Top 5 tips for buying a used car
Top 5 Tips for Buying a Used Car
If you're looking to buy a used car in the Toronto, Ontario area, Erin Dodge is here to help. We can provide you with not only a vast and varied used inventory, but also a handful of tips that will serve you well throughout your purchase process. Feel free to fill yourself in on how to ensure you'll find the vehicle that suits best below before meeting our lineup of used cars for sale at Erin Dodge.
Do Some Homework
Before you pay us a visit, it's best you take the time to do some research in the interest of narrowing down your potential candidates. You'll find plenty of review sites to consult online, and we recommend taking advantage of them, as this will take some of the guesswork out of your quest for a used car and refine your search down to a few models. It always helps to keep it simple.
Keep Your Budget in Mind
Much like researching the used car market from home, knowing how much you can spend will further simplify your search. The sooner you determine your price range, the easier time you'll have zeroing in on the used vehicles that suit you best. If you intend to trade in your current vehicle as part of your next purchase, you can obtain a value estimate with our online assessment tool before we take your trade-in off your hands. Either way, our finance centre can help you arrange a payment plan that suits your budget.
Age vs. Price
Shopping for a used car means you'll find models of all ages, and we recommend looking for a motor that strikes a balance between price and reliability. A newer model may be out of your price range, while an older model could require some extensive repairs in the mid-to-long term. Luckily, every one of our pre-owned vehicles undergoes a thorough, meticulous inspection before joining our fleet. As for the ideal used car age, we suggest aiming for a model that's around three years old, as it'll include modern amenities with lower mileage at an affordable price.
Get to Know Your Vehicle of Choice
Get to know your vehicle-to-be as best you can before you commit to a purchase. In addition to requesting a test drive, you can also ask our staff for a vehicle history and maintenance report for a full picture of your car's condition, and we'll be happy to provide it.
Take a Close Look
Whatever model you intend to make yours, we recommend giving it a thorough inspection before proceeding to the next step. It never hurts to look for common signs of recent repairs and collisions, but if you choose to shop at Erin Dodge, you'll be hard-pressed to find such glaring flaws among our used inventory, as every model in our fleet is thoroughly inspected before it's deemed fit for our customers.
For more information on our used and certified pre-owned inventory or further used car buying tips, contact us at Erin Dodge today.