No doubt you have made your mind up to buy a used car, after being sick of traveling on the bus everyday, to work or college, and you want to gain your independence. For whatever reason, you will want a car that will get you from one place to another and back again. More than likely, the route of getting a certified reliable used car will be the route that you want to go down.
There are many benefits to looking at certified used cars, and some people are opting to choose this type of car over buying a new model. Certified cars undergo rigorous testing, checking different parts of the car, to ensure that it is sound. They will check such things as the original engine parts and if any replacement parts have been added to the car since it was first registered ” they will also check the wear and tear of these parts, to ensure that the car is consistent.
These types of used cars will be more expensive than the simple used car on the parking lot that you would buy from a friend or seller from a trading magazine. You should buy a certified car if you want a reliable used car and are not too sure about how to deal with problems about the car and what the different parts to the engine are.
Certified cars also carry warranties, which means that previous work carried out on them, before it has been sold to you, will be of high quality and has to pass specified inspections, making this type of car more reliable. If you are looking to finance such a car from a dealership, or leasing company, then you will also find it a little easier for them to say yes to your deal, as they will be able to see that the car is going to last and has been given a suitable rating for it to last for the foreseeable future.
IF you have got your heart set on a specific make of car that will come in a certain colour then getting a certified car that is used it could be a really good option for you to do. You will need to ensure that it comes with all of the relevant documentation, but you should be able to get what you want than buying a traditional used car from a dealer or independent seller. You will want to make sure you know what has been checked too, as some dealers will cover a number of different things.
The main question you will want to have at the back of your mind, when you walk into a dealership then, is whether the car is actually certified and to what extent does this certification cover the car for you when you buy it. For a car to be certified it must pass a number of independent checks, the car must pass an inspection by an experienced and certified mechanic, it will need to be under 10 years old, not have more than 75,000 miles, and have been with the same owner for at least one year. However, youll find that many dealers will offer a 100 point inspection before selling the car to you.
When going to a dealership to buy a certified used car you should keep in mind the above points that you have read as well as the fact that you should go to a dealer who is well known and reliable.
You should make sure that the information contained within the inspection you understand from each dealership, and that you are happy that such an inspection means that you shouldnt have too many problems with your first used car.