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Buying a Used Car?

Buying a Used Car?

Buying a used car? Car shopping can be quite a hassle, let alone a tense experience. But if you’re prepared with the right information and resources, it doesn’t have to be. Finding a good vehicle is important, so you can get where you need to go when you need it. They’re also expensive, so you have to make sure you find a good, reliable one. It gets you to work, it takes you to meetings, and it transports your products. As a result, a major expense in your business will be buying a car and maintaining it. However, there are a few things you should look out for when you go to buy a new vehicle. The following are important considerations when looking at different vehicles on a purchase.

Things to check out when buying a used vehicle

  • check the oil to make sure it is full and to make sure the previous owner was not running the car without oil
  • Look under the vehicle to see if there’s any leaks, spills or drips
  • Check for rust, if there is rust in vehicle ensure there is no holes. it could be a bargaining tool to get the vehicle for cheaper
  • Check the interior, ensure the seats work, the A/C,
  • Check the carfax for services, wrecks, and to see how many times the vehicle was sold and if the owner(s) took care of it
  • Check to the lighter/charging plugs
  • Check the tires and see how much tread is on the tires
  • See how the windshield wipers work, and if they will need to be replaced
  • Test drive it, make sure you do not hear any knocks, rattles or any funny noises to make sure everything is running smooth. Test drive it on the highway to make sure it is running smoothly at 70-75 MPH
  • Test the breaks, go about 35 mph and slam on the breaks to ensure they are working (with no one behind you)

We have outlined a few of the things to look for when buying a used car. Make sure you do your research and go to a busy mechanic shop to get your vehicle checked out and make sure everything is running as it should be. This can save you time, money and any trouble later on in the future. The most important thing is to make sure that you take this time to educate yourself about what you will be getting. A little prevention can go a long way.

I hope this will help when buying a used car for you or your family.

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17 Comments

  1. Richelle Milar says:

    These are all really great things to consider before buying a used car! So informative!

  2. Rose Ann Sales says:

    This is a really great and very informative post! I’m gonna share this with my brother who is planning to buy a used car

  3. I just bought a car in May. This was probably the easiest experience I had bc I did all the negotiations at home via text.

  4. A used car is a great idea — more so with car prices these days. Thank you for these tips.

  5. Gervin Khan says:

    This is a great post to read, so much information on why buying a used car has advantages and how to pick a good one. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  6. Melanie E says:

    It is really important to do a thorough check before buying a used car. These are great suggestions on what to check. We always do a body check and test drive as well as a few other bits. I would hate to have problems after buying a car.

  7. These are good things to consider when purchasing a used car, for sure! I would also see if they’d be willing to allow a trusted local mechanic to run a diagnostics test on it if they don’t have a cert already!! Some local auto shops will offer to do this service for free for repeat clients, I’ve found!

  8. We recently bought a second-hand car and we used the same buying guide that you put here.

  9. This is great advice, if I was in the market of purchasing a used car for my son. I will use the guide that you outline here.

  10. I prefer used cars so I was intrigued by your post. Thanks for the tips. I am sure they will be beneficial when we are ready to buy next.

  11. Very great and useful advice, I would hate to have a problem after buying a car. It is a cheaper, but sometimes tricky method. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Rosey says:

    It is scary to buy a used car. There’s always that chance it might be a bad car. that just happened to my SIL. Best to know all you can before going in!

  13. Such great tips! I just bought a used mini van and I’m so glad my husband came to test drive them with me because I didn’t know! I liked one that I test drove but then he drove it and couldn’t get it to go higher than 40MPH! I just never tried when I drove it!

    1. Husbands are the best to take with you when test driving a vehicle!

  14. Catalina says:

    I bought several times a used car and these tips will help a lot to choose the right car.

  15. Buying a used car can be stressful. It is good to have some strategies and points to look over.

  16. Right here is the perfect site for everyone who wants to find out about this topic. You realize so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really will need toÖHaHa). You definitely put a brand new spin on a topic which has been written about for decades. Great stuff, just wonderful!

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