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Home > Blog > Replacement > 5 Tips for Buying a Used Car Blog
Kevin Butler

Kevin Butler

Auto Parts Network

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December 28th, 2012


5 Tips for Buying a Used Car

If you’re in the market to buy a used car, there are a few things to keep in mind that may make the whole process less of a hassle. Buying used definitely had its benefits, including saving money on insurance and the possibility of finding a great bargain

First, since used car seekers can’t be picky it’s a good idea to have a few cars in mind with similar features that you would be okay with owning. Second, after narrowing down the kind of car you want, do some research. Find out if there are any known issues with that make and model and if specific parts are known to break down or give owners trouble. Third, know where to look. The most common places to find used cars are through private parties, used car sections of dealerships, and independent lots. Schedule appointments during the day so you can more accurately inspect the condition of the vehicle. Fourth, once you find a car that you think may be a contender, search the VIN on Carfax or AutoCheck to find out about any accidents, thefts, or floods. Fifth, use your negotiation tools. Make low offers and don’t forget about your most powerful tool - walking out. Good luck!

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