There is always a first time for everything, whether it’s skydiving, going out on a date or buying a home. Same goes for buying a used car. It used to be that buying a used car was risky business as buyers often weren’t sure of what they were getting and cars used to age and break down more rapidly. But, thanks to better engineering and technology, vehicles of today are built stronger and last longer for years to come. What makes the idea of buying a used vehicle appealing is that the long-term value of a new vehicle plummets the moment it drives off the lot.
At NuVinAir, we understand how stressful purchasing a car can be – especially a used car. Below are some quick tips on how to go about buying a used car for the first time:
- Bring someone with you that knows cars – inside and out. It’s important you trust this person to tell you the facts about the prospective vehicle. Ask him or her to take a look under the hood, check safety mechanisms and inspect the tires.
- Always make sure the title is clean and clear. A quick search online with Carfax should provide you with that information.
- If at all possible, get a used car inspection before you buy. Auto inspections can range in price from $50 to $200 but it can save you thousands of dollars by uncovering hidden flaws. Also check to make sure it has not been flood damaged. Carfax estimates over 400,000 flood-damaged vehicles are put back into used-car inventories within days of a hurricane or storm. Besides checking for rust or fogged instrument panels, check for a dank, musty odor that is barely noticeable as it is masked by a strong air-freshener. If it smells of a strong deodorant, it’s highly likely the seller is trying to mask the smell of mildew. After a few days, a distinctly unpleasant smell will permeate the vehicle.
- To be assured the previous owner’s presence has been completely eliminated along with his or her odors, look for the NuVinAir certified green sticker on the vehicle’s window. That Nu sticker means the vehicle has been NuVinAir® Certified using eco-friendly products and patented cleaning process, giving you the freshest vehicle possible.
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