2020/03/16 | Used cars
The smart way to buy a used car
The car’s mileage is one of the first things you should ask about. While it’s true that the ratio of the said mileage driven on the highway or in the city can make all the difference, generally speaking, a high mileage means a greater wear of the mechanical components and some repairs to be made in the (near) future.
Repairs are actually the second point. A car dealer is supposed to be able to provide you with a detailed list of the work that had to be done on a vehicle since he acquired it.
Once again, it’s not an absolute, but stay clear of cars that spent too much time in the shop. SDV (Seriously Damaged Vehicles) are to be avoided at all cost, unless you’re savvy enough to take the chance should you find an insanely good deal.
You should also visit theirservicedepartment to see the quality of the maintenances. Finally, find all the information you can on the previous owner. Car dealers are obligated by law to give you an accurate and complete information on the matter, so don’t hesitate to ask if you feel that your dealer is trying tododgethe subject.
You certainly don’t want to find yourself with a car that belonged to an 18-19 years-old Fast & Furious’ fan!
Two last things
All vehicles sold by a car dealer have been inspected at some point, but you can always ask for a second opinion. This step could not be recommended enough if you choose to buy from another consumer!
Finally, it goes without saying (but still…), never buy a car without doing a test drive first, even if it’s only for a few hundred meters. Pay attention to the steering, the stability on the road, the visibility, the fluidity of the transmission, the comfort, etc.
For most people, acaris the second biggest investment right after buying a house. With that in mind, you want to do business with professionals of the caliber of those you’ll meet at Style Auto pre-owned car dealership in laval, near Montreal and its North shore.