Used Car Buying Guide
Buying a used car be a thrill, but it's also a big undertaking that requires many important steps to ensure that you treat yourself to an optimal ownership experience. At Elmwood Car Sales Ltd., we can make easy work of your next purchase, as our fleet and used car finance options are ideal for those craving a modern, late-model vehicle on a budget. Before you visit our dealership to buy your dream vehicle, have a look at our guide below to remind yourself what to consider when looking for a used car in the Edmonton, Alberta area.
Make an Inquiry
Find the Right Model for You
First and foremost, you should take an account of your greatest automotive needs, as this will take loads of guesswork out of your search and narrow it down tremendously. Think of your budget, your daily needs, driving habits, and the kind of features you prioritize, and before long, you'll have a pretty good idea of what to look for.
Look In The Right Places
Online listings and search engines, consumer reports, and even the occasional newspaper listing are all popular places to look for vehicles, but none of them are quite as reliable as a used car dealership, since private sales can often come at great risk. We recommend finding a dealer near you, and if you're based near Edmonton, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, or Leduc, visit us online or in person to find your next vehicle.
A Bit of Homework Helps
Once you've got a good picture of the kind of car you need, take a bit of time to find out what your average model of choice is worth. A used model's value depends on various factors, and it always helps to find out what you can find within your price range when perusing our used inventory.
Ask For a Test Drive
When you visit Elmwood Car Sales Ltd., our staff will take your needs and budget into account before leading you to the models that suit you best. If you'd like to determine whether a vehicle is right for you before committing to your purchase, feel free to request a test drive, and we'll be happy to help.
Conduct An Inspection
No matter where you're buying your next used car, it always helps to conduct a thorough inspection to assess the vehicle's condition and the potential for any mechanical issues that could arise down the line. Rest assured, every one of our models is thoroughly inspected before it joins our fleet, and we encourage you to take a close look and see for yourself before moving on to the next step.
Obtain a Full Vehicle History Report
After you've had a test drive and a good look at the model of your choosing, you can obtain a full vehicle report that will give you a complete picture of its history. If you'd like to know whether a vehicle has been in an accident or had a lien put on it, the history report is where you'll find out.
Get the Right Car Insurance
Buying your next used car is a good time to weigh your insurance options. We recommend assessing what kind of coverage you can obtain before we finalize a sale, and if you'd like to further protect your vehicle, you can also treat it to a used car warranty that will help with service and maintenance.
At Elmwood Car Sales Ltd., we can simplify your next purchase with our used car finance options. Whatever your budget or credit score, our staff will guide you through an enjoyable purchase process and work with you to finalize a tailor-made agreement that won't break your bank. Contact us for further details at your convenience, and we'll be happy to help.