What to do Before Buying a Used Car

by | May 2, 2018 | Automotive


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Despite the fact that buying a used car has never been safer and more assured than right now, and is only increasingly becoming so with each passing year, there are still many unknowns when it comes to buying one. After all, unless you know the person who used the car before, you have no idea what you’re actually getting yourself into. Luckily, there are means by which you can prepare yourself. So, if you are looking for second hand cars for sale in North York, here are the things you should definitely do before buying one for yourself.

#1. Read owner reviews

One of the great things dealership sites provide on a general basis is the ability for owners of cars sold to said dealerships to leave owner reviews on your car for anyone who wants to buy it later. If these reviews are available, read them front to back, top to bottom. Get a good thorough sense of everything about this car. How it handles, what it’s flaws are, why the previous owner sold it to begin with etc. familiarize yourself. If this is available to you, then you have a distinct advantage that most people back in the day didn’t have.

#2. Request a history report on the vehicle

There are several ways you can do this, but the main idea is that you get the vehicles identification number and then run it through the report of your choosing. The report will tell you any damages, accidents, whether the odometer was rolled back, if it has a salvage title (declared a total loss by its insurance company). These reports will help you discern whether this car is worth the price tag hanging off of it.

#3. Go for a test drive

Most dealerships will offer this to you right off the bat. Take them up on it, and if they don’t, insist that you be allowed to. A test drive is vital to deciding whether or not you want to spend money on this car. You’re going to be driving this car for quite some time after you buy it. So be sure ahead of time that you like driving this car in the first place.

If you’re properly prepared, and ready to buy your used car, and now just need a dealership through which to do so, stop by Eli Motors Car Dealership, for all your used or new car needs.

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