5 Questions To Ask When Buying A Used VehicleNov 3rd, 2020
Buying a used vehicle can be a lot of work, but it doesn't have to be. We have compiled a list of 5 questions you should ask when buying a used vehicle. These questions will help you choose the perfect vehicle and help make the car buying process a little less daunting.
1. CAN I TAKE IT FOR A TEST DRIVE?
If you think you have found the vehicle of your dreams, it is important to take it for a test drive. Make sure you drive on the highway if possible, and try shifting through all the gears. This will help you identify issues that could be costly problems if they go unnoticed. It will also help ensure you feel comfortable in the vehicle before you take it home. Just because a vehicle looks great on the outside, does not mean it will be a perfect fit for you.
2. HAS THE VEHICLE BEEN INVOLVED IN ANY ACCIDENTS?
It is important to know if your vehicle has been involved in a collision, and how extensive the damage was. Reputable dealerships like Hallman GM offer a FREE CarFax vehicle history report. The report details what has happened to the vehicle in the past. If you are unable to obtain the vehicle history, have a mechanic inspect the vehicle for obvious signs of repair or previous damage.
3. IS THIS VEHICLE CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED?
Many dealerships like Hallman GM offer a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle program. All of our Certified Pre-Owned vehicles offer a 150+ point inspection, a manufacturer warranty, 24-hour roadside assistance, exchange privileges and more. The benefits to owning a CPO vehicle can give you peace of mind. You can learn more about it here: GM Certified Pre-Owned
4. WILL YOU TAKE MY TRADE-IN?
The ability to trade your current vehicle is a win for you. This means you can get rid of your old vehicle and benefit by using the equity value of the vehicle towards your purchase. At Hallman GM we are always eager to obtain quality trade-ins to help populate our used car inventory.
5. DO YOU OFFER IN HOUSE FINANCING?
It is important to know that not all dealers offer in-house financing. At Hallman GM we work with all major banks to secure a vehicle loan for you at the best possible rate. You can start the process of obtaining a vehicle loan by filling our our online credit application.
If you’re buying a used car from a dealership, make sure you go armed with the above 5 questions, and add some of your own too. A vehicle purchase is not something should take lightly, so take your time and go prepared!