915 E. Walnut St. Lebanon, IN 46052 317-919-8744

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have financing?

We do have financing available through banks and lenders. Meaning, we have outside financing. We can discuss it further with you what this means, but we do recommend trying to get your OWN financing/bank just because you'll get a better interest rate than with our people. WE HAVE NO PROBLEM trying just saying, you'll get a better deal on your own.

Do you do Buy Here Pay Here?

No we do not.

Do you accept cash?

YES! Yes we do, we also give deals on used cars if you come cash.

Can people outside of Lebanon buy used cars from you?

Yes of course! We have plenty of customers who come looking for used cars for sale that are from Indianapolis! We get people from Kokomo and even people out of state. I did not realize how far people will drive for a good deal but there are people out there, and we always appreciate you making the trip out to us!

What kind of cars do you guys buy?

We try and focus on selling used cars for under 5k that are safe and reliable. But we have vehicles ranging from $2495 to $21,495 (thanks Covid).

One thing I will say that people usually don't ask:

Do you buy cars known motor problems?

No we do not. You will never, ever, see a 3cyl Mitsubishi. Or anything with a 2.7L V6 from Chrysler. Etc.

Boone County Beatdown

This weekend July 30th from 4pm to 8pm there is a wrestling even here in town at Memorial Park!~

There will be food vendors, free stickers, face painting and live music. And duh, WRESTLING!

The link below will take you to the Facebook event where it has all the information.

Hosted by That Sports Bar & The Station!

Bonus: It is a free family event that also benefits a local Boone County family in need so donations are welcomed!

We will be passing out free stickers so look for our booth!

Facebook Event:

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Video Walkthroughs coming soon!

This is Lauren from One-Up Automotive, your friendly Boone county car dealer!

I'm excited to announce I finally got vehicle walkthroughs down so they will be added periodically!! You can see a few examples below. Missing something you'd like to see ? Please let us know! Call, text or email!

We have the 2004 Lexus RX330 available below


2004 Toyota 4runner available below!


Used cars for sale at 1-Up Automotive, Like our FB

We're an honest car lot. We don't want you to buy a car you don't want or need. Like our Facebook page for deals and new cars! The link below is to our LIVE video !


We took over Used Cars Lebanon Indiana

One-Up Automotive took over 915 E Walnut St Lebanon, IN in September of 2018! We replaced the buy here pay here car lot that was called Barney's Auto Sales. They did buy here pay here, we do not. We do have outside financing available to those that qualify! It feels good to get people approved that would've sworn up and down that they were a waste of time. We've heard stories about how other car dealerships will run your credit 10-19 times and still get a deny. Start your car buying journey with us! We're a cash lot meaning we accept cash negotiations. We have cheap, affordable and reliable cars! We have project cars for sale. We have random wagons throughout the lot.

Are you a first time car buyer? Please start here and ask for Lauren. Let me know what car you're looking for and I'll tell you what to look out for. For example: VW really anything (lol) have electrical problems, including doors which I just can't believe. Ford escapes have rusty wheel wells that get so bad it can become unattached from the frame. Pontiac G6 (you will never see here) are just terrible, stay away if you can.

Anyways, thanks for reading. We're a used car lot in Lebanon, IN. We sell used cars! We're here to help. And we have Carfax!

Car Financing


So first thing is first. If you have good credit, try with your local bank or credit union. Don't go through a dealership, work directly with the bank. TEST DRIVE first. Then ask for cash price. Go to your bank, get a check boom. You just financed a car but got the cash price. At One-Up Automotive, we highly recommend this! They will also most likely have a better interest rate than what we can get from them.

So from Okay credit to Bad credit, okay credit maybe able to get away with the above depending on their job history. If that doesn't fit you, listen up. If you are able to save money, do. If you can buy it outright, please do it. We are transparent, so you won't leave here without seeing what you're paying overtime. With that being said, I have sold a 7k car and in the end they would be paying $14,800 for the vehicle! Guess who gets all that money? I'll give you a hint: not us. If you can't save, I recommend waiting, get a prepaid credit card that reports monthly. Use it for only gas or only groceries. You'd be surprised what a couple of extra points on the credit score opens up. Plus how much interest rate is lowered.

These aren't the holy grail of finance advice but a lot of people don't know that working with the bank instead of dealership financing is a thing. It is at One-Up Automotive!

Thanks for your time!

Car buying Tips! From a car dealing momma

Hi everyone!

My name is Lauren! These are some car buying tips you may not see everyday. I am the owner's wife, when he says he has to talk to the manager he is calling me lolol

With that being said, the below are my tips! Pretty basic but you would be surprised. This isn't just for buying used cars, this can be for new cars too!

Checking a used car with a lift is very important! Always. Always. ALWAYS test drive the vehicle. We are around cars every day, it may not be bad to us but it could potentially be annoying to you.

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Tip Of the Day RESEARCH

Tip Of The Week: Research. Research. Research. Not only should you research the history of the specific vehicle you're checking out (Carfax) you should check out the Make & Model's History.  
Does anyone remember the massive recall in 2014? Chevy recalls the Chevy cobalt (and others) a DECADE after finding ignition-switch defect. They recalled more than 700,000 vehicles due to faulty ignition switches for 2005-2007 Chevy Cobalts.  They stopped making the vehicle in 2010, which doesn't stop the amount circling out there. 
Check out this article.  https://www.cbsnews.com/news/gm-recalls-chevy-cobalt-other-vehicles-a-decade-after-finding-ignition-switch-defect/ 

Get a Luxury Used Vehicle for Non-Luxury Price Wit

Check out this article! Talks about Cousin cars. What is a cousin car? Honda V Acura. Lexus V Toyota. Lincoln V Ford. ETC! Dealer Tip: When a finance company sees a Honda/Toyota/etc...they think "practical". When a finance company sees Audi/Lexus/etc....they think "image" #cousincar #usedcars #dealertip #StillAnAudiLover


Splash of Color

Nothing our dealership can do for you but thought this was neat!
I saw this while searching through pinterest and thought this was a great idea for adding some color to your life!
I actually bought one of these rugs for less than 6 bucks at Walmart + 6-7 scrunchies on amazon for like $1 a piece. #awomenstouch #carinterior #cheapdiy #colorful

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