What to look for when buying a used vehicle

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at 11:27 am
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Five questions to ask when buying a used vehicle

Buying a new vehicle can be a stressful process. Buying a used vehicle can be even more stressful. There are a lot of unknowns when buying a vehicle that has been on the road for a few years already, so while the price might seem right, you need to do your research and make sure you know what you’re getting into. Take a look at five questions to ask when buying a used vehicle!

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Do you have the service records?

If the service records are available, this is a good sign. It likely means the previous owner is well organized and took the time to document everything, allowing you to get an in-depth look at the vehicle’s history.

How many owners has it had?

Generally, the fewer owners a vehicle has had the better. It’s harder to trace the vehicle’s history and get all your questions answered if it has had a bunch of owners.

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Do you have the title in hand?side interior of the 2019 VW Atlas

If the owner has had the vehicle for a long time, they might not know where the title is. However, if the car has a lien on it, the bank may have the title, which is not a good sign.

How did you come to this price?

Many drivers will use a pricing guide to come up with the amount they want to sell the car for. You can always check the value of the vehicle in its current condition online yourself and see how it compares.

Are there any features that aren’t working?

It’s natural for cars to malfunction as they age. However, it’s nice to know beforehand if something is amiss. You wouldn’t want to buy the car and notice weeks later that the air conditioning or heat don’t work, for example.

These are just a few of the questions you can ask when shopping for a new car. Learn more by contacting the team here at Hall Cars or schedule a test drive in one of our used cars today!

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One Response to “What to look for when buying a used vehicle”

  1. Arlie Day says:

    Buying a used car is a great money-saving tactic. Few precautions you need to take in order to make a smart purchase, and avoid getting into a bad deal. First, the buyer has to decide his budget. Your budget will decide the make and model of the convertible. You have to take the year of manufacture and total usage into consideration. The running cost of an old vehicle is more than the new one. That’s why calculating the running cost is essential. Also, appoint a car technician and check the condition of the speed machine, before signing the ownership contract.

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