How to Buy Used Cars
Things You Need to Know When Buying a Used Car
Buying a used car is a challenge for anyone. Knowing that you're planning to purchase a vehicle once owned by someone else can make the decision difficult, especially if you don't know much about the vehicle's history. At Every 1 Drives, it's our mission to ensure all Canadians in Eastern Canada are informed about the best practices involved in making a pre-owned vehicle purchase. Whether you're in need of an SUV in Ontario, a truck in Quebec, or a sedan in Atlantic Canada, finding the right used vehicle is easy when you know what to look for and what to ask from the seller. At Every 1 Drives, it's our mission to ensure you're informed so you can make the right choice. As the trusted pre-owned dealership for Eastern Canada, our customers purchase their pre-owned vehicles because we go the extra mile in keeping them informed and educated on the latest know-how to purchase a used vehicle. Here are some things you'll want to consider:
Purchase What You Need
Often times, customers will find a flashy, exotic pre-owned vehicle and imagine that their driving through the city in style, however, in the process they may forget to think over their needs and requirements for a pre-owned vehicle. It's important to consider factors such as:
- Your budget
- The mileage on the vehicle
- Your daily use of the vehicle
- The year, make or model of your choice
- The size of the vehicle you need to accommodate your daily routine
- The condition of the used vehicle
These are some of the factors among a host more that you'll want to consider. It's always best to ensure you make a note of your current needs before you begin exploring the market for your next used vehicle.
Cost of Purchase
No surprises here folks, it's always important to stick to your budget, but that doesn't mean you can't find what you're looking for! Our easy to use and Smart Financing options are designed to help you find the right vehicle and transparency is our mission.
It's important to know as much as possible about the used car you're about to purchase. Getting informed about vehicle history reports including maintenance is important to help you make the right decision about your next purchase.
There's nothing more fool proof than test driving the vehicle you're about to purchase. If you're ever in a situation where the seller doesn't want you to test drive the vehicle, that's a red flag and clear indication that you should avoid purchasing the vehicle.
Purchasing a used vehicle doesn't mean it's certified. Always remember to have the vehicle delivered to your trusted mechanic or inquire if the dealership offers vehicle inspection and safety reports to assess the condition of the vehicle for provincial and federal guidelines.
Don't be afraid to negotiate
Buyers often find themselves negotiating with themselves to spend more on their next purchase. The truth is you should be negotiating the vehicle cost with the seller. Keep in mind that the seller's mission is to profit, then your mission should be to keep more of your money in your wallet!
Get the paperwork done!
Remember, the vehicle isn't legally yours until the paperwork is finalized. More importantly, be sure to provide complete transparency in the process so that the seller can overcome any hurdles to ensure you walk away with your next used vehicle purchase.