Buying a used vehicle is a smart choice if you’re shopping on a budget. Whether you’ve shopped for a used vehicle before or this is your first time doing so, be sure to follow these key steps to more easily and conveniently find your next used vehicle in Carlyle, Illinois.
Create a budget
Before you can start shopping, you need to have a good understanding of how much you can afford. In addition to the purchase price, you need to consider insurance, fuel costs, and taxes when setting your budget.
Know your needs
It’s a good idea to write down a list of your needs before searching for a used car. Do you need lots of room for your kids? Are you planning on doing any towing? How much cargo space do you need? Knowing all this information will make it easier to narrow down your search.
Do your research
Once you identify the pre-owned vehicles that meet your needs, it is time to do some additional research on these models. Read owner and professional reviews for the vehicles that you are considering. Look at reviews for a few different model years to see if one is highly recommended.
Inspect the vehicles
One of the last things you should do before choosing your vehicle is test-drive and inspect your top options. Pay particular attention to the brakes, acceleration, visibility, and any aspects that are especially important to you.
Make sure to check out the array of Chevy models we have in our pre-owned inventory, and then schedule a test drive at K & J Chevrolet.