What You Need To Check Before Buying a Used Car

Is there anything more exciting than buying a car? New or used doesn’t matter, upgrading your car or finally getting one is a liberating experience. You aren’t tied down anymore and finally have a little bit of freedom. 

Most people will gravitate towards used cars because of how cost-effective they can be. It’s much easier to feel confident in a used car because it has history and reviews you can follow, but there are always questions too. What has the old driver put it through? We have a few things you should do when looking for another car to answer those questions. 

What to Look for in a Used Car 

You should always test drive a car for a number of different reasons. It is the best way to find out if a car is the best fit for your needs. You can see how the car handles, what the features are like, and how it feels. It also gives you a chance to find out how the car sounds when in motion. Finding out any little problem before you buy the car can save a lot of time and money in the future.

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Happy family talking with a salesperson

Pay careful attention to the noises the engine makes in case there are any potential problems or issues. If you are looking into a car with manual transmission, then this gives you a chance to test the clutch and see how smooth things are. Get a copy of the vehicle’s history report as well to get an idea as to what a car has been through. 

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Test Drive Used Vehicles in Redding, CA 

Park Marina Motors has an incredible inventory full of pre-owned vehicles that can work well for any driver and their budget. Stop by the dealership to see what works for you and take the time to schedule a test drive. If you have any questions, then give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.