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Seven Things to Remember When Buying a Used Vehicle

Posted at Mon, Aug 29, 2016 6:15 PM

More people are deciding to buy pre-owned vehicles than ever.And it makes sense. After all, when you buy a used truck, SUV, sedan or crossover, you avoid the quick depreciation rate. In addition, you can also get a solid warranty, even if you’re buying a used vehicle.The key is to buy the right used vehicle—one that will perform for you and fit your budget. But how do you know you’re buying a solid pre-owned vehicle?At Tim’s Truck Capital, we can help!Here are some things to remember, before you sign on the dotted line:

1. Check out the interior and exterior of the vehicle. Look over any repairs that may have been made.Were the repairs done professionally, or were they of the DIY variety? Is there rust on the exterior, or worse, under the hood?If so, the previous owner probably didn’t take good care of the vehicle.

2.Be sure to check out the model itself. You can find lots of information on line.Make sure this make and model hasn’t had lots of maintenance issues.Has it been recalled?Was the recall work done?

3.Invest in a mechanic inspection.Yes, it costs a little bit.But by having a mechanic take a look at it, you’ll have a better idea of what you’re actually buying and what service or maintenance needs could be immediately down the road.

4.Don’t forget the test drive.It’s funny, but sometimes a vehicle looks great on the outside, but it just doesn’t “fit” you on the inside.You want a vehicle that will be comfortable for you--and your family.Be sure to take it out on the highway and on city streets. Make turns, and see how it handles. Listen to the engine as it runs.Be sure to turn it off and restart it several times. Test the brakes.A test drive can tell you a lot about a vehicle.

5.Run a vehicle history report. This will let you know if there have been any title issues, as well as the ownership history.You’ll also be able to find out if it was in any accidents. CARFAX provides a great report, that will help you determine if this is the vehicle for you.

The team at Tim’s Truck Capital is here to help you find a pre-owned vehicle you can trust.Come take a test drive with us today!




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Epsom, NH 03234

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