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What Questions to Ask When Buying a Used Car?


Are you in the market for a used car? Feeling a little overwhelmed? Don’t worry, you’re not alone!

Finding the perfect vehicle can be a challenge, especially when it comes to the “buy sell trade” of used cars. But we at Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux, in Central Square, New York, are here to help!

In this blog post, we go through the key questions to ask and things to look for when buying a used car. We even share a real-life story that might just remind you of your own car-buying adventure.

Why buy used cars?

Buying a used car can be a great option if you’re looking to save money without sacrificing quality. At Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux, our “buy sell trade” approach ensures you get the best deal.

Here’s what you need to consider:

Budget: What can you afford? Consider monthly payments, insurance, and maintenance costs
Needs: What kind of car do you need? Think about size, fuel efficiency, and features.

Key questions to ask

When you visit our dealership, or any other, there are questions you should ask:

Can I see the car’s history report? Knowing a car’s history is like reading its diary. A history report will reveal if the car has been in any accidents or needed significant repairs. It’s like a health check-up for a car, helping you avoid any hidden issues that might later become problems.

What’s the mileage? Think of mileage as the car’s age in miles. A car with lower mileage is like a younger person, with more life left in it—a sign the car hasn’t been overworked and might last longer without needing major repairs. The type of engine is a factor as well; A reputable dealer like Billy Whittaker will guide you through this process.

Can I take a test drive? A test drive is always an important part of the “buying” experience; it helps you know if the car feels right for you. You’ll get to know how it handles on the road, how comfortable it is, and whether everything works as it should. It’s a chance to see if the car and you are a perfect match.

What’s the return policy? Knowing the return policy is like having a safety net on an adventure. If something goes wrong with the car soon after you buy it, a good return policy allows you to bring it back. It’s a promise that the dealer stands behind the car. And that gives you peace of mind.

A happy Billy Whittaker customer

Meet Jenny, a recent customer of ours. She came in looking for a reliable family car but was unsure what to ask. We guided her through the process and Jenny left feeling confident and happy with her purchase of a beautiful used SUV. Her story shows how the right questions can turn a daunting task into a pleasurable experience.

Final checks before you buy

Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure to:

Inspect the Car with a Mechanic: A professional can spot problems that you might miss.

Negotiate the Price: It’s normal to talk about the price, and we’re open to fair discussions.

Come visit us at Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux

Ready to embark on your used car buying journey? Come visit us at Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux, in Central Square, NY.

Our “buy sell trade” approach ensures you get the best value, and our friendly staff guides you every step of the way.

Just like we helped Jenny, we can help you find the perfect used car that fits your needs and budget. So, call us today, at 877-828-4940, or stop by our showroom. Let’s make your car-buying experience something to remember!



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