If you're in the market for a used car, but you don't know exactly what to look for or how to go about shopping, Corwin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram can help. With a range of online tools to help you narrow down your search, car shopping is easier than ever. We've put together a list of tips to help you find what you're looking for.
Know your price range
Generally, your car payment shouldn't exceed 20% of your monthly take-home pay; however, that changes depending on your current expenses.
Check your credit score
Financing is a major part of car buying nowadays, so knowing your credit score is important. Simple things like eliminating nuisance balances (like small credit card balances) and making sure to make payments on time can help immensely.
Make a List
Try to determine which type of car you would like. Narrow it down to style (sedan, coupe, crossover, etc.) and a brand if possible. Hesitant about buying used? Check out our certified pre-owned vehicles. They must pass inspections, meet year and mileage criteria, and they often come with warranties.
Your best tools are websites like Edmunds.com, Kelley Blue Book, and CarFax. These provide you with information about the specific cars you're looking at, including optimum pricing and vehicle history reports.
With this new knowledge in your arsenal, you should feel more confident in the future when searching out for the perfect used car. But if you have any more questions, feel free to stop by Corwin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for advice!