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What to Look for When Buying a Used Car

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Many North Pole and Delta Junction shoppers find buying a car stressful and frustrating. When you shop at our Fairbanks Chevrolet, GMC dealership, our team works hard to alleviate that stress as we find your next pre-owned vehicle without the stress or hassles typically associated with the car-buying process. 



To help make your shopping experience efficient, we’ve created a guide about what to ask when buying a used car. Learn more about the process, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment. You can expect competitive prices and excellent pre-owned specials when you shop with us.


Tips for Buying a Used Car at a Dealership!

There are loads of benefits of buying a used car near Eielson Airforce Base with our team at Chevrolet GMC Of Fairbanks. You can expect more competitive pricing, advanced technologies, and the chance to purchase a higher trim level you wouldn’t have if brand new. 

Below are helpful steps to shopping for a used car at Chevrolet GMC Of Fairbanks:

  • Set a Budget: When budgeting for your pre-owned vehicle, consider future repairs, routine service, new tires, and if a loan is needed to get the car. Your monthly car payment shouldn’t exceed 10% of your monthly income. Estimate your monthly payments using our carp payment calculator. 
  • Find the Right Used Car: In addition to the vehicle fitting within your budget, it should also meet your expectations with its performance, standard features, and mileage requirements. After writing down the cars you’re interested in, do a deep dive and read reviews to see what other drivers say. 
  • Test Drive and Inspect the Models: Once you’ve found the right car for your driving needs, have it inspected and take it out for a test drive to verify its performance.
  • Used Car Financing and Other Fees: Additional things to consider are fees and credits like state sales tax, registration fees, and if you’re trading in a vehicle.


What to Ask When Buying a Used Car

Wondering what to ask out sales team when shopping for your next pre-owned car? Check out the questions we’d ask below:

  • Is there a history of maintenance?
  • Is the vehicle history report available?
  • Do the amenities and features work like they’re supposed to?
  • What is the ownership history?
  • What is the vehicle’s mileage?
  • Are there any current recalls on the vehicle?
  • How was the vehicle priced?
  • Can I take the car to a mechanic for an inspection?
  • Do you have the title in hand?
  • Is the car as is, or is it under warranty?
  • Does this vehicle affect your insurance premiums?


Learn More About What to Look for When Buying a Used Car Today!

If it’s time to upgrade your vehicle, call us today! Our team will walk you through the financing process and help you find your next pre-owned car. We take pride in making sure your shopping experience is stress- and hassle-free. Let’s get things started today!


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