If you’re looking to buy a used car, you’re far from alone nearly 40 million used vehicles change hands each year. Here is our used car buying guide.
With so many choices, finding the right car for you can be a challenge. So we’ve created a list of steps that will help you in finding and to buy used cars in Long Beach.
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1: How Expensive Car Can You Afford?
Used cars will need a little extra attention from time to time: new tires, maintenance, and the like. And then there are the other ownership costs shoppers sometimes forget to account for, such as fuel and insurance.
If the car you’re planning to buy is out of warranty, it might be a good idea to set aside a “just-in-case” fund to cover any unexpected repairs.
2: Check Prices
Prices are driven in part by where you’re shopping. You’ll find used cars in used-car sections of new car dealerships, independent used car lots.
3: Locate Used Cars for Sale in Your Area
To find exactly the car you want, you can filter your search by many factors, including the miles on the car’s odometer, its price and features, and the dealer’s distance from you. Use the websites for other used-car marketplaces mentioned to save time.
4: Check the Vehicle History Report
Unless you’re buying the car from a close friend or family member who can vouch for its history, plan to get a vehicle history report. This early step is essential. If the car you’re looking at has a bad history report, the sooner you know the better.