How Not to Lose Money with Used Cars

You know when you buy a brand new car, it depreciates as soon as you leave the lot, so it makes sense to buy used. Other than basking in the scent of the new car smell and enjoying the latest and greatest technology, a used car is a more affordable and reasonable option, especially when funds are tight. It's important, however, to buy a used car at a reputable establishment like Hometown Auto, where every car is thoroughly inspected before it can be purchased. Here are some tips for protecting yourself when buying a used car.

  1. Before you purchase a used vehicle, do a little research. Look at options that have good safety ratings, as well as those that have a good resale value. You can eliminate a lot of potential problems if you are buying a car with a higher reliability rating.
  2. Aside from making sure the vehicle looks good, make sure it's in optimal working condition. At Hometown Auto, we spend an average of $800 per car to ensure the customer gets a safe and reliable vehicle.
  3. Use your owner's manual for a maintenance schedule. If the manual does not come with your used car, look up the information online. Maintaining your vehicle can prevent costly repairs in the future.
  4. Do what you can on your own. Even if you are not particularly savvy when it comes to car care, you can easily check your oil, fluids, and tires without going to a mechanic. Again, this is where your owner's manual will come in handy.

When you purchase your vehicle at Hometown Auto, we are here to help with all your service needs. From oil changes to warranty work, we have you covered. Unlike many car dealerships, Hometown Auto will never try to upsell you on services you don't need. Visit us in High Point or Winston-Salem when you are looking for your next car.