Buying used doesn’t have to be scaryOct 26th, 2016
There can be a lot of what-ifs and uncertainty when buying a used vehicle, but this is one time in life where just a little bit of extra knowledge can go a long way. You’ll also want to work with a licensed dealership, who will be there to help you choose a car that is affordable and safe. We’d be stoked to be that dealer for you.
And we’ve got the FFUN advantage: Certified pre-owned inventory. This means that our factory certified technicians have made a 120-point inspection on each previously owned vehicle in our lot. These inspections take a close look at the whole vehicle and ensure that when it hits the sale lot, it’s roadworthy and will last for years to come.
Here’re some tips on how to buy a used vehicle to help you feel more confident and ready to get the car you want.
Set a Price Range
Once you’re on the lot, it can be easy to be swept away with all your options and all the pretty shiny things. So make sure to set a price range that won’t break the bank every time a payment is due. While you’re setting your price range, make sure you give yourself some play room because sometimes that pretty shiny thing is within budget.
Do Your Homework
While we are off doing our inspections and due diligence, we suggest that you take some time to do a little research too. To find out about the make or model you’re thinking about make sure to check user ratings and reviews on websites such as lemonaidcars.com or surf the web to find out what people like and don’t like about certain cars. Just remember, sometimes one person’s complaint is another person’s win. This means a test-drive is still the best way for you to evaluate the car you’re looking at to make sure it’s right for you.
Cooler Heads Prevail
When you’re shopping for a car, we want you to make the best choice for you. Sometimes, that means shopping with your head and not your heart. Make sure to keep your wits about you, remember your budget, and recall your research to help you find the right car to suit your needs. And, while you’re at it, ask your dealer as many questions as you can think of.