Used Car Shopper Checklist

Car Shopping Checklist

Are you thinking about purchasing a used vehicle? If so, Toms River VW has an excellent selection of pre-owned cars that drivers around Toms River, Brick, and Freehold, New Jersey, are sure to love.

To help you start the car-buying process with confidence, we created this used car shopper checklist. We’ll highlight the steps you need to take when purchasing a used car, as well as some tips and tricks for throughout the process so that you’re well-prepared to buy a pre-owned vehicle.

Step One: Create Your Budget

Before you begin looking for your next vehicle, you’ll want to create your budget. You’ll want to determine how much you can put toward a down payment, as well as what you want your monthly payments to look like.

If you plan to sell your current car, you can estimate its value by using our online trade-in calculator tool. While this is an estimate that will need to be confirmed, it can help you draft your finance plan before looking for your next vehicle.

Step Two: Research Pre-Owned Vehicles

Car Shopping Checklist Once you’ve created your budget, you’ll be ready to start searching for your next car. You should determine the type of vehicle you want, as well as what kinds of features you need it to include. Then, start researching used cars for sale in your area.

At our dealership, we make searching for your used car easy. You can browse our online inventory to see everything we have available. However, if you want to narrow down your options, you can filter your results by make, model, year, and more.

Step Three: Visit Your Used Car Dealer

After you’ve selected a few of your favorite used cars, you’ll want to stop by our dealership to see them in person. A member of our team will show you each model up close so that you can learn more about them, and you can take each one for a test drive.

When looking at used cars, be sure to visually inspect the exterior and interior to ensure they meet your standards. You’ll also want to ask a salesperson for a copy of the car’s vehicle history report. This gives you information about the car’s previous maintenance and accident history.

Step Four: Finance a Pre-Owned Car

Once you’ve chosen the used car that’s right for you, you’ll be ready to start the financing process. A member of our finance team can walk you through your payment options and help you create a finance plan that’s tailored to your needs.

After completing the financing process, you’ll be able to get behind the wheel of your used car and hit the road.      

Stop by Our Used Car Dealership Today!

After reading this used car shopper checklist, you’ll be ready to purchase your next pre-owned vehicle. When you stop by Toms River VW, a member of our team will help show you our inventory and help you find a used car you love.

You can even take your favorite pre-owned vehicle for a test drive around Toms River, Brick, and Freehold, NJ, to see if it’s right for you. When you return to our dealership, we’ll help you finance your used car so that you can start driving around New Jersey in a vehicle you love.

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