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Four Tips For Buying A Pre-Owned Vehicle

Buying a pre-owned vehicle can save you a lot of money, especially when you compare it to the cost of buying a brand new vehicle. But it’s important to follow these tips to maximize the value of your purchase.

  • Buy from a dealer.

Dealers have to stand by what they sell, so they are careful to select pre-owned vehicles that are fit for sale and represent a reasonable value. The dealer wants happy customers who buy pre-owned vehicles, just as much as they want happy new vehicle customers.

  • Buy a factory-certified vehicle.

The highest grade of pre-owned vehicles will be factory-certified. You pay a premium for them, but they are still less expensive than their new counterparts. And they often have a good factory warranty or maintenance plan.

  • Know your budget and pricing before you shop.

The worst thing to do is to head into a dealership and let them sell you a car based on what they want to sell you. Do your homework and go in knowing what you can afford and what specific models and trim levels you want. Study price guides available on the internet or on newsstands, and be prepared to tell the dealer exactly which vehicle you want. Know what a fair price is.

  • Consider maintenance costs in your budget.

If you are buying a car with many years and/or miles on it, consider an extended warranty. Assume that you will need to pay for major service during the time you own the car, and account for that cost in your budget.

NYE Automotive Group is your source for quality new and pre-owned vehicles in the central New York area. We are here to help you find the car or truck that is right for you. Visit our website today.

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