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5 Ways to Buy a Used Car Like a Pro January 16, 2017

Shippan, Stamford
5 Ways to Buy a Used Car Like a Pro, Stamford, Connecticut

Want to buy a used car? Doing so is a great way to get a reliable vehicle at an affordable price. However,you may be concerned about getting a bad deal from an unscrupulous used car dealership. To prevent this from happening to you, it pays to keep certain tips in mind while you shop.

5 Tips for Purchasing a Used Car

1. Know the Lemon Laws

Used-Car-Stamford-CTStates have “lemon” laws, which protect drivers from shady used car dealerships and manufacturer errors. In Connecticut, for example, these laws give you legal recourse if you end up buying a car that doesn’t conform to the manufacturer’s warranty.

2. Check the Engine

Before purchasing a vehicle, get in touch with an auto repair crew you trust and ask them to explain how to check the engine on a vehicle. If you’re not confident in your ability to identify any issues, ask the seller to let your mechanic take a look at it.

3. Do Your Research

Word-of-mouth can still be very useful in determining whether or not a dealership is trustworthy. Thanks to the internet, it’s easy to research dealerships in your area to find out which ones you should avoid.

4. Ask for the CARFAX Report

Don’t buy a used car without taking a look at the CARFAX report first. This report will let you know whether or not it’s been involved in any accidents or suffered any other damage in the past.

5. Time It Right

Toward the end of the month, dealerships are usually trying to move inventory off the lot. They’re also more willing to negotiate on a price during slower hours, like midday on a Wednesday. Heading to the dealership during these times makes it easier to get the price you want.

Buying a used car doesn’t have to be an intimidating experience. Keep these tips in mind, and you’ll be thrilled with your choice of vehicle.

Looking for the dealership with the best used cars in the Stamford, CT, area? Head to Harbor View Auto Sales and benefit from the staff’s decades of combined experience. Visit them online to learn more or call (203) 588-2307.

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