What To Look For When Buying A Used Car?

Buying a used car can be a good choice when you want a good car but don't want to pay a higher price.

Check the car's exterior for scratches, & dents. Larger dents and scrapes may matter. Check the interior by looking for unusual fabric wear.

Inspect the car's exterior & interior

Taking the car for a test drive can help you figure out how it runs and if it's a good fit for you.

Go for a test drive

Used cars with low mileage can be appealing, but that doesn't mean they're a great deal. Less wear and tear and longer life can come from low mileage.

Is low mileage on a used car better?

Look under the car for fluid leaks. Black fluid indicates oil leakage, green/yellow/pink indicate antifreeze leakage, & red fluid indicates transmission or power-steering leakage.

Check for leaks

Make sure you check prices from more than one place for the same make, model, and year to make sure you're getting a fair deal.

Determine a fair purchase price

Buying a "Certified Pre-Owned" (CPO) car can be a good idea because it usually gives the buyer more assurance that the car is in good shape.

Consider a certified pre-owned vehicle

Invest some time in research and negotiating to ensure that you end up with a vehicle that you are satisfied with.

Avoid being rushed

A vehicle history report can show you problems with the title, who owned the car in the past, when it was serviced, and if it was in an accident before.

Do your research