7 Tips for Buying A Used CarJul 24th, 2019
7 Tips For Buying A Used Car
Are you buying a used car in BC? Whether you’re a new driver or are looking for an affordable but reliable vehicle, there are many great reasons to purchase a previously owned car. While buying a used car can be a smart choice, there are certain things you should keep in mind when shopping around.
Here are seven tips for buying a used car, courtesy of Abbotsford Chrysler:
#1 Go with Someone You Trust
New drivers tend to look for cars based on how they look. If the car is sleek, stylish, and popular, it’s going to have more appeal than perhaps something more practical. If you’re looking for a vehicle that’s going to be safe, great on mileage, and not give you any foreseeable problems that could end up costing you a lot of money, we suggest confiding in someone who has owned a car for many years. They can tell you a thing or two about what to look for in a car and can draw from their own car-buying experiences.
#2 Visit a Trusted Dealer
#3 Request Car's Full History Report
#4 Go For a Test Drive
Many inexperienced drivers take one look at a car, fall in love with it, and offer to buy it on the spot. While that’s a romantic idea, it’s highly ill-advised. The test drive is where you can put everything the seller says to the test. During your test drive, be sure to make the following checks:
#5 Compare Prices Online
Before you even head to your dealership, we strongly advise you to compare prices online. For instance, if you’re on the market for a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee in the Abbotsford area, check out more than one dealership with the same model for sale to compare prices. If the car is priced too high, you can either try and negotiate with the dealer or private seller, or (if it’s priced way too high) move on. If the car is priced too low, it’s probably too good to be true, and a simple test drive will likely show that.
#6 Get a Pre-Purchase Inspection
A pre-purchase inspection can give you peace of mind knowing that your car is safe and priced accordingly. All of our used cars meet safety standards. Our Comprehensive Vehicle Inspection checks the following components:
#7 Go with Your Gut Feeling
If the car looks good on paper and drives well, but you don’t get a good feeling about it, listen to your intuition. There may be something wrong with the car that you don’t realize. Alternatively, if there’s nothing technically wrong with the car, but you don’t see yourself enjoying the ride, you may end up feeling buyer’s remorse. You should be 100% satisfied with such an expensive purchase.
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