Cheap Used Cars Nationwide
When you are looking for a cheap used car consider a certified pre-owned car. The reason for this is that in order to become a certified pre-owned car, it must receive extensive inspection for any flaws, before being put up for sale. These cars are also covered by the factory warranty, usually including roadside assistance. In order to entice you to purchase a car, most used car lots will include added benefits like a free first oil change, free first car wash/detail, etc. Also, with a dealership itís possible to make payments on the car, rather than a lump sum payment, which many people cannot afford to make on a car of decent quality.
Once you think you have chosen a car you like, but before you sign any paperwork or hand over any money, check the Kelley Blue Book value, as well as check sites carseek.com for the features and specs of the car you have in mind. Never buy a cheap used car Ė or any car for that matter Ė without a thorough test drive, on both the city streets and highway. Itís not unreasonable to demand to see a CarFax vehicle history report, as well as letting a trusted mechanic check the car over for any flaws. When looking at a used car, check the tires and wheels for any signs of damage or baldness on the tires. You donít want to buy a cheap used car that youíre going to have to buy new tires for right away. Also check under the car for any signs of rust. Rust should be an immediate deal-breaker. Thoroughly check the interior and exterior for any damage. Dents and scratches can often be used as a bartering tactic. Look under the hood of the car to ensure all the valves are intact and there is no rust or anything out of the ordinary. If the spark plugs appear newer than the rest of the engine, you can feel confident that the engine has been decently maintained. Lastly you will want to check the brakes, headlights and fog lights to ensure all are functioning properly. If everything is good and in place all that is left is the payment and paperwork.