It’s no secret that as soon as you drive a new car off the lot that its value depreciates; plus, you know that buying a used car can save you tons of money. However, you want to search for the right used car to make sure you aren’t getting a dud full of problems. Joe’s Auto Sales East
specializes in selling used vehicles in the Indianapolis area, and we have heard our fair share of crappy used-car stories. Therefore, we’ve put together a few tips to help you find a quality used car
at a good price.
1. Do your research.
If you’re looking for a particular make or model car, van, or SUV, do some research about that vehicle. Get a feel for used-car values based on the vehicle’s condition, and understand some common concerns with that type of car (if there are any). That way, you can know what you need to be on the lookout for.
2. Take a test drive.
Never buy a used car without first taking a test drive. A test drive
allows you to check for issues with the car’s interior, handling, engine, sound system, and so on—features you can’t assess just upon first glance.
3. Get a vehicle history.
You don’t want to assume anyone is trying to take advantage of you, but you need to protect yourself. Ask the dealership or previous owner for a complete history of the vehicle, including general maintenance and so on. It may be worth a few bucks spent to get a report on the car’s history from services like CARFAX™
. All you’ll need to do so is the car’s VIN.
4. Shop at a reputable dealer.
Your safest bet in buying a used car (especially if you’re nervous about buying person to person) is to find a reputable used car dealership like Joe’s Auto Sales East. Before you buy from any car lot, check out their customer reviews
, and constantly evaluate their service and professionalism. If anything gives you cause for concern, find another dealership.
For quality used cars in the Indianapolis area, come on over to Joe’s Auto Sales East off Pendleton Pike. We’ve been selling used cars at our family business since 1992. We make car-buying and financing
simple and affordable. Check out our current inventory
of used vehicles, and stop by anytime to find out more or to take a test drive. You can also contact us
at (317) 405-8545