What to Check When Buying a Used Car

Car Being inspected by magnifying glass


Some Taylor drivers feel overwhelmed when they step onto a car lot filled with pre-owned vehicles, but when you know what to check when buying a used car, the process will seem more manageable. You might even enjoy the process of finding just the right gently used vehicle. Take a look at this guide on things to check when buying a used car from Nyle Maxwell CDJR of Taylor, and contact us with any questions. 

Things to Check When Buying a Used Car: From Home

You can simplify the car-buying process by doing some research at home to narrow down the field and figure out exactly what you want. 

  • Set Your Budget: Figure out your budget and stick to it. That way, you won’t be tempted to shop for vehicles out of your price range. Feel free to use the Nyle Maxwell CDJR of Taylor payment calculator to estimate your monthly payments. Our value your trade-in tool can also help you estimate the value of your trade-in. 
  • Check Automotive Professional Reviews: Websites like Kelley Blue Book and J.D. Power and Associates release reviews on makes and models, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has vehicle safety information. 
  • Select Your Year, Make, and Model: After completing your research, narrow your list of possible vehicles down to your top three makes and models. Then, use our vehicle finder to start the search for your ideal vehicle.

What to Check When Buying a Used Car: At the Dealership

When you’re ready to kick some tires metaphorically, these are things to check when buying a used car at a dealership in Georgetown: 

  • Check the Vehicle History Report: Ask for and review maintenance records. Also, check that it has a clean title and hasn’t been in any collisions. You can also confirm the miles on the odometer with a vehicle history report and learn how many owners the vehicle has had.
  • Go For a Test Drive: As with any new vehicle, you’ll want to experience how it feels to drive it around Cameron. Check that it has the amount of power you want, responsive brakes, and listen for any unusual noises or vibrations. 
  • Inspection by a Mechanic: Even though every pre-owned car at Nyle Maxwell CDJR of Taylor is always inspected for dependability and safety by our service team, you still have the right to have a car inspected by an auto mechanic of your choice before you purchase it. 

Shop For Your Next Vehicle at Nyle Maxwell CDJR of Taylor

Begin your search for a quality pre-owned vehicle at Nyle Maxwell CDJR of Taylor near College Station. You might want to browse our new vehicle specials to compare prices and apply for financing online. We look forward to helping you, so contact us today!

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