At Joe’s Auto Sales, we know that car shopping can be exhausting and nerve-wracking. This is one of the reasons we offer low payments and easy financing — so we can help our customers purchase quality used vehicles. If you’re shopping for a cheap car but must be mindful of your monthly transportation budget, consider the three questions below.

3 Questions to Ask When Buying a Used Vehicle on a Budget

1. What Type of Vehicle Do I Need?

All of us have been there. We arrive at the used car sales lot to look at vehicles that fit our lifestyle and budget, then spot the vehicle we would love to own. Avoid impulsively buying a vehicle you don’t need by deciding the type you need. Do you have a family and could use a roomy used minivan? Are you an empty-nester and need a dependable 4-door sedan? Making this choice ahead of time can help you stay within your budget and still be happy with your purchase.

2. What Vehicles Get Better Gas Mileage?

Owning an affordable vehicle includes operating it within your financial means. A cheap car with higher gas mileage offers more bang for your buck, especially with the unpredictable fuel costs. Look for a used car with a combined fuel economy of 25 miles per gallon (mpg) or more. Typically, smaller engines get better gas mileage because they weigh less and need less fuel. Let us know if you’re looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle, and we’ll be happy to show you some economical options.

3. How Much Are Related Costs?

Other related costs to owning a cheap car include monthly insurance payments, license plate renewals, and long-term repair and maintenance expenses. Before searching for your next used car, do some research to find out which vehicles may cost more to operate and maintain. Our team will do our best to answer questions concerning the operating costs of the vehicles in our lot.

Serving South Indianapolis Since 1992

Contact Joe’s at (317) 756-9180 (South Location) or stop by our used car lot today. In addition to selling affordable cars, we sell used trucks, used SUVs, and used motorcycles in Franklin, Greensburg, Shelbyville, Greenwood, and all South Indianapolis locations.