When it comes to the used car search, Scott Lot is here to help you every step of the way. We believe safe, family-friendly, and exciting vehicles should be available for every budget, and purchasing pre-owned is a great way to save. That’s why we’re sharing everything you need to know about buying pre-owned, including common things drivers miss when picking out used cars.  

Accessories and Extra Parts

Many vehicles have removable parts and accessories, like headrests, spare keys, cargo solution systems, and even back seats. Before taking a used car out on the road, you want to be sure that it has all the parts and accessories it originally came with to the best extent possible. You’ll also want to check to make sure that the spare tire is in the proper place and that it’s in good condition before you take your used vehicle home.

Potential Resale Value of the Vehicle

One of the benefits of purchasing a pre-owned vehicle is the savings, as well as the lower rate of depreciation. That said, a history of how that vehicle has sold over time can be helpful. If you want to make the most value back on your car when you ultimately sell or trade it in, you want to make sure you’re picking up a car with good resale value.

Common Problems and Replacement Needs

It’s always a good idea to do your research when picking out a car, whether new or pre-owned. With a used vehicle, look for specific problems that seem to appear again and again. You’ll want to account for any regular service or replacement needs in your pre-owned vehicle purchasing budget.

Test-Drive a Pre-Owned Car

No matter what your used vehicle needs might be, you’ll find the perfect car, truck, or SUV right here at Scott Lot. Visit our dealership to save big on your next great ride today.