Buying a used car used to be tricky business, but with so much information available to car buyers these days, it’s not the stressful experience it used to be. Florida Fine Cars makes used car buying easy with a transparent buying process that takes the mystery out of the sale. Customers can view the cars they’re interested in online and research their history at the same time. Before a customer ever steps into a dealership, they can have a good sense of exactly which cars they want to check out.
The following tips will help narrow your search:
1.) Have a Budget and Stick to It
Knowing what you can afford to spend is key to a successful car buying experience. Customers who select cars that are priced too high for their budget are in for trouble. Determine beforehand how much you can afford to spend each month and shop accordingly. The cost of a used car is more than just the payment. Car buyers have to
budget for tax, title, registration and insurance for any vehicle they purchase. It’s important to get the right ride at the right price, even if you have to give up some bells and whistles.
2.) Choose a Make and Model that Suits Your Budget and Lifestyle
Where will you be driving your car and what will it be used for? Do you work in construction and need a work truck that will get banged up and battered on the job? Or are you a commuter who drives long distances every day and needs a reliable ride with excellent gas mileage? Or maybe you’re a retiree who’s finally going to buy that sports car you’ve been dreaming of for years. It’s important to know what you need and how you will use the vehicle before deciding on which ride to pursue.
3.) Do Your Homework
Once you figure out what type of car you’re interested in, research the vehicle online at www.KBB.com or www.Edmunds.com to review the vehicle’s safety and performance ratings. Find out if any problems have been reported and what the vehicle’s strong points are. Do reviewers have good things to say about this car? Does it get good gas mileage? Have reviewers noted troublesome blind spots? How did it rate in crash tests? Before you sign on the dotted line, know as much as possible about what you are buying. The best way to do that is read, read, read. Florida Fine Cars’ website includes a KBB feature that allows customers to quickly compare Florida Fine Cars’ prices to the Kelley Blue Book®Fair Market Range using the Kelley Blue Book® Price Advisor directly on the Florida Fine Cars website.
4.) Check the Vehicle’s History
Once you’ve decided on the make and model and you’ve found a car that looks good, your work’s still not done. Now you have to research the vehicle’s history. Florida Fine Cars makes this easy for customers by offering a free Carfax Report with every used car for sale on its website. Simply click on the Carfax logo to access a report. A car that’s been repaired to manufacturer’s standards can be a great deal. Customers can also have a mechanic check out a car before buying it.
5.) Test Drive the Car
Now it’s time to get behind the wheel and take the car for a spin. How do you feel sitting in the drivers seat? Can you reach the pedals comfortably? Is there adequate leg room? Does the interior feel cramped or is it roomy? Is the cabin noisy on the highway or it is quiet? Does the car have custom wheels that will be expensive to replace? Turn the lights on and off, run the windows down and check out the brakes. Test driving the car is your time to decide if you like how the car handles.
6.) Consider Additional Protection
Many vehicles will still have a portion of the manufacturer’s full warranty remaining. Others will have exceeded the mileage and/or time limitation. While not absolutely necessary, extending the factory warranty coverage can offer significant peace of mind for those future miles yet to be driven.
Vehicles are made up of thousands of moving parts and it’s only a matter of time that some will fail. Even with keeping up recommended maintenance, an issue can still occur that could set you back thousands of dollars unexpectedly. Having the extra coverage will help during any surprises in the future.
Florida Fine Cars Offers a Huge Selection of Easy-to-Research Quality Used Cars
Buying a used car is easy at Florida Fine Cars, with a website that makes it easy to find the perfect used car and check its history with the click of a mouse. Find your dream car at Florida Fine Cars and drive it home today. Buying a used car has never been easier.
Florida Fine Cars offers nearly 1,500 quality used cars for sale priced thousands below retail at its three locations combined. Florida Fine Cars dealerships are conveniently located in West Palm Beach near Palm Beach International Airport and just off Florida’s Turnpike, and in Hollywood and Miami.
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