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A Few Tips On Buying A Used Car

There are plenty of great used cars available at reasonable prices; all it takes to locate them is a little homework and patience. When you are looking at used cars in Alsip, take your time, nothing good has ever come of rushing into a major decision like this. There are a few good tips to follow that will help make sure you end up with a great used car.

   * Always do your research:

There are many websites that offer reviews as well as past owners experiences, reviewing these sites can give you considerable insight into the used cars that you are interested in. There are also many forums where owners discuss any shortcomings that the manufacturer’s web site will probably gloss over.

   * Have a firm budget in mind:

Right from the beginning of the search, know what you can spend and know what your trade-in is worth. If your trade in is a relatively new model the next dealer will put it on his lot, if it is not a recent model it will probably find its way at wholesale to another dealer and all you will get when you trade it will be the wholesale value. You may be better off to sell your present car privately, chances are you will get more for it, this is money that you can use effectively when buying your “new” used car.

* Take a close look:

Even after you have researched the brand and model of used car you want you still must understand that the ones you look at are unique. Look for any evidence of the car having been in a collision at one time, if you smell mold then perhaps it has been flooded. Unless you are looking at certified used cars in Alsip then chances are there will not be a warranty. It is your responsibility to check the car closely.

Once you have had a good hard look at the car and you know it suits your budget, take it for a good test drive and, if you like everything you see, start negotiating a deal that suits both you and the dealer. Visit Hawk Ford of Oak Lawn at http://www.hawkford.com for more information. Follow us on twitter.com.