Car Buying Tips

What To Look For When Buying A Used Car

Purchasing a used car can bring be very exciting. Used Cars can often mean lower car payments and lower insurance rates. This means more money in your pocket!

What should you be looking for when buying a used car?

To start, take a nice long look at the interior. What kind of shape is the upholstery in? Now it doesn’t have to be absolutely perfect, but it should show signs of being professionally taken care of. Be sure to also lift up the hood and take a peek. Look out for rusty parts! If everything is in its place and looks to be in good condition, you can move on to the next step!

How to take a good test drive.

Now this is the most exciting part: the test drive! It’s always fun to jump in something different and imagine all the possibilities. Take your potentially new ride out locally as well as on the highway. This will give you some good insight into your new vehicle purchase.

While you’re driving around locally, you’ll be able to see how well it shifts and how the brakes feel and sound. Out on the highway you’ll be able to feel how smoothly runs. Do you hear any funny sounds? Keep note and pay close attention.

On your drive, try to pull into a a safe and clean area. Park for a just a bit. Don’t worry, this is actually very important. After a few awkward moments have passed go ahead and pull back out. Hopefully you don’t spot any leaks left behind. If you do, major red flag. Any leak is an indicator of a need for a repair. You don’t want to be spending money fixing your new ride.

Don’t rush the car buying experience.

Ultimately, don’t rush. That is of course easier said than done. Sometimes you are desperately in need of a new vehicle. Plus, it can honestly be  just thrilling! Set yourself up for success by doing your research. Know what you’re walking into and what it’s worth. That’s the only way you’ll be able to negotiate a fair price.

Many dealerships these days are following the trend of putting their best price right on the window. If you are in the market for a new used car, then swing by Brevard Value Motors and see what’s new!

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