A quality pre-owned car is a great investment to fulfill your transportation needs. When you purchase a used vehicle, you get the promise of a car that will get you where you need to go for many years to come and the satisfaction of saving thousands over new car prices. If done correctly, the path to a new-to-you automobile can be both successful and rewarding. With that in mind, here are a few tips to help you choose a car that won't let you down.

  • Set a Budget: The first step is to determine how much you can spend on a vehicle and how you want to pay for it (in cash or monthly payments.) Paying 10-percent upfront and financing the rest over three years is typical.

  • Determine Your Needs: Do you need more seats, extra cargo capacity, advanced safety features?

  • Check Pricing Guides: Ensure that you don't overpay by seeing what the experts say a car is worth.

  • Choose a Dealership: Picking the right dealership will ensure not only that you get a quality and dependable model, but that you're treated to a pressure-free shopping experience. Research dealers in your area to find a reputable outlet with a large inventory that puts customers first. The easiest way to do this is to read their reviews on sites like Google, Facebook, Dealerrater, etc.

  • View the Vehicle History Report:: Reports like Carfax can give you a better idea of the car's true condition.

  • Get Pre-Qualified: If you're going to finance your first used car, pre-qualifying for credit can save you valuable time during your visit.

Here at Cardinal Honda, we love helping people find the perfect vehicle for their needs, budget, and lifestyle. If you'd like more information about the process, feel free to contact us at your convenience. If you'd like a closer look at any of the excellent models in our pre-owned inventory, we invite you to visit us in Groton for a test drive. We're looking forward to assisting you.

Categories: Pre-Owned Inventory