Top 5 Tips to Buying a Used Car

Are you looking to buy a used car? Well, that's great. Buying a used car can be light on the pocket without compromises on newness and reliability. But it’s scary, challenging, and yet exciting and fulfilling if you manage to land a good deal. 

If you are a resident of Allentown, Bethlehem, or Easton, our Kelly Buick GMC dealership in Emmaus, PA, can help you with finding the right fit. Here are the top five tips that you can keep in mind while deciding on buying a used car. 

#1: Keep a budget in mind and stick to it

Having a budget helps with filtering options, making it easier to make decisions. You do not want to waste time in looking at options that would, in the end, be heavy on your pocket.

#2: Determine the need and the right car

Before you start searching, determine your usage. For example, would the car be used for your commute to the office? Would it be driven for dropping the kids to school?

#3: Check the history report of the car you are buying

You can use the car's identification number to check if the vehicle has been in any major accidents, details on the previous owner, and the reason for selling the car, etc. This history report also lets you know if there’s any long term damage that may increase your maintenance cost.

#4: Take the car for the test drive

Once you have everything in order, do take the car for a drive to check if it works fine. Do check if there are odd noises while starting or running. It would also be a good idea to bring your family or a friend for the test drive so that they can help too. 

#5: Get the paperwork done correctly

If you plan to visit the dealer, you would sign the contract in the finance and insurance office, and even be offered additional services like a warranty or anti-theft devices. A trusted dealer would assist you with the process and ensure that the paperwork is done to the tee.

If you would like to know more about the features of a particular used car model, or if you wish to test drive Kelly used cars, head over to a used car dealership Emmaus PA has to offer.

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