When searching for a new-to-you SUV, it’s always a good idea to have all the information you need to make the best vehicle purchase decision. Knowing the history of the vehicle, if it’s had any major work completed, or if the dealership has in-house financing available, are all good questions to ask the salesperson. At Joe’s Auto Sales, we recommend asking the car dealership these questions, and those listed below, before purchasing a vehicle. 

Questions to Ask When Buying a Used SUV (Part 1)

Where Did You Purchase This Used SUV?

Knowing exactly where the SUV came from will help you know more about its driving and maintenance history. Was it a trade-in from a previous customer? Was it purchased from a rental car company? Did they find it at an auction? Answers to these questions can shed some light on the history of the vehicle you wish to purchase.

Can I Get a CarFax Report?

Even if the dealership does provide a history of the SUV, getting a detailed third-party history report can be beneficial as well. A CarFax report is a valuable tool for you as the consumer, but also for the dealership. Many used car dealers advertise this service as a way to show potential buyers they are willing to provide as much information about the vehicle as possible. 

Have You Completed Any Maintenance on This Vehicle?

When buying a used vehicle of any kind, you can expect there will be necessary maintenance or repairs that need to be completed in the future. To help you budget for these repairs, find out if the dealership conducted any maintenance when they obtained the SUV. It may be helpful in the decision-making process if you know that some major repairs were completed when they arrived on their lot. 

Visit Joe’s Auto Sales Today

At Joe’s, we’re more than happy to answer these questions, and many more, when you visit our East Indianapolis lot for a used SUV. Contact us today at (317) 405-8545 (East location) to learn more about the used SUVs we have for sale. We also sell used cars, used trucks, used vans, and used motorcycles in East Indianapolis as well as Avon, Danville, Speedway, Plainfield, Clermont, and all nearby areas.

Source: LeBlanc, John. “Top 10 Smart Questions to Ask Your Used Car Dealer.” Web article. Driving. Postmedia Network Inc. 12 Jul. 2016. Web. 17 Jan. 2022.