The Top 3 Things You Should Know Before Buying A Used Car

Author // NPR Car Talk
Posted in // Charlottesville used cars, Tire sales, Tires in harrisonburg va

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At one point in your life or another, there?s a good chance that you will own a used car. In fact, the average car on the road today is a little over 11 years old. Used cars are the way to go for many, in part because they often cost less than a new car, and in part because there is little to no difference in quality between a well cared for used vehicle and a new one. By visiting a used car dealership, you can get the deal that you want without sacrificing the specific traits you want and need in a car. Before buying, however, here are a few things you should know about buying from used car dealerships.

1. Know Your Price

As far as money is concerned, know is the time to visit the car dealerships. According to the National Automobile Dealers Association, the average used car price should decline to just under $15,000 ? that?s a 7% drop from $16,025 in 2014. When searching for a used truck or car, compare prices online before hitting the dealerships. This way, if offered a price you?re not comfortable with, you may be able to bargain with the dealership. Most used car dealerships are willing to work with you on price; however, the newer and more advanced the car, the more you can naturally expect to pay. Don?t think that because these cars are new, they?ll be ?dirt cheap?.

2. Look Before You Buy

Don?t buy the first car you see, and feel free to visit several car dealerships before settling on the one you want to buy from. A quality car dealership will be ready to teach you about the car you want, and present you with the best deal possible to suit your needs. There?s a reason why 84% of buyers say that they want to see a car in person before buying, and 43% of consumers view car dealerships as places from which they can learn. Again, a good car dealership wants you to make an informed decision ? because a good car dealership knows that once you?re informed, theirs will be the one you wish to buy from.

3. Consider New Technology

As much as you may love your car, a part of auto sales is knowing that you may someday wish to sell or trade that car in. Therefore, you may want to invest in a car that has more to offer. According to a J.D. Power U.S. Tech Choice study, the preferred features by 40% of drivers are currently blind spot detection and prevention features. Night vision is the second most popular technology, coming in with a preference of 33%. Not only do these technology features add value to your car ? they also ensure that you and whoever else will drive your car is as safe as possible.

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