5 Things to Look for in a Used Car

Posted Thursday, Jan 20, 2022

At CNY Drives, shopping for a used vehicle should be simple and straightforward- and it should save you money. To ensure a smooth shopping experience, be sure to empower yourself with information that will help you choose the perfect vehicle.  Read our tips to find out the five most important things to look for when buying a used car.

     1. Look for a Thorough Inspection. 

Every shopper in the market for a used car should be looking first and foremost for a thorough inspection. Here at CNY Drives, our extensive inventory of high-quality used vehicles has been thoroughly inspected to ensure the structural integrity and safety of each car on our lot. Big Luke’s Pre-Owned Promise guarantees that every vehicle in our inventory undergoes a thorough 60 Point Vehicle Inspection to ensure adherence to our stringent safety standards.

     2. Research The Car’s History. 

One of the first things to look for in a used car is it’s history. At CNY Drives, we only offer our customers CARFAX Advantage Certified Vehicles. This means that you are getting a detailed report of your vehicle’s history, including mileage, previous ownership, maintenance records, and accident reports. CNY Drives is a CarFax Advantage Certified dealership, offering our customers the information they need to make an informed decision on their used car purchase.

     3. Look for a Well-Maintained Vehicle in Great Condition. 

When you are looking for your next used vehicle, you should consider more than just mileage. While mileage is important, the overall maintenance of a vehicle can have a bigger impact on its condition and overall lifespan. A car that receives regular oil changes and tune-ups will likely run in great condition even with higher mileage. Make sure to see a full report of the vehicle’s history in order to get a better understanding of its previous maintenance and overall condition.

     4. Seek Affordable Financing on Your Used Car. 

Here at CNY Drives, we are committed to making our high-quality used vehicles accessible to all customers regardless of their credit history through our affordable financing options. That’s why we offer guaranteed financing on used vehicles for all customers; it’s the cornerstone of Big Luke’s Promise. If you are looking for an affordable used car with financing options that are unique to you, then you’ve come to the right dealership.

     5. Go to a Dealership with Integrity. 

When you are on the market for a used car, you should be looking for more than just affordable financing- you should be looking for integrity. Here at CNY Drives, we put integrity at the forefront of our business- and we aren’t just talking about the structural integrity of our vehicles. CNY Drives is committed to serving Central New York by providing our customers with high-quality used vehicles at affordable prices. We are dedicated to transparency and to providing our customers with the right tools they need to make an informed decision on their next used vehicle purchase.