The used car market is a great place for shoppers who want a dependable and practical vehicle, without the new-car price tag. At Ziems Ford Corners, you’ll find the only area Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) lot. Every CPO vehicle goes through a thorough 172 point inspection and comes include 24-Hour Roadside Assistance and Limited Warranty Coverage. With Ford’s history of award-winning, long-running vehicles, there’s no reason to narrow the search to just brand new models. Here are some buying tips to help you purchase a Certified Pre-Owned Ford today.
Figure Out Your Budget
The first and most important step when buying a used car is determining how much you can afford, whether monthly loan payments or purchasing outright. Remember to factor in the total purchase price including tax, title and license as well as the total cost of ownership. To determine the total cost of ownership, you should include recurring costs like fuel, maintenance and insurance. Don’t worry, we have a simple to use Payment Calculator to help you with the math.
Research Your Options
Once your budget is set, you can select the right vehicle for you. Start by building a list of your needs and wants. What features are most important to you? Once you’ve done the research, you can make a list of available cars that meet your needs and fall within your price range. Kelly Blue Book is a great place to start.
Check Your Current Vehicle’s Price
If you plan to sell your current vehicle or use it as a trade-in, be sure to check its current value ahead of time so you know how much money you can expect to receive. Our handy Vehicle Valuation Tool can help you find the most accurate price.
Get Your Financing Squared Away
We offer a lot of finance options for your ease and convenience. Spend less time at the dealership by sorting out finances in advance. To help you explore your options, we have a Credit Estimator as well as online Financing Applications and approval. It’s our mission at Ziems to get you back on the road faster.
Examine And Test Drive The Car
Once all your car buying ducks are in a row, head down to Ziems Ford Corners, and take that vehicle for a ride! This the fun part, but make sure to stay objective about each test drive. Ziems staff members will provide all the facts, but you’ll still need to be the judge of how a vehicle handles for you, and whether or not it will meet your needs.
Negotiate Your Price
Once discovering the right CPO Ford, and following through on research, use your knowledge to help you reach a fair price for the used vehicle. Remember to stay within a reasonable price range and don’t overextend yourself.
Find Your Next Used Ford
Buying a car, whether it’s new or used, can be a daunting task. But with these helpful tips, and a trip to Ziems Ford Corners, it doesn’t have to be. Visit us in Farmington for your next Certified Pre-Owned vehicle, shop online or call us today at (888) 375-9581 to learn more about our inventory of used Ford models.