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3 Things to Look For When Buying a Used Vehicle!

Top Things to Search for When Buying a Used Vehicle

When you’re buying a used vehicle from K & R Auto Sales there are several things that you should look for! These range from key details in the interior to the engine and how the model runs and operates. To help you have an idea of what you should be looking for you we’ve compiled a small list for you! Continue reading below to see what tips we have for you!

1. How Does the Interior and Exterior Look?

One of the suggestions we have for you is that you look over the exterior and interior of your vehicle. You don’t need to worry about small dings, scratches, and rust, but you should be concerned if the vehicle is more than a little beaten up. You should also make sure that the vehicle’s panels and doors, as well as the dash and entertainment display, line up as intended. If they don’t there’s a chance that the vehicle was damaged or had changes made to it. Make sure to ask about it if you notice it.

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Hand passing keys to new owner

2. Compare Vehicle History Reports

Dealerships will often provide you a vehicle’s information and history, letting you see what accidents or what repairs have been done on it. We recommend you get the VIN (vehicle identification number) of the vehicle from the dealership and run your own check as well to make sure you have the most accurate information. While we’re positive dealerships will always be honest, and we can guarantee our agents will be, it never hurts to be sure.

3. Is the Vehicle a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle?

One thing you should consider doing is looking for a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle when shopping. CPO vehicles give buyers a greater level of assurance compared to standard used models. The dealership has checked major systems and reconditioned the vehicle, making it better than most other used models in terms of wear and operation.

Read More: What to Avoid in Used Vehicles!

To learn more about used vehicles and their benefits, or what you can do to get the best deal, check out our other blogs! For information on our used vehicle inventory, or to take one for a test drive yourself, contact our dealership today!