We have plenty of used cars to pick from on our lot, but how do you find the right one for you? You have to do some research. Here are some tips from the automotive experts here at I.G. Burton Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Smyrna.

Know What You’re Looking For

Before you even begin researching, you should know what you’re looking for. Do you want a family SUV, a rugged off-road truck, or a muscle car?

It’s important to figure out which kinds of features you want and which ones you definitely need. Which models and trim levels offer them? Is there a big difference between cars that are a model year apart, such as a major redesign or changes in the list of available features? Figuring this information out can make it easier to find the right used car.

Use Reliable Sources

It’s important to use reliable sources when researching vehicles. There’s a lot of information out there, but not all of it is correct. We recommend checking out the car brand’s website and official news releases. Our dealership’s website and model pages are also good sources of information.

Take Notes

When you’re sifting through so much information, it can be easy to lose track of some things. Take notes and write down anything important. This is especially important if you have multiple used models in mind.

Go for a Test Drive

This is a critical part of your research process. Experiencing what a used car has to offer is a necessity. Try out a car in different traffic conditions and in different situations. See how it handles on the highway and on crowded streets where you need to travel more slowly. Finally, remember to take your time.

If you’re in the market for a used car, truck, or SUV, visit our used car dealership near Dover, DE. We’ll answer any questions that you have, and we’ll do our best to ensure that you drive away in a pre-owned vehicle you’ll love.