7 Tips for Buying a Used Car

October 25th, 2016 by

Silko Honda


Knowing what to look for when purchasing your next vehicle can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve compiled this quick list of tips for buying a used car for our Swansea, Taunton, and Kingston customers to browse before coming in to look at our generous used car inventory.

Our Guide to Picking the Best Used Car

Follow these easy tips to make buying a used car easier:

  1. Figure Out What Your Budget Is: Don’t walk in without a price point to shop beside. Staying close to the amount you can afford will narrow down your options.
  2. Find Out Which Type of Car You Need: Are you in search of a compact? An SUV? A minivan? Think about your daily routine and narrow down the body style and capacity you need.
  3. Get Your Car’s Value: Knowing how much the current market value of your vehicle is will make it easier for you to make a trade or private sale to meet the terms of your new purchase.
  4. Check the Vehicle’s Safety Report: Always ask for a CarFax report or similar system so that you have a trusted history of the vehicle and know the integrity of its body.
  5. Evaluate the Vehicle Inside and Out: Really tour the outside of the vehicle for rust or damage, and inspect the inside for wear and tear.
  6. Take a True Test Drive: Try the city streets, the highway, parking, and more to know how the vehicle performs in every situation.
  7. Fight for Quality: If there are any necessary repairs, make sure you factor that into negotiating the price or ask that the repairs be performed before the purchase.

Why Choose Silko Honda?

We’re dedicated to our customers at Silko Honda, so we’ll do everything we can to ensure you get the used car you’re looking for with the terms you want. We offer vehicle maintenance rewards, and our sales specialists are both friendly and knowledgeable!

Learn More Tips for Buying a Used Car in Swansea, Taunton, and Kingston Today

We’re open seven days a week for you to put these tips for buying a used car into action! Meet us down at our dealership at 1580 New State Highway in Raynham, MA, just a short trip for drivers of Swansea, Taunton, and Kingston. You can schedule an appointment by giving us a call at (508) 880-5500 or contact us online!