Used Car Buying Tips

Purchasing a used car is fun and exciting, especially once you get to the good part: taking it for a drive! Before you can do that, though, there’s a few other steps you’ll have to take. You might need some guidance to help you along the way. Our team at Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 24 has put together this helpful guide to our tips for buying a used car, so you can quickly and easily discover a pre-owned vehicle that you’ll love. Let’s get started!

Choose Your Car

First and foremost, you’ll need to choose a car that you like and makes sense for your unique lifestyle needs. For example, a mother of four will have different needs than a single commuter! Make a list of these needs and the features that your car will need to handle them, whether you’re focused on a specific fuel efficiency rating, cargo area measurement, or number of seats. Then, you can use the list as the criteria to help you narrow in on the car models that have what you need. The internet is a great research tool for finding the models that best meet your needs.

Consider Your Car’s History

You’ve likely already heard of the importance of a car history report when it comes to buying a pre-owned vehicle, but it bears repeating. Since your car has had a previous owner, it’s a good idea to make sure that that owner took care of the vehicle. You’ll want to make sure that the car has had regular maintenance appointments throughout its life and that it hasn’t been in any bad accidents. Your car dealer should be able to provide you with a copy of this report, or you can find it online from a place such as CARFAX®.

Find a Payment Plan

Once you find a used car that you love and want to take home with you, it’s time to find a plan that allows you to easily afford it. You can begin by creating a budget for how much you can spend on your car payments each month. Don’t forget to factor in the price of car insurance and fuel.

Your dealership should have a finance center that can help you find a plan that works well for you. You’ll simply fill out a financing application, and they can work to get you great rates on a loan or lease plan. All that’s left for you to do is sign your name, and you’ll be free to drive your car home with you!

Take Your Used Car Home!

Congratulations, you are now the proud new owner of an awesome pre-owned car! We hope that these tips for buying a used car have been helpful in your buying process, and that you love the car you’ve chosen. If you have any questions about buying a used car, feel free to reach out to a member of our team at Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 24. We can’t wait to help you find something great for your trips around Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton!