Questions to Ask When Buying A Used Vehicle

March 12th, 2020 by


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Buying a used car is an excellent way to save money on your purchase. All used vehicles have a history, so you must do your research before you make a final vehicle selection. These are some of the questions to focus your attention on while shopping.

What Is the Car’s Maintenance and Accident History?

You can pull a vehicle history report on any vehicle, and this holds true whether you are buying from a dealership or from a private party. However, these reports only catch events that have resulted in professional vehicle service. Some drivers prefer to change their oil at home, or the car’s history may be defined in other ways that were not reported. Do not rely on a private owner to give you the full details about the vehicle. Before you finalize your selection, get permission to take the car to your mechanic for a thorough inspection.

What Damages Is the Seller Aware Of?

Over time, some vehicle features may stop working well, and various minor damages may develop. When buying a used vehicle, some minor damage is to be expected, but you should know what you are buying before you take the car home. Always confirm the seller’s statements with your review of the vehicle.

How Was the Asking Price Determined?

Numerous factors will influence the vehicle’s market price. These include its mileage, condition, ownership history, accident history, maintenance history, and more. Due to these variations, a similar make and model listed by another seller may have a higher or lower asking price. Some private sellers set their prices based on the amount they still owe on the vehicle rather than on its actual value. Use a valuation website to confirm that the asking price is in line with the market value.

At Holman GO, we carry a vast selection of used vehicles. In our inventory, you may find a great mix of cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans. These vehicles are priced according to their actual market value and that have been thoroughly inspected by our mechanics. All repairs and maintenance needs that our team has identified have already been addressed. This enables you to make your selection with confidence. Stop by Holman GO today to check out our diverse used car inventory.

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