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3 Tips for Buying Used Vehicles in White River Junction VT

Used Vehicle Buying Tips in White River Junction VT

If you’re an individual that’s looking to purchase a used vehicle, look no further than White River Toyota! Our dealership has a ton of excellent used vehicles for you to enjoy and a financial department that’s more than willing to help you! However, picking a used car can be difficult, especially for first-time buyers! To help with that purchasing experience we compiled a small list of tips for you to consider! Continue reading to learn more!

1. Figure out What You Can Afford

A big rule of thumb when you’re starting to look at purchasing a new or used car is to figure out what you can afford. Your loan payment should never be more than 20 percent of your income and even less if it’s a tight budget. Used cars need a little more attention than a new vehicle, too. New tires, maintenance, and similar. It’s important to keep those factors in mind for your monthly payment!

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2. Check the Vehicle History Report

Now, unless you’re buying from a friend or family member, it’s important to get a vehicle history report. You want to know what this vehicle has gone through and what issues it’s had over its history. If you find out an issue early you can fix it early and avoid greater expenses.

AutoCheck and CARFAX are the two most-known sources for vehicle history reports, and you can obtain them by running the vehicle’s identification number (VIN). This can be given by the dealership or by checking the vehicle itself.

3. Test Drive the Vehicle

The biggest suggestion we at White River Toyota offer you is that you test drive the vehicle immediately. You should check for a variety of things when you do, too! Things to check with your test drive include:

  • Is it easy to get in and out?
  • Is there enough room?
  • Is driving comfortable? Are the seats?
  • Is there a “check engine light” or similar flashing?
  • And more!

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Buying a new vehicle or a used vehicle can be a difficult and worrying experience, especially for a first-time buyer. Thankfully, we at White River Toyota are here to help! Feel free to use our tips above, or to contact us today to learn more!