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Questions to Ask When Buying Used Cars

 

Buying a vehicle can be stressful, especially if you have questions before you buy. That's why we've put together a list of questions you should consider. From the basics to more complex inquiries, below is a list of questions you should ask before you can make an informed decision. Here at Riverside Ford, our goal is to find you your dream car-these questions can help that dream become a reality.

 

How Many Miles?

One of the most common questions you'll hear about used vehicles concerns mileage. Though some models are better kept than others when it comes to regular service and repairs, mileage is typically an indicator of wear. The average American drives roughly 12,000 miles per year-if the car averages less or more than this number, you might ask why it was driven that way. Sometimes high mileage is a result of frequent highway driving (which is not as hard on the vehicle as city driving).

How is It Equipped?

Used cars don't come with the latest features like new cars; however, they may still have some features that increase their value. Ask about systems like air conditioning, air bags, anti-lock braking, power windows/locks, cruise, and upholstery material. Each of these features may raise the price a bit. Also, don't take it for granted that certain cars come with common features, such as power locks or cruise control.

Any Accidents?

This is one of the most important questions to consider. When you buy certified pre-owned models, you get a list of accidents and service records to give you added peace of mind. Though vehicles can be repaired after a collision, you should watch for things like frame damage or safety issues that might be the result of a serious accident.

 

These are just some of the questions we hope you'll ask before buying a used vehicle at Riverside Ford or anywhere else. We're dedicated to finding you the right car. Careful shopping is the best way to find your dream car, giving you complete satisfaction.

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