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Top 5 Things to Check Before Buying a Used Vehicle

Top 5 Things to Check Before Buying a Used Vehicle


Top 5 Things to Check Before Buying a Used Vehicle


Number 7 Honda in Woodbridge, Ontario, has an extensive inventory, including pre-owned and used inventorySo, if you wish to buy a used or pre-owned vehicle, our dealership in Woodbridge is the place to visit. Each used and pre-owned vehicle is well-tuned and guarantees excellent performance. However, looking over every car before you purchase it is still good practice. Here are the top five things to check before buying a used vehicle:


1. Vehicle’s History


We advise shoppers to get as much information as possible on the used vehicle they want. It is good to run the vehicle identification number (VIN) via paid sources like CARFAX, which will tell if the car has been in an accident or has any liens. Feel free to contact our Service Centre to learn more about the history of our used vehicles.


2. Frame


Buyers should check the vehicle's frame for any issues by walking around the car, inspecting if the car is level or if anything is hanging from the undercarriage. In addition, pay attention to the bumpers, hood, and the vehicle's interior.


3. Mileage


Used vehicles with high mileage will have more tear and wear, unlike those with low mileage. To determine if the used car you are buying has low or high mileage, you divide the number on the odometer by the car’s age. About 15,000 to 25,000 kilometers per year is a good rule of thumb; more than that, it’s considered high mileage. Usually, vehicles with over 150,000 and 200,000 (or more) are regarded as high mileage, regardless of the age of the vehicle.


4. Tires


You should also ensure that the tire treads are worn evenly. If you happen to get uneven wear tread on the tires, it means poor alignment caused by various issues with the steering components and suspension system. When driving a poorly aligned vehicle, it will move to the right or left, which may result in an unnecessary road accident or costly repairs.


5. Take it for a Test Drive


After you have checked the used car that you want to buy and feel it is in suitable condition, you can take it for a test drive in the company of one of our team members to ensure everything is on point. Contact us anytime to schedule a test drive for one of our used vehicles.

Categories: New Inventory, Service, Parts, Finance, Pre-Owned Inventory