Trying to find a quality pre-owned vehicle can seem like a veritable minefield of dishonest dealers, possible lemons, haggling, and stress. So much of your time just gets lost in what feels like a never ending battle between your pocketbook and your preferences. Today, we’re here with some quick tips to save you some of the hassle and headache that comes with looking for a quality pre-owned car, truck, or SUV:
Be Practical: Before you jump into the world of pre-owned car shopping, sit down and write a list of what you want from your potential new car and what your budget is. Having these two items down will help you to narrow the field when you’re finally out there looking.
Find Out How Reliable The Car Is: Do some online searching for consumer reviews about the car of your choice and see how it stacks up in terms of money, maintenance, and drivability.
Check The Vehicle History Report: Before you buy a car, make sure to check its vehicle history report, most cars have them available online through services like Carfax.
Take It For A Spin: Get behind the wheel of the car to make sure it’s a good fit for you and to be certain it runs well and doesn’t have problems. Pay special attention during the test drive, and listen for noises that sound strange, and responsiveness from the gas pedal and brakes.
Have It Inspected: Most car dealerships will allow you to have the car inspected before you buy it, and some even provide inspection services to make sure your car is ready for the road.
Close The Deal: Once you’re satisfied with the test drive and the inspection, there’s only one thing to do: Get the best deal possible and drive off the lot in your new car!
If you’re in the market for a pre-owned vehicle, come by Matt Bowers Nissan Eastern Shore and choose from a great selection of pre-owned vehicles with prices that can’t be beat! Let us give you peace of mind by getting you behind the wheel of a certified used pre-owned car like this 2017 Versa Note SV!