Girl Test Driving A Used Vehicle

Tips for Buying Used: Which Car is Right for You?

Used cars are becoming more and more popular in North America, but it can be difficult to decide which model is right for you. At St. Catharines Mazda, we’ve compiled a few tips for buying used cars to help you get behind the wheel of your dream car. From vehicle history reports to personal inspections, there are some important things to keep in mind.


First, according to Allstate, you should always test drive a car you’re thinking about driving. Some car shoppers actually skip this part of the process because they think they can learn everything they need to know by looking at the specs; however, there are aspects to look out for on a test drive. To begin with, make sure you and your passengers are comfortable. Make sure you can see easily and be sure the engine is running smoothly. This is especially important in a used car.

Girl Test Driving A Used Vehicle

Next, look for wear and tear both inside and outside. Spend time looking for minor dings and dents, and be sure to check the upholstery. Used cars aren’t perfect, but you can sometimes spot larger issues by spending some time simply looking over a car.


Get a vehicle history report. You can learn about any previous accidents with this report, and you can also see if the previous owners took it in for service frequently. If you’re especially nervous about buying used, check out certified pre-owned vehicles.


Looking for a used car? Stop by St. Catharines Mazda today. You can talk with our friendly staff about any cars from our wide selection and we’ll work with you to get you behind the wheel of your dream car today.

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