5 Key Things to Look for When Buying a Used Car

5 Key Things to Look for When Buying a Used Car

Buying a new car is almost always an exciting time, even when planning to get a used vehicle. Typically, deciding on a new car comes down to a couple of personal factors. To achieve a fruitful used car shopping experience, you'll want to keep some important considerations in mind.

If you are ready to start looking for a vehicle, we welcome you to explore our broad new inventory. Our dealership can provide you with all the essential information that you need to know about buying a vehicle with our used car buying guide Canada.

1. Vehicle History

If you are thinking of buying a car, you'll want to know about its background first. That includes the car's ownership history and the date that it was first purchased. You can also use the vehicle identification number (VIN) to be less likely to buy a stolen vehicle or one that has been declared unfit for road usage, such as one damaged in a flood.

2. Check the Frame

Checking the car's frame is important to look for signs that it may have been involved in an accident. The paint should be the same colour all around, and there should be no mismatched components or parts out of alignment.


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3. Look Under the Hood

Before buying a car, be sure to look under the hood to check its mechanical condition. In addition to looking at its overall condition, you should watch for signs of corrosion, rotting hoses, cracked belts, and other problems.

4. Take Note of the Mileage

When buying a car, look at the mileage on the odometer. It's important to note that the ideal mileage for a vehicle varies by the make and model. If a car was not used very often before, the plastic and rubber components could be prone to get dried out.

5. Uneven Tires

Tires bear the brunt of the car's impact. Therefore, they should be checked before buying a used car. The tires should be the same pressure and not have uneven wear.

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