USED CAR BUYING INSIGHT
Philadelphia tri-state market knows that there are a lot of used cars offered for sale by literally, thousands of dealerships. But how do you find a good used car and not overpay for it or get stuck with a load of surprises? There few major steps that you need to take into account when buying a used vehicle.
First, is that every used car is a used car and you should get your expectations just for that. There will be no plastic covered seats and untouched steering wheel. If you are planning to spend less the 30%, in some cases, of the original value of the vehicle, be prepared for some wear.
Second is every used car offered for sale has a history, and your goal is to make sure that the previous owner indeed took a good care of the vehicle. There are few ways to do it. One is by checking the vehicle history through CarFax or AutoCheck. There you are looking for two things: accidents reports and maintenance data. Not all accidents are equal. If the report says that minor damage reported, there is probably, nothing to worry about, and most likely is reported, because owner filed for insurance reimbursement. You also want to check how many records and where were they recorded. If you see that they were all done at one dealership, most likely this used car will be in good mechanical condition.
Third, look if the dealer offers the warranty (service contract) with the vehicle you want to purchase. If seller stands behind the car, most likely it is in good condition. It is always a good idea to buy extended service contracts so that you can be covered in case of major repair needed.
Lastly, make sure you do take a test drive and check that everything is to your satisfaction, both cosmetically and mechanically. When you test driving used car, check that there are no unexpected knocking sounds, all dashboard functions are working properly and overall behavior of the car on the road is to your satisfactory.
Remember, that all used car dealers are people just like you, who have families and dreams. They do their best to make sure that there is no bad vehicle on their lot. Most of them are buying cars using NAIDA data, which will tell how much this particular model should be selling for on the market. Don’t forget to take into account the extra features like navigation, leather seats, sunroof, and other luxury components which usually dramatically increase the value of a used car.
The main difference when it comes to World Auto Sales team is that they are specializing in helping you, the customer, with acquiring used vehicles in good condition in the range from $5,000 – $12,000.
“There are many car dealerships near me,
but there is only one who I would trust, when it comes
to usead cars below 10k – World Auto Sales”.
– Mark. K
We strongly believe that the best value of the car is when it has all the features, style and look for the fraction of the price of new car. Here are few reasons why buying a used car is a good idea.