Car-buying can be stressful. Some
people rank it right up there with dental work. But finding the right
new-to-you car doesn’t have to be nerve-wracking. When you know what to look
for, you can feel more confident about your used car choices.
Enterprises, we only select quality used vehicles to offer on our lot. To
find the one that fits your needs, style and budget, consider:
Price is a very important factor when
purchasing a vehicle, but you need to make sure that you are getting what you
pay for. To determine if the price aligns with the value of a used vehicle,
the automaker known for lower upfront price points but higher lifetime
maintenance costs or vice versa?
- Year and mileage—how old is the vehicle? How many miles does it have? How many
useful years can you expect to get from it?
the paint, body and/or interior look good or worn?
Consumer tools like Kelley Blue Book
can generate an estimated value so you know if the sticker price is in line
with the vehicle’s condition.
Maintenance and Ownership Records
The appearance of a vehicle does not
always tell you what the car’s been through. To make sure the frame and
mechanical components can promise reliable performance, ask for vehicle ownership
and maintenance records. Red flags to be aware of include:
- Vehicle from
an area subject to major flooding
involved in one or more accidents
- Salvage title
Enterprises provides Carfax reports for every
vehicle on our lot.
When you find a used car that fits your
needs and has the features and options you want, you need to make sure it’s
going to be affordable. Inquire about financing options and interest rates.
While a rock-bottom monthly payment may allow more spending money, you may end
up paying thousands more in interest over the lifetime of the loan. If
possible, maximize your down payment and try to secure lower interest rates to
keep the total cost of the vehicle as close as possible to the sticker or
Most used vehicles are no longer
covered under manufacturer warranties, but you want to have some coverage to
protect you. Unique Enterprises
offers a standard warranty (15-day, 500-mile coverage on drivetrain) plus a
number of extended warranty options (additional charges apply).
offers low-pressure auto sales. We want to make sure you get the right vehicle.
View our selection and contact us or
visit our Moriarty location to speak to a knowledgeable member of our sales
team for more information.