What to Look for When Buying Used

December 14th, 2012 by

A Happy Middletown CustomerIf you’re shopping for a new or used car near Mechanicstown then come visit Middletown Honda. We have a great selection and our knowledgeable salespeople are happy to help you find your next ideal vehicle that fits into your lifestyle and your budget. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you’re looking for a used vehicle.

Consider the Warranty

The warranty should be considered part of the value of the car. If you find a good price on a car with the original manufacturer’s warranty, that is a good sign that the car has been well cared for and there are probably no hidden underlying issues. Honda offers three years or 36,000 miles of vehicle warranty and a longer powertrain warranty.

Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are also a great deal. The Certified Pre-Owned Honda program makes sure that the used car is in tip-top shape, and Honda refreshes the warranty so that it’s practically like buying a new car with a used car price. These cars are always in good shape and have been expertly inspected to guarantee like-new quality.

Buy From a Trusted Source

If you’re worried about the condition of the vehicle, then buy from a trusted source like Middletown Honda. We are happy to provide full disclosure about the history of the vehicle and each car is rigorously inspected by our mechanics.

If you do decide to go with an independent seller, the best thing to do is to have the vehicle checked out by a qualified mechanic and run a CARFAX report so that you know the car hasn’t been wrecked or damaged severely. This can save you major headaches down the road.

Do Your Research

Make sure that you know what you’re getting into. If you see a late-model used car that seems like a great deal, it may be too good to be true. Vehicles that hold their value well are generally more reliable. Used Honda vehicles are generally recognized very highly for their resale value and reliability. A vehicle with a higher residual value will also be easier to sell later down the road.

Visit Middletown Honda For All Your Used Car Needs

At Middletown Honda we have a great selection of used vehicle on site now. Come visit us to find your next car today!