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Tips for Used Car Buyers

»Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Car Buyers | 0 comments


There are still a lot of great reasons to buy pre-loved or pre-owned car. There are still several convincing options to get a used car even though there are a lot of great and brand-new options now.  

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First of all, maybe now you could get a certain model at its devalued price if you could not afford a certain model you wanted a few years ago. Secondly, perhaps you have the money to purchase a second-hand vehicle and do not want to deal with few years of payments like you generally would with a new vehicle. Lastly, perhaps you just find more value in a secondhand car than in a new vehicle, especially if you operate a small business and find yourself saving more money in that way. Before you purchase your car at Buy Here Pay Here OKC, here are several things that you should consider: 

  • More parts will need to be replaced if the car has higher mileage. Usually, parts begin wearing out at about 65,000 up to 75,000 mark. These could be inexpensive relatively like fuel filters and brake pads. However, it could get bigger steadily such as a new A/C compressor, new radiator, or transmission overhaul. To know what you are having, have a copy of the periodic maintenance schedule of the car. 
  • Do not go cheap. Yes, you could be thrifty. However, delaying the repair or replacement of damaged parts would cost you more. This is really true of the system of cooling where replacement delaying could only make a domino effect.  
  • Prepare Two Budgets. The first budget is for the initial cost of the car. The second budget is to make the vehicle worthy for the road. This means that you must have a budget for fixing. Let us say, around 20% of the car cost. Meaning, you must have a budget of around $2,000 for the parts that would need to be replaced if you purchase a car worth $10,000. You would be really stressed out when a new A/C compressor is needed, a new rack ends, or if the temperature needle starts increasing if you don’t have a budget for fixing.  
  • Do some research about the car. Talk to your family or friends who have owned a certain model that you are planning to buy. Google the reputation of that car.  
  • Completely Inspect the Car. For you to see the quality of the paint, check the car during daytime. The car has been painted over, scratched, or bent if you see some spots that do not match quite the other parts. Generally, these are just small issues. However, look for signs of filler when checking the engine bay. If you spot one, it is a sign that the vehicle has been involved in a collision. And of course, it is not good. Tug on seatbelts to know if they work and examine the seats if they have still cushioning. Also, examine the instrument panel to know if all lights and gauges work. Check the windshield washer and wipers too.  
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