What to Look for When Buying a Used Car

car for sale sign on a used vehicle

Do you know what to look for when buying a used car? Most Duluth drivers know that low mileage is one of the things to look for when buying a used car. But what is low mileage? Our customers know that our dealership is where to look for used cars, so we’ve put together a checklist of things to look for in a used car, as well as a list of questions to ask.

Things to Look for When Buying a Used Car

Trying to determine if a used car will be reliable can be daunting. But there are some easy things to look for in a used car that any Lawrenceville driver can check. Here’s a list of what to look for when buying a used car:

Things to Look for When Buying a Used Car

  • Dents and scratches on the exterior
  • Signs of rust
  • Cracks in glass
  • How well the doors, windows, trunk, and hood open and close
  • If the lights work
  • Vehicle maintenance record
  • Mileage history report
  • If the car has a musty odor on the inside
  • Condition of hoses and belts
  • Engine fluids like oil and transmission fluid
  • If there is black or greasy residue on the tailpipe
  • How it performs in a test drive
  • What consumer reviews say about this make and model

What to Ask the Seller

Knowing which questions to ask is as important as knowing what to look for when buying a used car. Here are some important questions to ask:

  • Is there a history of maintenance?
  • Is the vehicle history report available?
  • Do the amenities and features work like they’re supposed to?
  • What is the ownership history?
  • What is the vehicle’s mileage?
  • Are there any current recalls on the vehicle?
  • How was the vehicle priced?
  • Can I take the car to a mechanic for an inspection?
  • Do you have the title on hand?
  • Is the car sold as is, or is it under warranty?
  • Does this vehicle affect your insurance premiums?
  • What is the “out-the-door” price of the vehicle, including taxes and dealer’s fees?

Why Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Duluth is Where to Look for Used Cars

There are multiple reasons why Suwanee drivers know our dealership as the place to look for used cars. Here are just a few:

Check Out the Dependable Used Cars at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Duluth

Now that you know what to look for in a used car, come test drive the quality pre-owned vehicles on our lot. And, if you found this guide to be helpful, check out our other car-buying tips. We’re just down the road from Johns Creek, so drop by or contact us today.

 

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All prices exclude all taxes, tag, title, registration fees and government fees. Out of state buyers are responsible for all taxes and government fees and title/registration fees in the state where the vehicle will be registered. All prices include all manufacturer to dealer incentives, which the dealer retains unless otherwise specifically provided. Dealer not responsible for errors and omissions; all offers subject to change without notice; please confirm listings with dealer. All vehicles may not be physically located at this dealership but may be available for delivery through this location. Transportation charges may apply. Please contact the dealership for more specific information. All vehicles are subject to prior sale.
 

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*Finance charges accrue from date of financing. Deferred monthly payments for 90 days. 1.9% APR for 36 months. Monthly payment is $28.60 for every $1,000 you finance. Example down payment: 18.8%. Must finance with GM Financial. Down payment required at signing, if applicable. Not available in PA. Some customers may not qualify. Savings include all available OEM incentives and dealer discounts. Discount and OEM incentives vary by model and stock number. Not available with lease and some other offers. Take new retail delivery by 3/4/24.
*Finance charges accrue from date of financing. Deferred monthly payments for 90 days. 1.9% APR for 36 months. Monthly payment is $28.60 for every $1,000 you finance. Example down payment: 18.8%. Must finance with GM Financial. Down payment required at signing, if applicable. Not available in PA. Some customers may not qualify. Savings include all available OEM incentives and dealer discounts. Discount and OEM incentives vary by model and stock number. Not available with lease and some other offers. Take new retail delivery by 3/4/24.
*Finance charges accrue from date of financing. Deferred monthly payments for 90 days. 1.9% APR for 36 months. Monthly payment is $28.60 for every $1,000 you finance. Example down payment: 18.8%. Must finance with GM Financial. Down payment required at signing, if applicable. Not available in PA. Some customers may not qualify. Savings include all available OEM incentives and dealer discounts. Discount and OEM incentives vary by model and stock number. Not available with lease and some other offers. Take new retail delivery by 3/4/24.

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