If you’re in the market for a used car, it can be tempting to jump on the first deal you see. However, you could be signing yourself up for a lifetime of expensive headaches if you buy a lemon. Luckily it’s not too hard to weed out the duds so long as you have a little bit of know-how and you give yourself time to find the perfect used car for you. Learn more about what you should consider and how to choose the right one in today’s blog.
Decide what you need
The last thing you should do when car shopping is assume that the right car will find you. Before you ever start looking, you should come up with a list of must-haves for your next car. Maybe you need space for the kids or a car that gets great gas mileage, but you should decide what features your next car must have. Then narrow down your options until you’ve decided on a handful of makers and models that you’ll focus on. This will make your search much more manageable.
Whether buying from a private seller or a car lot, you want to buy a car that doesn’t bring too many surprises. This is why it’s so important to ask plenty of questions once you’ve found a car that you like. If the seller hems and haws or doesn’t know the answer, this might be a sign that the car has been bounced around from owner to owner, which means that just about anything could be going on under the hood.
Take it to your mechanic
Before you make an offer on your car, take it to a trusted mechanic for a quick inspection. Your mechanic will be able to tell you whether the car’s gonna need major work in the near future and they may be able to help you decide whether you’re getting a good deal or being swindled.
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