Expert Tips for Used Auto Purchases

Sometimes, the decision to buy a new car may be too much to take. So you alternatively settle for a used car, but you are suddenly overwhelmed by the realization of how much consideration it will require. Well, your fears are justified. Unlike new cars that come with guarantees from the manufacturer, used cars may give you disturbing concerns. But here are some tips to help you make a good purchase and feel safe behind the wheels. Tips:
  • Decide the type of used vehicle you want
Your decision should be based on your personal preferences and your budget. Things to consider at this stage include how much you are willing to spend, the car’s fuel economy, resale value, the rarity of parts, etc. Your decision as a family man will surely be different from the decision of a single person.
  • Search
After narrowing down the list of cars you’d like to buy to the ones within your reach, the next thing to do is search. Places to check first include your local car dealer and other dealers within your reach. Other sources include online listing, public auctions and even consumer reports and classified newspaper report sections.
  • Test drive
This is a very important step that is often overlooked. Get acquainted with the car accessories as if it were yours. Drive a usual route. Try the brakes, the sound systems, the accelerator, switch lanes, use the traffic lights, etc. Discovered faults can help you negotiate better.
  • Inspection
Unless you are an expert, you should hire a professional mechanic to run a diagnosis test on the car. Also, request for the VIN. The VIN will reveal specific information about the car like the model, year and even make. Do not forget to inspect the vehicle’s title documents to ensure that the sale will convey the title in the car to you. Also, request for the vehicle history. It will help you make a sound decision.
  • Insurance
You may need to provide proof of insurance before closing the deal. So shop well for comparative costs of premiums from different insurers to choose the best option.  Pay attention to the details of the cover, especially what the insurance will cover and any offered discounts.
  • Make the purchase
After agreeing on a price, you may need to exercise caution when closing the deal. It is not safe to carry a large sum of money around, so you don’t have to pay with cash. But if you are paying with cash, make sure to get a receipt for the payment.  Otherwise, ensure that the transaction is done at the seller’s bank or in a way that you have proof of a transfer of ownership. 

Quality Used Cars & Trucks

Buying a pre-owned vehicle is one of the best values when searching for a car rather than buying new from a car dealer. As complete auto parts specialists, you can have confidence knowing that the cars in our pre-owned inventory are in top-notch working condition. We only sell quality pre-owned late model autos and trucks and with our online inventory, you can search by price, model, make, year, or mileage. Since 1949, our family-owned and operated business has built a reputation for honest, and reliable service and that extends to the used vehicles we have for sale on our lot. We have excellent financing options available!

Questions? Contact Us!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scrap/Scale Office

 Current Junk car price:

$210 per Net Ton 

Ferrous Metals

Cast Iron

Motor Blocks (Drained) $276 NT $310 GT
Brake Rotors & Drums $276 NT $310 GT

Cars & Light Duty Trucks

Cars $210 NT $235 GT
Light Duty Trucks $210 NT $235 GT
Auto Light Iron $210 NT $235 GT

Heavy Duty Trucks

Heavy Duty Trucks $ POR Per Gross Ton

Auto Scrap

Batteries $10.00 / each
Irony Aluminum $0.17
Catalytic Converters Priced Upon inspection