How to Choose a Used Car

October 3rd, 2013 by

Opting for a used car is an excellent alternative to buying new. In fact, cars that are only a year old can be as much as 20-30 percent cheaper than new models. In addition to a smaller price tag, a used car offers a variety of other benefits as well: your insurance costs will be more affordable, many pre-owned models are still covered by the factory warranty, and you can easily find out about a vehicle’s past with a vehicle history report.

Before buying a used car, there are a few things to consider.

  • Find the right car for you – Many drivers have an idea in their mind of what vehicle they want before they start their search. It is important to consider whether the used car you want will work with your budget. Because the pre-owned model at the top of your list may not be available in your area, creating a target list of three potential vehicles is a good idea.
  • Research your car – Be sure to run a vehicle history report prior to making a purchase. A vehicle history report discloses important information such as if the odometer has been rolled back, if the vehicle has been in an accident, or whether it has a salvage title.
  • Schedule a test drive – Not only does taking a used car for a test drive help you to determine if it is a good match for you, it also lets you know if it is in good condition. Make sure it offers enough headroom, legroom, and cargo space. On the test drive, remember to check engine noise, braking, visibility, acceleration from a stop, and cornering.

Make Chevrolet of Homewood Your Used Car Destination

If you are in the market for a quality used car at an incredibly affordable price, be sure to browse the extensive inventory at Chevrolet of Homewood. Whether you prefer a sedan, SUV, truck, or minivan, there is a pre-owned model for you at our dealership. Check out our selection of used cars online, and stop by the dealership to take one for a test drive. We hope to see you soon!