What to Check When Buying a Used Car

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Do you know what to check when buying a used car? There are a few important things to take into consideration prior to purchasing your next vehicle. Although many around Edmond consider car shopping a chore, when you know what to check when buying a used car, you’re already ahead of the game. Let’s take a look at some important things such as used car mileage with this used car checklist from Post Oak Toyota! For more information, feel free to contact us anytime!

What to Check When Buying a Used Car at Home

There are a few things to check when buying a used car before you even leave your Shawnee home. Let’s check out a few of these below:

  • Check Your Budget: Buying a car is a big purchase, therefore, it’s important to know exactly how much your budget will allow. To help you figure this out, you can use our payment calculator to see what your monthly payments will be. You can also use our value your trade tool if you plan on trading in your vehicle.
  • Check Automotive Reviews: You can check a few different websites such as JD Power and Associates and Kelley Blue Book so you can do research on the type of vehicle you want to purchase. You can search make, model, and year to see if the vehicle has high ratings. 
  • Choose Your Year, Make, and Model: Now that you have taken into account your financial situation, you can now choose a vehicle that fits your budget. A good rule of thumb is to choose around three vehicles that fit your budget and choose the best one. You can use our vehicle finder to help you with your search. 

What to Check When Buying a Used Car When at the Dealer

When you visit your local Midwest City dealership, there are a few things you should check when you find a vehicle you’re interested in at the dealership. These include the following:

  • Checking the Vehicle History Report: You should always check the vehicle history report so you know if the vehicle has been in a serious accident or has any mechanical issue that could cost you in the future. This will also allow you to check the mileage to ensure it’s correct.
  • Test Drive: You should always test drive the vehicle to make sure you’re comfortable with the driving experience. This will also give you the chance the listen for any unusual sounds or vibrations due to any mechanical issues. 
  • Inspection by a Mechanic: Before you sign any papers, you should take the vehicle to a certified mechanic to make sure it’s in top shape. When you shop for a used car with Post Oak Toyota, each vehicle is inspected by our service center. When you purchase a certified pre-owned vehicle, we perform a rigorous inspection required by the manufacturer, however, you can always have it inspected by a mechanic you trust. 

Purchase Your Next Car at Post Oak Toyota!

Now that you’ve checked out this used car checklist, come find your next vehicle at Post Oak Toyota! Check out our used vehicle inventory, and be sure to use our used vehicle specials to save near Norman!

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