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What To Ask When Buying A Used Vehicle


There are plenty of incentives to buy used instead of new. Particularly the price difference. However, it can be stressful to find a great deal without any lurking issues. Ziems Ford Corners offers a great selection of used cars as well as Certified Pre Owned Vehicles. Our friendly, professional sales staff always does their best to make your car-buying experience second to none. But it’s still smart to ask key questions no matter where you’re shopping. That’s why some of our top team members have offered these questions to ask when buying used.  We want to make sure auto shoppers near Aztec drive off feeling satisfied with their purchase.

  • Do you have a clean Carfax?
  • Has it ever been repainted?
  • If it hasn’t already, will the car pass safety and emissions?
  • Do you have the clear title in hand?
  • Does the vehicle leak any fluids such as oil, antifreeze, or any other essential fluid?
  • Are there any dealer documentary fees?
  • What about other dealer specific fees that I should know about before I begin my negotiation?

These are just a few of the questions to consider when shopping for a used car. During the process, you’ll want to gain as much information about the condition of the vehicle as possible. This includes the condition of the paint. The front and back glass. Defrosting and heating elements. Interior elements like audio and turn signals. And, whether or not it has any fluid leaks. Perhaps the most important question to ask is about the history of the car and a Carfax report. This report can provide insight into how the vehicle was maintained. It can also give you an idea of how your ride may run in the future.

Buy With Confidence

Asking the right questions before you get behind the wheel of a used car can give you a better idea of what condition the car is in. It can also give insight into what future maintenance may look like. If you’re considering a new or used Ford, stop in to Ziems Ford Corners today, or give us a call at (888) 375-9581.