What To Look For When Buying A Used Car | Moffatt’s MazdaBlog Nov 18th , 2021
IN THE MARKET FOR A USED CAR? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE PURCHASING
With a large inventory of used vehicles in the market, Canadians have many options to choose from when shopping for a used car, truck, or SUV. Buying used is a great option for buyers looking to save money. At Moffatt’s Mazda, our huge inventory of quality preowned-vehicles means you’re sure to find the perfect vehicle for your lifestyle. We have one of the largest used car lots in Barrie, with over 150 vehicles to choose from! Browse our large selection of used vehicle inventory online or come in to find your dream car today! Can’t find your dream car? Let us know and we’ll help you find it.
The Perks From Buying A Used Vehicle From Moffatt’s Mazda
Moffatt’s Mazda is well known for our quality used vehicles. We have flexible finance options for your used vehicle purchase. We also offer a 30 day, 5,000 kilometer warranty on most vehicles. As an added bonus, each purchase includes a free enrollment into our Service Rewards Program earning you 5% cash back.
7 Things To Remember When Purchasing A Used Vehicle
You’re ready to buy your dream car, you’ve probably done some research into what used vehicle is best for you. The process of buying a used car differs from a new vehicle purchase and there are important aspects to consider before you buy.
1. Check The Exterior:
Look for paint or rust damage. Walk around the vehicle and look for any flaws in the frame and ensure that it's level on the ground and there is no sagging or hanging from the undercarriage. Look under the hood for fluid leaks and examine the oil and transmissions dipsticks to ensure they are the right colour. Oil dipsticks should be a light brown colour and transmission fluid should be pink or red.
2. Tire Wear
Check that there is even wear across all four tires and that they all match. Uneven tire wear can signify poor alignment, which can lead to problems down the road.
The average mileage per year on a Canadian car is approximately 20,000 km. Take the current mileage and divide it by the age of the car in years to determine the average annual mileage. High mileage can point to more wear and tear on the vehicle.
4. Check The Interior
Look at the interior electronics. Test out the sound system, air conditioning, and heat. Examine the upholstery to ensure it’s in good condition.
5. Take The Vehicle For A Test Drive
Once you’ve examined the interior, exterior, and mileage, take the vehicle out for a test drive. Our expert salespeople are happy to join you and run through all the bells and whistles of your new ride!
6. Vehicle History
If possible, run the vehicle identification number (VIN) through a service like CarFax to explore the history of your vehicle. This will tell you if the car has been in an accident and will give you information if there has been a recall on the model. Moffatt’s Mazda will provide you with a free CarFax report for any of our vehicles.
7. Explore Financing Options
Moffatt’s Mazda has great options for financing. We can work with you to ensure you’re behind the wheel of your dream vehicle in no time! Fill out our Financing Application to see what options are available to you!
At Moffatt’s Mazda, all of our used vehicles are thoroughly checked, certified, and are in great condition. With more than 150 options currently in stock, we’re confident we can help you find a quality used vehicle that will suit your lifestyle.
If you’re looking to sell your vehicle, let us know. We are always on the lookout for quality used vehicles and are willing to offer you top market value no matter what year, make or model it is. Get an instant cash offer online for your used vehicle in a few easy steps.
To book an appointment to browse our expansive used car inventory, please call us at at 705-737-3440 or contact us online!