Tuesday, October 9, 2018

10 Things You Need to Know before Buying a Used Car

Buying a used car can be a great bargain, but it's important that you do your homework before buying one. If you are looking for used cars in the Albuquerque area, Melloy Dodge has a large inventory of quality used cars to choose from. Below are 10 things you should know before buying a used car.

Financing- Before you visit an Albuquerque used car dealership, know how much money you can put down and what monthly payment you can comfortably afford.

Credit Score- Prior to looking at used cars in Albuquerque, take a look at your credit report and score. This can help you avoid any surprises or disappointments at the Melloy Dodge dealership.

Shop Around- It is important to do research online on the type vehicles you want before visiting the Albuquerque dealership.

Compare Prices- Check the prices for the same vehicle online and at different dealerships to ensure you are getting the best price.

Trade-In Value- Research the trade-in value of your vehicle before visiting the dealership.

Test Drive- Always test drive the used cars that you are interested in before purchasing.

Vehicle History- It is important to obtain a copy of the vehicle's history report from companies such as CARFAX.

Repair History- Check online with reputable organizations such as Consumer Reports to view the repair history on potential vehicles you want.

Inspection- It is worth the money to have a mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection on the vehicle before you purchase it.

Warranties - Before visiting the dealership, do your research on warranties, returns, and be prepared with questions on what you may want to know.

Melloy Dodge, located at 9621 Coors Blvd NW, just north of Paseo Del Norte has served New Mexico car buyers since 1955.