Finding the perfect used vehicle can be a difficult task. We put together a list of things to look out for when searching for your next used car.
It can be easy to make a quick decision to buy a vehicle, once you are sitting in the driver’s seat. However, buying a used car on a gut feeling can really hurt you in the long run. We have created a test drive checklist to ensure you are buying a reliable used vehicle.
The car salesman will most likely try to bring you back to the office at the dealership to start negotiating a deal. We recommend you take at least 12 hours to make your decision.
Pre-Owned vehicles have many benefits. What qualifies vehicles as certified pre-owned is that they have been through an extensive safety and performance inspection, have been repaired to nearly new car standards and have an extended warranty.
Certified pre-owned vehicles tend to be a little more expensive, but if you shop around for the best prices you can easily find a good deal in a certification program.
Doing a Revs check using the vehicles VIN number allows you to get a full history report of the car.
The history report will tell you the following information:
As you can tell, the information that you obtain from checking the vehicle’s VIN number is very valuable and essential when purchasing a used vehicle.
Inspect underneath the hood for any damage.
Be sure and check online, third party reviews for the used car you are looking to buy. Check for problem areas and general reliability. You never want to purchase a vehicle with high mileage level on it. So how many miles is too many miles for a used vehicle? Well the answer is not necessarily the same for all vehicles. We suggest you do some research on the vehicle you want to buy and make a decision from there.