What to Look for When Buying a Used Car

June 1st, 2018 by

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Can shopping for used vehicles be daunting? Absolutely. Does it have to be? Not when you shop at Bettenhausen CDJR. All you really need is the right used car buying checklist, and whether shopping for a used vehicle from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram or another automaker, you should:

  • Research
  • Budget
  • Inspect
  • Try it Out

We’ll take you through what you need to do step-by-step at Bettenhausen CDJR.

Research: Where to Buy Used Cars

There are plenty of used vehicles out there, and no shortage of dealerships around Orland Park. Yet drivers continue to come to Bettenhausen CDJR because we offer some of the best trade-in prices and one of the largest selections of used and certified pre-owned cars.

Budget: How Many Miles on a Car is Too Much?

How many roads must a car drive down before you should consider another model? The answer: it depends.

  • There are trucks that last upwards of 300,000 miles on one engine, but that’s only if they’re well cared for.
  • Cars with high mileage will usually carry a lower price than comparable models with lower mileage, but they could require more repairs and maintenance later on.

Inspect: What to Check When Buying a Used Car

  • Rust around door edges and wheel wells
  • Damage hidden by careful touch-ups instead of proper repairs
  • Headlights, taillights, and turn signals
  • Excessive wear or damage to upholstery
  • Tire tread wear

Try it Out: How to Test Drive a Used Car

Once you’ve found a used car you want to drive home to New Lenox, it’s time to take it for a spin. It’s good to head out onto a beltway or even a highway to get a feel for the engine as well as a drive around town.

Check Out Our Used Vehicle Inventory at Bettenhausen CDJR

You should find a wide selection of used Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram vehicles and non-Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram vehicles in our inventory, including a selection of budget-friendly cars priced to sell. Contact us today to find your next affordable used car.

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