About Us

DriveLine Auto is family owned and operated.

With experience buying and selling cars for over 30 years, we’ve been living in and serving the communities of San Carlos, Belmont, San Mateo, Redwood City, Menlo Park, Atherton, Palo Alto, Burlingame, Milbrae, and all over the bay area!

1. We give you outstanding, unbeatable deals.

How can we do this? Its because we buy wholesale, trade,  and supply many Bay Area Franchise Dealers such as Audi, Acura, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Rolls Royce, Jaguar, Volvo, Toyota, Honda, Ford and Lexus.  We cherry pick some of the nice local trades that we buy in bulk from our franchise dealers and offer them for a limited time before they go to real dealer-only auctions (not the fake ones seen on TV).   Some end up at the franchise dealer, get marked up and sell for thousands more.

For limited times, the same cars we buy for our franchise dealers, we can offer to the public for wholesale prices.  Right now, those cars are listed in our online inventory here.

You can save thousands with our rock-bottom prices!!!

2. Our vehicles have clean CARFAX and clean titles!!

Detailed vehicle history reports on all our vehicles from CARFAX give the maximum available information to you, the customer.  A clean title means you can rest assured the car is free of liens and is not a salvage title. Also, All of our pre-owned vehicles go through detailed 3rd party safety inspections.

Purchasing a vehicle at these rock bottom prices will ensure a future resale value that will make you smile from ear to ear.   You’ll find that the same exact vehicle will cost thousands more at a franchise dealer!

3. When we first get a vehicle, we get it checked out by a third party professional.

1-new-frontBefore we can sell you a used vehicle, we have to assess the state of our newly acquired car.   How do we know what that car has been through and if its fit to sell?   This is probably the biggest issue that gives used car dealers a bad name – old issues with a car that the seller doesn’t know about gets dumped on the customer, and the customer of course blames the dealer for a bum deal!

How do we get around this?   We have our newly acquired autos get checked out by a third party professional mechanic.  Our main trusted source is the Goodyear dealer in Redwood City, a few blocks away from our shop in San Carlos.   They are a full auto mechanic shop and have a checklist with tests that they put our cars through before they are put on our lot, ready to be sold.   We fix any problems that might come up with our newly acquired cars, before they get to you.

We keep a copy of this checklist for every car.    You are welcome to see that list while at DriveLine.