A few helpful tips if you are planning to buy a used car

If you are in the market for a used car, you have company, a lot of company. Every year in the US approximately 40 million cars change ownership.

There is a phenomenal number of choices available, obviously not every used car is applicable to every buyer but there are a few common denominators that make buying the perfect car easier; let’s have a look a few tips:

  • What can you afford? If you are not planning on paying cash then you should be aware of a “time tested” rule of thumb; you should not have car payments that exceed 20 percent of your net income. This is a recommended max; depending on your particular situation it may even be lower.
  • Create a list of target cars: Remember, it is used cars in Bridgeton NJ that you are looking for, there really is no good reason to stick with a particular brand. If you are looking to get the most car for the money then you should look at different brands; spend more time looking at cars that meet your needs and budget rather than nameplate.
  • Check the going prices first: It is no longer difficult to determine the going price of used cars in Bridgeton NJ; the internet is a great resource and should be visited before you shop. Find out what others are paying for the cars that are on your target list.
  • The test drive: The only real way to determine if your target car is right for you is to take it for a test drive. Not only will you get a feel for how it fits you and your needs, you can also assess the condition. Unless the car is a certified pre owned vehicle you may wish to consider having the car you like independently inspected.

It is always a great idea to work closely with a local dealer that has a stellar reputation and has in-house options for financing if this is something you need.

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    Author: Phineas Gray

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