Tips for First-Time Buyers: The Top 3 Things to Consider When Buying an Used Car

Posted Wednesday, Jun 08, 2022

Buying a used car can be an exciting and cost-effective way to get behind the wheel of a reliable vehicle. However, it can be overwhelming, especially for first-time buyers who may not know what to look for. In order to simplify the process, we've compiled a list of the top 3 things to consider when purchasing a used car.

Research different makes and models

Make sure you research different makes and models before making a purchase to find one that fits your budget and needs. Fuel efficiency, safety ratings, and maintenance costs are all factors to consider.

Check the vehicle’s history report

Obtaining a vehicle history report can give you valuable information about the past of a vehicle, including any accidents or damages, its service history, and its ownership history. The majority of dealerships will provide you with a vehicle history report for free. When buying from a private seller, you may have to get your own report, which can be obtained from or

Consider financing options

Used car financing can be a smart decision, especially if you are able to secure a low interest rate. Compare rates and terms of different financing options, such as bank loans and dealership financing, to find the best deal. CNY Drives guarantees that no matter what your credit history is, we can find you a financing option.

Taking these factors into consideration when purchasing a used car can lead to a more informed decision and a vehicle that meets your budget and needs. Make sure you do your research, have the car inspected, and go to a reputable dealer to get the best deal. Follow these tips and you'll soon be driving away in a reliable used car.


Big Lukes Tip - At CNY Drives, I have built the company in a way that considers all of these factors for first-time buyers and all buyers. For instance, we carry a variety of vehicles, so our customers are not restricted to a particular make or model.  We are a Carfax-certified dealer, which means every car we sell is backed by a Carfax vehicle history report.  Last, we offer financing for everyone. It doesn't matter if you're a first-time buyer, have a grade-A credit rating, or had a recent bankruptcy.  We have a lending product that fits your needs.  We are here to help the buyer find the right purchase scenario. We don't just sell cars.