What to Check When Buying a Used Car

Used cars on a car lot

Upon first visiting a dealership like Kempthorn Motors, with tons of used SUVs and used cars for sale, the vast selection might be a bit overwhelming. You don’t want to get the wrong vehicle for your needs, after all – and what’s more, you don’t want to find the right car with all the wrong problems. However, when you shop with our team, you can rest assured that you’re being shown only the best used cars Canton has to offer! It’s still handy to have the skills and know-how mentioned in this guide, though – so without further ado, here’s what to check when buying a used C-Class! Be sure to contact us if you have any questions, or would like to schedule a test drive!

What to Check When Buying a Used Car: At Home

Drivers from Massillon and beyond have more power over the buying process than they might realize. It’s easy to simplify the car-buying process before even setting foot on the lot, for example! Doing some light research and groundwork at home can help you narrow down the vehicle you’re looking for.

  • Check Your Budget: When you know exactly how much you’re looking to spend, it helps to narrow the selection down by eliminating vehicles that are outside of your budget. We offer tools on our website like a Payment Calculator to help with this.
  • Check Automotive Reviews: Online sites such as Kelley Blue Book and J.D. Power & Associates can tell you how well certain makes and models of vehicles have aged, generally speaking – and can even help you determine if a used car price is too high, or suspiciously low.
  • Choose a Year, Make, and Model: With the first two steps completed, try to narrow down your search by selecting your favorite three used vehicles, and shop from there. It’s now time to browse our inventory online!

Things to Check When Buying a Used Car: At the Dealership

It’s now time for some good old fashioned tire kicking, as they say. Literal tire kicking aside, there’s plenty of things worth having a glance at before buying a used car. Take the time to investigate the following:

  • Vehicle History Report: A report of the vehicle’s history will hopefully provide you with maintenance records, title status, and past location information. You can also use this report to verify the miles on the odometer, as well as the number of owners a vehicle has had.
  • Test Drive: With any vehicle, new or used, you’ll want to go for a drive and see how it feels to drive the new rig around North Canton. Keep an ear open for any out of the ordinary sounds, and make sure you enjoy how it feels to drive that particular vehicle.
  • Inspection by a Mechanic: You can rest assured that every car in our used vehicle inventory has been thoroughly inspected for dependability and safety by our fully equipped Service Department.

Used Vehicles for Sale in Canton!

Now that you know what to check when buying a used car, it’s time to look into a used vehicle to upgrade your Cleveland commute! Trust the team at Kempthorn Motors to help you find a reliable vehicle that fits your budget and needs! Give us a call at Call Main Phone Number330-452-6511 and get the process started today! Do you have any questions about trading in? We can always help, and make it easier than ever for you to find out if you should fix your car up before trading in.


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