Purchasing a used car is an exciting experience, but also a serious one. To ensure you have the perfect model and one that will last through all your Meridian, Philadelphia, and Laurel, Mississippi, trips, it’s smart to ask the right questions. This way, your buying experience can be filled with confidence.At BMW of Meridian, we’re always happy to answer any inquiries you have. To help you get started, we have combined the best questions to ask when buying a used car. Read below to find out what you should be asking and why.

Car Dealership

Where Did the Vehicle Come From?

Used cars can come from anywhere. Whether it was a previous family vehicle or had been used as a rental, knowing where it came from can tell you a lot about the model. This can shine a light on how the miles were accrued.

For example, if the vehicle in question was used as a demo on the lot, it probably hasn’t seen very many miles. On the other hand, former rental cars have hit the streets, but were more than likely given maintenance when needed.

What Is Good Mileage On a Used Car?

Looking at Vehicle History Report

Is There a Vehicle History Report Available?

Another way to learn more about a used car is through a vehicle history report. This report goes into detail about the model’s past and includes vital information that will help ensure it’s reliable and safe.

Some findings on your vehicle history report will include:

  • How many owners the car had
  • When the vehicle had maintenance or repairs performed
  • If the car was involved in any accidents
  • Title status
  • Vehicle information

Car Parts

Are There New Parts or Equipment on the Model?

Used cars come to dealerships in many different states, which means some require some refurbishing. Knowing if a new brake system, tires, or other equipment was installed on the vehicle is important. Not only does it give you extra assurance, it will also explain what’s on the price tag.

Servicing Vehicle

What Service Has Been Done on the Used Car?

The dealership may have serviced the vehicle since acquiring it and the information may not be updated on the vehicle history report yet.

Ask them what they did (oil change, tire rotation, tune-up, etc.) and when it happened. This will help you gauge when you should schedule your next maintenance appointment.

Used Cars

Do You Accept Trade-Ins?

Planning on trading in your current vehicle? Many dealerships––including our own––accept trade-ins in good condition, so you can use the cash from that sale toward the cost of your used model.

Inquire about the process and what documents and information are needed to get your trade-in appraised and sold.

Have Your Used Car-Buying Questions Answered at BMW of Meridian

At our used car dealership, we know how important it is that you have all of your questions answered. We’re proud to have an entire team of knowledgeable and friendly staff members who will give you the information you need and help make buying a used car seamless.

If you have any questions now or wish to begin the shopping process, stop by our dealership or contact our team today. We’re excited to help you find the perfect pre-owned vehicle for your Meridian, Philadelphia, and Laurel, MS, commutes.

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