Q: What's the difference between a certified pre-owned vehicle and a used vehicle?
A: A certified pre-owned vehicle is examined and, if needed, repaired before being put up for sale. It often comes with a manufacturer-backed warranty that ensures the automaker will cover most repairs. A used vehicle is not vetted or backed by the manufacturer and likely only comes with a short limited warranty.
Q: What should I look for on a warranty?
A: Whether you opted for an extended warranty or a certified pre-owned warranty, the documents should include coverage, mileage, and deductibles. That information will tell you what the warranty covers, bumper-to-bumper or only major components, the amount of miles that will invalidate the warranty, and if there's a deductible for any repairs.
Q: What information is included on a vehicle history report?
A: A vehicle history report is provided by any reputable dealership and provides vital information about the vehicle. Mileage, dates of service, the number of owners, accident history, and other important information can ultimately help you decide whether the vehicle is right for you. If there are large gaps between service dates or the number of owners is unusually high, it may be wise to pass on the vehicle.
Q: Where can I find the best deal on a used car?
A: Unfortunately there's no single place to find the best deal on a used car. To find the best car for the best price, you'll have to shop around and do some research. Dealerships, auctions, and the internet are all popular places to find good used cars. If you have a specific car in mind, compare models from each location. Be sure to test drive both and compare the price of each. Determine which car is better and conclude whether or not the car is worth the price.