What to Look for When Buying a Used Car

Used cars on a lot

Looking for the right used or certified pre-owned vehicle can seem like quite the challenge for Blackfoot drivers. However, when you learn what to look for when buying a used car from a dealership, you can take a lot of stress out of the equation. No matter if you’re buying for the first time or you’ve had some bad experiences in the past, Ron Sayer's Chrysler Jeep Dodge will help you make the right used car choice. Find out more about our buying and financing process in this guide!

What to Ask When Buying a Used Car

If you’re a Pocatello driver wondering what to ask when buying a used car, there’s a list you should go down. While this list isn’t a complete, exhaustive list of questions to ask when you’re talking to a dealer, it’s a good start:

  • Is there a history of maintenance?
  • Is the vehicle history report available?
  • Do the amenities and features work like they’re supposed to?
  • What is the ownership history?
  • What is the vehicle’s mileage?
  • Are there any current recalls on the vehicle?
  • How was the vehicle priced?
  • Can I take the car to a mechanic for an inspection?
  • Do you have the title in hand?
  • Is the car as is, or is it under warranty?
  • Does this vehicle affect your insurance premiums?

How to Buy a Used Car From a Dealer

There are a list of benefits to buying a used car for your Rexburg adventures, such as a lower price and more accessible tech. While you’re looking for the right used car, you can find great options like our used vehicle specials. Here’s some advice on how to buy a used car from a dealer:

  • Set a budget, and be sure to factor repairs, routine maintenance, gas, and insurance into your budget.
  • Narrow down your choices based on make, model, and model year.
  • Be sure to pick a properly sized and featured vehicle for your lifestyle needs.
  • Test drive and inspect the models. A good dealership will let you take a used car to a mechanic.

Learn More Used Car Facts with Ron Sayer's Chrysler Jeep Dodge

We’re ready to help you make the right choice in used car buying. Ron Sayer's Chrysler Jeep Dodge is right here in Idaho Falls and ready to guide you through the process. What comes next? We think you should apply for financing today and let someone from our team get in touch with you.


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