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Do Your Homework When Shopping For A Pre-Owned Vehicle

Buying a pre-owned vehicle has never been easier. What used to be an exhaustive mix of visits to car lots and extensive time researching features and prices has been greatly aided by the availability of the internet. Information at your fingertips has made buying a pre-owned vehicle a far less labor-intensive venture.   

Most important, recent model year vehicles are commonly more reliable than ever, reducing the anxiety of purchasing a pre-owned vehicle.  There are a number of tools at your disposal that will make buying a used car a far easier decision than ever. Here’s how to start:

  • Research. There are unlimited resources on the internet that will help guide you in selecting the right car for your lifestyle and budget. Refer to sources like Edmunds, Kelley Blue Book, Consumer Reports and National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) to research car values, features and reliability. Investigate car warranties, mileage limitations and possible owner-transferable elements.
  • Google the vehicle you are interested in to evaluate it in greater detail. You’ll find the asking prices of cars for sale in your area. You may also find owner blogs, vehicle complaints, industry recalls or similar information. At the end of your search, you will be far more familiar with the positives and potential negatives of your particular model of interest.
  • Visit your dealer and take a test drive. Ask questions about the vehicle’s history, service records, ownership trail and mileage. The intrinsic value of actually touching, looking, even smelling the actual car you are considering cannot be underestimated.
  • Estimate your trade-in value. If you are trading in a vehicle, your research will include the anticipated value of your trade-in.
  • Take your time. It’s important to do your homework so that you are confident in knowing that you are purchasing the right vehicle for you at a fair and realistic price.

At NYE Automotive Group, we sell both new and pre-owned cars and trucks.  We can help you find the pre-owned vehicle that is just right for you. Visit our website to do some online shopping in the comfort of your home — then come in and see us.

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