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What Do I Need to Do Before I Buy a Pre-Owned Car?
Dealership Info, FAQs, Tips & Tricks, Used Cars

2021-08-03
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What Do I Need to Do Before I Buy a Pre-Owned Car?

Top 5 Things To Do Before You Buy a Used Car 

Are you ready to buy a new-to-you car, truck or SUV? Boston-area drivers in search of a great deal on a used vehicle may find the perfect fit at Green Auto Plus – but where do you start? If you are new to the car-buying process, it can be overwhelming, but we are here to help with this list of the top 5 things to do before you buy a used car. Follow this quick list and get behind the wheel of a high-quality used SUV at Green Auto Plus today!



Define What You Want 

Are you looking for a hard-working pickup truck? A fuel-efficient hybrid? A family-friendly SUV? It is important that before you ever visit the dealership, you define what you want. Which features are must-haves? Which features can you live without? Find years, makes and models that fit your needs and consult Kelley Blue Book to find a general price range.  

Set Your Budget 

Do not overspend on a used car, truck or crossover. Set your budget before you head to the dealership. Green Auto Plus can help with an online credit approval tool and a trade-in value calculator that will help you establish a budget and a starting point for your automotive journey. 

Schedule a Test Drive 

Have you found a vehicle that fits your price and performance parameters? Do not skip the test drive. A vehicle may be the perfect fit on paper – but it may not fit the bill when you get behind the wheel. Schedule a test drive at Green Auto Plus and find out if that car, truck or SUV is really what you are looking for.  

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Get a Vehicle History Report and Inspection 

It is important to know the history of the vehicle you are buying. Find out more with a CARFAX® Vehicle History Report and a quick inspection by a qualified mechanic. This will let you know if the vehicle has been in any major accidents or needed any major repairs.

Don’t Settle for Less 

Do you really have your heart set on a used luxury car? Are you looking for a pre-owned Ram 1500? Do not settle for a vehicle you do not love just because you need a vehicle. The inventory at Green Auto Plus is always changing and our sales team will work hand in hand with you to help you find your dream car at a dream price.  


READ MORE: What Is the Green Auto Plus Peace of Mind Warranty? 


Are you planning on buying a used car in the near future? Check out this list of the top 5 things to do before you buy a used car – you will not be disappointed. 

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