Man looking at a car for saleBuying a used car has both its pros and cons. On one side, you won’t be shelling as much money as you would when buying a new one. On the other hand, you’ll not be as certain about the quality of the vehicle because someone has used it before you. The only way to make sure you’re on the right track is through finding the right car dealer and asking the right questions.

Ask used car dealers in Auckland the following questions to evaluate properly whether the used car you’re eyeing is worth your money or not.

1. How long can I take it for a test drive?

Whether it’s a new or used one, you shouldn’t forget to take the car for a test drive to know its condition. If your dealer gives conditions regarding the test drive (i.e. time limits, only at certain time of the day, etc.), then you should consider it as a red flag. A good dealer will allow you to drive and test it as much as you want.

2. Where did the vehicle come from?

Know how many owners the car had and if possible, what kind of person they are. Bank repossessions, demo vehicles, or those sold to dealers because the previous owner has many cars already are usually a good choice.

3. Has the vehicle been serviced here before?

It’s important to know a vehicle’s service history. If the vehicle has been serviced in your dealer’s shop, then you should get a more detailed background check regarding its condition.

4. What is the cash price?

Anyone would take cash any day. Some dealers offer a slightly lower price for cash payments than card or checks.

Purchasing a used car soon? Ask the right questions to make the right purchase, so you can drive home with a ride you wouldn’t regret.