Questions to Ask When Buying a Used Car

September 13th, 2018 by

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If you’re on the hunt for a used vehicle in the Riverside area, you’ll want to know what questions to ask, and what to look for. Don’t sweat: Browning Dodge will help you! Here, we’ve compiled the right questions to ask, so that your used car inspection checklist looks hunky-dory.

What Kind of Car Do I Need?

Be honest with yourself about the kind of car you need. Is it a vehicle for your large family? Then maybe a full-sized SUV works for you. If you’re looking for a good city car, then a sedan or subcompact may work best for you. Searching for a towing machine for your next Riverside job? A pickup truck may be the ticket.

How Much Money Can I Spend?

Take seriously your budget: What do you spend on utilities, housing, food, and other bills? How will those bills be affected by the purchase of a used vehicle? If you plan on trading in your vehicle, make sure the money earned from trading in your vehicle is factored into your calculation.

From Whom Should I Buy?

Rather than buying from a private seller, find a dealership you can trust with affordable financing rates, a good reputation, and quality specials on used cars in the greater Corona region.

What’s a Fair Price?

You can calculate a fair price for your vehicle by looking at it Kelley Blue Book value based on its year, make, model, and the condition of the vehicle.

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Is the Car in Good Condition?

Before you buy a vehicle, it’s important to fully assess its condition. Ask for a vehicle history report and take a test drive, making sure to run through this used car inspection checklist:

  • Rattling, screeching, grinding, and other strange sounds
  • Bad smells
  • Soft brake pedal
  • Windows and door locks
  • Electronics system
  • Wheel alignment
  • Interior and exterior cosmetic damage
  • No sunroof leaks

What kind of financing options are available?

At Browning Dodge, we offer flexible financing plans that are adaptable to your monthly budget. Work one-on-one with our staff to establish a plan that works for you!

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Run Through Your Used Car Inspection Checklist Near Chino with Browning Dodge

The team at Browning Dodge is your source for affordable, high-quality used cars near Chino! We also have helpful service guide like how to jump start a car, and you can always contact us with any questions!

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