The purchase of a used car is major monetary investment. There are risks involved, such as buying a vehicle with hidden flaws and mechanical issues. However, a potential disaster is avoidable when you ask dealers the right questions. With a little due diligence on your part, you’ll walk away with the right car for the best deal.
Is This a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle?
Certified used cars give you an added peace of mind. These vehicles undergo extensive inspections. Additionally, these autos are covered by a manufacturer’s warranty.
Do You Accept Trade-Ins?
Trading in your current vehicle has two major benefits. One, you avoid the hassle of selling it yourself. Second, your car’s value is applied toward the used automobile, which lowers your payment.
Is There a Discount for a Cash Purchase?
Buying your vehicle with money is a win-win situation. With a cash only deal you can buy the auto below the sticker price. In turn, the dealer gets a quick sale and money on the spot.
Where Was the Car Purchased?
Dealerships acquire used cars from a variety sources. The common places include other dealers, rental car companies, customer trade-ins and auctions. Knowing where an automobile comes from gives you a complete picture of the vehicle’s maintenance and ownership history.
Can My Mechanic Perform an Inspection?
Trustworthy dealers have no problem allowing your mechanic to look over the auto. Your repairman can spot existing problems as well as potential hazards.
Have You Performed Maintenance Checks?
Used cars often sit on a dealer’s lot for weeks or months. In many cases, repairs and maintenance checks are conducted during that time. If there is any recent work done, it helps you cut the cost on future repairs.
Reputable dealers look forward to answering your questions. The more you know about a used auto, the better. Asking questions helps ensure your dream car doesn’t turn into a nightmare. Here at Walker Auto Sales we welcome any and all questions. Please drop by and visit us soon.