Don’t Get Stuck with a Lemon When Buying a Used Car

Don’t Get Stuck with a Lemon When Buying a Used Car

Most people don’t enjoy shopping for a used car. Driving all over town, checking out used car lots, and dealing with used car salesmen is not that fun. It takes time and energy, and you never know what you’re going to find.

Shopping online is another option, and most people start there. There’s no shortage of websites with cars for sale. In fact, it’s not common nowadays to complete the entire searching and purchasing process online, without ever going to a car lot or even speaking with someone face to face. The downside to that is, you can’t see the vehicle in-person with your own eyes, so you never really know for sure.

You could end up with a lemon, which is the last thing you want. With that in mind, here are some tips to avoid purchasing a lemon.


See it for yourself – it’s good practice to see a car before you buy it. You can see it and inspect it determine what condition it’s in. There could be things you can only see in-person that won’t show up in photos or videos.


Check the vehicle history report – another great tool is to use one of the many different services available to get a complete history of vehicle you’re considering. Carfax is the most well-known option, but it’s not the only one. Whichever one you use, these websites offer a detailed look at the vehicle, including service records, the number of owners, and if it’s been involved in an accident and/or if it has a branded title.


Professional Used Car Inspection

If you have a car you’re really interested in, there is one other step you can take to ensure it’s worth your money: a used vehicle inspection. This does cost some extra money, but it might save you even more money later on. For example, if you’re going to pay between $15,000 and $20,000 for a used vehicle, a couple hundred dollars is well worth the cost to find out if that vehicle has any hidden problems. Plus, if we find anything wrong with the vehicle the seller might have it fixed or lower their price.


Avoid Buying a Lemon

You work hard for your money, and if you’re like most people you can’t afford to throw it away on a lemon. You have thousands of options in the Downey area if you’re looking for a used car. Some are totally worth the money and others are simply bad headaches waiting to happen.

To make sure you’re getting the right car, please bring it to Glenn’s Auto Service for a used car inspection. This service could prevent you from buying a lemon and give you the peace of mind that you’re buying a car you can depend on.

If you are in the market for a preowned vehicle, then please bring the any car you are considering into our Downey repair shop before you buy it. We’ll inspect it thoroughly to make sure it’s worth your money. The peace of mind is totally worth the little extra expense.

If you need a vehicle inspection or some preventative maintenance or any other service or repair, then please contact us today.

If you’re looking for the right service and repairs for your vehicle in Downey, then please call us at 562-359-4232 to schedule your next service. You can also schedule an appointment with us online by clicking here. We are your trusted Downey, CA auto repair shop for all services and repairs on all makes and models, including:

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