What To Look for When Buying a Used Car

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We provide a comprehensive selection of high-quality pre-owned vehicles for you to choose from at our dealership. We hand-select many of the vehicles we offer so that you can ensure you’re choosing something that won’t let you down on the Belleair roads. With that being said, if you’re looking for a pre-owned vehicle at other dealerships or even private sellers, there are some things to consider.

You’ll want to know what to look for when buying a used car so that you can ensure you’re choosing something that’s high-quality. Fortunately, our finance experts at Lexus of Clearwater are here to help and we’re going to touch on what to ask when buying a used car and things to keep in mind so that you choose the right vehicle for your St. Petersburg lifestyle. Learn more today with our team!



How To Buy a Used Car

While almost anyone can walk into a dealership near Palm Harbor to purchase any pre-owned vehicle, knowing the right way to purchase a used car can ensure you get something that you’re proud to drive day in and day out. Here’s some information on how to buy a used car:

What To Look for When Buying a Used Car

  • Price: You should certainly consider the price tag of the vehicle you’re choosing. However, in addition to the price, you’ll also want to keep in mind that there will be additional costs to owning a vehicle such as maintenance and insurance.
  • Research: Don’t skip the research process. Before you even step foot into a dealership or work with a private seller, do your research to determine which vehicles fit your needs.
  • Test Drive: Not only will test driving the vehicle let you know if it’s comfortable enough for you but it’ll also help you determine if there are any potential mechanical issues that you should be aware of before making the purchase.

What To Ask When Buying a Used Car

  • Can I Have the Vehicle Inspected? Performing an inspection with a mechanic you trust can help you prepare if the vehicle you’re interested in has any major issues. Additionally, if the seller turns you down for an inspection, it may be a red flag.
  • Are There Any Leftover Warranties? Sometimes if the vehicle you’re interested in is newer, it may have some warranty coverage that could offer you added peace of mind.
  • What’s the Maintenance History? A well-maintained vehicle is a good indicator that the vehicle was taken care of and may last you for many miles ahead.
  • Where Was the Vehicle Owned? Vehicles driven in cold and wet climates may have more wear and tear than vehicles driven in warm and dry climates.

We Offer High-Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles at Lexus of Clearwater

Avoid driving all around Clearwater to find a pre-owned vehicle when you can visit our team to explore our high-quality used car selection. Get in touch with us today when you’re ready to begin your search!


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