Here at Poulin Auto Sales, we know that getting a great deal on a used car is about more than just the low price. It’s about ensuring your happiness long after the sale. That’s why we work so hard to make sure we’re offering the highest-quality pre-owned cars in the area. Since we want you to be experts on buying used cars just like we are, here are some things to keep in mind when you’re browsing our lot or other used car lots in the area.
You can easily search for the Blue Book value of any make, model and year vehicle online. A specific vehicle’s mileage and condition will affect the price, but you’ll know the ballpark figure. We come as close to the lowest Blue Book price as we can, often beating the average price with promotional offers.
A quick Google search for the model and year of car you’re checking out will tell you what people think of it and what problems they may have encountered. If the results scare you, it’s best to steer clear of that vehicle, although we’ll have taken care of any recall issues and remedied any problems we can.
Always look carefully at the aesthetics of a car, inside and out. We detail each car and carefully inspect all of the parts. Go ahead and pop the hood to check for any dirt or rust. Remember that it’s possible for a car to be in a fender-bender and then be repaired to look as good as new. That leads us to the next item on our checklist.
Vehicle history report
All of our vehicles come with a free Carfax vehicle history report and a Carfax Buyback Guarantee. You should never shop for a used car at a dealership that doesn’t offer some kind of vehicle history report. You never know what you are going to get, and what you don’t want is a lemon. Many of our used vehicles come with a warranty as well.
The test drive may be the most important part of the vehicle buying process, but some people don’t spend enough time on it. Make sure the vehicle is comfortable and the visibility is good. Get it up to highway speed and listen for squeaks and rattles. See what it’s like to parallel park. Whatever it takes to get to know the vehicle you might be spending your hard-earned money on.