Ways to Maximize Your Used Car Investment

December 19th, 2019 443 Auto Sales
Checking Out Car Features

When you’re thinking about buying a used vehicle you ideally want to maximize your investment. You want a decent vehicle rather than a “lemon,” right? And you want the best vehicle for the most affordable price. 

Focus on Features

With that in mind, how can you maximize your investment by buying a used vehicle? First, you’ll need to define the features that you want in a vehicle. Write them down in a list. Next you’ll want to do research to figure out which vehicles match your needs and which ones have the features you want. Most people do a search online, checking out local dealers as well as “Kelley Blue Book values.” They also visit area dealerships and may or may not check ads in their local newspaper(s). 

Narrow Your Search

Oftentimes, price determines what kind of car, truck or SUV a person buys. Therefore, set your budget so you have a good idea of what you can spend… this way you narrow your overall search and then can negotiate on price with a “set figure” in mind of what you can afford to pay. For instance, maybe your budget is $18,000-$20,000. You can look for used vehicles in that price range, then, and know that you’re not going to spend more than you can afford on the vehicle. Consider various financing options, too– sometimes dealers offer good auto loan deals. 

Background Research

What are other ways to maximize your investment by buying a used vehicle? Try running a Carfax report so you know whether or not the vehicle you’re interested in has been in an accident. Take vehicles for test drives on various roads and in various weather conditions. And, if possible, take the vehicle you’re most interested in and have it inspected by a trusted mechanic. 

In Lehighton, PA, check out the used inventory at 443 Auto Sales. We have cars, pickup trucks, SUVs and more, including both foreign and domestic brands. You can search online here. You’re also welcome to come by the lot at 2848 Blakeslee Boulevard; call 570-386-0443 for more information. Note: 443 Auto Sales is a “buy here, pay here” dealer

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