What to Check When Buying a Used Car

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The process of shopping for a used car can seem a bit overwhelming for many San Antonio drivers. There is such a diverse array of vehicles to choose from, and you may be worried about making the right choice. You may also be wondering about what to check when buying a used car. The team at Northside Ford has created this guide to the things to check when buying a used car to help you become a more savvy used vehicle shopper.

What to Check When Buying a Used Car: Before Visiting the Dealership

It is a good idea to do a little research before you visit the showroom:

  • Check Your Budget: Setting a budget and sticking to it is a beneficial first step. Our payment calculator can help you determine how much you can comfortably afford each month.
  • Choose Your Year, Make, and Model: Create a list of your 3 top favorite vehicles to look into more in-depth.

What to Check When Buying a Used Car: When You Visit the Dealership

There are also a few things to check when buying a used car when you stop by the dealership:

  • Checking the Vehicle History Report: A vehicle history report will let you know if the vehicle is up-to-date on routine maintenance or if it has been in any accident.
  • Test Drive: Be sure to take the vehicle for a test drive to see how it performs on the roads of San Antonio.
  • Inspection by a Mechanic: Our used vehicles have been inspected before they are listed for sale, but you could also have the vehicle inspected by your own mechanic.

Your Dream Car Awaits at Northside Ford

Now that you know what to check when buying a used car, it’s time to start shopping. Contact us today if you have any questions.

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