Buying a new car can be both exciting and stressful. But we’re here to take that stress off your shoulders! Here are some steps to take when buying a used car.
1.Figure Out What You Want To start looking for a car, figure out both what you want from a car and what you need from it. Create a list of features that make up your ideal car.
2.Create Your Budget After you know what you want in your ideal car, you’ll need to create a budget. Look for cars that fit your checklist and if you can’t afford them, start crossing things off the list.
3.Figure out Financing Options Once you figure out the car you want and your budget, look into your different financing options. You can look into banks, lenders, or get financing at the dealership. Luckily, we have plenty of vehicle finance options to help make getting your next vehicle much easier.
4.Find Your Car’s Value If you have a car you want to trade-in, do some research on the value of your car. This helps you when you go to the dealership for a trade-in.
5.Call the Dealership Once you find the right car for you, call the dealership, express your interest in the car and make an appointment to visit.
6.Visit the Dealership When you get to the dealership, once more stress your interest for the car.
7.Get a Vehicle Report Before you fall in love with the car, get a report on it so you know its history and any issues it might have.
8.Inspect the Car Check out the car for any issues that might not be included in the report. Make sure it’s the quality you want and matches any online pictures you saw. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and take a look at all your used car options.
9.Test Drive When you’re ready, take the car for a spin! Make sure you have good sightlines and love how it drives.
10.Take It Home After you decide you love it, talk to your dealer and get those keys!
If you would like more help figuring out how to buy a used car, or if you would like to explore our enormous selection of used vehicles, contact us or visit us anytime here at Pollard Used Cars in Amarillo, TX near Lubbock, Dallas, Plainview, Pampa, Clovis and Hereford today!