Are You Sure You Want to Buy a Used Car?

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Are You Sure You Want to Buy a Used Car?

Buying a car is an experience most of us have probably come to loathe. Maybe the first time you did it there was fun and excitement thinking about all the rides on the open road in your eye-catching new vehicle. But then reality sank in. Finding something affordable that fit your budget was maybe difficult. Or worse, you thought you got a killer deal only to find out months later there were many things that needed to be fixed to make the car useable. The horror stories are endless.

If you’re considering buying a car and aren’t sure about buying new versus used, or how to navigate the used car buying scene, we have a few things you should know about.

Research & Ask Questions

Whether you know a thing or two about cars or not, you should never go into a car buying experience blind-sided. All cars have their own unique issues and you should always do some research prior to understand what to look for with each specific car you’re going to look at. Perhaps there have been recalls or the car is susceptible to rust in certain areas, you’ll want to know this information before you buy. As you look around to gain more information about vehicles be sure to check out the going rates and the importance of things like maintaining cars with high miles or possible insurance increase factors as all of these will have some effect on your overall car purchase. Knowing some basics about the cars you’re going to test drive or see at a dealer will also prepare you to ask important questions and feel more confident and responsible about your buying experience.

Heed the Warnings

Sometimes we might get blinded by the looks of a shiny car and forget how important what’s happening under the hood is too. If you’ve seen a car has a low rating and there are constant issues with the motor, don’t ignore those warnings. If it’s too good to be true, chances are it is. There’s no use in a great looking car when it won’t be able to move from the spot it’s parked in.

Never Skip an Inspection & Test Drive

Even if a car looks clean under the hood and you’ve settled on it being a great choice for you, you should never skip having it checked out by a trusted professional. They’ll be able to check things more closely than the regular eye. Things like how soon you’re going to need tune-ups or pricey updates or if there is a noise coming from the motor that’s going to bring you trouble in the near future.

Whether you end up driving a new or used car, you’ll need insurance in the state of CT. Contact Petruzelo Insurance today for more information on auto insurance coverage options.

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