When you decide to buy a used car, you have two choice – to buy from a private person or to buy from a dealership such as Jr.’s EZ Auto. When you buy from a private person you don’t know what you are getting – and if something happens to the vehicle, you may never be able to find that person again. It is much safer to buy from a dealership as it checks the vehicles thoroughly before selling them. Even when you do buy a used vehicle, you should check several things before plunking down your money.
When you buy from a dealership, it will help you obtain financing for the vehicle. Jr.’s EZ Auto will find you a loan at the lowest interest rates possible for your credit situation.
Look at the mileage. Even if a vehicle has over 100,000 miles on it, it’s fine as long as the price reflects the higher mileage and the vehicle runs good. Check for worn parts such as tires and brakes. If you suspect the mileage has been tampered with, choose something different. Though, if you are buying a pre-owned vehicle from Jr.’s EZ Auto, the mileage will not have been tampered with.
You should always check a vehicle’s fluids before buying, even when you are buying a vehicle from the dealership. Make sure any leaks have been repaired and that the fluid is not currently leaking.
Always test drive a vehicle before you buy it, especially a used vehicle. Listen for noises, make sure the steering is tight and the suspension is not rough. Make sure the brakes work properly and that the engine light is off.
Before you sign on the dotted line, be sure to read the entire contract. When you buy a used vehicle, even from a dealership, it is “as-is, where-is.” This means that once you drive it off the lot, it is your responsibility. If you notice anything wrong with the vehicle, have the dealership repair it or agree to repair it before you sign the purchase contract. Or, choose a different vehicle.
The staff at Jr.’s EZ Auto does their best to ensure the used car buying experience is easy and not stressful. The techs try to find everything wrong with the vehicle before it’s put out on the lot. That said, you still need to perform your own checks since most used vehicles do not come with a warranty.