Car Truth TV Show – Used Car Buying Tips

Car Truth TV Show – Used Car Buying Tips


So if you’re looking to buy a used car here’s
a few tips. First thing to look at is what kind of car
do you need not want kind of car do you want. Now, want and need don’t necessarily match
but figure that out first. Then do some research, figure out what cars
fall into that category, see where your budget’s at and see where everything meets. Then do some more research, find out is the
car that you like reliable, which are more reliable vehicles than others? So once you’ve decided on a vehicle, which
one you want to get, first thing I’d recommend is avoid buying a rebuilt write off vehicle
or be extremely cautious around buying one. Often there are problems with this vehicles
that will show up later and cost you a lot more money to fix. Often the price can be better but you have
to sell the car you’ll always get less money for it with a rebuilt title. Second, once you’ve picked the vehicle you
want and you’ve established you want to buy this car, take it to a mechanic and get
it inspected and find out what’s going on with it, even if the car’s three years old,
you really want to know what’s going on with this car and what do I need to do maintenance
wise going forward. When you’re looking at prices of cars, say
you’re looking at something like Craigslist or Auto Trader or whatever publication you
have, just know the price is usually negotiable. People usually ask more money than the price
of the car and the price will come down, but every once in a while you get a deal that’s
just so well priced, there may not be any room for movement because you’ve got the
best price right there in what they’re asking. The important thing is if you do your research,
you’ll know what the value of the car is and look for maintenance records. If you’re buying from a private seller,
if you get someone who’s got a stack full of maintenance records, they’ve had it serviced
routinely and regularly, that’s a really good thing. So generally the more complicated the car,
like a luxury car, a German luxury car, they’re usually more complex to fix, they usually
cost more money so if you’re buying one, say you’re comparing a BMW to a Honda and
the price is the same, you’re probably going to get a nicer car with the BMW but a lot
more is generally going to go wrong with it than the Honda. So you just need to know those kind of things. Another thing to avoid when you’re looking
at a used car is buying something really old. I mean a really old car is nice for second
car but if it’s your regular, daily commuter car avoid buying something really old. Hard to get parts for, of course it being
old it’ll break down more often and the cars just generally have less value. So avoid getting a really old car, get something
newer, a little more main stream. Now how old is old? I’m talking like over 20 years old or 25
years old, that to me is old. So in summary, the key is research. Do your research. Find your vehicle or vehicles you want, get
to know the prices they go for, how much mileage, what the cost is. When the right car comes along you really
know right then and there, this is a good deal. Of course, get it inspected. I’m just looking at a car buying website
right now, there’s lots, this is a great resource, there’s lots of good information
where you can start your research.

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