Questions To Ask When Buying Used
There’s some level of risk when buying a used car, especially if it isn’t covered by a manufacturer’s warranty. Fortunately, drivers can reduce the amount of risk they take on by asking a few simple questions. A car is a major investment, after all, so it never hurts to think of a few questions to ask when buying a used model.
Below you will find some of the top questions drivers have asked that could save you some money in the long run.
Q: Has it been in an accident?
A car that has been in an accident could have major mechanical and cosmetic damage. While the cosmetic damage will likely be obvious, simply taking a quick glance at the engine and other mechanical parts might not reveal all of the problems. Something could be wrong with the actual operation of the vehicle when it runs for hours on end, like on a road trip.
Be sure to inquire about past accidents and to ask follow up questions regarding the amount of damage and repairs. From there, you’ll want to have a certified mechanic inspect the vehicle prior to making a purchase.
Q: Are there any service records?
Service records are a great indicator of how well the car has been cared for in the past. The best service records will stick to the manufacturer’s service schedule found in the owner’s manual. Be wary of vehicles that have wide gaps between service and maintenance. Major problems can arise if a car isn’t properly maintained, and no driver wants to be on the receiving end of that.
Q: What features does it have?
Due to the vast array of optional features found throughout the industry, it pays to ask the dealership what extra features the car may have. While anyone can look up a list of standard features, some vehicles may be equipped with a variety of optional add-ons. Some models may feature all-wheel drive, an option on many vehicles, including the Nissan Rogue.
Stop by Nissan of Silsbee today to see our inventory of well-maintained used vehicles for your liking!