When looking for a new car, buying used may be the best option. A used car saves you money and will hold its value more than a brand new car would.
Once you have decided to buy a used car, it’s important to understand the best process for doing so. We at Mama’s Used Car want your car buying experience to be simple and stress free. Here are some tips for buying a used vehicle.
Decide on how much you want to spend on a down payment and a monthly payment. Be sure to include the costs of tax, title, registration, and insurance. Also consider if you are interested in purchasing any extended warranties. Make a commitment to stay within your budget and avoid looking at higher priced vehicles.
Make a list of all the things you need. Consider things such as good gas mileage, room for kids, easy to park, towing capabilities, resale value, etc. Make a secondary list of desirable traits such as the color, luxury options, etc. Cross-check the two lists to eliminate models that won’t work. Get an idea of a few makes/models that would work for you. Research the vehicles to learn more about each.
Make sure you get a history and safety report on the vehicle. Use the VIN number to get the accurate reports. We also encourage you to perform a complete inspection. Check the tires, the body paint, the bumpers, and anything else. Feel free to crawl underneath and check for rust if you’d like!
Drive the car to check for engine noises, comfort level, dashboard lights, and the overall handling of the vehicle. Also check for heating, air conditioning, and any other technology or features that should work.
Once you have decided to purchase the vehicle, we will work with you on financing options. We stand behind every used car we sell and know we can help you find the used car of your dreams. Stop by Mama’s Used Cars for a fair and honest deal on a used vehicle.
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