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March 25th, 2024 by

What to Look for When Shopping for a Used Vehicle

What to Look for When Shopping for a Used Vehicle

Find High Quality Used Honda Vehicles at Honda of Ocala

Buying a used Honda is an exceptional financial decision that allows you to take advantage of the many benefits that are found in driving a Honda, while enjoying exceptional savings! Here at Honda of Ocala, we feature a wealth of quality used Honda vehicles for you to choose from, along with spectacular specials to help maximize your savings!

Find out what to look for when shopping for a used Honda and see why drivers in Ocala, Huntington, and Silver Springs, FL come straight to us for all of their automotive needs!

Buying a Used Car Checklist

Buying a used vehicle takes a bit of due diligence. Not only is this because no two used vehicles are exactly alike, but also because it’s hard to know exactly how the vehicle ahead of you was taken care of. Here are some of our top recommendations on what you should look for when shopping for a used Honda:

Check the Vehicle History Report
A car’s vehicle history report isn’t a definitive report of all the milestones that a used vehicle has seen, but a vehicle history report can help spot potential red flags. This report will detail if a vehicle has any negative marks on its title, and will even show reported accidents and maintenance services.

Check All the Features
When shopping for a used car, be sure to check all of the features to make sure they work. This means checking everything from the air conditioning to the accessories to make sure you’re not purchasing a car with broken features.

Test Drive
Test driving the vehicle you’re looking for can help determine whether or not the vehicle you’re looking to buy has any major mechanical malfunctions. If a vehicle is experiencing issues like rough idling, hesitation, when driving, or exhaust smoke, these are all signs of mechanical trouble. Warning lights on the dashboard are also red flags that shouldn’t be overlooked.

Get a Professional Opinion
If you’re buying a vehicle via private party, definitely push to get a professional opinion. Private party purchases are considered high risk transactions where the likelihood of a scam is the highest.

Buy the Extended Warranty
An extended warranty offers added peace of mind from mechanical breakdowns.

Consider Buying Certified Pre-Owned

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Honda vehicles must undergo a rigorous multi-point inspection and are backed by an extended powertrain warranty along with a wealth of other benefits like roadside assistance. Check out our inventory of CPO vehicles and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a certified pre-owned vehicle!

Browse Our Inventory Today!

We hope you’ve enjoyed our top tips on what to look for when buying a used Honda!

Are you ready to start driving the car of your dreams? We are too! We welcome you to come into Honda of Ocala and explore our inventory. Not only do we feature a wide inventory of quality used Honda vehicles for you to choose from, but we also feature a hardworking Finance Center that strives to get you on the road with affordable monthly payments.

Browse our inventory today and drive home in a quality used Honda today!

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