Used car shopping can sometimes feel overwhelming. With an endless number of local dealerships, private sellers, and national organizations offering different buying options and prices, it can be difficult to find the best starting point for a used car purchase. Before you set out on your used-car-buying adventure, consider these tips for finding a car that’s reliable, within your budget and right for your needs.
Used cars have several benefits, especially when you purchase through a trusted dealership. Here are a few tips that will help you in the buying process.
Decide on a budget. Your first step in the used car buying process should be to decide on a budget and figure out how you plan to finance your purchase. Will you pay cash or obtain a car loan? Once you sort out your options, make sure to factor in monthly costs like insurance, yearly costs like registration, and one-time fees like tax and administrative dues. You should also factor in a small budget for routine maintenance and repairs.
Know before you go. Before you set out on your used car shopping spree, make sure to do some research. If you aren’t sure exactly what vehicle you want, at least narrow your choices down to a few models you really like. At a minimum you should know which vehicle type is right for you - do you want a crossover, SUV or sports car? Sometimes keeping your options open can be helpful, while other times you may feel overwhelmed with the choices. Do some research online and determine a fair market value for the type of car you want. Also take into consideration the model year and features of the particular vehicle you’re researching.
Select the perfect dealership. Buying used can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be! For example, when you purchase a pre-owned vehicle from Audi Memphis, you can rest easy knowing that it has been inspected from top to bottom. Audi Memphis also gives you the option of test driving the vehicle before you buy it. Our friendly staff will work with you to help you into the car of your dreams in a comfortable, friendly environment.
Know the car’s history. Once you decide on a particular vehicle, do some research. Audi Memphis can help with that! If you buy a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle from our dealership, we will provide a detailed vehicle history report and a multi-point inspection. When you buy from Audi Memphis, you will be assured that your new car runs great and has passed a long list of inspection criteria.
Here at Audi Memphis, we want to help make your used car purchase as smooth and hassle-free as possible. Stop by to learn more about our Certified Pre-Owned program, and see our lineup of gently used vehicles, which includes plenty of great Audi cars and SUVs. We’re happy to serve customers in Memphis, Germantown, West Memphis and Cordova!