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What to look for when buying a used car

Should you inspect a used vehicle? 

Even when you’re buying a used vehicle, you are taking a huge financial risk. You’re going to be spending quite a bit of money on a piece of equipment that you’ll probably use almost every day. Before you decide what used vehicle you’re going to purchase, there are some things that you should check to make sure you’re getting the best vehicle for you. 

If you are buying your vehicle from a dealership, it is likely that they have already done an inspection to make sure that the vehicle is in its best possible shape before selling it. Even if the vehicle has been inspected, it is still important for you to thoroughly check it out. Check for any cosmetic deformities like rust, scratches, dents, or any defects in the glass, as well as any larger issues, like misaligned panels that may disclose any bodywork that might not have been reported.  

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Checking the interior

Man inspecting a vehicle in a dealership

While the exterior is important and any issues can lead to huge problems, you are going to be spending most of your time on the inside of your vehicle. A used car probably won’t have the same smell that a new car has, but if the interior smells musty or moldy, there might be a leak or some other kind of water damage. You should test that all the systems are in working order and that there aren’t any lights that are lit up on the dashboard. Check the upholstery and seats to ensure that there isn’t any damage and that they are comfortable, especially the seat where you will be sitting the most.  

When you’re ready to buy your used vehicle, visit one of the five OkCarz locations in Florida. You can find a wide range of used vehicles, from a reliable Toyota to a luxury Mercedes-Benz at OkCarz along with different financing options. No matter your financial situation, OkCarz can help find the used vehicle that is right for you. 

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