Searching for the Right Used Car

January 21st, 2013 by

car lotYou need a new car, and you’re thinking about a used option. You’re attracted to the lower price, but the process of weeding through all of the different available makes, models, and trims seems daunting. Then there’s deep-seeded fear that after all the hard work, your new car turns out to be a lemon, in other words, defective.

Middletown Honda maintains a large inventory of different used options, as well as a team that can help you explore and test drive your different options. Here are a few insider tips to follow when searching for the right used vehicle for your needs.

You Have a Secret Weapon

One of your best friends when looking at used vehicles are vehicle history reports. Middletown offers Carfax reports, free of charge, whenever possible. A vehicle history report is your key to looking at how many owners the vehicle has had, its mileage, what kind of repair work has been done, and other important features. It will also contain possible red flags, like a flood damage title or an indication of severe body damage. While you can trust Middletown, a vehicle history report can be good leverage against a dealer who might be trying to pull the wool over your eyes and quickly unload a lemon on you.

The Benefits of a Certified Honda Vehicle

A lot of drivers are unaware of the benefits of owning a certified pre-owned vehicle. What’s special about a certified vehicle is that it has undergone a rigorous inspection process by technicians to guarantee that it is up to snuff.

Honda vehicles have a list of other specific requirements they must meet before they can even be considered for the program. For example, they must be no greater than 6-years old and must have no more than 80,000 miles on the odometer. They must also have received up-to-date scheduled maintenance. On top of that, certified options come with many of the same benefits that new vehicle owners enjoy.

Used Car Deals at Middletown Honda

We’ve got plenty of great deals on used vehicles. In addition to our wide selection of pre-owned options, we have several deals on cars below $10,000. If you’d like to learn more about what we have to offer, don’t hesitate to stop by and visit us in Middletown or give us a call.

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