Ply Bsw Tires
275.36
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Cooper Discoverer Snow Claw Lt22575r16 E10pr Bsw 4 Tires
Cooper Discoverer Snow Claw Lt22575r16 E10pr Bsw 4 Tires
651.96
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2 New 225 75 16 Goodyear Wrangler Ht Lt22575r16 115q Tires 2
2 New 225 75 16 Goodyear Wrangler Ht Lt22575r16 115q Tires 2
295.00
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Falken Wildpeak At Lt22575r16 D8pr Bsw 4 Tires
589.88
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Cooper Discoverer At3 4s 22575r16 104t Wl 2 Tires
Cooper Discoverer At3 4s 22575r16 104t Wl 2 Tires
261.98
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4-lt22575r16 Kenda Klever Mt Kr29 121q D8 Ply Rwl Tires
4-lt22575r16 Kenda Klever Mt Kr29 121q D8 Ply Rwl Tires
491.96
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Of course, knowing what you want isn't the same as getting it. When you visit used car dealers, you need to remember that the salespeople want to make a sale. If they see that you're unsure, they might try to guess at what you want, and suggest a different vehicle. If they think you're uncertain about the price, they might push you towards a cheaper option with more miles. That's why it is very important to know exactly what you want; you'll be able to clearly communicate your main criteria to the dealer, and they can tell you if it's available. Don't worry if you have to be a bit stubborn from time to time, especially if you're considering a recommended sale.

When you've found a car you think you want, ask the salesperson if you can take it to your personal mechanic, if you have one. Having a trusted mechanic is like having a lawyer or accountant; they're a reliable source of expert advice that can help you make an informed decision. Used car dealers should let you drive a possible purchase to your mechanic for a real-time inspection during your test drive (let your mechanic know beforehand). This is the only way to know if what you're buying is truly worth it.

Can you choose your attitude? Some people will say yes! However, is it a learned behaviour or simply in us? I really don't know the answer I wish I did!, What I do know is that it is our attitude that can let us down on the road.