Frequently Asked Questions
Why have I never heard of you before?
Although we are a new outlet center, we are an extension of the Checkered Flag Auto Group family. Checkered Flag has been around since 1964, and we have all their resources at our disposal to bring wholesale-priced vehicles to the public market.
Where do you find these cars?
Our inventory is supplied exclusively from trade ins (not auctions) throughout the Hampton Roads area. When a dealership receives a trade in, they go through a process (pictured below) to determine if they are going to keep the car, send it to the auction, or source it to the Checkered Flag Auto Outlet.
Do these cars come with a warranty?
Every car will come with a 12-month/12,000 mile limited powertrain warranty.
What kind of inspection is done?
Each vehicle must first pass the Virginia State Inspection requirements. Once this is done, we test other systems for proper functionality including the air conditioning, suspension, transmission, etc.
Do you accept trade ins?
We accept anything with value as trade (cars, boats, jet skis, etc. We can get creative). Simply bring your trade with you, and we will make you a bona fide offer in writing after a professional appraisal.
Do you provide financing?
We deal with several lenders ranging from national banks to local credit unions. A decision is usually available within minutes, and our lenders will approve with good credit, challenged credit, and everything in between.
Why are your prices so low?
Many of our cars were not a match for their previous dealership. If, for instance, a BMW store trades in an older vehicle in the $2000 range, their market is not very big for that type of car. Instead of having it sit at their store, waiting for it to sell, they send it to us, and we make it available to the public at wholesale prices.
What if I am unhappy with my purchase?
Our 3 day return or exchange policy is perfect for you! Simply return to Checkered Flag Auto Outlet with your vehicle, and we will take it from there.