Check models before buying your used car
Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 5:09:32 PM
Buying a used car offers consumers a variety of benefits. Often, pre-owned cars are cheaper and easier to auto finance because consumers are requesting a lower loan amount.
However, consumers looking to purchase their first used car should research the models they are considering to ensure a better buy. Don't let a lemon unknowingly slip into the used cars under consideration.
Buyers should check into the history of the model of car before purchase. Some brands or models can feature an unusual record of recalls or consumer complaints. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website allows people to find information on recalls and safety-related defects. For all other consumer satisfaction information there are a variety of websites that offer researchers access to opinions on handling, features, vehicle comfort, price to repair and any defects that create an unusual amount of time spent at the mechanic.
No one wants to go through auto financing processes only to return the purchase. Buyers will have better opportunities to find the car of their dreams by researching the used car models they are considering purchasing.