What to Look for When Buying a Used Car

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For Pocatello drivers, finding the proper used or certified pre-owned vehicle can be a difficult endeavor, but learning how to buy a car from a dealer can alleviate a lot of the stress and hassle. You’ll be able to sit down with the staff at Ron Sayer Nissan whether you’re a first-time buyer, haven’t bought a car in a while, or have had negative car buying experiences in the past. You learn what questions to ask when buying a used automobile, as well as some pointers to remember so you know what to look for. Learn more about the car-buying process in the sections below!

How to Buy a Used Car From a Dealer

You should know what to look for when buying a used car from a dealership. There are a lot of good models to be found overall, but Ammon drivers should know that certain buys are better than others. No matter if you’re looking for a reliable used vehicle or something certified pre-owned, this is what you’ll want to know about:

  • Set a Budget: Consider the tradeoff between cost to buy and cost to own. You’ll want to factor in future repairs, new tires, routine maintenance, and more.
  • Find the Right Used Car: The right used car should fit your budget, match your gas mileage expectations, and have a solid vehicle history report.
  • Test Drive and Inspect the Models: Don’t buy a car sight unseen! Inspect it and have it inspected by a local mechanic. A reputable dealership will let you do that. Be sure to take a test drive through Rexburg as well.

What to Ask When Buying a Used Car

There can be quite the variety when you’re shopping for a used car, so it’s crucial that you know what to look for and ask about. Here’s what to ask when buying a used car:

  • Is there a history of maintenance?
  • Is the vehicle history report available?
  • Do the amenities and features work like they’re supposed to?
  • What is the ownership history?
  • What is the vehicle’s mileage?
  • Are there any current recalls on the vehicle?
  • How was the vehicle priced?
  • Can I take the car to a mechanic for an inspection?
  • Do you have the title in hand?
  • Is the car as is, or is it under warranty?
  • Does this vehicle affect your insurance premiums?

Learn More About What to Look for When Buying a Used Car from Ron Sayer Nissan

We want to make the car buying process easy for drivers. Thankfully, we’re right here in Idaho Falls and ready to help you out. Speak to our finance team today to get some pointers on how to buy the perfect used car. You can also apply for financing online today to accelerate the process further!


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