How to Buy a Used Car
At Kearys Motor Group, we take extra care to make buying a used car as simple and stress-free as possible. Because of this concern for our loyal customers, the sales experts at Kearys Motor Group thought it would be helpful if we shared our favorite buying tips when it comes to finding the perfect used car.
1. Pricing and Research
After you find a reputable dealer like Kearys Motor Group, it is time to figure out how much you can spend. You might be tempted to let your heart make the decision, but this is the time to stay within your means, so make a budget and stick to it. You can lower the final price of your used car by trading in your current vehicle or doing some negotiating. If you choose to finance your used car, it's a good idea to spend no more than 20% of your monthly income. After you have a price range, it's time to get down to research. Thanks to the modern online world, finding a used car is easier than ever. As Ireland's largest family run garage group, Kearys Motor Group can help with our easy-to-use website that gives you access to a wide variety of automakers including Hyundai, Nissan, BMW, and MINI.
2. What Kind of Car Do You Need?
Much like making a budget, choosing the size and style of your used car is all about mind over heart. You might want a little sporty roadster, but if you have a family of five, it's not such a great idea. We suggest taking into account a whole host of issues including, number of passengers, fuel economy, boot space, and performance. Make a short list of cars that match your needs before you do any actual shopping. If you use a trusted seller, you can also let them help, just don't ever feel pressured to buy a car you don't need.
The next step is taking your choices for a test-drive. This car will be a major part of your life, so you'll want to make sure it meets all your needs by reviewing some critical aspects including:
- Make sure it has enough headroom, hiproom, legroom, and seating comfort
- Check for odd smells or sounds
- Handling and alignment
- Ride quality
- Check the mirrors, electronic equipment, doors, and windows
Take all the vehicles you like for a test-drive and don't rush, buying a car is a big commitment, so take your time.
4. Check Vehicle History Report
Kearys Motor Group only sells the highest quality used cars. When you buy from us you are protected by the Sale Of Goods And Supply Of Services Act, 1980. This helpful law gives consumers buying second-hand vehicles the same rights as those who purchase new cars. We also suggest that you get a free Motorcheck vehicle report.
If you follow these simple but helpful steps, we think you'll actually enjoy buying your next used car. To learn more about finding the perfect used car, or how Kearys Motor Group can help, please feel free to contact us today!