What to Remember When Buying a Used Car Monday, October 03, 2011 2:33:02 PM
There are plenty of reasons to buy a used car. Though they may come at a lower price than new vehicles, used cars still offer a reliable option while out on the road and the other costs, from taxes to insurance, are generally lower as well. Still, if you’re not careful there are a number of pitfalls you can encounter while shopping around for a used car, but if you take a few steps and stop by New Jersey Auto Auction you will be able to avoid them.
Making sure you’re looking into a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle may be the most important thing to remember. These are cars that have less than 50,000 miles and have been inspected to ensure that they are up to snuff, CNN reports. Certified purchases make up about 40 percent of all used-car purchases and most big automakers, from Ford to General Motors, have their own CPO programs.
Still, while a CPO may be the way to go, doing a background check on the car is also recommended. It can be the only way to be sure you know what your car has gone through, whether it be flood damage or an accident. New Jersey Auto Auction gives consumers an easy way to do just that by offering a free Carfax vehicle history reports.
If you’re at a loss for what type of type of car check out, there are several models that often have stood above the rest in terms of reliability. According to CNN, the Toyota Corolla has long been a favorite used car among consumers for a number of reasons. Not only are Corollas around the safest cars on the road, they also maintain their value exceptionally well.
If you’re looking for a more family-friendly car, experts suggest the Honda Odyssey. The popular minivan has managed to stay at the top of its class thanks to an excellent design and high resale value.
Whether you’re looking to get behind the wheel of a sedan or a minivan, New Jersey Auto Auction offers you a reliable, affordable option to check out any number of makes and models, often sold at below their Kelly Blue Book value.