What to Look for When Buying a Used Car

Looking to purchase a new-to-you car to take you on all of your trips around Coatesville, Lancaster, and Reading, PA? You’ll soon discover that you have an almost endless array of options, and you might need some help knowing where to start.

That’s why our team here at Kia of Coatesville has put together this list of what to look for when buying a used car, so you’ll know that you’re getting a car you’ll love for years into the future.

Create Your Criteria

Begin your car-buying journey by creating a list of criteria that you can’t live without. Consider your most important needs on the road, and search for the makes and models that deliver what you need. Focus on fuel efficiency, engine power, cargo capacity, number of seats, etc.

You’ll also want to make sure that used vehicles you choose to focus on fit your budget. Don’t forget to account for extra expenses, such as insurance, gas, and maintenance.

A Shining Exterior

Thoroughly inspect every inch of the car’s body, including underneath for rust and other problems. Some small scratches and dents in the body are completely normal, but pay attention for parts that don’t fit properly or that have obviously been replaced.

These are signs that the vehicle has been involved in a serious accident in the past, which can be a red flag.

A Pristine Interior

A well-maintained interior is a great sign that the vehicle has been well cared for by the previous owner. Check out the cabin for signs of wear, including stains, rips in the upholstery, broken parts, and funky smells.

Also, check that the radio, navigation, Bluetooth®, and other technology features work properly.

Like-New Performance

The only way to know for sure that the car is in great condition is to get behind the wheel and test it out for yourself on the streets of Coatesville, Lancaster, and Reading.

Contact the dealership and schedule a test drive, so you can slide into the driver’s seat and see how the car performs. Make sure that the seats are comfortable, there’s no strange sounds coming from under the hood, the ride is smooth and comfortable, and you can easily maneuver and park the car.

Choose a Dealer

The most important factor in your search for the perfect used car is finding a reliable and trustworthy dealership. At Kia of Coatesville, you’ll discover a wide array of pre-owned vehicles to explore. Plus, each of them comes with a vehicle history report, so you’ll have added peace of mind about your purchase.

Our team is always available to answer your questions, help you take a test drive, find a payment plan for your purchase, and more. Even after you’ve driven your car home, you can always come back to visit our service center for maintenance and upkeep.

Come Visit Your Used Car Dealership

If you’re ready to find a perfect used car, check out our inventory listings on our website. Once you find a car that meets your criteria, contact us to schedule a test drive.

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