Tuesday, 27 July 2010 20:38
Whenever you are buying a car, new or used, take your time deciding what vehicle best fits your needs. However, buying a used car takes a little more time to make sure you aren’t getting a bad deal. Here are some tips to take before you buy.
Look before you Leap
Make sure to do your research before going to a dealership. Go online to read consumer reports about the car you are planning on buying. It will be important to pay attention to issue the car may have after a certain mileage amount.
Take it for a Spin
Don’t ever buy a car before taking it for a test drive. Make sure to listen to the car when stopping or idling, and make sure to go over 45 mph to see if there are any issues. If something just doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.
Get it Inspected
If you know someone who is knowledgeable about cars, have them take a look under the hood or go to a pro to have a vehicle inspection.
CARFAX History Report
Most used car dealerships will provide you with a history report. You can also request one online at www.carfax.com.
Here's a short video with more information on car buying and financing: