If you’re looking for a used car, I would love to help you navigate the search. This may be the first time you have ever bought a used, pre-owned car, and you might find it an intimidating experience. It could be the first car you’ve ever bought, which makes it even more exciting. If you count yourself a rookie car-buyer, you’re in the right place. Car buying is only as easy as the dealership and salesperson makes it, and the more information you have ahead of the time, the more equipped you will be. Here are 3 simple tips for the first-time used car buyer.
- Understand Your Lifestyle
Are you regularly driving a family of six around town? Are you commuting to and from an urban city center daily? Are you delivering materials daily? Before you go to buy any car, you need to understand your lifestyle. Your lifestyle will command the car you need, and the financial resources you have to secure it. If you need something powerful and durable that can move things, you’ll probably need a truck. If you have people you need to haul around, you’ll need a large SUV or a minivan. Take the time to understand your needs and then move forward.
- Always Take Your Test Drive
Once you go to the dealership, don’t be shy! Test drive everything that interests you. Test drives only take time, and they’re the best way for you to become familiar with your potential new ride. If you are uncomfortable in the driver’s seat in one car, try a different one. If you’re not in love with one body style, give another one a try. You might surprise yourself with what you end up purchasing.
- Make Use of Your Salesperson
Your salesperson is your guide to the cars on the lot and ones that aren’t there. Ask us as many questions as you can think of, remembering that there is ‘no dumb question’. Ask about vehicle history, potential maintenance, and financing. Ask about what the trim level includes. Ask about other cars that might be similar. We are here to help you get the car you’re dreaming of, and we will answer all your questions to the best of our ability.
If you’re ready to do some test driving, visit me today. You can see the available inventory on my website so you can get an idea of what’s here waiting for you. Make an appointment or drop by at your convenience. I can’t wait to start this journey with you!