If you’re shopping for used cars here at I.G. Burton Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Smyrna, you want to make sure that you end up picking out the right one. Just because used cars are often less expensive than new ones, that doesn’t mean that you can take shortcuts or skip the research.

Here’s what you need to know when shopping for used vehicles.

Know Your Budget

One of the key things to know going into this process is how much you can afford to spend. Figure out what kind of monthly payment you’ll owe on your desired used vehicle and make sure that it won’t be a financial burden.

Find out the Price of the Car

If you find a model you like, check the Kelley Blue Book value and make sure that the price is right. Of course, price can vary a little bit based on the condition of individual vehicles, but any major discrepancy in pricing could be a red flag.

Is There a History Report?

A vehicle history report can tell you everything that you need to know about a used car, including its ownership history and whether or not it’s been in an accident. A report can give you a better idea about what you’re getting when you buy used.

The Test Drive is Important

Make a checklist and make sure that the used car you test drive meets every one of your standards and delivers the driving experience you’ve been looking for.

If you’re in the market for a reliable used vehicle that fits into your monthly budget, we’re ready to help. Visit our used car dealership in Smyrna, DE and check out our selection of pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVs today. We’ll make it easy to find one that offers everything that you need!