Monday, January 5, 2015

Guide to Buying a Good Pre-Owned Car

While a brand new car certainly sounds alluring, sometimes our budget may not be enough to buy one. In these cases, buying a pre-owned car is the way to go. The following are steps to getting that pre-owned car that you want:
  1. Know your budget
    • First know how much you are willing to spend for a car and also explore financing options. Knowing your budget will help you in your initial search.
  2. Check prices of desired cars
    • Once you know your budget, you’ll be able to narrow down your search for specific cars by matching prices with your budget. Visit dealers that have a collection of pre-owned cars and check their prices. There are also classified ads that catalogue pre-owned cars.
  3. Inspect the vehicle
    • Be sure to inspect your targeted vehicle. Be sure to check that all things are in order and that there are no problems. Also check the vehicle history report to learn vital information about the car.
  4. Test-drive
    • Test-driving is a natural step to buying pre-owned cars, to make sure that it is running properly and to get a feel of the vehicle. Be sure to take note of anything that you may have noticed while driving and discuss it with the owner or dealer.

The last thing to do is to strike up a deal. Usually, the advertised price can be negotiated depending on your findings on the car, especially if there are minor things that must be fixed.

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