You’ve saved up for years and now you finally have the chance of buying a car of your dreams. Don’t regret wasting thousands of dollars because you overlooked a few key things at the car dealership. Here are 3 important things to look for when buying a car that is used or new:
The shiny foreign logo and luxury interior is beckoning for you to buy it immediately. But how does it perform? Has it had recalls in the past years? What is the gas mileage? How our its safety standards? While most luxury cars are known for being safe but fast, there are always some that are faulty. Tesla has cool features like auto-drive that can stop itself, but it has also been in the news for malfunctions. Do your research and weigh the pros and cons, and consider going with a cheaper vehicle.
Check for blind spots. Are the controls easy to use? Does it have enough leg room and storage space? Does it fit your technological needs and standards? How quickly does it brake? Does it still have anything manual, like door locks or windows? You are purchasing this vehicle to last for years, so seriously consider how the quality measures up.
View The Car in Person
With popular websites like Craigslist, it is easier than ever to sell used cars online. But buying cars online is not like shopping online where you can return items you don’t like. Once you shell out hundreds or thousands of dollars, you are stuck with it. Make sure you get what you paid for and that you will actually have a vehicle by visiting the seller and seeing the car in person.