Connect with us

Cars & Vehicles

How to Find a Good Used Car

Many people dream of owning a new car, but this purchase can decimate your finances. If you have considered whether you can afford a new car and the numbers aren’t looking good, there is another option you can consider: a used car. Used cars have an image problem but if you were to buy one you would be in good company: used vehicle sales were on a high in 2016 with almost 41 million sold. Although the image of used cars as unfashionable and unreliable is largely undeserved, there are some dodgy vehicles and dealers out there. Here’s how to know the good from the bad and find the right used car for you. 

Get a good price

Be sure to do your research online to make sure that you are getting a fair price. Publishers of vehicle pricing usually appraise used vehicles using data points on a variety of factors such as wholesale transactions, asking price data online and data from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Enter your potential car’s details online to find out the average sales price.  

Check the vehicle history report

The vehicle history report (VHR) is a detailed document that provides vehicle information about the history of a particular car. To get one you will need your car’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). A VHR will give you lots of information useful when you are considering whether to buy the car such as accident history, past ownership and vehicle maintenance. 

Carry out pre-purchase checks

Having a mechanic carry out a pre-purchase inspection might cost you $100 now but could save you $1,000s on repairs later down the line if you buy a faulty car.

Take a test drive

This is not just to check the reliability of the car, but to see if you like the feel. If the seller doesn’t want to let you have a test drive, this could be a red flag. Be sure to turn of the radio to hear from rattles in the engine. 

There are many fantastic used cars available across the USA. While a new car is wonderful to have, the financial commitment might not be the right decision for you at this point. With a little research and market savvy, you can find a fantastic used car that suits your needs.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Popular How To Guides

branding branding
Business2 days ago

How To Decide Whether A Vauxhall Could be the Right Car Brand to Invest in

Continually recognized as one of the UK’s most beloved car brands, Vauxhall have once again come in as one of...

GAP Insurance GAP Insurance
Finance2 days ago

How to Ensure Your Car has GAP Insurance

It is not common knowledge amongst motorists, but if your car were to be written off then your comprehensive insurance...

Food / Drink3 days ago

How To Make Awesome Cocktails

The cocktail culture is ever changing with innovations every year. Mixing of different drinks creates new trends of cocktails. Brands...

Technology3 days ago

How To Save Money With Your Gadgets

With the mass amount of sales from our top retailors all year round, and even better deals around the corner...

Business4 days ago

How To for Wealth Brokers: Develop Your Online Networking Skills

There are numerous statistics that reinforce the value of social networking for businesses, regardless of the industry in which they...

Health6 days ago

How To Live Well with a Disability: Improving Your Quality of Life

Living with a disability can make life more challenging, especially if you are newly disabled. Depending on your disability, there...

Uncategorized1 week ago

How to Make Your Office More Eco-Friendly

Research has shown that an office designed with the environment in mind can help improve your workplace culture, making it...

Finance2 weeks ago

How to Trade Forex to Make Extra Cash?

Everyone is looking to make some extra cash in a side hustle. This is mainly because people need a little...

Trending