Top questions to ask when buying a used car in Roswell, GA

October 2nd, 2019 by

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Whether you are going to a dealership or looking at a car from a private seller, you’ll want to investigate the car you’re potentially buying. Here are some of the top questions to ask when buying a used car in Roswell, GA.

What to ask a salesperson trying to sell you a pre-owned vehicle

  • If it’s a private seller, ask why they are selling the car. Are there any problems with it?
  • Ask where they originally purchased the vehicle from
  • Ask how long they have driven the car
  • You’ll want to know if the car has been in any collisions or accidents
  • Take the vehicle for a test drive
  • If you are looking for your next car at a dealership, you can potentially trade in your old model. This is definitely worth asking the dealership about. (For example; Carl Black Roswell does take trade-ins, and you can even get an estimated value of your old model right on our website).

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Woman holding up key in front of yellow carHow to inspect a used car

Using your senses is a great way to tell you about your potential vehicle. Look for scratches, dents, and dings on the exterior and interior of the car. Most of these things aren’t serious, but if you find rust, this is something you’ll want to address.

  • Turn on the car. Are there any warning lights on?
  • Use your nose. Does something smell off? Mold and smoke are two common scents to find in a used car, and both are irritatingly difficult to remove.
  • Check out the tires, mirrors, and windows. Are there any cracks, holes, or punctures?
  • Is there a spare tire in the car?
  • Check out the seats

Above all, if there’s something in your mind telling you something’s not right, listen to it! Even if you can tell why you are hesitant about the vehicle, it’s better to keep looking for the right car than to settle for something you aren’t completely satisfied with.

Pre-owned vehicles for sale in Roswell

Of course, one of the best ways to know your pre-owned vehicle is reliable is to buy it from a reputable dealership. Thankfully, you have access to one. Come on over to your favorite Buick GMC dealer here in Roswell, GA! You have a broad selection of models available to you here at Carl Black Roswell. Our models are reliable, great for families and individuals alike. Plenty of technology features await you in all of our models, along with a wide variety of performance specifications. So, come on over or give us a call, your future vehicle awaits!