When you're looking for used car buying tips in the Buena Park and Garden Grove, CA areas, look to Simpson Automotive! Not only do we have professionals available, but also a lot full of used cars for sale. You're sure to find the right vehicle here, especially if you use our tips!
We know that the Irvine, CA area is probably crawling with used cars for sale near Anaheim. If you're sick of sifting through GMC dealers in Orange County, follow our tips, and you'll be sure to find the perfect used 2016 Chevrolet. The right dealership will have great ratings on Google and Yelp! See what other motorists in the Buena Park, CA area have to say and take their word for it. Also, a large selection of used vehicles will be a plus.
You need to make sure that you're getting your vehicle for an honest price. If you overpay for a car purchase, there could be painful repercussions down the road. When you buy a car that is priced thousands of dollars more than it's worth, you'll be paying a higher monthly payment and will most likely have to pay the difference if you ever trade it in. It's not worth the hassle of being stuck with an expensive bill. Go to NADA and type in the appropriate information––VIN, make, model, year, mileage, condition––and measure it against the seller or local Chevy dealer's asking price.
If you're super in love with the vehicle and have to have it, regardless of the price, then you need to cover your bases. We recommend that you purchase GAP insurance during the financing process. What GAP insurance does is protect you in the event of a total loss.
If you're ever involved in an accident in the future, and your vehicle is totaled, your insurance company will only pay the value of the car. Say you bought your truck for $25,000, but it's only worth $10,000––your insurance will only pay $10,000. Guess who will be responsible for the other $15,000?
Unless you get GAP insurance, you could be footing the bill for a car you're not driving anymore. GAP insurance is fantastic because it is usually a one-time payment of around $300-400 or can be financed into your monthly payment (depending on your lender). Keep your money in your pocket and make sure that you prepare for the future with this policy!
If you're buying a used car, it's super important to do your research. If you have a mechanic friend, maybe bring them with you so that they can do a once-over on the vehicle. We would recommend that you take the vehicle for a test drive and see how the brakes, engine, and other components run. You want to ensure that you don't purchase a lemon! Some people go as far as bringing their code reader with them, to ensure that the vehicle is fine.
You never know––these tips could help you land that wonderful used Focus Electric for sale! If you have any questions about buying used cars, contact our dealership.