What to look out for when buying used


What to look out for when buying used

Most customers choose to buy a used car from a franchised dealership rather than privately. The knowledge that their purchase will be backed up by a dealership, that the vehicle has been mechanically inspected and reconditioned and in many cases will have additional warranties included or offered; gives the customer much more peace of mind knowing that all of the unknowns associated with buying a vehicle privately have been addressed. It is always helpful to know what to look out for when buying used. In this article by Pfaff Audi Vaughan, we have provided a few tips on what to look out for when buying used. Schedule a test drive at our pre-owned sales facility in Woodbridge today!

Investigate the vehicle thoroughly

Investigate the vehicle thoroughly. Look at more than just the price. What is the vehicle’s mileage and history? Has the vehicle been in an accident? A vehicle that has been in an accident isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Providing that it has been fixed properly, it may turn out to be a great deal. You will likely be able to buy it for less than other similar vehicles that haven’t been in an accident. Where did the vehicle originate? How many previous owners? Most good dealers will provide a copy or a link to the Carfax report right on their website which will give you all of this information.

Look at the maintenance history

Look at the maintenance history. Did the previous owner maintain it regularly? What reconditioning did the dealership do? Again, better dealerships will provide you with a copy of the vehicles complete maintenance history along with a copy of the reconditioning that they completed when they acquired the vehicle.

Is the vehicle certified?

Is it a Certified used vehicle? Many dealers offer a certified used vehicle program through their manufacturer. While you pay a premium for a certified used vehicle, it may be worthwhile. Benefits include a more comprehensive reconditioning program, an extended power-train warranty that gives you more protection than the existing manufacturer’s warranty and often includes a lower interest rate offer for financing.

The Pfaff Difference

Since 1964, Pfaff has been committed to providing a great experience to our customers. As your expectations and needs have evolved, so have our processes, and today, that means making car buying as fast, simple, and transparent. We’ve simplified the buying experience because we know your time is valuable, our store is built around how you want to buy a car, not the old way of selling them.

If you are looking for information about what to look out for when buying used, then hopefully this article by Pfaff Audi Vaughan has helped! For high quality pre-owned vehicles, consider our pre-owned sales facility at 115 Auto Park Circle in Woodbridge.

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