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3 Tips for Buying a Used or Pre-Owned Vehicle in White River Junction! VT

3 Used Vehicle Buying Tips in White River Junction VT

Buying a used vehicle can be a daunting task for first-time auto buyers. You might be afraid of buying one that will need a ton of work or you might just not be sure how to go about financing your first major auto purchase. Thankfully, we’re here to help! Our agents are here to help make your first-time buying experience a relaxed one with a variety of great tips. Continue reading below to learn more about what you can do.

1. Build a Target List of Vehicles

One of the first things you can do that we recommend is that you browse the inventory of your local used car dealers to find a small list of target vehicles. These are vehicles you like the look of and can fit within your budget. Generally, you should consider more than one brand when shopping in order to make sure you’re getting the best possible deal.

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2. Build Your Budget

The second tip we have for you is to build your budget. Your monthly car payment should never be more than 20 percent of your monthly earnings, preferably less. This is to make sure that you have money left over for other expenses and to make any surprise repairs or fixes that might come your way.

3. Check the Vehicle History Report

While you can always be sure you’ll get a great deal when you’re coming to our dealership, not every dealership operates the same. You should make sure you get the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) before you buy and to run your own history report through CarFax or AutoCheck just to make sure you’re getting what the dealer’s advertising. If you see anything off, don’t make the purchase and go elsewhere.

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These are just three of many used car buying tips that we recommend you employ! To learn more about what we recommend, or to see our used vehicle inventory, contact our dealership today!