Buying a used car can be scary. It’s important to be prepared and armed with the right questions to be sure you don’t get stuck with a lemon. Although there are many important questions to ask when purchasing a used car, we’ve narrowed down the top eight questions everyone should ask.
- Can I take this to my mechanic?
Why – If they won’t let you, walk away.
- Can I see the maintenance history?
Why -You can learn a lot from maintenance records.
- Can I see the Carfax?
Why – A Carfax report reads the VIN and gives you a full report of any sketchy details someone may leave out such as a salvaged title, fender benders, etc.
- Can I take it for a test drive?
Why – You can tell a lot about a car by driving it.
- Can I check the oil?
Why – Oil is an earmark for trouble in a car. Be sure to look for anything out of the ordinary.
- Do you have the title in hand?
Why – You need a clean title. Make sure you get one to save yourself from a scam or better yet, the DMV.
- Who was the previous owner?
Why – Knowing who has owned the car can be just as informative as knowing it’s full history.
- Why are you selling it?
Why – Putting the seller on the spot is a good way to tell if he/she is being deceptive. Take their answer with a grain of salt and use your best judgment.
Shelor Mitsubishi is Virginia’s premier used car dealer. For more information regarding any used Mitsubishi for sale in Roanoke VA, give us a call today!