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What to Look for When Buying a Used Car

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For many, shopping around for the right used vehicle can seem like an overwhelming task, but not at our dealership near Newark. At Land Rover Wilmington, we offer car buying tips and information to help make your experience stress-free and efficient. Explore our used car buying checklist and learn what to ask when buying a used car with our handy guide below. Don’t hesitate to contact our team if you have any questions.



How to Buy a Used Car From a Dealer

There are lots of benefits of buying a used car at our dealership, like lower prices and access to top-tier technology features. As you’re searching for your next used car, check out our used car buying checklist and additional tips to make the search easier:

  • Set a Budget: Consider your budget, which includes future repairs, new tires, routine maintenance, and if a car loan is needed.
  • Find the Right Used Car: There are things to consider when learning how to buy a used car. The car should fit your budget and mileage expectations, and have essential requirements like a vehicle history report.
  • Test Drive and Inspect the Models: Thoroughly inspect the vehicle and hire a factory-trained mechanic to inspect it as well. Once things look good, test drive your chosen car to ensure it’s safe for the roads.
  • Used Car Financing and Other Fees: Lastly, it’s time to explore your loan options, including fees and credits like state sales tax, registration fees, and your current vehicle’s trade-in value.

What to Ask When Buying a Used Car

No matter if this is your first vehicle purchase or fifth, below is a look at what to ask when buying a used car:

  • Is there a history of maintenance?
  • Is the vehicle history report available?
  • Do the amenities and features work like they’re supposed to?
  • What is the ownership history?
  • What is the vehicle’s mileage?
  • Are there any current recalls on the vehicle?
  • How was the vehicle priced?
  • Can I take the car to a mechanic for an inspection?
  • Do you have the title in hand?
  • Is the car as is, or is it under warranty?
  • Does this vehicle affect your insurance premiums?

Find Your Next Used Car at Land Rover Wilmington!

If you have additional questions about the used car buying checklist or want more car buying tips like the difference between used vs. CPO vehicles, what CPO vehicles mean for Land Rover, and what’s considered good mileage on a used car, we can help. Contact our team to schedule an appointment today!


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