What to Look for When Buying a Used Car

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If you’re searching for a good used or certified pre-owned vehicle in Canton, you’re in the right place! Whether you’re a first-time car buyer or just haven’t bought a car in a long time, learn what to look for when buying a used car here. From used car buying tips to no-hassle financing, Kempthorn Volkswagen is your best resource for all your automotive needs. Contact us today and let us know how we can be of service.

 

 

Steps to Buying a Used Car From a Dealer

There are many reasons to buy a used car from a dealership, such as lower prices and more inventory. We have an extensive selection of used vehicles, from used cars under $25,000 to certified pre-owned models. These are some used car buying tips from the team at Kempthorn Volkswagen:

  • Set a Realistic Budget: Remember that buying the car is just the beginning. You need to budget for repairs, regular maintenance, and auto insurance. Typically, your monthly payment shouldn’t exceed 10% of your monthly income. Use our monthly payment calculator to estimate your car payment.
  • Make a List of Your Top Priorities: What are your top priorities for your next vehicle? Make a list that includes your budget, mileage expectations, warranty requirements, and specific features that you want. Then compile a short list of cars you’re interested in and check their reliability reviews from sites like KelleyBlueBook.
  • Test Drive and Inspect the Models: Start visiting North Canton dealerships to test drive the models on your shortlist. When you find one you like, go for a test drive and have it looked at by a trusted mechanic.
  • Apply for Financing and get a Trade-in Value: If you’re trading in your car, get an estimate on its value using our value your trade-in tool. Then, quickly apply for financing online.

What to Ask When Buying a Used Car

It’s crucial to know what to ask when buying a used car. Take a list of these questions with you when you visit dealerships in Akron.

  • Are there any current recalls on the car?
  • What is the price of the car?
  • Is there a documented history of maintenance?
  • Is the vehicle history report available from Carfax?
  • How many miles are on the odometer?
  • Do the features work correctly?
  • What is the ownership history?
  • Can I take the vehicle to a mechanic for an inspection?
  • Do you have the title ready?
  • Does the car come with a warranty?
  • How much will auto insurance cost?

Get More Used Car Buying Tips from Kempthorn Volkswagen

At Kempthorn Volkswagen we take all the hassle out of shopping for a used car around Alliance. Whether you want a used VW or a used Mercedes-Benz, we have options in stock. Contact us to learn more or to schedule your test drive!

 

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