Buy your next car at Carlisle Motors!
5 tips for buying a used car
Purchasing a new-to-you vehicle can be a daunting task, due to the vast amount of options available. There may also be nerves associated with the process, as the car being purchased is not brand-new. That’s where finding a trustworthy dealership comes in. At Carlisle Motors, we know that you’re looking for a dealership you can trust, which is why we want to offer our expertise when it comes to buying a used car. We aim to provide you with plenty of resources, so that you feel comfortable with your purchase (and don’t feel duped)! If you’re curious where to start, look no further. We have 5 tips for buying a used car below!
Purchase a car you can afford. This may seem like a no-brainer, but we often see buyers shopping with their hearts, instead of their heads. Before you even begin looking for a vehicle, have a set budget in mind, so that you don’t end up with a car you can’t afford.
Check Reviews. Oftentimes, the price looks right initially, but it’s important to note the true value of the car you’re about to purchase. Checking reviews and the True Market Value price will help you decide if you should take the leap!
Check the vehicle history report. If you’re in the market for a used vehicle, it has a history. This is why it’s important to make sure that history won’t be detrimental to the car’s future. CARFAX reports (and other types of reports) should be available with the used car you’re eyeing up. So, make sure to ask and look into the model’s history pre-purchase.
Test drive the vehicle. You wouldn’t buy new pants without trying them on, so don’t purchase a new vehicle without taking it for a spin! It’s important to know that you’ll be comfortable and feel safe in the vehicle you’re looking to buy.
Have the car inspected. Before you close any deals, make sure you get the car inspected by a professional. This can help put your mind at ease, and ensure that the vehicle is safe!